Game News Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Shredder’s Revenge: The Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles video game that knocks fans out?
“Four turtles from hell in the city…” These few words must have reignited the flame of fans who grew up in the 90s. The Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles are well and truly back to face their sworn enemy in an all new Beat’em All… Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Shredder’s Revenge.
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Shredder’s Revenge tells the sensational return of Shredder, one would have suspected, in the streets of New York. The big bad of the saga and his minions attempt a makeover of the Statue of Liberty, then attack the premises of Channel 6. Neither one nor two, our four teenage mutant ninja turtles jump into their Turtle Van, it can’t be invented, and go to the scene of the crime in order to save the day, Turtle style! This is the starting point of this new 100% new adventure imagined by the screenwriters and which takes place in the universe of the animated series of ’87.
One thing is certain, the artists of Tribute Games are having a great time and expressing their love of the franchise through this new adaptation of the Ninja Turtles. The all-pixel art direction is a model of its kind as well for all that relates to the decorations as to the characters. And what about the animations made entirely “by hand”, if not screaming a resounding COWABUNGA ??? The attention to detail, the precision of the movements, the winks sprinkled here and there in somewhat interactive levels… in short Shredder’s Revenge gives us a 2D visual uppercut certainly come from a nostalgic past, but oh so mastered. If you want to clean up the streets of New York with retro sauce… Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Shredder’s Revenge is waiting for you. Especially since the game will run at 60 frames per second – dynamic depending on the machine – and will offer a resolution of 1920*1080.
Even if it means taking a leap in the past, more precisely in 1987, you might as well reclaim an ultra popular and dominating video game genre at the end of the 80s and the beginning of the 90s… the Beat’em All. Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Shredder’s Revenge takes the formula and modernizes it to stick as closely as possible to the fighting style of the turtles. The objective has not changed in 30 years and is to go through several levels and eliminate the enemies that stand in our way. Simple, effective and above all hard-hitting, the title of Tribute Games relies on dynamic clashes in Team versus ALL and a fast pace in order to stand out from other games of the genre, starting with the essential Streets of Rage 4 released in April 2020.
Shredder’s Revenge looks set to appeal to both franchise fans by being series-true and accessible while flirting with fight purists via plenty of, often contextual, combos to learn and practice. This Beat’em All is especially thought to be shared. Fully playable from 1 to 4 players both online, offline and a mix of both, this TMNT version 2022 places cooperation at the heart of a family multiplayer experience with attacks only available to several people and a very useful resuscitation mechanic. Walking the streets of the city in the skin of a turtle, but not only, has never been so fun and exhilarating.
This new Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles adventure could easily be summed up as… “Shredder is back again, things are going badly, but don’t panic, the turtles are here!” And that is more than enough to have a great time. Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Shredder’s Revenge is draped in a sober staging, produced in the manner of animated comics or Animated Comics. Tribute Games’ Beat ’em All is openly inspired by the ’90s series and set in the same universe. It is in a way the spiritual continuation of the 10 seasons broadcast between 1987 and 1996 without being precisely located in the chronology. To put it simply, this original story imagined by the writers of Tribute Games takes place in parallel with the main series and is intended to be canon to it.
Content level, TMNT: Shredder’s Revenge always adds more ingredients without ever risking (pizza) indigestion. The proposed experience focuses solely on solo and cooperation via Arcade and Story modes. No versus mode to get your teeth into. The first takes up the codes of the arcade terminals of yesteryear with a credit system and a ringing and stumbling Game Over. The second adds some elements taken from role-playing games to spice up the adventure. It is therefore possible and advisable to unlock new skills for each playable character as you progress.
The fighters available to players are six in number. If this figure may seem low, note the care given to each of them and their realization entirely in 2D. Leonardo, Donatello, Michelangelo, Raphael, Master Splinter and April O’Neil all have specific abilities and gameplay. As fans, we regret the absence of troublemaker and hockey player Casey Jones. This noticeable absence is however compensated by the fifteen levels and the twenty bosses which decorate the adventure without forgetting the many cameos and other winks intended for the fans of the turtles.
Small detail that changes everything, the game starts with an opening that will make the nostalgic chord of the toddlers that we were then vibrate. This cover of the cult credits from 1987 composed by Mike Patton, the singer of the group Faith No More, strikes in the heart. Admittedly, the soundtrack is only available in English, but the latter still has its little effect each time the game is launched. The original vocals are also back, in english only, which reinforces the authenticity of a game that wants to be faithful to the spirit of the animated series. Francophones will surely be a little disappointed before putting things into perspective.
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Shredder’s Revenge might just be the ultimate Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles game fans have been waiting for, provided you keep going and give in totally to the call of the nunchak!
By Silent_JayJournalist jeuxvideo.com