Bleach vs Naruto 0.9 is one of the first publicly available versions of the popular anime game. It's a crossover in which you'll meet your favorite characters from Bleach and Naruto. Which anime do you like more? Choose the character you lead to the win! In addition, you'll be supported by an assistant who can use his special skills against your opponents. Shinigami or Shinobi? The choice is yours!
Despite the fact that the game is in a very early stage of development, you can choose from 8 playable characters -- 4 from each anime series -- and 8 summon assistants. You can play as Kurosaki Ichigo, Kuchiki Rukia, Abarai Renji, Hitsugaya Toushirou, Uzumaki Naruto, Haruno Sakura, Uchiha Sasuke, or Hatake Kakashi. Kon, Inoue Orihime, Shihouinyoruichi, Ishida Uryu, Gaara, Yamanaka Ino, Temari, and Uchiha Itachi may appear as assistants.
The gameplay is simple and similar to other classic arcade fighting games. You can move from left to right ( A D ), block enemy attacks (S ), jump ( K ), dash ( L ), attack your opponents with basic attacks ( J ), powerful special attacks ( U I ) or with help of your assistant ( O ). W key isn't used to move, but it can be combined with the attack keys to perform air attacks or blasts directed upwards. Using a block and attack ( S + J ) at the same time will activate one of the character's special abilities. If you get 3 bars of energy, you can activate the transformation using attack and jump at the same time ( J + K ). It'll increase speed, power and skills of your character.
To start the game, click on the title screen, then use the keys ( W S to up and down, A D to left and right ) to navigate the menu. Confirm your selection by pressing J or use K to return to the previous view. Player 2 chooses the character using and confirms by pressing 1.