Taking up the mantle of a Hokage was never an easy task and now this responsibility rests on your shoulders young ninja! Naruto Shippuden Ultimate Ninja Blazing is a game that every animé fan has dreamed about. Developed by the legendary Bandai Namco, Naruto Shippuden Ultimate Ninja Blazing gives players an unforgettable experience of close combat interactions with their favourite manga characters. Released only recently on 24 August 2016, Naruto Shippuden Ultimate Ninja Blazing has gained rapid popularity due to the hype present for fans of the Naruto series. The game packs pretty decent graphics and solid gameplay mechanics into a handy package size of only 179MB so no need to worry if your phone has less internal storage because you have got to download and play this game. Naruto Shippuden Ultimate Ninja Blazing is available to download and play for free on iOS devices from the Apple iTunes Store.
This game is a turn based strategy thriller and it incorporates all of the famous fighting elements from Naruto. Almost all of the characters from the original series are also present in Naruto Shippuden Ultimate Ninja Blazing as well as some additional ninjas that were not even present in the console versions of the game. Famous ninja moves called Jutsu are different for each character in the game and these act as special abilities and at some times as finisher moves for specific fights. The storyline followed by Naruto Shippuden Ultimate Ninja Blazing is very similar to the original manga or anime story and captures the attention of players from the start.
Naruto Shippuden Ultimate Ninja Blazing may seem like a fairly straightforward fighting game but as you will soon come to learn, this game tests your mental as well as strategic power as you progress to the more advanced levels. Learning to fight like a true ninja will require you to train under a master and besides that you will need some external sources of help as well. The tips mentioned in this guide are one of the many sources that can help you achieve your true potential in Naruto Shippuden Ultimate Ninja Blazing. Rise towards glory and claim the coveted title of the supreme Hokage!
1. Learn The Battle Basics
The battle mechanics in Naruto Shippuden Ultimate Ninja Blazing are turn based with a touch of strategy gaming. You can use your turn to move around the board and plan your attack or defense accordingly. You can also skip your move in favor of switching to another character or choosing to perform special ninjutsus on your next turn. Each stage in the game will consist of 3 waves of enemies. The first two waves will be an onslaught of pawns and evil ninjas while the final wave of each stage will bring you face to face with a challenging boss.
If you observe the control configuration explained to you at the start of the game, there is a combination that allows you to auto fight your enemies along with your ninja partners. This auto fighting combination becomes active when you press the “Auto” and “Double Speed” button. Once active, you only have to tap at enemies that come in your way and the artificial intelligence of the game will take care of the rest for you. Needless to say using the auto combo saves a lot of time and effort on your part but robs you of the fighting experience which can become a bit repetitive after the first few stages. A major drawback of the auto combo and one that you must be careful with are the boss fights. When engaging in a boss fight, the auto fight combo will do nothing other than move your character around the board.
While this movement may allow you to dodge some of the boss attacks but you will ultimately lose the boss fight because you will not be attacking at all. Therefore take control as soon as you reach the boss wave in order to successfully finish them off.
2. Unleash Your Ninjutsu Upon Your Enemies
The Ninjutsu is a familiar term to any anime fan or fans of the Naruto series. Symbolized by multiple repeating and extremely fast hand gestures, a Jutsu is very hard to perform and the game takes into account this difficulty level as well. Your character and your partner Ninjas have a Chakra bar which is representative of the overall energy output they can produce. When this Chakra bar becomes completely filled, you will see it flashing and ready for you to perform a special Ninjutsu specific to the character that you are controlling at the time.
Ninjutsus work in many different ways but there are three main categories that they can be divided into namely offensive, shielding and healing or support Jutsus. As the names indicate, you will need to keep a combination of characters that possess one or more of these special abilities in your team before starting a stage. For example you can keep Naruto, Sasuke and Sakura in one team to make sure that you have an all-round combination or you can substitute Sakura with Kakashi as well if you need better support and Area of Effect attack abilities.
3. Use Elemental Affinities To Your Advantage
The Ninja domain is a complex and intricate world where elements of the earth are attributed to personality traits and strength of the individual. Just like in legend and lore, this game also takes into account the different strengths and weaknesses that emerge as a result of a character having specific elemental affinities. Each character in the game can have 1 to 5 different elemental affinities and each of these elements has another element that is either weak or strong against it. If the elemental affinity of your character is strong against that of your enemy, you will deal much more damage usually in the critical range and you will take very les damage from his attacks in return.
The elemental affinities used in the game are listed below for easy reference:
Skill Affinity (Green Color): This is strong against Body and weak against Heart Affinity
Heart Affinity (Red Color): This is strong against Skill and weak against Body Affinity
Body Affinity (Blue Color): This is strong against Heart and weak against Skill Affinity
Wisdom Affinity (Purple Color): This is strong against Heart and weak against Bravery Affinity
Bravery Affinity (Yellow Color): This is strong against Heart and weak against Wisdom Affinity
This would be our list of tips and tricks for Naruto Shippuden Ultimate Ninja Blazing. If you happen to know other hints for the game, feel free to let us know below in the comment section!