Jump Super Stars

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Jump Super Stars
Jump Super Stars Coverart.png
Developer(s)Ganbarion
Publisher(s)Nintendo
Platform(s)Nintendo DS
Release
  • JP: August 8, 2005
Genre(s)2D versus fighting
Mode(s)Single-player, multiplayer

Jump Super Stars is a 2D crossover fighting game for the Nintendo DS, based on Weekly Shōnen Jump characters. It was developed by Ganbarion and published by Nintendo. The game was released on August 8, 2005, in Japan and accompanied the release of a red Nintendo DS. A sequel, Jump Ultimate Stars, was released in Japan on November 23, 2006.

Gameplay[edit]

Jump Super Stars features characters from the Japanese manga magazine Weekly Shōnen Jump. The game supports 2-4 players in multiplayer and features over 75 missions.

Koma (panel) is the term for the characters that the player can use in the game. Each koma uses from 1 to 7 squares of the koma deck at the bottom screen of the Nintendo DS. The deck has 20 squares (4 x 5) for the player to place their koma.

There are three types of koma: help koma, support koma and battle koma.

  • Help koma are only one square large. They'll boost up or help players in the game, but they will not appear on Battle Screen.
  • Support koma are two to three squares large. These koma will show up briefly on the battle screen to help the player, generally by attacking, blocking, restoring health, or some other move.
  • Battle koma are four to seven squares large, and these koma fight throughout each round. These koma represents the characters that the player controls in the battle screen, and the player can switch between characters by tapping their koma in the koma deck like a tag battle.

The player can build and store up to ten koma decks, and each deck must have at least one help koma, one support koma and one battle koma to be valid for use in battle. There are also a set of predefined decks that the player can use, but the player cannot change or delete those. It is also possible to exchange decks between friends, but they won't be able to edit the decks.

Ally boosting is done by placing koma next to each other in the deck maker. If the koma placed next to each other are "compatible", their attributes will go up. Battle characters can get a longer health bar, or increase the maximum number of special attack gauges.

Represented series[edit]

This is a list of represented series in Jump Super Stars. Most of the main characters from each series appear as characters within the games. There are 27 series in total.

Black Cat[1]
Bleach[2]
Bobobo-bo Bo-bobo[3]
Buso Renkin[4]
  • 3 characters (1 Battle, 0 Support, 2 Help)
  • Kazuki Muto is a selectable character.
Death Note[5]
  • 3 characters (0 Battle, 2 Support, 1 Help)
  • Light Yagami and L are support characters.
D.Gray-man[6]
  • 3 characters (1 Battle, 0 Support, 2 Help)
  • Allen Walker is a selectable character.
Dragon Ball[7]
Dr. Slump[8]
Eyeshield 21[9]
Gin Tama[10]
Hunter × Hunter[11]
Hikaru no Go[12]
  • 1 character (0 Battle, 1 Support, 0 Help)
  • Hikaru Shindo (paired with Sai Fujiwara) is a support character.
JoJo's Bizarre Adventure[13]
  • 2 characters (2 Battle, 0 Support, 0 Help)
  • Jotaro Kujo (with Star Platinum) and Dio Brando (with The World) are selectable characters.
Kochira Katsushika-ku Kameari Kōen-mae Hashutsujo[14]
Mr. Fullswing[15]
  • 4 characters (0 Battle, 1 Support, 3 Help)
  • Amakuni Saruno is a support character.
Naruto[16]
One Piece[17]
Pyu to Fuku! Jaguar[18]
  • 6 characters (1 Battle, 2 Support, 3 Help)
  • Junichi Jaguar is a selectable character.
  • Piyohiko and Hammer are support characters.
Reborn![19]
  • 4 characters (1 Battle, 1 Support, 2 Help)
  • Tsuna Sawada (paired with Reborn) is a selectable character.
  • Lambo is a support character.
Rurouni Kenshin[20]
Shaman King[21]
Slam Dunk[22]
  • 4 characters (0 Battle, 2 Support, 2 Help)
  • Hanamichi Sakuragi and Kaede Rukawa are support characters.
Steel Ball Run[23]
  • 2 characters (0 Battle, 1 Support, 1 Help)
  • Gyro Zeppeli is a support character.
Strawberry 100%[24]
  • 7 character (0 Battle, 4 Support, 3 Help)
  • Aya Toujou, Tsukasa Nishino, Satsuki Kitaoji and Yui Minamito are support characters.
The Prince of Tennis[25]
Yu-Gi-Oh![26]
  • 6 character (1 Battle, 0 Support, 5 Help)
  • Yugi Mutou is a selectable character.
Yu Yu Hakusho[27]

