Fighters on the go work so well thanks to how easy they are to pick up and play a few rounds, and the arrival of Naruto Shippuden: Ultimate Ninja Storm Trilogy on Switch is a welcome one. The games don’t require any tricky analog stick twirls, so even those who play solely with the JoyCons can easily play this one.
Containing the first three Ultimate Ninja Storm games, this trilogy on Switch feels right at home. Very little has changed when compared to the PS4 version which released last year, but the selling point here is Naruto on the go. Narugo? Regardless of what you call it, these games are still a blast and previously released DLC content including a variety of outfits are included. You’ll have to unlock characters via gameplay though, and having played the games so much it would’ve been nice to have them available right off the bat.
There’s no new content or surprises, but it is another set of games which make for a great addition to the Switch’s growing library.
The controls have been remapped to the Joycons, and the simple gameplay is easy to get to grips with. We’ve spoken at length about the Naruto games before, but this collection is a great way to be introduced to the games, the series as a whole or if you’re a big fan who wants the games on a portable platform. There’s no new content or surprises, but it is another set of games which make for a great addition to the Switch’s growing library.
The games look and perform great on Switch – as they should for a relatively old collection of titles – although the small screen does make the character portraits look a little unsightly. Battles and cutscenes aren’t a far cry from their other platform counterparts though, and it’s a solid port that’ll impress any Naruto fan.
A solid port that’ll impress any Naruto fan.
The big question here is if whether the games are worth buying once more and it’s hard to answer it directly, but I will say that they’re excellent ports, the games themselves are brilliant and their Switch ports have been handled with care. If you want games with oodles of content and something to spend some quality time with on your Switch, then you can’t go wrong with Naruto Shippuden: Ultimate Ninja Storm Trilogy. Hopefully we’ll see Bandai Namco bring Ultimate Ninja Storm 4 over to Switch too, alongside some of their other games.
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