Inazuma Eleven
Inazuma Eleven
Developer(s) Level-5
Publisher(s) Level-5 (Nintendo in Europe)
Platform(s) Nintendo DS, Nintendo 3DS
Release date(s) Nintendo DS:

JP: August 22, 2008 EU: January 29, 2011 UK: August 26, 2011

Nintendo 3DS (eShop only) NA: February 13, 2014

EU: February 13, 2014 AUS: February 14, 2014

Genre(s) RPG
Players 1 player
Rating(s) PEGI: 7
Media Nintendo DS Game Card
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Predecessor None
Successor Inazuma Eleven: Firestorm/Blizzard
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Inazuma Eleven (イナズマイレブン Inazuma Irebun, lit. Lightning Eleven) is a role-playing and sports video game for the Nintendo DS developed and published by Level-5 (published by Nintendo in Europe). It is the first installment of the Inazuma Eleven series. The game was later released in America on February 13th 2014, for Nintendo 3DS as a downlodable game via the Nintendo eShop. This release includes updated graphics and visuals, and is priced at $20.


The game is split into two parts: one resembles a RPG, featuring various locations that Endou and his team have to explore in order to get new items, face other players in short casual battles or to advance further in the story. Most of the goals of this part are indicated by a giant purple arrow. The second part is the actual match: using the stylus, the player moves the team around against another team. The player can dodge opponent's attacks, slide tackle to take the ball away, or use a special move available to the characters they recruited. The result of any of his players actions are determined by seven skills, the player's element, and the total number of players participating in an action. Special moves can only be stopped with other moves, meaning that they will always win against basic tactics. Special shots and special saves however play simultaneously, which means that unlike defending the ball they always consume the TP bar and at the beginning are determined by the player's element only.


The main character, Endou Mamoru, is a very talented goalkeeper of the Raimon Junior High and the grandson of one of the strongest goalkeepers in Japan, who died before he was born. Even though his skills are incredible his school lacks a real soccer club as the 6 other members don't appear very interested even in training. But as soon as a mysterious forward called Gouenji Shuuya moves to Endou's town, the young goalkeeper sets out to find and recruit members for his soccer team. There are nearly 1000 playable characters with varying skills that will determine the success of the team. The story is about the 1st season of the Inazuma Eleven series.


Genki Points, known as FP, Fitness Points in the EU versions. GP is what allows you to run for a limited amount of time, until that specific player gets tired. When a players GP runs out, the player won't run as fast and will show sweat coming from it, showing it is tired. When you have low GP, there is less chance of keeping possession of the ball and evading players . Your GP lowers whilst the player is running, so it is wise to pass a lot so the GP of that player doesn't decrease. TPEdit Technical Points are the basics of Hissatsu's in the games. TP allows you to use hissatsu until it runs out. Every character has a different amount of TP, but increase when they level up. As characters have TP, so do hissatsu. For example, Fire Tornado has a TP value of 33 in the first game, so if a character was to have a TP value of 90 in total, when they would use Fire Tornado, the hissatsu TP would take away it's own value to the characters TP, therefore resulting in a TP of 57.


  1. Opening titles
  2. Underachievers
  3. You like soccer, right?
  4. Endou meets Gouenji
  5. Sunset over Inazuma
  6. Gouenji's kick
  7. Teikoku Gakuen Academy arrive
  8. An insurmountable lead
  9. Sakiyama's shot
  10. Death Zone unveiled
  11. Endou defeated
  12. Endou rebounds!
  13. Gouenji joins in!
  14. Passes to Gouenji
  15. An emotional victory
  16. To Teikoku Academy
  17. Zeus's threat
  18. Kageyama Reiji
  19. This is Zeus Stadium
  20. The final battle
  21. National Champions
  22. Closing titles


  • The Layton Team, consisting of 5 characters from Professor Layton (another of Level 5's franchise), can be found randomly in the Inabikari Training Center in the original Japanese game.
  • The European games run in Inazuma Eleven 2's engine. Contents from Inazuma Eleven 1 like character portraits, TP costs are replaced with Inazuma Eleven 2's.
    • Data for Inazuma Eleven 2 characters, hissatsu techniques, and teams are also in the European games, but are hidden. You can get the techniques by using cheat codes.
    • The game was released late in the UK because Level 5 wanted to air the anime series before they released the game.


The main character, Endou Mamoru, or Mark Evans in the English version is a very talented goalkeeper and the grandson of Endou Daisuke (David Evans in the English dub), one of the strongest goalkeepers in Japan, who died before Mark was born. Even though his skills and enthusiasm are incredible, his school lacks a real soccer club, as the six other members don't appear very interested even in training. One day, when a mysterious forward named Gouenji Shuuya (or Axel Blaze) moves to Endou's town, the young goalkeeper sets out to find and recruit members for his soccer team. There are nearly 1000 playable characters with varying skills that will determine the success of the team. As you play through the story, Mark can recruit various characters on the team and help achieve his ultimate goal of competing!

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