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Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Shredder's Revenge is a side-scrolling brawler released for the Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, Xbox One and Windows PCs on the Steam platform by Tribute Games and DotEmu on June 16, 2022, the PlayStation 5 on November 15, 2022, and iOS and Android (via Netflix subscription) on January 11, 2023. It is loosely based on the 1987 TV series and the previous video games built around that series.

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Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Shredder’s Revenge features groundbreaking gameplay rooted in timeless classic brawling mechanics, brought to you by the beat ’em up experts at DotEmu (Streets of Rage 4) and Tribute Games. Bash your way through gorgeous pixel art environments and slay tons of hellacious enemies with your favorite Turtle, each with his own skills and moves - making each run unique! Choose a fighter, use radical combos to defeat your opponents and experience intense combats loaded with breathtaking action and outrageous ninja abilities. Stay sharp as you face off against Shredder and his faithful Foot Clan alone or grab your best buds and play with up to four players simultaneously!

With Bebop and Rocksteady assaulting Channel 6 and stealing super gnarly devices to support Krang and Shredder’s latest twisted plan, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Shredder’s Revenge sees the Turtles battling across a righteous 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!

Enjoy stunning full-color pixel art graphics and a vintage TMNT vibe that will rock you straight back to the awesome 80s. Every character, vehicle, weapon, item, and background are directly inspired by the 1987 TV show, making you feel like you hopped into the television -- with a dope mix of killer humor and action-packed adventures!

  • Gnarly game design takes you back to the ’80s
  • Beautiful full-color pixel art graphics
  • Old-school gameplay enhanced with super-fresh mechanics
  • Up to four players simultaneously
  • Play with iconic TMNT characters and vehicles in diverse gameplay options
  • Radical new story mode
  • And totally more to come!

Story[]

Leonardo, Michelangelo, Raphael and Donatello, along with April O'Neil and master Splinter are watching the news on TV when it is interrupted by Bebop, who announces the Foot has returned and is taking over the Statue of Liberty. The Turtles go to the Channel 6 building and find Bebop with the head of Krang's android body, but it is taken away while they were fighting Bebop. The team then fights Foot operatives and other adversaries while pursuing Krang, finding other parts of his body being reconstructed. Their chase leads them to Dimension X, where they fight their way through the destroyed Technodrome, until they eventually reach their enemy's lair in Dimension X and face Shredder and Krang in his new body. This is a decoy to get them away from New York while they are turning the Statue of Liberty into the Statue of Tyranny, a robot controlled by Krang. The Turtles return to New York and defeat Krang and Super Shredder.

After the battle, the heroes return to their lair and watch the news as the city is being restored but are disappointed to see that the credit goes to the Punk Frogs. That night the Turtles along with April, Splinter and Casey Jones celebrate their victory with pizza.

Gameplay[]

Shredder's Revenge is a side-scrolling action brawler with a pixelated artstyle. The player assumes control of Leonardo, Donatello, Michelangelo, Raphael, April O'Neil, Master Splinter, and unlockable character Casey Jones as they combat opponents including the Foot Clan, Krang, Bebop and Rocksteady, and Shredder in locations ranging from New York City sewers to Dimension X. Each character has their own attributes (range, speed, and power) and plays differently. They have unique super moves and taunts. Throughout each stage, players can find pizza boxes, which can be used to heal them, and other pies that grant players extra strength and infinite supers for a brief period of time.

The game features two different modes: Arcade Mode and Story Mode. In arcade mode, players have a limited amount of lives, and the game must be completed in one sitting. Story mode allows players to convert accumulated points for health, extra lives, additional combat moves, and a special ability known as Radical Mode which temporarily enhances the player character's combat abilities. In story mode, each stage has optional side-content, challenges. and collectibles. In addition to the single-player mode, the game supports six-players cooperative multiplayer both online and locally. Players can high-five to share health or work together to perform certain moves.

Appearing in Shredder's Revenge[]

An asterisk (*) designates additions in the "Dimension Shellshock" DLC

Playable characters[]

Enemies[]

Sub-bosses[]

Bosses[]

Allies[]

Other[]

  • Ace Duck*
  • Al'Falqa* (debut)
  • Antrax*
  • Armaggon*
  • Carter* (debut)
  • Chien Khan* (debut)
  • Cudley*
  • Dreadmon* (debut)
  • Fugitoid*
  • Halfcourt* (debut)
  • Hallocat* (debut)
  • Hamato Koji* (debut)
  • Hothead*
  • Jagwar* (debut)
  • Kerma* (debut)
  • Mona Lisa*
  • Mondo Gecko*
  • Mutagen Man*
  • Nevermore* (debut)
  • Ninjara* (debut)
  • Nocturno* (debut)
  • Ray Fillet*
  • Pizzaface* (debut)
  • Screwloose* (debut)
  • Scumbug* (debut)
  • Tattoo* (debut)
  • Tiffany (debut)
  • Zach* (debut)

