We tested the new Ninja Turtles game, will it live up to the Konami classics?

We tested the new Ninja Turtles game, will it live up to the Konami classics?

The one with the turtles is a franchise that refuses to die. From its origins in the comics and cartoon series to Jim Henson’s dollhouse movie and Michael Bay explosions, the brand has always had a place to return to its earliest TV childhood. Now it’s time to return to that era in Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Shredder’s Revenge.

I know what I’m about to say isn’t very popular, but I’m not a big fan of Konami beat ’em ups.. With a few exceptions like Vendetta, Metamorphic Force, simpson Yes turtles in time, the me against the quarter of the Gradius society always infuriated me at their commands, with an uncertain blow response in which the rivals always had an advantage over the player. Because? Probably due to the simple collection effort of gobbling up coins from the poor devils as we approached his furniture, but I never ceased to feel that Sega and Capcom were always more fair in the current field. That’s why the first thing I thought of when I heard about the project of Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Shredder’s Revenge it was that hopefully it wasn’t too konamicentric.

Did it end up being? To my delight, I’d say no, and I think all the decisions they’ve made to honor the firm’s various beat ’em ups They were more in aesthetics than in playability, which seems to me to be a total success in the first hours when we were able to play the expected software. We discussed it back then Streets of Rage 4 review: It is inexcusable to create today a title of the genre that is not able to meet the expectations of the greatest in history with all that we know and how relatively easy it is to be at the level today today. With the little that we could play, Shredder’s Revenge will be a new benchmark in the genre Undoubtedly, but it’s not perfect for that.

What awaits you at the controls of the game in a year when it looks like the Turtles will return to video games with a brilliant compilation and a new opus of the genre that made them shine the most? Well what you imagine: smell of sewage, pizza with totally unexpected ingredients and a crew of turtles screaming cowabunga which will transport you for good in your more tender childhood.

The Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles are back!

You know what gives me goosebumps when I start a video game? See that you have a presentation of those that are no longer made. It says a lot about the developers investing in something purely aesthetic just out of love for their product. In this case, you won’t be able to stop watching the intro of the 90s show with a magnificent animation and a thousand nods to the first series (on which the game is based in every way) with a fabulous interpretation of the original theme. A real marvel. It was decided to tell the story in the style of 90s Konami, and although we miss the mamadísimo grinder of Hyperstone Heist the truth is that the adaptation of the classic characters to the game is fabulous.

The gameplay of this title is very satisfyingIt’s time to choose a character! How could I not start with my colleague? Beyond the communicative swings of my ever dear April O’Neal, my main reason for choosing it was in the various content presented in the game so far, in which there were some glimpses of Linn Kurosawa from the legendary Aliens VS. predator inside. In the end it’s not that much: the gameplay of the new Shredder’s Revenge is very satisfying, but I must admit that I was a bit disappointed with its first two levels as it was a bit simpler than I expected. Of course, between its interesting playable base, what we guess in the trailers and what we guess in the game’s move list, there’s reason to believe that the demo served up by the publisher could have been somewhat short.

Beyond each character’s different weapons, damage, range and speed stats, and the effects of each hit, the reality is that there are no big playable differences between Donatello, Michellangello, Raphael, Leonardo, Splinter and April. They all have attack, jump, double jump, uppercut attack, dodge, rush and dash hit. Why were the characters so different from each other in the trailers? Because in simple aesthetics, the animation work done with the characters was a real marvel; its creators captured the looks and charisma of each character perfectly, with fun moves for good old Mike and a tougher, wilder fighting style for Raph.

Turtle Power!

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Shredder's Revenge PS4

So, is the new Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Shredder’s Revenge more aesthetic than playable? Let’s not get carried away yet: as I said, we barely got to enjoy the first two levels and everything suggests that Tribute Games has many surprises in store for the rest of the game. We also can’t ignore how great it will be to play new ninja turtles along with some pizza and three orders of your favorite machine for an old-school co-op gaming session. As you may have already deduced, visually this is a delightful and nostalgic bathroom in every way, something I can also say of the sound, with the characteristics of the great soundtracks of the 90s.

I would have liked it to be a little more daring in the stagingI’m a believer in the new Turtles video game, without a doubt. But I would also have liked it to be a little more ambitious in the playability and a little more daring in the staging of each of its protagonists. But let’s be careful: I have barely completed the first two levels of the game with each of the heroes, so it is obvious that there are still many secret ingredients to surprise us pizza makers who come hungry for nostalgia for the dish you are preparing. of homage. The important thing is that the intentions are very goodthere is a lot of attention, a lot of affection and a lot of desire to make us have a good time at their commands.

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Shredder's Revenge

Its launch remains unknown: it is planned for Nintendo Switch, PS4, Xbox One and PC on a date to be determined in the third quarter of 2022. From 3DJuegos we had the privilege of chatting with its creators, so expect more statements and details about the game in the coming days. For now, we’ll keep practicing to give Bebop, Rocksteady, Krang, Baxter Stockman and, God forbid, the Rat King a good snot blower. what a turkey.

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