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Bleach: The Blade of Fate (DS)

Bleach: The Blade of Fate (DS)
alaScore 91

51 reviews

Sep, 2018

We have collected and analyzed 35 expert reviews and 16 user reviews from international sources. Experts rate this product 81/100 and users rate it 89/100. The average review date is Jul 14, 2008. We have compared these reviews to 73476 reviews from other Nintendo DS Games. The alaScore™ for this product is 91/100 = Excellent. Last update: Sep 21, 2018.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 6 user reviews of Bleach: The Blade of Fate (DS) from The average user rating for this product is 4.5/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other Nintendo DS Games on Reviewers really like the controls. The graphics also gets good comments.

story, graphics, controls

100% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

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Sep, 2018

Expert review by : Mikey Dowling (

Bleach: The Blade of Fate


The Bleach anime is action intensive, so it's no surprise that fighting games would be produced from the license. The only problem is hoping that the games would be worth a fan's time. Well, Sega and Treasure have made one DS fighter that shouldn't be...

Even with a story mode that needs some working on in terms of clarity, and a few glaring omissions from the roster (where’s Ikkaku, Matsumoto, Yumichika, and Hisagi?), Bleach: Blade of Fate is still one of the best handheld fighters available. Bleach...

Feb, 2008

Expert review by : Phil Theobald (

Bleach: The Blade of Fate (DS)


It's not often that a portable game ends up being better than its console sibling. Usually, the handheld versions of multi-system releases tend to feel like throwaway products intended to capitalize on the big-name game that has just debuted on a...

This review was based on a retail version of the game provided by the publisher.

Jan, 2008

Expert review by : Mike "Two Tone" McConnell (

Bleach: The Blade of Fate


Bleach was an instant trend. No sooner than Shonen Jump previewed the new Manga title, the insane popularity of the series in Japan was translated into a TV series that North America is eating up. As with any popular anime franchise, the video games...

The new touch screen setting for special moves makes this game more friendly for new players, but the traditional controls are still here for experienced players ; Wi-Fi is a great additon to multiplayer

Branching storyline is a little too complicated, and you spend a lot of time going over the same ground ; Doesn't do a great job of introducing you to the story or mythology

This is solid fighter slimmed down for you pocket. It doesn't hit it out of the park every time, but it is passable. The multiplayer is this games strongest suit, and with Wi-Fi it's better.

Nov, 2007

Expert review by : Mike Flacy (

Bleach: The Blade of Fate


Created by Sega, Bleach: The Blade of Fate is an anime-inspired fighting game for the Nintendo DS handheld system. In North America, the fighting genre on the NDS has been much ignored by the majority of developers and publishers, perhaps due to the...

Conclusion Bleach is an above average fighting game that uses the full capabilities of the Nintendo DS. While the storyline will only captivate anime fans, the vast amount of gameplay features in the single player mode and the solid structure of...

Nov, 2007

Expert review by : Dan Dormer (

Bleach: The Blade of Fate


Fate intervened, and delivered one fantastic DS fighter.

Bucks the trend of awful anime games; solid fighting experience; accessible for newbies and vets

Spotty AI at points; single-cart play requires redownloading after each battle

Nov, 2007

Expert review by : Karl Castaneda (

Bleach: The Blade of Fate


Don't let the anime license fool you; this is a surprisingly competent fighting game.

Great multiplayer options ; Good selection of characters ; Lengthy story mode

The status enhancers can sometimes be a little unwieldy to use, since you need to reposition your thumb

How about mentioning that it's a fast indie-style fighter with freestyle comboing, flashstep cancels and lots of air combos? Sure that's kinda standard for indie-style fighters but I don't think many people who only know mainstream games consider that...

Oct, 2007

Expert review by : Robert Workman (

Bleach: The Blade of Fate Review


Leave it to Treasure to create one of the best handheld fighting games ever.

Sega probably doesn't even realize the gem it has with Bleach: The Blade of Fate. The presentation is undeniably good, the 2-D gameplay is pure old school gold and the multiplayer options are gratifying enough to start planning anime-themed parties. ...

Oct, 2007

Expert review by : Cody Musser (

Bleach: The Blade of Fate Nintendo DS Review


The story mode follows the series and provides players the chance to play along as main character Ichigo travels to Soul Society to rescue his companion Rukia. Challenge mode is a tedious diversion at best, in which a player has to perform a specific...

Deep and Fast-Paced fighting engine. The Bleach license

No English language support. Spirit cards are useless

Bleach is one of Japan's most popular anime and manga series, and has been a marketing miracle with previous game releases on PSP, Playstation 2, Gamecube, and Game Boy Advance. Bleach: Souten ni Kakeru Unmei was the series debut on the Nintendo DS....

Jul, 2006

Expert review by : Amanda L. Kondolojy (

Bleach: The Blade of Fate


It's unfortunate, but most games based on anime really aren't that good. It's rare when you find a game that comes from pre-existing material that can re-invigorate your faith that good games can be made that are based on an anime. Bleach: The Blade of...

Expert review by : Alex Coulter (

Bleach: The Blade of Fate Nintendo DS Review


Easily the best fighter on the DS to date.

Unless you've imported the Jump Superstar games from Japan, the DS has been pretty starved for a good fighter. Enter Bleach: The Blade of Fate. The game delivers great gameplay and superb graphics with plenty of single player game modes like arcade,...


Product Specifications

Bleach: The Blade of Fate follows the life of a 15-year-old boy who is able to see spirits and discovers he has supernatural powers. Playing as one of your favorite 28 characters from the series, you will master their special attacks, Bankai transformations and Zanpakutos as you battle a wide variety of opponents in a twisting storyline filled with surprises.


Elements:Action - fighting
ESRB Rating:Teen (13+)
PEGI Rating:12+
USK Rating:Freigegeben ab 12 Jahren gem


Compatibility:Game console
Model:The Blade of Fate
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Bleach


Package Type:Retail


Game Console Compatibility:Nintendo DS
License Category:Shrinkwrap
License Pricing:Standard
License Qty:1 user
License Type:Complete package
Subcategory:Games - action