GameZone brings you our exclusive guide and faqs on the pizza lovin', evil butt kickin' Cowabunga of Teenage Mutant Ninja turtles: Out of the Shadows.
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In the Arcade you get to play the turtles game like the original - yup the original games on all the old consoles were Arcade style - they were fantastic so you can re-live some Arcade style gaming through 7 levels of Donatello's Simulations - it's also a fantastic way to learn new moves and practice them.
Levels are unlocked when you complete the story campaign. Arcade is definitely harder than the normal play because you'll play as as single turtle each time and you'll be surrounded by enemies all the time - you need to fully max up your turtles before you can finish the arcade or you'll have a lot of trouble when you'll fight bosses.
The arcade levels are fashioned after the campaign areas itself like the Alleys, Sub-way, Sewers and so on.
This holds the concept art gallery. You can unlock concept art by collecting them thru the chapters you are playing.
Inside the Dojo you can see and practice all new and unlocked moves you have. You can practice the moves one by one, or do a freestyle fighting or train along with your brothers and also you can listen to some of Master Splinter's Wisdom - there's lot's of wisdom in there!!!
This is where you level up the turtles. Since there is no resetting the points choose carefully but don't worry too much as you will be able to unlock all of the abilities very very quickly if you are good at fighting and gather up large amounts of XP at times. Execute high combos and powerful attacks to get maximum XP - almost everything you do in a fight gives you XP but how you do it will matter if you want to get max XP - try out the most powerful moves you have and see which ones give the most - also, once you keep unlocking special moves for the turtles - they give more XP - the shell shock of course gives the most XP of all the moves in the game.
This is Don's workshop which has a special weapon for each of the turtles and three levels for each weapon. Note that any weapon you buy will appear as an inventory item so select it with R and E and use it.
To upgrade all the weapons you'll have to play thru the four campaign chapters three times each as you'll get one upgrade point each time you finish a chapter.
This is where you go to select the next game you want to take on. You can choose between the single player campaign or multiplayer or take on some challenge levels.
So we start off as April. Move ahead and whatever you need to do - crawl under something, move thru a small gap or jump up and down - just use the direction and space keys. So keep doing that and once you come to a large gap with electrified water, again, move ahead and hit space and you'll jump over.
Once you come to a shutter, hit the button to the right and roll thru using the same space key from under the shutter. Once outside, go from the right and you'll see some shadows around you and....
Before you actually start off the game, it's better to just go to the Dojo and check out all the moves you can make - the game constantly throws more and more moves as you progress thru the chapters so you're bond to miss most of them unless you keep coming back to the Dojo and check them out. So, once you're ready time to kick some Evil Butt!!!
Once you start off move to the right and jump down onto the next building - you can interact with all objects which glow yellow thru the game -
Then jump down onto street level and take on your first wave of the Purple Dragons. You need to take out the first four guys on your own. Just keep evading around and use the counters as soon as you see enemies getting the glow around them. Hope you know most of the moves by now because you will need a lot of them. Don't worry about basic combos, just keep stringing your LMB, RMB and roll your MMB for more. Alt+ roll of MMB for special attacks which consume one point of the special attack meter which can be seen to the top left below your health.
After you take out the first set of guys, more keep coming at you but your brothers join into the fight and you can take on all of them just like that. After the enemies stop coming, move to the truck nearby to the right -
Hit Space to interact with it and two goons jump out - you need to do a double counter - just hit the counter twice (lmb and rmb together for a counter). Double click quickly both the buttons together and you'll get it.
Once you see what's inside the truck, you can move left into a restaurant thru the back-door -
Inside is your first Pizza to the right -
Pizzas are like the health packs for Turtles so keep collecting them - make sure you distribute among the brothers so you can just switch to them and re-gain health whenever they are low on it before they fall. Also, to cycle thru your inventory hit the R button ad to use an item shown on the screen (to the bottom left), hit E. You can use Shuriken and Pizzas and Energy Drinks which will fill up your special power meter full to three points right now.
Move out thru the back and couch with C behind the trash when you see the cops come ahead. To the left of the cans here is another Pizza.
