Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles

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Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (TMNT) is the latest game in what is quite a long list inspired by the popular comic book and TV series, this time based on the Nickelodeon cartoons, and seems to trade more on the name and brand recognition than on quality.

What You Need to Know

The evil Shredder has kidnapped reporter April and it is up to the ever young Turtles to track her down and rescue her. Shredder has teamed up with the Foot Clan, Kraang and various other miscreants meaning the Turtles have to fight their way through all kinds of enemies to rescue their damsel in distress in this side-scrolling brawler.


What’s New?

Magic Pockets hasn’t developed the TMNT brand and chosen to not add anything particularly new.

What’s the Same?

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles is a typical brawler and includes all of the basic features of the genre.

You’ll Enjoy Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles If You Liked…

… Spongebob Squarepant: Plankton’s Robotic Revenge
… Double Dragon
… Other Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle games


What I Liked

- 3.) The co-op play and switching between characters does allow for some diversity throughout the game. Playing together is a lot more fun than playing alone as proven when playing with my kids.
- 2.) The hack and slash gameplay did appeal to my youngsters and they do identify with the characters.
- 1.) Upgrading the Turtles is quite fun but the uggrades unfortunately don’t seem to alter the game too much.

Favourite Moment

My favourite moment was throwing an enemy against the screen and watching him slide down. Once I got the Achievement, though, I stopped as it became a bit tedious.


What I Didn’t Like

- 3.) The graphics are very disappointing and well below par in 2013.
- 2.) The repetition – the developers offered up a set amount of enemies per level but it can become boring fighting through them.
- 1.) Although the Turtles can upgrade, this didn’t really seem to impact the game. Once again, I got bored pretty quickly with this aspect of the game.

Least Favourite Moment

My least favourite moment was finally realising that there was nothing more to the game. As a major fan on the Turtles when I was a kid, this was a major disappointment.

The Bottom Line

Unless you’re a massive fan of the Turtles and want to play with the ‘Green Machines,’ I would advise looking for other brawlers because you can do a lot better.

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles was reviewed on Xbox 360

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