Naruto Online : A Free to Play MMORPG Game
Naruto Online is an official Naruto game for PC
Online is a free to play massively multiplayer online role-playing game
for web browser. So there is nothing to download to play this game, you
just need to create an account on the official website of the game and
you can play it for free.
Online is an official Naruto Game : Naruto's author participated in
making of this game and it is edited by Bandai Namco. This is why in
the game there are cutscenes which come straight from the anime and why
the characters uses their original japanese voices.
When it comes to the subtitles, Naruto Online is available in english,
french, portugueses and german.
What kind of game is Naruto Online
Naruto Online is a fighting game, a strategy game and a
role-playing game in which the player has to create a team of ninjas
and accomplish various missions with them. The game can be played in
solo but it is more rewarding to play it with others players. And when
it comes to the multiplayer aspect, the system is quite excellent in
that you can accomplish team missions with others players without
having to interact too much with them if you don't want to.
A fighting game
In Naruto Online, the game focuses
heavily on team battles. Each team in the game are composed of 7 ninjas
: 4 who will deployed on the battlefield and 3 substitutes who can
replace them mid-fights in some missions. Also in some others missions
and game modes like Teams Instance or Ranked Battles, it is possible to
see 3 teams from each side fighting it out. It means that, at max you
can have a battle involving 24 ninjas, plus the invocations appearing
in some combos, plus the clones some ninjas like Naruto or Kabuto can
create, plus the 3 substitutes from each team who can replace their
team members in some missions,... Like you see, a lots of ninjas can
participate in a single battle.
Also, sometimes, the player's team will
fight single opponents and if he wants, the player can choose to fight
theses single opponents with 1 ninja instead of 4, so it is also
possible to play 1vs1 fights in the game.
Now, when it comes to the
gameplay mechanics, the fights are turn-based and the IA does
automatically all the melee attacks.
So the players can just choose
what ninjas in their squads perform their special moves, when and what
ninjas from the opposite teams must be targeted.
Said like this,
the players' involvement in the fights could seem limited but it is not
the case : If for example, one player makes his characters manages to
make the special moves of all his characters availables in the same
turn and use them all on one ninjas from the opposite team, it can
takes him out or more often weakens him enough to finish him in the
next 1-2 turns.
Also, the choice of the target can decide some fights :
For example if a player manages to take out the medical ninjas or ninja
who can resurrect their team members first, it can gives him a big
Plus there are some moves which can interrupt an enemy which
is performing the signs for his technics. If the interruption is done
in time, the enemy's move will be canceled and he won't do any special
moves during the turn.
Now, each characters have their strenghts and
weaknesses as well as various abilities like paralysing the opponents,
using mind control on them, lowering their defence or resistance, ect
A strategy game
The importance of creating complementary teams
In the game Naruto Online, it is very important to create
teams of ninjas who can combine together in order to complete missions
and or duels against others players. Also, the positions of the ninjas
in formations is very important. For example, it isn't a good idead to
put a character like Sasuke in the front line because he may be very
powerful with ninjutsu but taking damage isn't is best ability. But if
you put him behind characters who have a high defence and resistance in
your ninjas team, he will be very useful to deal heavy damage to the
enemy. Same if you want to include in your squad a character who has
the ability to stop the opponents doing their moves: If you put this
character in the front ligne, it will increase his chance to interrupt
enemies doing their technics but he will also be hit more by melee
Also, some characters have immunities towards taijutsu such as the
puppets of ninjutsus who can only be damaged if you use ninjutsu
technics on them.
Finally, there is also the affinities of the ninjas to take into
consideration : As an example, a ninja who use lightning-based technics
will be advantaged in a fight against a ninja who use Earth-based
technics (Just like Kakashi vs Kakuzu in the manga).
Well, depending who is your opponent, your team will be different.
The fighting mecanics
If Naruto online is a turn-based game, it is still possible
for a ninja or his whole team to do several attacks during the same
turns : Some ninja technics makes it possible and also some ninjas have
this ability like Rock Lee or Zabuza (but they can't do it all the
time). But even without that, if a character launches a melee attack on
the enemy team and if he is complementary with 1, 2 or the 3 ninjas of
his team, they will do a combo attack and after that the 3 others
ninjas will do their normal attack. Plus, in top of that, some ninjas
have a "prompt" attack, which can be used whenever the player wants,
granted theses characters have enough chacra to perform their move.
Added to that, some characters can create clones during the fights or
invocate dead ninjas like Orochimaru, resurrect their fallen teamates
like Chiyo, heal them like Sakura or Tsunade or prevent them to use any
melee attacks during one turn by blinding them with fog like Zabuza,
There are even characters who can transform the arena in which the
fight takes place like the first Hokage Senju Hashirama.
A Role-playing game
If a player wants to progress in the game Naruto Online, he
has to recruit ninjas, equip them with various objects and piece of
equipment and improve their level, make them evolve, cultivate them,
refine and purify their equipments, ect ... Passed level 53, the player
can even capture beasts so he can summon them during battles (The
invocations are summoned when the ninjas from the team are making a
An MMORPG but which can be played in solo
You don't need to be part of a group or to talk to people to
play the game but doing so grant ninja tools, Xp and others advantages.
