Review: Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Smash Up (Nintendo Wii)
15 November 2009
Summary: : Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Smash Up is generally pretty solid overall, but it lacks the variety and replay value of something like the Smash Brothers series, which hurts it in the long run.
Fight as hero or villain in frenzied, four-player brawls.
Common Sense Media
14 November 2009
Summary: Parents need to know that Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Smash-Up is a frenzied beat-'em-up game where you can play as the good guy or the villain. Players select characters including turtles, humans and robots and battle each other in free-for-all style using swords, hockey sticks, bombs, and fists.
Excerpt: The TNMT license has had more than its fair share of sub-par games since the early ‘90s, but it’s also seen some excellent games as well - like the arcade games that turned into great console games.
Conclusion: Concept: America’s favorite reptilian ninjas settle their grievances Smash Bros. style
Graphics: The original comic was drawn in black and white with a pencil, and it was still more fun to look at than these comic-esque cutscenes. Thankfully the in-game graphics look great.
Conclusion: Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Smash Up tries so hard to compare itself to Game Arts’ benchmark-setting Super Smash Bros. Brawl that you’d think it actually weighs up. But the bar has been set so ridiculously high by the Smash Bros.
Excerpt: Check out the Video Review. After 25 years of success, the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles franchise has seen better days. The television series has fallen out of relevancy, the 2007 CG movie didn’t do much in terms of critical acclaim, and the past few video games have been anything but impressive.
Excerpt: My childhood was filled with movies, television shows, and toys starring everyone’s favorite mutated reptiles: the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. Because of this, it is pretty cool to see that somewhat of a TMNT resurgence is beginning to take place.