Aug 25, 2014
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles features everyoneâ€™s favorite mutant abominations beating the heck out of a bunch of thugs and cracking one-liners. Whatâ€™s not to like? TMNT is loosely based on the rather lukewarmly received movie. Does it fare better than its big screen brethren?
TMNT plays less like a beat â€˜em up and more like a kind of strange rhythm game. Swiping at an enemy automatically moves the turtle next to that enemy and from there swipes in different direction results in different attacks. Some attacks are fast, some ignore blocking and others allow the player to dodge easily. New enemies constantly drop in and each stage involves defeating a bunch of them as stylishly as possible. The swipe based system works very well and it is a nice change to not have to deal with a virtual pad.
Enemies about to hit the player glow with lighting and a tap anywhere on the screen will stop their attack and counter attack them instead.
After a bit of combat a sequence can be unleashed where two or more turtles attack together. Some neat mini puzzles have to be completed to trigger the attack correctly and this is good fun and looks really cool.
TMNTâ€™s gameplay is fun stuff. Combat is satisfying, counter attacking is fun and the excellent sound and graphics really help the gameplay along. Between levels there are comic book cutscenes to expose more of the rather silly plot involving thugs taking over pizza restaurants and a proliferation of non-good mutants and these are lots of fun to watch.
Between bouts, players can spend coins earned on upgrades to turtles, such as making them stronger or faster. Gems can be spent on learning new moves as well. Gems are premium currency but are handed out rather often during gameplay. After finishing some levels the player will receive a few gems. Of course the player is never given enough gems to buy everything, but this doesnâ€™t really matter as the game is fun enough without all the moves.
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles looks great. A coo cel-shaded style is easy on the eyes. Battles look very smooth and animate well and there is a good variety of enemies and punishing looking movies.
The sound is excellent as well. The game has tons of speech that is well acted and some pumping music and there is always something cool to look at or listen to. TMNT is very highly polished.
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles has a lot to do. There are plenty of stages and things to unlock and the game is fun so it is worth replaying older stages for more coins.
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles is a fun game and a great surprise considering the track record of most movie games. While the gem system may be slightly irritating, the game itself is good stuff and very well made. Play it today!