“Ninja Turtles” series animation and games are the childhood memories of many people. The original cartoon was first produced by the American Mirage studio. Since its birth in the 1980s, it has quickly swept the world.
In fact, the development of new Ninja Turtle Games has never stopped. The latest new work is the horizontal scroll version of the action game TMNT: Shredder’s Revenge which was released on June 16. In the game, in addition to the Ninja Turtles, Master Splinter, April, the female reporter, and Kathy Jones, the turtle’s good friend, all became operable characters. The turtles and his friends are back!
TMNT: Shredder’s Revenge was developed by Distribute Games and it is the latest member of the TMNT family. From the very beginning, it was made to be retro. Its playing way and style have rich elements of the FC era and even the arcades era versions. In the backstage video released by the publisher, the developers made no secret of their love for the early TMNT related works.
The art style and plot blueprint of TMNT: Shredder’s Revenge mostly rely on the 87 version animation. The opening animation intentionally adds noise to imitate the Celluloid Nitrate of the early works. But it is smoother and more colorful than the old version. The picture in the game returns to the retro pixel style but it is quite delicate and clear.
There are many kinds of maps. You can go to clock in many landmark buildings, such as Central Park and the Natural History Museum. It remains some classic scene like the deck, sewer and jet skateboard checkpoints.
In addition to enemies, there are also some interesting interactive elements in the map scene. For example, when a player walks on the road in the zoo, the monkeys in the roadside cages will throw bananas at you. When you encounter a bunch of enemies on the roof, you should also be careful not to fall down from the gap between the buildings. In addition, items such as fire hydrants and manhole covers in the scene can also be used as props to attack enemies. This kind of level interaction mechanism enhances the interest of passing through the level to a certain extent.
In addition to the single player experience, online mode is one of the important playing experience of Shredder’s Revenge. The game supports up to 6 players to play together which means that the 6 optional characters in can play together. In the multiplayer mode, the number of general enemies and the boss’s HP will increase and the group fight scene is spectacular.
The turtles controlled by players also have more powerful skills and more fancy attack moves in this work. Perhaps it is because of the join of Dotemu Studio. Compared with those classic TMNT, you can obviously feel that this work has incorporated more elements of action games into the combat system. In addition to the basic common combo, the protagonists also have throwing skills in all directions, power storage attacks, and different forms of must kill skills. Different skill key combinations can also play more fancy moves. According to different types of enemies, it is the first lesson to flexibly adjust your moves.
Of course, it is not difficult for you to see the nostalgic side from Shredder’s Revenge from the retro pixel painting style, the rich levels, enemy types, and the difficult boss war design, all of these are full of tribute to several classic TMNT in the FC and SFC Era. When you play online with your friends, those dusty game memories will be awakened.