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26 Dec 2022

REVIEW: TMNT: Shredder's Revenge: on Nintendo Switch

Review by Jon Donnis
I was a big fan of the TMNT cartoon growing up, so you can imagine my excitement when I saw that TMNT: Shredder's Revenge was released on Nintendo Switch.

"Featuring the original 1980's cartoon voice actors reprising their classic roles, the Heroes in a Half Shell return to brawl in the streets from Manhattan to Coney Island as they face off against the Foot Clan in 'Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Shredder's Revenge'."

TMNT: Shredder's Revenge is a classic 2D side scrolling beat 'em up, in the style of Streets of Rage, and with pixel art to firmly make you feel like you were back in the 1980s. 

Here is the plot
"With Bebop and Rocksteady assaulting Channel 6 and stealing super gnarly devices to support Krang and Shredder's latest twisted plan, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Shredder's Revenge sees the Turtles battling across a righteous range of timeless TMNT locations. From Manhattan and Coney Island, to city rooftops and dank sewers, help the fearsome foursome trounce Foot Soldiers, Triceraton Warriors, and Rock Troops all the way to Dimension X!"

You can play solo or with friends, take control of one of the Turtles, each have their own skills, weapons and moves, and battle you way through each level. It is simple and classic gameplay, beat up the bad guys, collect power ups, build up combos, and save the day.

There are some nice touches to the game, the special moves are fun and will get you out of trouble, when close enough to a bad guy you can throw them, even towards the viewpoint of the player, which is a nice touch. Each character has a different fighting style and weapons, nun chucks, knives, staff, swords etc, certain parts of the environment can also be used or destroyed. Boss fights tend to involve one big enemy and a load of minions.

Pick up pizza to boost your health, smash open boxes for various power ups, hit an exploding barrel and move quickly so it can take out the enemy. You can even perform a taunt!

The Good
Really pretty and well animated pixel art graphics, very cool soundtrack, gameplay is pretty much what you would expect, and ticks all the boxes for a side scrolling beat em up. 

The Bad
You will probably complete the game pretty quick.

Games like this work really well on the Nintendo Switch, even more so on the Switch Lite, the small screen makes everything look even better, and gameplay suits the quick pick up and play style of such consoles.

It is hard to get a side scrolling beat em up wrong, so before you even start playing, you know that this will probably be a good game, but I am even more happy to say that with everything included, the original voice actors, the graphics, the backgrounds etc, it does stand out in the genre.

I score TMNT: Shredder's Revenge: on Nintendo Switch a solid 8/10

Out Now on Nintendo Switch

With a special "Signature Edition" physical release coming at the end of November, you can get a host of extra goodies.
A standard edition copy of the game.
One randomly selected Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles eye mask, players will receive either Michelangelo, Donatello, Raphael, ORLeonardo
CD Soundtrack featuring 28 tracks presented in a pizza box styled case
4x 30mm Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles metal pins
Metal Shredder keyring
Numbered autograph art card
80mm sewer manhole cover metal coaster

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