Reviews and Problems with Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Turtles in Time Re-Shelled
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Not terrible so much as disappointing
J. D. Williams, Amazon
31 October 2009
Summary: Turtles in Time Re-shelled has a little good, some that is mediocre, and a lot left wanting. My friends and I all have fond memories of mashing foot soldiers to a pulp across many hours of our misspent youths, so when this game was released I was very excited. We fired it up last night and played through it in one sitting, four player. First: this is a port of the arcade version, not the SNES version.
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 The music has been replaced by generic boring rock tracks, the sound effects sound like the turtles are hitting the foot soldiers with sponges, and the graphics are very dull and muted in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.