Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Shredder's Revenge
◉ ◉ ◉ ○ ○(3/5: decent)
Playstation 5
Dotemu (2022)
Cowabunga, dude!

All of the joys of a classic Double-Dragon style beat 'em up action 2-D side scrolling romp without all of the auction site trolling for a console from the 90s. Is it a complex story line? No. Is it a technical revolution in any sort of way? Not really. Is it a solid nostalgia-filled, button-mashing couple hours of entertainment? Yes. 100 times yes. Old folks who grew up with the cartoons and many similar games in our youth will be transported back to a time when our back didn't hurt when we woke up in the morning. We might even order a pizza and invite a few (six?) fellow olds over to enjoy lactose intolerance and level bosses together.

Now that my partner and I have couch co-oped through the story and leveled up a couple characters, I can pronounce this game as pretty good. I don't think I'll have the same nostalgia for this as I do for the original NES game and will probably not head back for more play time, but it was fun while it lasted. There are definitely a couple small things to pick on, like the tutorial being "Here's the moves, hope you remember, old man" and the pacing of a couple cutscenes being too slow, but overall this is a well-crafted tribute to a time gone by.


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Last updated: 02/03/2024
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