previews\ May 22, 2003 at 8:00 pm

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles - GC - Preview

E3 2003 - First Look


One of my favorite games of all time, and I know I’m not alone, was Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: The Arcade Game for the original NES. Since then lots of Ninja Turtle beat ‘em ups have come out, but then they disappeared after the SNES. Well, now we finally get a next generation Ninja Turtles beat ‘em up in 2003.


Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles looks awesome. The whole attitude of the Turtles is captured with the graphics and gameplay. All the action is nicely cel-shaded in 3D and looks like the cartoon. Just looking at the game in action reminded me of the old Ninja Turtle games, but new and in 3D. It brought a tear to my eye and a smile to my face.


Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles will also support two players simultaneously, so you can relive the days of beating The Arcade Game with your friend on a summer afternoon. Unfortunately there is no four-player support, which would have been really fun.


There isn’t much else to the game compared to the old ones - grab a friend, pick a turtle, and go beat up Shredder. Waves of gang members, foot soldiers, mousers and more will try and stop you, just like in the old days. Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles is a trip back in time, yet the graphics contend with titles today. It should be a big hit when it comes out this fall.

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