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Overview

Jump Ultimate Stars is a fighting video game developed by Ganbarion and published by Nintendo for the Nintendo DS, released on November 23, 2006. It is the sequel to Jump Super Stars. It is similar to the popular Super Smash Bros. series, except it uses characters from the Weekly Shonen Jump.

IMPORTANT

It should be noted that the game is in Japanese, from the story to the menus, and will require you to be knowledgeable in reading Japanese. This should not be a reason for stopping people from importing this game. There are several tutorials online on how to navigate the menus. Not only that, they are very intuitive and become second nature after a few play sessions.

Several people are turned off by this fact though, so its important to keep this in mind before venturing any further into importing this game.

Koma System

Jump Ultimate Stars utilizes the same "panel" system as it did in its predecessor, Jump Super Stars. Once again, players have a 5x4 grid that allows them to place whatever panels they seem fit to be part of their "deck". The koma come in different shapes and sizes. There are three types of "koma", battle koma, support koma, and help koma. Battle koma are 4-8 panels large, and serve as the playable characters a player can use in a battle. Higher panel koma usually yield higher damage special attacks and hp, but at the cost of having more characters in a deck. Support koma are 2-3 panels, and are a one time effect when used. They can be used as long as the player has at least one energy(SP) bar. Help koma are only 1 panel, and grant certain effects to a selected character, such as granting the ability for a triple jump, air boost, gaining more energy from attacking/blocking, etc. When creating a deck, one of each koma must be put in the deck, or else it will be invalid and unusable. As well, a "leader" character must be chosen (this character will appear first and be the "face" of your deck), and the player can set macros to the L and R buttons to any koma they wish to use.

Gameplay

Battles are fought on a 2D plane on different stages. Each stage is made to be related to a particular anime/manga series, and it is also made to look like a page inside a manga book. In fact, players can destroy the sides of the page and fall out (which results in a ring out). Platforms are present in most of the stages, as well as "gimmicks", such as the platforms moving or random effects that occur throughout the stage. Crates also appear in the stage, and can be broken to yield items that either positively or negatively affect the player.

Fighting is similar to Super Smash Bros. Players have a jump (and double jump) in the A button, two attacks buttons (B and Y), and a special attack button(X). Each character also has an Ultimate Action (UA), done by pressing or holding the select button, and these actions range from a short stun attack, to healing HP or SP. The player can also dash by double tapping a direction, and Jump Ultimate Stars introduces the ability to air dash as well. The attacks a character can do vary, as like Super Smash Bros, the player can perform neutral, side, up, and down attacks. This is done by pressing said direction with B or Y. The special attack only has neutral and Up X attacks. The L and R shoulder buttons can be used to map hot-keys to summon Support characters or call in Battle characters.

Nature System

Jump Ultimate Stars uses a nature system, which has a rock, paper, scissors relationship. Each battle koma has its own affinity, strength, knowledge, or laughter. Strength beats knowledge, knowledge beats laughter, and laughter beats strength. The stronger type will deal more damage to the weaker type, and this is visible in-game as contacting hits will result in a blue "hit" instead of the regular "hit".

Modes

Jump Ultimate Stars features three different modes, which offer various things from the main storyline to online play.

J-Universe

With your deck, go on the different worlds of Shonen Jump and complete the different objectives to gain new characters and new gems used to upgrade characters. There are also hidden objectives that can be unlocked.

J-Arena

This Includes a ranking play mode, that requires the player to compete in a tournament of 20 battles to see how far they can go. The battles have different objectives and modes, such as deathmatch, star collection, and point mode. At the end of each battle, points are awarded based on their place in the battle (1st - 4th). If a player manages to stay 1st in the tournament by the end, they are granted a bonus battle at the end, and if they win that one as well, they are rewarded with a pre-made deck.

There is also a mission mode in J-Arena, as well as practice and regular battle modes.

Wireless

Play against people from all around the world with Wifi connection or against friends with multi-card gameplay. After a battle, a player can choose to "save" their opponent's deck, either for practice or observation. There is also the option for Download Play. It is limited, however, to a single stage and set Koma.

J-Quiz

Take quizzes about your favorite mangas to test if your knowledge about these series is as good as you think it is.

Characters

The list of characters is pretty big so here's the list of characters with the different franchises they are from and how you can use them in Game:

Black Cat

Battle Character(s)

  • Train Heartnet
  • Eve Black

Support Character(s)

  • Sven Volfied

Help Character(s)

  • Saya Minatsuki
  • Kyoko Kirisaki

Bleach

Battle Character(s)

Support Character(s)

Help Character(s)

Bobobo-bo Bo-bobo

Battle Character(s)

Support Character(s)

  • Tokoro Tennosuke
  • Gaoh
  • Beauty
  • Heppokomaru

Help Character(s)

  • Hatenkou
  • Softon
  • Service Man
  • Gyorai Girl
  • Dengaku Man
  • Ko Patch

Busou Renkin

Battle Character(s)

  • Kazuki Mutou

Support Character(s)

Help Character(s)

  • Tokiko Tsumaru

Captain Tsubasa

Support Character(s)

Help Character(s)

Cobra

Support Character(s)

  • Cobra
  • Lady Armaroid
  • Crystal Boy

D.Gray-man

Battle Character(s)

Support Character(s)

  • Rabi
  • Yuu Kanda
  • Aleister Crowley

Help Character(s)

  • Miranda Lott
  • Komui Lee
  • River Wenham
  • Cross Marian

Dr.Slump

Battle Character(s)

  • Arale Norimaki
  • Dr. Mashirito

Support Character(s)

  • Gajira Norimaki
  • Unchi-kun

Help Character(s)

  • Senbei Norimaki
  • Midori Norimaki
  • Obocchaman

Death Note

Support Character(s)

