Summary: This is a Masterful Remake! It bring's back all the great memories you had when you played this game back in the arcade's, its endlessly fun and i can never put it down especially playing with my friends online.
A reimagination of TMNT: Turtles in Time Reshelled
J. Cummings "Somewhere in PS2 land", Amazon
30 October 2009
Summary: Editor's Note: Because TMNT: Turtles in Time Reshelled is not available from the PSN Store @ Amazon.com, this review is for the PS3 version. TMNT 4: Turtles in Time is still a very sought after Super Nintendo game, and for good reason. It was a blast to play in the arcade and on the SNES. So, in a nice bit of fan service, Ubisoft did a remake of this game, and it's definitely a blast of nostalgia.
Summary: As with most gamers, I recall the excellent sessions with the SNES version of TMNT: Turtles In Time. However, what most gamers failed to realize prior to this titles release is that THIS ISN'T THE SNES VERSION. If you accept it for what they give you, it's a pretty decent romp through the turtle-verse. My gripe is that releasing two of these games (this and the original) leaves me with a sense of been there.. if you know what I mean.
Summary: Long story short- The TMNT Turtles in Time arcade game was great in a number of ways-bright colorful graphics, an awesome soundtrack and sound effects and 4-player co-op play. While the new ReShelled edition retains 4 player co-op, the entire experience is a total letdown. The music has been replaced by generic boring rock tracks, the sound effects sound like the turtles are hitting the foot soldiers with sponges, and the graphics are very dull and muted in every level.
Summary: I picked this up from the Xbox Live Arcade while it was on sale (during one of those Gold-Exclusive Deal of the Week bits) for 400 points (the equivalent of $5) and I feel cheated; I wouldn't spend double that and not want to slap myself silly. TMNT: Turtles in Time Re-Shelled is essentially a 3D adaption of the classic 2D arcade game... and nothing more.
Summary: I'm a huge turtles fan so hearing a remake of arguably the best turtles game of all time was being made I got excited. They used the arcade version as a base which means the game lacks the Technodrome level, Rat King, Slash, Bebop, and Rocksteady. All these are minor complaints and understandable as those were all SNES console bonuses. That aside I'm going to break down the good and bad about the game. Let's do the good first.
A Spit in the Face for Original Fans of Turtles in Time
Brax0r "The Good", Amazon
30 October 2009
Summary: This is NOT the original Turtles in Time - in any way, shape or form. Shockingly, I went in knowing that this was going to be an updated Turtles in Time with open arms... and I was completely disappointed. There is little charm to the updated graphics, music and sound effects, and because of the pseudo 3-D graphics, the game plays a little differently, and the controls are super-loose / wonky.