Naruto UN4

Master Mode


Hero Mode






Naruto Shippūden: Ultimate Ninja 4, known in Japan as Naruto Shippūden: Narutimate Accel (NARUTO-ナルト-疾風伝 ナルティメットマクセル, Naruto Shippūden: Narutimetto Akuseru), is the fourth installment in the Naruto: Ultimate Ninja (Narutimate Hero) series, and the first in the Accel game series. The game was released on April 5, 2007 in Japan and on March 24, 2009 in North America for the Playstation 2. It was released on May 1, 2009 in Europe and May 7, 2009 in Australia. It is the last of the Playstation 2 Naruto games in North-America (Due to Ultimate Ninja 5 not being released on North-America).

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 plotline in this game ends halfway through the Rescue Gaara 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 cutscenes.