GamingUnion.net writes: "When most people think of Naruto-centered video games, they usually split them into two categories. One side includes console titles, titles such as Ultimate Ninja Storm, which tend to be exceptionally polished. On the other side, there's the handheld titles, which are hardly exceptional in any way, but are usually enjoyable enough for the hardcore Naruto fans. Sadly, there hasn't really been a handheld Naruto title, especially on the Nintendo DS, which pushes beyond the fan comfort zone the titles have seemed to be stuck in. Does Naruto Shippuden: Shinobi Rumble change this perception, or is it another game to add to the ever-growing list?"