The Ninja Council 3 is a fairly solid title where fighting genre games on the DS are concerned, although it could do better with a more fluid physics engine and button placement (the latter gets fairly hard to master whenever you try to execute complex moves). What it does do is bring the entire anime to life on the handheld, and on that point alone it is good enough to warrant a purchase. I would limit this title to those who are fans of the anime and love having some bone crunching battles. For those who don?t know about the anime series but want to give the game a try, this is definitely a worthy rental. While the folks in Asia can obsess on Jump Ultimate Stars (an awesome Japanese fighting game), the US gamers who don?t like to buy imports can feed their fighting hunger on the Ninja Council 3.