Turtle Power is Alive and Well in Shredder’s Revenge

My Journey to Shredder’s Revenge

As a kid growing up in the ’80s and ’90s, my relationship with the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles was born from the animated series rather than the original comics that I later went and read. The series had taken the world by storm and “Turtlemania” was alive and well with merchandise everywhere and feature movies to follow.

One of my favourite ways to interact with my obsession was through the arcade titles. I remember playing them at the local bowling arcade regularly before realising there was a game being released on the Commodore 64. I saved and bought it only to be disappointed that it was nothing like the arcade versions. Thankfully a release of the SNES versions of the arcade was more faithful to the games I had grown to love.

Over the years the games have been released on various devices and through emulators until eventually the ultimate collection was launched this year called the TMNT: The Cowabunga Collection featuring 13 titles.

It seems like 2022 is the year of the Turtle once again as another addition to the arcade story is released and it not only pay homage to the originals, it improves on it in nearly every way.

Shredder’s Revenge Review

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Shredder’s Revenge is created by the beat ’em up experts at Dotemu (who gave us Streets of Rage 4) and Tribute Games. 

The game reunites our favourite green fighting machines, Leonardo, Michelangelo, Donatello and Raphael as you face off against Shredder and his faithful Foot Clan and avoid “Shell Shock”.

Joining the turtles this time you can now fight as Master Splinter, Casey Jones and even April O’Neil

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Play as the four turtles and April, Casey and Splinter

Even the story feels classic as Bebop and Rocksteady assault Channel 6 and steal some super gnarly devices to support Krang and Shredder’s latest twisted plan. The journey sees the Turtles battling across a range of timeless TMNT locations. From Manhattan and Coney Island, to city rooftops and dank sewers, help the fearsome foursome trounce Foot Soldiers, Triceraton Warriors, and Rock Troops all the way to Dimension X! 

The stunning full-colour pixel art graphics with every character, vehicle, weapon, item and background that you can think of from the 1987 TV show once again give you the feeling that you are playing the show, that same feeling I had back in the bowling alley arcade after school.

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Shredder’s Revenge game release date – out now!

If you were a fan of the originals and ready for more fun in that same universe grab it free now on Xbox Game Pass or pick it up for around $54 from JB hiFi

PC users, grab it via steam and go kick some shell!


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