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Igor Lyubavin

Igor Lyubavin

TMNT Review: Shredder's Revenge

A great nostalgic game for all fans of the 90s and Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles.

On June 16, Tribute Games studio released a new game about the iconic Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles – Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Shredder’s Revenge. We have already completed the walkthrough and are ready to share our impressions of how the nostalgic adventure turned out.

Attention. The material contains a large dose of nostalgia for the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. Especially on animated series and games from the 90s. We have warned!

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Even before the release, the developers stated that Shredder’s Revenge was not going to reinvent the wheel. This is a classic beat ’em up that many played in their early childhood. The authors thus wanted to pay tribute to the beloved animated series of 1987 and many games that came out in the 90s. And they didn’t cheat.

The events of the new “Turtles” begin with the fact that Shredder and his minions once again plot a new plan: to revive Krang, subdue the Statue of Liberty and wipe New York from the face of the Earth. Our heroes decide to fight for the city and go after the insidious villains.

Of course, we did not come here to follow the intricacies of the plot, but to stuff one’s face opponents! And with this Shredder’s Revenge copes admirably. The game is divided into a dozen and a half levels, at the end of each of them some powerful boss, known from comics or animated series, is waiting. The locations themselves are built as simply as possible: we go from left to right and mutuzim all opponents that come to hand.

In addition to the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Shredder’s Revenge is playable as April O’Neil, Splinter’s teacher and Casey Jones.

The combat system of the stars from the sky is lacking, however, it copes with its only task – to be very fun. The player has several moves at his disposal: the usual combo of a couple of hits, a grapple followed by an opponent’s throw, a jump kick, and a special move that can be used after the adrenaline bar is full. With it, you can destroy a large cluster of enemies in a split second and feel like a real martial arts master.

One of the starting bosses in the game

One of the starting bosses in the game

turtle fun

The level of fun in Shredder’s Revenge directly depends on the number of players. In theory, the game can be completely run alone, but it will not be as fun as with a crowd of friends. Fortunately, the game has not only local co-op, but also the ability to gather on the Internet. And if suddenly all your friends are busy, then you can find teammates simply through the search in the game itself.

However, even in the company, the shortcomings of the nostalgic approach often slip through: Shredder’s Revenge has a lot of sore games from the 90s. The combat system, though perky, is too simple and almost one-button. Almost all enemies are colorful ninjas and small robots that fly off in a couple of hits. The situation gets better towards the end, but the overall impression is still blurred.

Peculiar isometric locations played a cruel joke with flying opponents – it is very difficult to hit them due to the fact that their position in space is completely incomprehensible. To understand whether they are on top, bottom or in the center, you can only use the “poke” method – especially in a situation where the developers for some reason turn off the double jump mechanics.

Someone may also not like the fact that the action is completed in just a couple of hours. Just warmed up – and already the end of the game. For such gamers, the authors have added newspapers, VHS tapes and other materials scattered throughout the levels. Fans can also replay the game on a higher difficulty. And if that’s not enough, the developers have prepared an arcade mode with hardcore conditions – with a limited number of lives and increased damage from enemies. It definitely won’t look like much.

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Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Shredder’s Revenge is a very worthy project for any fan of Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles and simply perky action games. This is a real gift to the fans from the fans and just a wonderful game in which to spend a couple of fun evenings. Yes, she has her flaws, but who cares? The Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles are back in their original form – and that’s great.

Liked

  • Stylish pixel art inspired by Turtle games from the 90s.
  • Simple but fun combat system.
  • Very stylish and varied levels.
  • All familiar heroes and villains in one wrapper.
  • Co-op for four and a bunch of good humor.
  • After passing through, I immediately want to turn on the cult animated series of 1987.

Did not like

  • The game is very short – you can run it in just an hour and a half.
  • The combat system sometimes suffers from the sores of the 90s.
  • There are only a few types of opponents.

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