Jump! Ultimate Stars
- New Import, In Stock
NCS Game Synopsis
A diverse gathering of heroes from the Shonen Jump
weekly magazine join together once again for a battle royale of epic proportions. Whereas the original
Jump! Super Stars featured a total of 27 series,
Ultimate Stars goes for the gold with a total of 41
series in attendance. Along with renowned properties
such as Dragon Ball, Naruto, and One Piece
which are popular around the world, there's lesser
known franchises in the game as well. The action
hews close to the style and convention of Jump!
Super Stars where manga panels (Koma) on the touch
screen are tapped to activate characters. The
fighting action takes place on the top screen where
fast-paced fisticuffs are in play.
NCS Game Notes
» Before the intro starts, the words "Super Stars
turn into Ultimate Stars. These Stars are
Unequalled in Power" appear followed by a lively
intro where marquee heroes in the game appear in a
thrilling animated sequence.
» The introductory story is told through black &
white manga panels which set up the tale before
the option selection screen appears. Battles are
mission-based with each completed mission opening
up new ones. An introductory exercise starts off
which explains the game controls. Players may
control Luffy or Naruto at the outset by tapping
on their manga panels on the touch screen.
» Movement in the game is controlled through the
D-pad. To proceed, destroy the target (box with a
face) by using Luffy or Naruto's special attack.
Special blows may be triggered by pushing the
D-pad in a direction and then pressing either
attack button (B or Y). To block an attack, push
down on the D-pad
» Pressing the jump button in mid-jump will send
the fighter jumping again for a double jump.
» To dash, double tap on the d-pad for a running
» Similar to the first game, all of the action
takes place on the upper screen while manga panels
are shown on the touch screen. Tap on characters
to activate them seamlessly and quickly.
» Your opponent in the first four
tutorial/training missions is a square box with
thick eyebrows, pursed lips, and a hard hitting
left hook. If you can't read Japanese, just look
for the button commands amidst the Japanese text
which indicate the actions that must be performed
to proceed. There's also times when you're
prompted to tap the koma-screen to activate Naruto
or Goku during the course of the training.
» The complete list of Shonen series featured in
the game is as follows:
Jigoku Sensei Nube
Hokuto no Ken
Hunter × Hunter
JoJo's Bizarre Adventure
Jungle King Ta-chan
Majin Tantei Nougami Neuro
Midori no Makibaou
Muhyo to Rouji no Mahoritsu Soudan Jimusou
Pyuu to fuku! Jaguar
Katekyo Hitman REBORN!
Taizo Moteo Saga
The Prince of Tennis
Yu Yu Hakusho
eggs and milk, games generally have short shelf
lives. In NCS' experience, if a game doesn't sell
well in the first 2 weeks of release, we can expect
the inventory to sit in our warehouse for 5-6 years
before the stock dwindles down to more manageable
levels. Sadly, some games sit in warehousing for
nearly 15 years without any signs of depletion.
The majority of new game releases don't sell well.
There, we said it. In addition to our surfeit of old
stock, we've seen associate warehouses brimming with
old games that might go into a landfill in
Alamogordo, New Mexico one of these days... Then
there are the superstars. Games that sell well week
after week, month after month... chugging along and
defying all original sales projections. Jump
Superstars is one of those games. Despite being over
a year old, the game trounces all other NDS releases
in terms of sales volume on a weekly basis.
With that out of the way, NCS opens up preorders for
Jump! Ultimate Sars which is scheduled to arrive on
or around November 21. New series' fighters join
some of the old series' fighters and bout it out in
a battle royale of stylus poking fever. Popular
characters from Dragon Ball Z, Naruto, One Piece,
and Bleach are joined by somewhat less familiar
heroes from Rurouni Kenshin, Dr. Slump, Hunter X
Hunter, Jojo's Bizarre Adventure, and many more for
a total of over 300 fighters in all. To add extra
challenge to the fighting, developer Ganbarion
includes Wi-Fi battle functionality to ensure that
one is never in want of a competitor.
Distributors mention that Jump! Ultimate Stars will
include a preorder bonus. Perhaps it's another
booklet. Per our usual preorder allocations, NCS
expects a ??? ratio of bonus to game for Ultimate
Stars. As such, only early preorders will receive the
Please note that preorders for the Japanese DS
import Jump Ultimate Superstars are
expected to ship on or around November 22, 2006.
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will include a bonus Jump! Ultimate Stars postcard booklet that's
similar to the bonus given away with the original Jump! Super Stars game.
Each Shonen series featured in the game is given a thick postcard which
stars off with one showing the gang from Eyeshield 21 followed by I's,
Ichigo 100%, Katekyo Hitman REBORN!, Captain Tsubasa, Gintama, Kinnikuman,
and more. The artwork is very good and the book will be a nice collectible
to add to a Shonen Jump fan's archive.
Please note that NCS only received a 1:20 ratio of bonus to game.
Unfortunately, we can only include the bonus with very early