Reviews and Problems with Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles
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Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles
Common Sense Media
1 November 2013
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: 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.
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.
Excerpt: Elle est loin l’époque où nos quatre tortues vivaient ensemble dans les égouts de New-York. Aujourd’hui, chacun a choisi sa voie et vit sa vie de son côté. Léonardo, le leader de la bande a été envoyé par Splinter en Amérique du Sud pour terminer son entraînement et ramener un médaillon magique. De retour parmi les siens, il reprend sa place de chef de groupe. Raphael, quant à lui, est toujours aussi excité et assoiffé d’action.
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.
Summary: I can remember in the early 90s going to Showbiz Pizza (that’s what Chuck E Cheese used to be called if you weren’t alive at this time) and spending the entire night with my buddies standing around this arcade machine. It was excellent. The graphics rocked, the game was challenging and we had all the pizza we could eat. It was a simpler time. But times have changed, and Turtles in Time simply doesn’t slice the pizza.
Conclusion: Average graphics, repetitive gameplay and clunky controls do not add up to a particularly enjoyable gaming experience, and going by the rating the game has earned for itself on this very website, i very much doubt if i'm alone in thinking this. On the plus side, three-four hours worth of hammering through this will net you the full 1000 Gamerscore, which is ultimately why we're all here i guess, just don't expect to really enjoy the process, that's all.