[Análise] Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Shredder’s Revenge

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Shredder’s Revenge is a tribute to the classic Beat’em up. In fact, he re-uses the game design of Turtles in Time and the Manhattan Project to bring a new look to the characters so that the current video games can have that beautiful experience of the 90s.

Most importantly, the experience was very fun, respecting the original essence and allowing new ideas to be used very well. Dotemu’s game, which is also responsible for the great Streets of Rage 4, shows that graphics and gameplay are important, but the fun is even greater.

With dynamic, moving gameplay and plenty of challenges, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Shredder’s Revenge works perfectly for all age groups and all types of players, starting and ending randomly.

There is no time, brother

The story of Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles is… Well, there is no story. In fairness, he has the same familiar scheme from the cartoons: the fighter has a plan to destroy New York (wow!) And the only force that can stop him is a quartet consisting of Leonardo, Raphael, Michelangelo and Donatello.

That’s it, it’s like an animated comeback, where there are jokes, ninja moves, good defeats evil, and a day ending in pizza – literally. Dotemu reveals that the goal of the game is not the player to care about the story, but the gameplay.

The story unfolds with cuts between stages in several lines. Source: Rafael Batista

After all, this is a feature of the bitcoin app genre. Literally translated, it would be “full of beatings.” In the game it is necessary to complete the enemies throughout the stages, to reach the head of each scenario before the end of the entire journey. This is how it works.

So we can say that Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Shredder’s Revenge values ​​your time because it is not a hassle. The goal is always very simple: eliminate all the villains at all stages. There are collectibles to find and complete each region’s challenges, but they only give points to speed up Turtle XP’s winnings. If you do not want to get them, you will still reach the final level.

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Shredder's Revenge
The only concern is beating the enemies! Source: Rafael Batista

And speaking of a specific time, the game can end in up to 3 hours in normal mode. There are 16 phases in total, each taking an average of 6 to 7 minutes to complete. It can only be priced more affordable at the PS Store, where it retails for $ 124.90.

Which makes the game shine

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Shredder’s Revenge is not a game you have to defeat only once, as the experience can be very fast and engaging for the player, the gameplay works well and is very addictive, allowing you to repeat levels to enjoy more and more. .

Each turtle has a game style according to his personality. Raphael is more violent and therefore its power is maximal, but its salts do not have a good range. Michelangelo, on the other hand, is quick with jokes and quick with his nuns, but his strength is low because he does not take training seriously.

Each turtle has its own style. Source: Rafael Batista

There is a good variety of game options for each character and the movements improve as the player progresses through the scenarios. While the prerequisite for Beat’em up is simple, Dotemu made sure to give a few commands that have complete control over the turtle ninja art.

The gameplay is so addictive and not fascinating as the stages offer different designs and the enemies need special approaches. Do not have a common combination with an opponent shield and it is necessary to carry out a super attack when a large robot appears. So just mixing the buttons does not solve all the challenges.

You have to master all the commands.  Source: Screenshot.
Source: Rafael Batista

For those who like the settings, it is possible to set the difficulty level (easy, normal or challenging) and the Arcade mode recreates the classic experience where there is no checkpoint and death is constant. This is a good challenge for those who want to show agility in the fingers. However, even the amount of content is very limited, there is no other attraction to spend more time in the game.

It is necessary to pay attention to the soundtrack: a masterpiece! The sounds are reminiscent of the style of the 90s, containing rock, hip-hop and all genres reminiscent of New York. It is almost mandatory to play with headphones to make the most of this aspect.

Each scene has a specific song and is very well crafted! Source: Rafael Batista

Do not play alone!

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Shredder’s Revenge supports up to four players in one place or six players online. At first Dotemu’s servers were volatile and made it a bit difficult to form a match, but then they became more stable. Playing with friends is another experience!

When a player joins other partners, the game naturally increases the number of enemies on the screen and, at certain moments, it is very difficult to see everything that is happening. It is possible to press L2 to know which character is the main player, but it would be ideal to have an identification or automatic marker to help you visualize.

This is crazy, but it’s a lot of fun. Source: Rafael Batista

This is not a problem because a party between friends gets a very good tone in which everyone laughs as they simultaneously release their strength or perform simultaneous combat movements that do great harm to the elders. Maybe seeing nothing in the midst of so much time is part of the fun.

We closed the room with five players during the evaluation period and it was a really fun experience. The difficulty naturally decreases as the turtles are strong and the forces help a lot, but watching a screen full of flying enemies everywhere is a very good feeling of pleasure.

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Shredder’s Revenge feels as if it was created to play even in a cooperative. Source: Rafael Batista

Cold pizza

Unfortunately, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Shredder’s Revenge suffers from technical issues, namely bugs that can slow down progress. This does not always happen, but one of the bosses “disappeared” in arcade mode at the end of the game. Since this is a mode that does not have a checkpoint, it was necessary to start all over again. The frustration was great.

Also, when players join a group, there are issues such as leveling or incorrect appearance of characters before the level is completed. This situation has happened many times and in the future may be corrected with possible patches.

One of the last bosses slowed down in Arcade mode, thus preventing it from continuing and forcing the mode to restart. Source: Rafael Batista

A difficult problem to solve is its inaccurate visualization. It is common to launch enemy targets in the air because the pixel art of the game is not very accurate and therefore difficult to place in scenarios. This leads to unnecessary damage, stupid killings, and some frustration due to always getting it wrong, because there is a mixed optical illusion in the art of 2D game.

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Shredder’s Revenge: Worth it?

Although it is short, the game lasts from beginning to end and forces the player to repeat the stages to complete the challenges. Without telling a sophisticated story, but committed to delivering deep gameplay, Dotemu brought a very fun experience.

Bugs and technical problems bother me, but overall the game shows that the beat’em up genre still has a place in the market and can be a great option for those who want to gather friends to play something really fun.

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