Now, playing with others don't require to have much contacts with them.
You need 2 players for a team mission ? Use the automatic messages
provided by the game to send an impersonal invitation : "(Insert
username here) needs people for a team mission. Come join the team".
Then, when the mission is finished, just disband the team with one
click. This is as simple as that.
Now, the players have also the possibility to join a group and fight
others groups in scheduled events, or give them advices to progresse,
and even help them in some missions which can be done alone or with the
help of 2 others players.
The game modes
The Plot Instances
This is Naruto Online's Story mode and it follows the manga
storyline, excepted that in the game, the player's character comes to
help of the Konoha ninjas. This mode contains several cutscenes as well
as textual narratives.
The Ranked Battles
In this mode, the player has to fight teams which have been
created by others players and have been memorized by the game and try
to progress to finish at the top.
The Arena mode
In this game mode, the game tells the player to create a team
composed of ninjas who have this or that caracteristics to fight
The Ninja Exams
In this game mode, the player has to fight a team of ninjas
who are level 1, then level 2, then level 3, ect ...
The Capture Missions
Theses missions are availables only the weekends and consist
to chase ninjas and defeat them. If the player succeeds, he will be
rewarded with fragments of theses ninjas and when the player will have
enough fragment of a particular ninja, he will be able to recruit him.
The Kyubi invasions (Events)
Several times a week, Kyubi will try to invade Konoha and all
players in a server will be called to stop him. So in this even, Kyubi
is attacked at the same time by all the players who are connected in
the server. The players will get Xp points, coupons and some objects
like magatamas (which serves to boost the ninjas' equipment).
The Ninja wars
The Ninja War is a scheduled event and to participate, the
player has to be member of a group. Basically this is a competition
between groups and players of theses groups who participate get
The Mitsurugi Challenge
In this game mode, each player has to choose 12 ninjas and
fight others players of approximately the same level as his. When one
of his ninjas is defeated, then he won't be able to use this ninja in
the next fights.
The Teams Instance Missions (TI)
The player has to create a team with 2 others players and
fight 3 teams of ninjas controlled by the IA. So in this mode, it's 3
squads of ninjas (3 players) VS 3 squads of ninjas (3 teams created by
the game). If the players win, they will be rewarded with rare ninja
tools to boost the equipment of their ninjas.
The Group Instance Missions
The Group Instance Missions are like the Team Instance
Missions but the player can only team up with 2 others players from the
group he belongs too.
The Convoyer Missions
In theses missions, the players are commissionned to bring a
package to a given place. They can be attacked on their way to fulfill
the mission and if they loose the fight, the attackers will take
a part of the package and of the rewards.
The Plunderer Missions
The Plunderer Missions are only opened to the best 20 players
in each servers and they consist to attack the players who are doing
the Convoyer Missions.
The Strong Approaching Missions
In this mode, the player has to reduce the life of the enemy
to 0 while being poisoned constantly. Also most enemies fought in this
mission (like Shizune or Karin) receive only 1 in damage when they are
hit by the player and they regenerate their health very often. So to
win the mission, the player needs to resist the poison, perform long
enough combos and interrupt the enemies who are using their
regeneration technics. If the player wins, he will be rewarded with
pieces of armor.
The characters of Naruto Online
There are around 90 playable characters in Naruto Online and
others who aren't playables, so the number of characters in this game
is quite big.
Playable characters in Naruto Online
Obito Uchiwa (Boy)
Konohamaru Sarutobi and Konohamaru Corps (Konohamaru and his two
teamates Moegi and Udon : 3 characters count as one)
Naruto Uzumaki, then Nine-tail Jinchuriki (Kid, Shippuden version, Nine
Tail Chacra, Sage Naruto)
Kiba Inuzuka and Akamaru
Hashirama Senju (Shodaïme, The first Hokage)
Tobirama Senju (Nidaïme, The Second Hokage)
Hiruzen Sarutobi (Sandaïme, The third Hokage)
Minato Namikaze (The fourth Hokage)
Oto Ninjas (Village created by Orochimaru)
Ay (the Raikage)
Killer Bee (Eight tail Jinchuuriki)
Onoki (The third Tsuchikage)
Ninjas from Amegakure, the Village Hidden by Rain
Samourais from the Land of Iron
Fukurokumaru (This character can also be summoned)
Enma (The 3rd Hokage's invocation is available as a playable character
in the game)
Big ninjas (Tank type)
Female medical ninjas
And there are probably others non-playable characters like
Madara, Nagato, ect ... which will be added to the list when I will
have completed the story mode.
Also, many characters are availables in different versions :
Young, their Shippuden version, how they look during the Ninjas war and
also some of them have special outfits (For example, Sasuke has a
playboy costume and Ino can be played while she's wearing Swimsuit).