Naruto Shippūden: Ultimate Ninja 4

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Naruto Shippūden: Ultimate Ninja 4
Ultimate Ninja 4 EN
(ナルト- 疾風伝 ナルティメットアクセル, Naruto Shippūden: Narutimetto Akuseru)
Video game info
Playable on PlayStation 2
Series Naruto: Ultimate Ninja
Release Date
Japanese April 5, 2007
English March 24, 2009
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Exploding SphereHirukoMind Awakening PillSanshōuo

Naruto Shippūden: Ultimate Ninja 4, known in Japan as Naruto Shippūden: Narutimate Accel (NARUTO-ナルト- 疾風伝 ナルティメットアクセル, Naruto Shippūden: Narutimetto Akuseru), is the fourth instalment in the Naruto: Ultimate Ninja series, and the first in the Accel game series.


In addition to elements that were established in previous Ultimate Ninja games, Ultimate Ninja 4 offers several new aspects to combat. When two opponents clash, they will begin a series of high-speed attacks, appearing as a pair of blurs flashing across the stage. The winner is determined by a game similar to that of Rock, Paper, Scissors. There is also the addition of "Awakening Jutsu". When certain conditions are met, a character may trigger their Awakening Jutsu. These techniques are more powerful than the standard Ultimate Jutsu and, as the name implies, "awakens" a character's powers (i.e. Naruto's tailed fox form, after which he is surrounded by the fox's red chakra).

The game features a "Master Mode", an RPG-like mode that takes place before the storyline of Naruto: Shippūden. In this mode, players are able to experience the main Shippūden story, but before that they must complete an original storyline called The Black Shadow. The storyline is fairly long, and at the end of it they have to defeat the Black Shadow himself to move onto the main Shippūden storyline. The Shippūden plot line in this game ends halfway through the Kazekage Rescue Arc (approximately up to Episode 17 of the Shippūden anime), after which it moves onto a free mode where you can complete various missions and tasks, and can also look for tokens called Pieces of Memory, which are needed to unlock Hero Mode fights and cut-scenes.

Story Mode

Ultimate Ninja 4 JA

The Japanese cover.

During Naruto's journey with Jiraiya (somewhere after he developed the Giant Rasengan), Naruto proceeded with his training and was given prayer beads which he put around his arms and legs and is put through Jiraiya's Sealing Technique: Four Limbs Weighting Seal, making the beads really heavy, forcing Naruto to carry the beads until they glow red and Jiraiya takes them off, effectively making Naruto exponentially more powerful.

They then make their way to Tree Felling Village, where they have a cave where it's possible to mine for high-quality crystals. Naruto and Jiraiya then discover several villagers gathered around the cave, including their mayor. A young woman, who lives close to the village, appears and explains that the villagers have gathered for a ritual, a human sacrifice. Jiraiya then explains that it's in fact a ceremony to offer human sacrifices to the demon living in the mountains around the village. The human sacrifice for the ceremony is a little girl called Aoi. Then Naruto must save Aoi from sacrificing herself then he finds Aoi in the cave then defeats the Black Shadow.

Playable Characters

Some characters may or may not be available in both pre- and post-timeskip outfits. Parenthesis indicate a character's Awakening Mode(s).

Game-Only Characters

  • Black Shadow (影法師, Kageboshi) is the first boss in Master Mode, and is a giant wolf-like monster with five eyes, two snouts and six legs. It only talks in Katakana in the Japanese version.
  • Aoi (あおい), a young girl. In order to heal her terminally ill mother, Aoi becomes a human sacrifice to the Black Shadow, but actually went to kill the demon so that she could retrieve a leaf from the Tree of Life that would be able to heal her mother.
  • Tsubaki (椿), Aoi's mother. She was dying of an incurable illness before Naruto and her daughter, Aoi, saved her by obtaining a leaf from the Tree of Life.


  • For some reason, the Naruto playable in Master Mode before the main Shippūden storyline, isn't playable in Battle Mode.
  • There is a Japanese Plus version with new music.
  • To get 100 000 ryō have a saved file of Naruto: Ultimate Ninja 3.
  • This is the first game where Chiyo doesn't have puppets.
  • The Shippūden version of Sasuke is not playable or even seen in the story mode and throughout the game.

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English nameNaruto Shippūden: Ultimate Ninja 4 +
English release24 March 2009 +
Game systemPlayStation 2 +
Japanese release5 April 2007 +
Kanji nameナルト- 疾風伝 ナルティメットアクセル +
NameNaruto Shippūden: Ultimate Ninja 4 +
NamesNaruto Shippūden: Ultimate Ninja 4 +, ナルト- 疾風伝 ナルティメットアクセル + and Naruto Shippūden: Narutimetto Akuseru +
PictureUltimate Ninja 4 EN +
PlayableNaruto Uzumaki +, Sakura Haruno +, Kakashi Hatake +, Shikamaru Nara +, Rock Lee +, Neji Hyūga +, Tenten +, Might Guy +, Gaara +, Kankurō +, Temari +, Chiyo +, Itachi Uchiha +, Kisame Hoshigaki +, Deidara +, Sasori +, Jiraiya +, Tsunade +, Sasuke Uchiha +, Hinata Hyūga +, Chōji Akimichi +, Ino Yamanaka +, Kiba Inuzuka +, Shino Aburame +, Shizune +, Konohamaru +, Hanabi Hyūga +, Asuma Sarutobi +, Kurenai Yuhi +, Anko Mitarashi +, Hashirama Senju +, Tobirama Senju +, Hiruzen Sarutobi +, Minato Namikaze +, Orochimaru +, Kabuto Yakushi +, Kimimaro +, Sakon +, Tayuya +, Kidōmaru +, Jirōbō +, Zabuza Momochi + and Haku +
Romaji nameNaruto Shippūden: Narutimetto Akuseru +
Video game seriesNaruto: Ultimate Ninja (series) +

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