The fighting game genre is pretty well known for its use in some sort of in-game currency to unlock things and Naruto Shippuden: Ultimate Ninja Storm 4 is no different. The money in the game is known as Ryo, and there are multiple ways to earn it throughout the game.
Ryo is given as rewards during the game throughout the different game modes, but with needing a lot of it to help unlock the nearly 60 costumes in the game, getting it quickly is very important. First of all, upon starting the game, the first thing you are going to want to do is play the game’s Story Mode. Not only will it allow you to unlock the characters, but also will allow you to purchase the one costume that is a mystery, upon unlocking Hanabi.
Playing through story mode, without even doing the side missions, should provide you with a ton of Ryo. In my first playthrough with no side missions, I had over 850,000 Ryo upon finishing. However, this won’t be quite enough to get anywhere near everything you can purchase in the game, so without replaying story, there are a few other options.
You can of course play the game’s Adventure Mode, which adds exploration into the mix, allowing you to find Ryo around the map in different places. This is a case of killing two birds with one stone, as you can play through this mode as well while getting the Ryo and even Ninja Treasures as well. However, this one is definitely the most time consuming with lesser rewards, so I would avoid it if you’ve already completed it and are just looking to earn some fast Ryo.
Those are the basic ways to get Ryo, but there is another way that you can earn it as well that is about the quickest method, which is even easier if you have two controllers. If you do, go to Free Battle and choose a 1P vs 2P match. if you don’t have a second controller, you can do it against the computer, but just know they’ll be moving and making it a little more difficult, though still not too hard. Then set it to be a single match and then 1 round.
Click “Settings Complete” and on the next screen press the touchpad on PS4, or the corresponding button on other platforms to bring up “Battle Settings.” Don’t worry about the time, as that won’t be a factor at all. Set the handicap all the way to the right and confirm your settings.
Now at the character select screen again, pick whichever fighter you want. Just know that you want one that has a very quick Secret Technique that is still strong to where you can take the opponent out in one hit. You can obviously experiment with this one until you find the sweet spot.
And simply by winning the match in only about 30 seconds, you will earn somewhere between 15,000 to upwards of 20,000 Ryo at a time. This adds up very quickly and is by far the most efficient way to get Ryo. Story mode has it add up by the end, but you’ll be facing much harder battles. This will allow you to buy a lot of things in the in-game store, but make sure not to forget that there’s something else you need for costumes as well, which we will cover next.