Bleach vs Naruto 1.0 is one of the first versions of popular crossover series in which Shinigami and Shinobi worlds merge into one to emerge the strongest fighter. You are the one who will decide on the course of this fight. Will you represent one of the hidden villages? Or maybe you will give up your present life and move to Soul Society to become an officer or captain and defend innocent souls from the Hollows? Decide wisely.
In this game you can choose the character you'll control and an assistant who will help you during the fight using his special skills. You can choose from 8 playable characters: Kurosaki Ichigo, Kuchiki Rukia, Abarai Renji, Hitsugaya Toushirou, Uzumaki Naruto, Haruno Sakura, Uchiha Sasuke, and Hatake Kakashi. There are also 8 summon assistants: Kon, Inoue Orihime, Shihouinyoruichi, Ishida Uryu, Gaara, Yamanaka Ino, Temari, and Uchiha Itachi.
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.