Reviews and Problems with Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles
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20 March 2015
Summary: Back in the late 80's and early 90's, the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles were the hottest thing in America. At least, if you were a little boy. Toys, TV shows, movies, and videogames featuring the turtles were all the rage, and this week's XBLA release highlights one of the games with, arguably, the most nostalgia attached to it. TMNT the arcade game was a co-op brawler that let you choose from the four heroes and take on the foot clan. Back then, it was magical. Now?
Pros: Co-Op play, Everything you remember is completely intact, Only 400 points ($5)
Cons: Excruciatingly difficult, Not nearly as fun as you remember
Excerpt: 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.
Excerpt: Growing up, I spent countless hours watching the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (TMNT) cartoons and playing the games on Nintendo. It was one of the few games that my brother and I could play that helped us stop fighting for two seconds and enjoy some time together. I was always fond of playing Leonardo while my brother relentlessly stepped into the orange bandana of Michelangelo.
Excerpt: If you havent seen the film Black Hawk Down do yourself a favor, run, do not walk, to the video store and check that one out (or at least just skip down to the second paragraph of this review). After a Black Hawk helicopter goes down in the middle of war-torn Mogadishu, Somalia several platoons are sent in to rescue the downed troopers and bring them back home safe.
Conclusion: OK, maybe I’m being a little harsh on TMNT , as it’s obviously aimed toward a younger demographic than something like Ninja Gaiden . However, there’s no denying that the game is just too easy, especially for all of the rabid Turtles fans out there. Worst of all, you can’t change the difficulty at all, something that would have been nice to give seasoned gamers more of a challenge. And what’s up with the complete lack of a co-op mode?
Conclusion: Ubisoft tried to get as creative as they could with the Achievements in Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Arcade , but the majority of them are as simple as this coin-op classic. It’s worth mentioning however, that Ubisoft has placed one secret Achievement in Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Arcade that may take a bit of work to uncover. Ninjitsu – Defeat three opponents with a direct attack.
Simple, unimaginative action brawler extends the TV show.
Common Sense Media
29 September 2009
Summary: Parents need to know that this game is directly based on Nickelodeon's CGA-based show of the same name: Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles . Although the four main heroes are noble and brave and fight against evil, they do use weapons and fists to defeat enemies. The fantasy, cartoon violence is quite tame compared to other video games, however. There's also some "comic mischief," including references to "puking" and sewage, as well as some belching.
Excerpt: TMNT, the game based on the recently released Ninja Turtles movie, falls strictly under the 'made for under 10s' heading. While some of us twenty-somethings have fond memories of the Turtles, the new movie wasn't made for us and neither was the game. Judged alongside great action platformers like Prince of Persia, TMNT comes up short, but as a game made strictly for kids, it's not a bad effort.