Release[edit]

Video game company Tommo had exclusive distribution rights to sell Jump Super Stars (and Jump Ultimate Stars) in North America through retailers such as Best Buy and Fry's Electronics. Many small business received minimal stock of these games.[citation needed]

Reception[edit]

Metacritic gave it 80/100 based on 10 reviews.[28]

Sales[edit]

On its first week of availability, Jump Superstars sold 220,912 copies.[29] It was the 19th best-selling game of 2005 in Japan, selling 464,076 copies.[30]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "キャラクター紹介 BLACK CAT" (in Japanese). Nintendo. Retrieved December 9, 2018.
  2. ^ "キャラクター紹介 BLEACH" (in Japanese). Nintendo. Retrieved December 9, 2018.
  3. ^ "キャラクター紹介 ボボボーボ・ボーボボ" (in Japanese). Nintendo. Retrieved December 9, 2018.
  4. ^ "キャラクター紹介 武装錬金" (in Japanese). Nintendo. Retrieved December 9, 2018.
  5. ^ "キャラクター紹介 DEATH NOTE" (in Japanese). Nintendo. Retrieved December 9, 2018.
  6. ^ "キャラクター紹介 D. GRAY-MAN" (in Japanese). Nintendo. Retrieved December 9, 2018.
  7. ^ "キャラクター紹介 DRAGON BALL" (in Japanese). Nintendo. Retrieved December 9, 2018.
  8. ^ "キャラクター紹介 Dr. スランプ" (in Japanese). Nintendo. Retrieved December 9, 2018.
  9. ^ "キャラクター紹介 アイシールド21" (in Japanese). Nintendo. Retrieved December 9, 2018.
  10. ^ "キャラクター紹介 銀魂" (in Japanese). Nintendo. Retrieved December 9, 2018.
  11. ^ "キャラクター紹介 HUNTER × HUNTER" (in Japanese). Nintendo. Retrieved December 9, 2018.
  12. ^ "キャラクター紹介 ヒカルの碁" (in Japanese). Nintendo. Retrieved December 9, 2018.
  13. ^ "キャラクター紹介 ジョジョの奇妙な冒険" (in Japanese). Nintendo. Retrieved December 9, 2018.
  14. ^ "キャラクター紹介 こちら葛飾区亀有公園前派出所" (in Japanese). Nintendo. Retrieved December 9, 2018.
  15. ^ "キャラクター紹介 Mr. FULLSWING" (in Japanese). Nintendo. Retrieved December 9, 2018.
  16. ^ "キャラクター紹介 NARUTO -ナルト-" (in Japanese). Nintendo. Retrieved December 9, 2018.
  17. ^ "キャラクター紹介 ONE PIECE" (in Japanese). Nintendo. Retrieved December 9, 2018.
  18. ^ "キャラクター紹介 ピューと吹く! ジャガー" (in Japanese). Nintendo. Retrieved December 9, 2018.
  19. ^ "キャラクター紹介 家庭教師ヒットマンリボーン!" (in Japanese). Nintendo. Retrieved December 9, 2018.
  20. ^ "キャラクター紹介 るろうに剣心 -明治剣客浪漫譚-" (in Japanese). Nintendo. Retrieved December 9, 2018.
  21. ^ "キャラクター紹介 シャーマンキング" (in Japanese). Nintendo. Retrieved December 9, 2018.
  22. ^ "キャラクター紹介 SLAM DUNK" (in Japanese). Nintendo. Retrieved December 9, 2018.
  23. ^ "キャラクター紹介 STEEL BALL RUN" (in Japanese). Nintendo. Retrieved December 9, 2018.
  24. ^ "キャラクター紹介 いちご100%" (in Japanese). Nintendo. Retrieved December 9, 2018.
  25. ^ "キャラクター紹介 テニスの王子様" (in Japanese). Nintendo. Retrieved December 9, 2018.
  26. ^ "キャラクター紹介 遊☆戯☆王" (in Japanese). Nintendo. Retrieved December 9, 2018.
  27. ^ "キャラクター紹介 幽☆遊☆白書" (in Japanese). Nintendo. Retrieved December 9, 2018.
  28. ^ "Jump Superstars (ds) reviews". Metacritic. CBS Interactive. Archived from the original on 30 January 2010. Retrieved 31 August 2014.
  29. ^ Gamasutra - Japanese Sales Charts, Week Ending August 14th
  30. ^ "Media Create Top 500 2005". Geimin.net. Archived from the original on 2014-12-28. Retrieved 2009-01-26.

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