Now, you'll switch to Raph, hit C to enter stealth and move ahead to the lone enemy and hit LMB when you get near him to take him out. There are two more guys ahead. Move behind one and take him out and fight the rest of them. But, from where you took out the first guy to the left are - 1 energy drink, Concept Art -
Move ahead and take out the enemies.
Jump over the bus nearby to get to the next area -
The new guy who has a large wrench can't be countered so don't try it with him - evade him using SPACE and DIRECTION KEYS. Also, constantly switch between turtles to use all of their powers on a single enemy to get him down quickly.
There's an alley adjacent to the street here having a Pizza. You should soon be leveling up and once you do, go to the menu and upgrade your turtles or better to just wait till this chapter is over so you can upgrade in peace - you don't need them right now.
Go thru the open door now and get to the roof and move from roof to roof and keep going - it really is not difficult to find your way but if somehow you jump off a wrong wall or something, just switch to one of your brothers and you can continue and the other turtles will eventually come after you. You'll come onto a large heli-pad where a big fight starts.
Make sure you use all your team powers if you can - at least Leo should be able to use team attacks by now so go to a brother and hit alt+space to do it. After that, you'll come onto the top of the TCRI building. Go down and you'll fight Kraang and the Dragons. They fight each other too, you can counter the Kraang's lasers - just use a normal counter and it'll do the trick.
Soon after you take everyone out, you'll come underground. Kik everyones butt here and go to the locked door ahead -
Note that hacks are not always possible, you might be presented with an impossible situation. When that happens, you just need to start over again. There have to be white tiles connecting each type of nodes and you'll know that hacking is possible if there are any black ones in between then not. Now, select any node and use your mouse to move the pointer in a direction where the white tiles are and click to unlock the tiles, you'll see hexagons vibrating telling you that this tile is removable.
NOTE: Once you are in the subway, you get objectives to execute some moves and if you complete them you'll get 500xp for each - the yare easy.
Once you complete the circuit, you can move thru and keep going. You'll come to a large hole in wall, just go thru it-
Just move ahead and take out all the enemies. Keep going ahead on the rail lines to get to the next set of enemies after you are finished here. After a while you'll be fighting Shredder's foot clan soldiers. After them, go back onto the rail lines and move on the right side lines. Keep going and you'll see another hole in the wall -
Now once here, look near the right side wall around some rail cars and you'll find a Pizza and also jump onto the rail behind the pizza for a concept art -
Go thru and you'll come out to another platform soon. You'll find a Pizza on the right side and a concept art on one of the stairs -
Note: Sometimes you just get stuck here and can't find a way out, when this happens - just reload from the checkpoint and you'll be fine.
Shortly, a train arrives and the turtles get on it and find Karai in there. You need to fight a ton of the Foot guys and also Karai who is obviously powerful.
BOSS - KARAI
Now, the best attacks here are the team attacks so take Leo for now if you did not unlock team attack for the others and go ahead. It's better off to kill all the foot ninjas before going to Karai. There are a lot of them but keep going after them first and when you get Karai alone, use your special powers which need your power meter to have points. Switch from turtle to turtle and use up all the special power points on Karai - be careful while trying to counter her- it's better to evade and switch turtles and resume fighting - try to get your combo count up so you can use your TPKO attacks on her - anything to make the fight shorter.
NOTE: Once you come back to HQ, look at the stats and Workshop to level up and buy get items from Donnie. You can concentrate on levelling up your favourite character to make him better than the others but you will need to level up all the turtles as you'll need everyone to be powerful - also unlock team attacks for all of them and concentrate on the abilites which give all the team a bonus. Also, don't forget to spend the weapon upgrade point in the Workshop.
Just as you go ahead, there's Pizza to the left -
Keep going ahead till you get to some guys from the purple Dragons. Beat them up and after the short bout of questioning you'll go back inside the sewers.
Go ahead into the tunnel after you see Shredder talk to Baxter. Go down and you'll see Mousers burst thru a wall. Now, the best way to destroy these pesky little things is to keep it simple. Three hit combos will take them out one by one so keep doing that - you need to take these guys out quick or they'll become a pain. There's also a Pizza to the right here in this area.
Go thru the broken part of the wall the Mousers came in from and keep going. You'll fight more of them here. After you beat them, go to the grate door to the right and pull the lever -
NOTE: Best guy to fight with all the enemies on this level - Donatello...
