TMNT: Teenage Ninja Mutant Turtles
They are back, the always popular four
brothers on the half shell. Not only in a new CGI movie, but in another
game! The game itself follows the story line of the film, with a good
sprinkling of tutorial levels in flash back style of game story telling.
Each one of the heroes has their own signature style of movements and
awesome abilities and some really off the wall, er over the wall, er
well acrobatics over the city roof tops.
Harness the power of
Ninjitsu and become a master of combat Leonardo, Raphael, Donatello
and Michelangelo are playable and each have unique acrobatic moves,
weapons and combat skills, such as Michelangelos fast nunchuck face
slap and Raphaels powerful Sai throw.
The Turtles jump
from rooftop to rooftop, scale tall buildings, dive into sewers and
race through every corner of the city to confront their enemies.
Together the Turtles
can team up to reach locations unattainable alone, or defeat the
Characters from the
movie and the original comic book series including the Purple Dragon
Street Gang and the infamous Foot Clan and a whole new group of
enemies creep out of the shadows to face the Turtles.
The environments that find their way into the game are of course from
the film as well, the Turtles pretty much have to depend on all of their
skills and each other, as strange other worldly beasties and villains
plague the Big Apple. Danger is not only in navigating the canyons of
New York City by way of the very nifty acrobatic moves, but also from
the many enemies. Of course combining skills and fighting skills into
new combos is a sure way to keep the Turtles on top of things.
The games graphics lend
themselves very well to the Teenage Mutant Ninja turtle Franchise,
Showing off the city and even more importantly the Turtles themselves.
The gangs all here, Raphael, Donatello, and Michelangelo, and Leonardo.
Guiding the Heroes along and moving the story along is Splinter the Rat
Sensei. Sounds and music are passable and are in line with the game
At first glance I was not expecting much at all for the game. Almost
writing it off as strictly a kidís game I came around pretty fast.
Playing around for a bit with the tutorial brought back memories of
other games where skills at getting to the next level was a driving
force for every kid with a pocket full of quarters. I was more than
pleasantly surprised to find the game appealed very much to me. There is
something very pleasing about playing this game; I just cannot put my
finger on it. Maybe itís because the Turtles as characters have always
had such a powerful appeal.
Something worthy of
noting as the player navigates through the city and fights all of these
unique enemy, (Including the Foot Clan) the Turtles true power has
always been through team work. Like some of the awesome combo fight
moves they can perform, so to must they team up to get to some harder to
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles developed by Ubisoft Montreal and Quebec
City studios for the Xbox 360, the PS2, the PSP, PC, GBA, NDS, GameCube
and Wii. Parents a bit worried about the content can search online for
the Demo and have a go at it before they decide to purchase for the
kids. Yea, right. As soon as you play this game title, you are going to
buy it and the kids wonít get a chance to play.
Have fun, play games