Dragon Ball

Battle Character(s)

Support Character(s)

Help Character(s)

Eyeshield 21

Support Character(s)

Help Character(s)

  • Mamori Anezaki
  • Suzuna Taki
  • Yukimitsu Manabu
  • Daikichi Komusubi
  • Natsuhiko Taki
  • Tetsuo Ishimaru
  • Doburoku Sakaki
  • Haruto Sakuraba

Gintama

Battle Character(s)

Support Character(s)

Help Character(s)

Hokuto no Ken

Battle Character(s)

Support Character(s)

Help Character(s)

Houshin Engi

Battle Character(s)

  • Taikoubou

Support Character(s)

  • So Dakki

Help Character(s)

  • Ou Tenkun
  • Sibuxiang

Hunter x Hunter

Battle Character(s)

  • Gon Freecs
  • Killua Zaoldyeck

Support Character(s)

  • Kurapica
  • Hisoka
  • Kuroro Lucifer

Help Character(s)

  • Leorio
  • Biscuit Kruger

I''s

Support Character(s)

  • Iori Yoshizuki
  • Itsuki Akiba

Ichigo 100%

Support Character(s)

  • Aya Toujo
  • Tsukasa Nishino
  • Satsuki Kitaoji
  • Yui Minamito

Jigoku Sensei Nuber

Support Character(s)

  • Nueno "Nube" Meisuke
  • Yukime

Help Character(s)

  • Hiroshi Tateno
  • Kyoko Inaba

Jungle King Ta-Chan

Support Character(s)

  • Ta-chan

Help Character(s)

  • Jane
  • Pedro
  • Etekichi

Jojo's Bizarre Adventure

Battle Character(s)

Support Character(s)

  • Joseph Joestar
  • Josuke Higashitaka
  • Giorno Giovanna
  • Jolyne Kujo
  • Gyro Zepelli

Help Character(s)

  • Rohan Kishibe
  • Johnny Joestar
  • Jonathan Joestar

Katekyo Hitman Reborn!

Battle Character(s)

  • Tsuna & Reborn

Support Character(s)

  • Hayato Gokudera
  • Takeshi Gokudera
  • Lambo
  • I-Pin
  • Kyoya Hibari
  • Bianchi

Help Character(s)

  • Kyoko Sasagawa
  • Hary Miura
  • Leon

Kinnikuman

Battle Character(s)

Support Character(s)

Help Character(s)

  • Meat
  • Mayumi

Kochi Kame

Battle Character(s)

  • Ryotsu Kankichi

Support Character(s)

  • Dajiro Ohara
  • Reiko Akimoto
  • Keiichi Nakagawa
  • Volvo Saigo
  • Kaipan Deka
  • Hayato Honda
  • Neruo Higurashi

Help Character(s)

  • Lemon Giboshi
  • Higure
  • Haya Isowashi
  • Terai
  • Ai Asato (Maria)
  • Haru Mido
  • Tatsunosuke Sakonji

Majin Tantei Nougami Neuro

Battle Character(s)

  • Neuro Nogami

Help Character(s)

  • kane-chan
  • Eishi Sasazuka
  • X Majin

Midori no Makibaou

Support Character(s)

  • Makibaou
  • Cascade

Help Character(s)

  • Chuubei

Muhyo to Rouji

Battle Character(s)

  • Muhyo Toru

Support Character(s)

  • Jirou Kusano
  • Yoichi "Ryouji" Hiko
  • Piko
  • Esochee

Help Character(s)

  • Nana Takenouchi
  • Page

Naruto

Battle Character(s)

Support Character(s)

Help Character(s)

Ninku

Battle Character(s)

  • Fuusuke

Help Character(s)

  • Pochi
  • Hiroyuki

One Piece

Battle Character(s)

Support Character(s)

Help Character(s)

  • Shanks
  • Kiwi & Mozu

The Prince of Tennis

Support Character(s)

Pyuu to Fuku!

Battle Character(s)

  • Jaguar Junichi

Support Character(s)

  • Piyo Hiko
  • Hammer
  • Hamil

Help Character(s)

  • Takane Shirakawa
  • Jirou
  • Pogii

Rokudenashi Blues

Support Character(s)

Help Character(s)

  • Yoenji
  • Katsuji Rokudenashi
  • Masa-chan
  • Chiaki

Rurnouni Kenshin

Battle Character(s)

Support Character(s)

Help Character(s)

Saint Seiya

Battle Character(s)

Support Character(s)

  • Shiryu
  • Shun
  • Hyoga
  • Ikki
  • Saori "Athena" Kido

Help Character(s)

  • Mu

Sakigake!! Otokojuku

Battle Character(s)

Support Character(s)

  • J
  • Omito Date
  • Jaki Daigourin
  • Hien

Help Character(s)

  • Genji Togashi
  • Ryuji Toramaru
  • Raiden

Shaman King

Battle Character(s)

Support Character(s)

  • Hao Asakura
  • Horohoro

Help Character(s)

Slam Dunk

Support Character(s)

Help Character(s)

  • Haruko Akagi
  • Mitsuyoshi Anzai

Taizo Mote King Saga

Support Character(s)

  • Taizo Momote

Help Character(s)

  • Spin
  • Aisu

Tottemo! Luckyman

Support Character(s)

  • Luckyman
  • Superstar Man

Yu-Gi-Oh!

Battle Character(s)

Support Character(s)

Help Character(s)

Yu Yu Hakusho

Battle Character(s)

Support Character(s)

Help Character(s)

International Release

The game is not going to be brought over from Japan due to copyright issues. Reggie Fils-Aime confirmed this shortly after the games launch. Many import retailers like Play-Asia offer the game at a significantly higher price than most local DS games but that has not stopped it from being one of the most heavily imported titles as the DS is region free.

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