Keep going and you'll come into the mail section of the sewer. You'll soon see a whole bunch of those things coming out of sewer pipes ahead. But just keep killing the ones near you and move ahead and you'll come to a panel you need to hack. Get it and go thru the opened door. You'll come into a large area and you'll see some exploding Mousers - the red ones can explode but they don't do this every time and you will get a warning just before they explode so you can move away.
Keep killing them and go thru the door they burst out of to the right corner ahead. On the other side, to the left is another large grate door - that'll burst open too, just go through and keep killing the lil' things...
As you keep moving ahead, more of these things will keep bursting out of large grates to the left and right. Look inside them and you should spot a concept art -
You'll find Shuriken in another of these. In the last one you come to the right the path leads to the next area. Go thru this and you should come to a small room in the beginning. Here, you'll find shuriken behind boxes and if you hack the circuit, you can pick up a Pizza, Energy Drink and a Concept Art from inside along with electric shuriken.
Keep moving ahead and you'll come into another large room.
In this large area - you'll fight for a very long time and you'll come across some mouser men too. As mentioned above, fighting with Donatello just makes it at least a bit easier. After the long fight the shutter opens and you can go thru. You'll come to the real Mouser Army now below you. Just keep going and you'll have a fun ride down.
The next area you come to, move ahead and to the left you'll find a ladder -
Go up it and jump from ledge to ledge in the end and you'll find an EMP Grenade. This is going to be very very useful against a large group of Mouser Men - save it for later anyway. You'll find Electric Shuriken below the steps here. Also, a new kind of enemy is introduced -White Devil Ninja. You'll have another very big fight here. After this area becomes a bit empty. You'll be able to see a control panel you can hack on a machine to the right in the center of this area.
If you go to the end, you'll see another panel to the left. First hack that one and hit the button inside which is an elevator - it'll take you to a Pizza, 3 Grenades and Electric Shuriken. Go back down - also from where the hackable machine is in the main room - to the right of this machine is a section of the wall you can vault over to the other side where you'll find a Pizza. Anyway, hack this machine and you'll be in trouble again. Also, if you go thru the tunnel which is at the end of the room where the elevator was, you'll find concept art inside.
Now, after you fight everything here. Go thru the hole in the wall and kill the single Mouser Man to the right and climb the ladder here and pull the lever on top -
There's also a Pizza in this room. Anyway, go back down and thru the new door you opened. You'll find Pizza and E-Shuriken to the left over a small wall as you pass thru -
So, the next area - you'll face a small Tsunami of Mousers - just don't look back and keep moving ahead and when you come to an obstacle, hit space and the turtles will make their move around, under or over whatever is in their way.
The next area you come to can be a bit buggy. There should be a ladder from the bottom area of this place. This ladder is to the right part of the room to the left end -
If there's no ladder then try to restart from the checkpoint and if it is still not there you'll need to re-play the level again. Anyway, you'll find some goodies on the lower level if you go thru the tunnels there and the use the ladder and move on.
You'll meet April now, keep going and you'll come outside in front of a large warehouse.
Climb up the crates to the left side of this area and you'll find a pizza -
Also, if you run opposite to where the Pizza is, you'll come to a large gap but hit space near the wall to run on it across the gap and you'll come to an EMP Grenade.
Now, this next part has tons of fighting. After you take out everyone. Move to the warehouse and to the left is a panel you need to hack. Go thru and you'll come inside a large factory building Mousers...
Once on ground level - don't use your EMP grenades yet. Just wait for it. Till then, take out all of the mousers one by one and the foot clan also. Finally, the boss arrives...
BOSS - THREE HEADED ULTRA CERBERUS MOUSER
Now, this thing is not as tough as it looks and you can take it out very easily. Now, take out all the other enemies around you and when this thing jumps up, quickly evade away as it'll fall down and smash you, Anyway, take everything out - at least for the XP and then notice four glowing white lights on this thing. Two are on the legs one is on the belly and one on the tail -
Now, if you keep hitting these areas, they will turn red -
Make all four red and the thing will collapse for a few seconds - when it does you need to run to it's head and start hitting the head and one head gets shorted and it runs out into the open area again. You need to repeat the same thing again twice and note that outside, you'll find two Pizzas to the left and right of this area around the middle...
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