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A Blast from the past
on 5 June 2007
To go with the TMNT movie release Ubisoft have made an excellent game that is aimed at kids but a lot of fun for adults too. As an adult who remembers the original TMNT back in the old days, I had to reminisce with this game and for the most part i wasn't disappointed. I knew from previous reviews that it was aimed at kids but i found it a lot of fun still.
If you're not in the teens then the likelihood is that you'll finish it in a weekend, but it'll be fun. The gameplay is very easy and you initially take the role of each turtle in turn, with the story line of each turtle interweaving. controls are very easy to pick up and there are no difficulty settings. It's designed to be fairly easy and fun. As you play, you collect coins for points and at the end of levels if you have enough coins you can select to 'buy' extras - for example have huge heads, weekend weapons (i won't spoil this as it's really funny to see)etc. You can replay any level once you complete it to try to beat your best time.
it was also really funny to be able to play one of the turtles as a baby!!
Each turtle has a speciality move that can be executed. About half way through the game, you can start doing tag moves where you play one character and you can tag one of the other turtles in for a combined attack.
All in all a very fun game to play but also very short lived. Not one i'd buy unless you have a kid who will want to take their time playing through. i'd rent it. Also a little disappointed there was no online play with others in someway, but i guess understandable.