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TMNT are back with a classic side scrolling beat em up

by: Rob -
More On: Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Shredder's Revenge

If you're a child of the 80s like me, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles need no introduction. If you're not versed on this particular slice of pop-culture, they're a bunch of teenage maturity mutants that operate as ninjas but were originally pet turtles. Obviously, right?

TMNT was a mainstay of my, and many others', childhoods. They originated in comics that were much darker and more serious before hitting the zeitgeist as a Saturday morning cartoon and eventually crossing over into everything: motion pictures, lunchboxes, tabletop games, and of course - video games. The classic TMNT gaming experience was a 4 player beat up in the double dragon type mode, but in this case quadruple turtles, a formula that was directly imitated for other coin-op hits like the Simpsons game.

Well all that nostalgia and gaming fun seems to be back and true to form in developer Dotemu's homage: Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Shredder's Revenge. As of now the game only specifically references the PC page on Steam: https://store.steampowered.com/app/1361510/Teenage_Mutant_Ninja_Turtles_Shredders_Revenge/ But the press release does mention it will be coming to Consoles. Which consoles and when is still vague. Keep an eye here and on the official site (https://www.shredders-revenge.com) for more details on that, the full press release is after the Read More link below, and the trailer just above that. 

Seriously though watch the trailer below just to catch Michelangelo's running style at just after the 1:05 mark. 

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Thrash Shredder and the Foot Clan in an All-New Romp Inspired by Classic TMNT Games Like the Beloved Smash Hit Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Turtles in Time

Publisher Dotemu and developer Tribute Games in partnership with Nickelodeon today announced Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Shredder’s Revenge for PC and consoles, a classically informed side scrolling beat-em-up directly inspired by classic TMNT games like Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Turtles In Time.

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Shredder’s Revenge reunites Leonardo, Raphael, Michelangelo, and Donatello to kick shell in a beautifully realized pixel art world invoking the turtles’ classic 1987 design. Today’s announcement trailer perfectly encapsulates the Heroes in a Half-Shell’s rambunctious attitude as they leap and bash their way across Manhattan to a thumping rendition of their signature anthem belted out by Faith No More’s Mike Patton:


With Bebop and Rocksteady amassing gizmos to support Krang and Shredder’s latest scheme, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Shredder’s Revenge finds the turtles battling through a breathless tour of iconic TMNT locations to thwart their nemeses’ most diabolical plan yet. Armed with shell-shocking new abilities built on a foundation of classic brawling mechanics, the gang are in for an exhilarating, Foot Clan-stomping romp leading them through the sewers and bustling boroughs of New York City all the way to Dimension X.


Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Shredder’s Revenge joins two retro gaming experts: Dotemu, the developer and publisher known for faithful ports as well as impeccable remakes and continuations of beloved gaming series including Streets of Rage 4, the smash hit nominated for Best Action game at The Game Awards 2020, as well as the upcoming Windjammers 2 and highly lauded Wonder Boy: The Dragon’s Trap; and Tribute Games, the studio behind retro-themed original IPs including Panzer Paladin, Flinthook and Mercenary Kings which embody the spirit of classic games in new experiences. Tribute Games also houses key talent behind the acclaimed Scott Pilgrim vs. The World: The Game beat-em-up and Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles game released for Game Boy Advance in 2007.

To keep up with the turtles, visit Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Shredder’s Revenge official site, wishlist the game on Steam, follow @Dotemu and @TributeGames on Twitter, and join the Discord channel.