Species[]

Locations[]

Soundtrack[]

  1. Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Theme
  2. The Wrecking Crew
  3. Jaw-Breaking News!
  4. Big Apple, 3 PM
  5. Mutants over Broadway!
  6. Rumble in the Zoo
  7. Inner Peace
  8. Turtle Throwdown
  9. King of the Spill
  10. Mall Meltdown
  11. Roof Running Reptiles!
  12. Panic in the Sky!
  13. Crisis at Coney Island!
  14. The Side Hustle
  15. Rush Hour Power
  16. A Few Screws Loose
  17. Dinosaur Stampede!
  18. It Won't Fly!
  19. Technodrome Redux
  20. Clash of the Outcasts
  21. Partners in Slime
  22. Cypher Cats
  23. The Lost Archenemies
  24. Outworld Strangeoids
  25. We Ain't Came to Lose
  26. Wrath of the Lady
  27. A Dish Best Served Cold
  28. It's a Pizza Party!

DLC[]

Released on August 31, 2023, was a DLC pack called Dimension Shellshock.[1] This pack includes new levels, Miyamoto Usagi and Karai as playable characters and color swap palates.[2]

On July 13, 2023 an additional trailer was released showcasing more features such as survival mode and being able to transform the selected character into a villain to be able to play as that villain such as Shredder, Bebop, and Rocksteady.[3]

On August 15, 2023, it was announced that Karai would also be added as a DLC character, and a new level was shown based around the original black and white of the Mirage comics and the release date for the DLC pack had been announced for August 31.[1]

The main feature of Dimension Shellshock is its Survival Mode, which features a story of its own and new opening and ending cutscenes. Survival Mode features the player traveling to different dimensions, each with their own unique appearance and setting. The player has to defeat enemies and bosses, and collect shards in order to form crystals in order to progress to the next dimension, ultimately culminating in a fight with a powered-up Super Shredder after five crystals are completed. The dimensions featured are as follows:

  • Edo - A dimension themed after feudal Japan. Hamato Koji, Ninjara, Chien Khan, Hothead, and Al'falqa make cameos in the stage backgrounds.
  • Mirage - A dimension resembling the pages of a black and white comic book, patterned after the original Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles comics by Mirage Studios. Mondo Gecko, Halfcourt, Jagwar, Ray Fillet, and Dreadmon make cameos in the stage backgrounds.
  • 8-Bit Battleground - A dimension resembling a retro video game, patterned after the numerous Konami-developed Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles video games for the Nintendo Entertainment System. Screwloose, Pizzaface, Ace Duck, Scumbug, Tattoo, Hallocat, Nocturno, and Nevermore make cameos in the stage backgrounds.
  • Omnichannel 6 - A futuristic dimension seemingly dominated by an extremely technologically advanced version of Channel 6. Cudley the Cowlick, Kerma, Fugitoid, and Armaggon make cameos in the stage backgrounds.
  • Dark Tomorrow - A post-apocalyptic dimension set in the ruins of what was once New York City. Stone busts of Super Shredder with burning eyes and Foot Clan emblems feature prominently throughout the dimension. Irma Langenstein, Zach, Mona Lisa, and Carter cameo in one of the stage backgrounds, teaming up to face off with Mutagen Man and Antrax.
  • The Void - A dimension set in an empty void where remnants of destroyed and castles act as the only terrain, serving as Super Shredder's base of operations. The dimension is only utilized for the Super Shredder boss fight; it does not feature any other rounds or enemies.

Trivia[]

  • The opening FMV features a cover by Mike Patton for the classic theme song from the 1987 TV series, originally composed by Chuck Lorre.
  • In early footage of the game, Tiffany is seen reclining on a desk while Bebop flirts with her, before they both flee.[4] This was changed in the final release to the be the first instance of Bebop forcing Vernon to film him with a camera. Tiffany can still be seen in the game running in the crowd at the very beginning.
  • At Nickelodeon's instruction, April's Sandwich Attack was changed from being the same as the Turtles' (flying backward to strike with her backside),[5] as they said it was "off character".[6]
  • Rob Paulsen is the only original TMNT actor to not voice a second character, despite two of his previous roles being in the game (Wingnut and Tokka). In-game, he is credited as Slash, but this was in error, as he was voiced by Sean Gurnsey.
  • In addition to having in game cameos, the Punk Frogs' likeness appears throughout the game:
    • They appear on a vending machine for Pond Soda.
    • They have a graffiti tag with their group name in the sewers.
    • They have two cardboard cutouts of themselves at the mall which Napoleon will come out from behind when their knocked down.
    • They have multiple appearance throughout Coney Island stage.
      • They appeared on a concession tent
      • They have balloons that you can pop for mini game
      • They appear in the boss fight with Leatherhead throwing the player explosive cans and a pizza to replenish health.
    • Their last appearances are in the game ending, with Vernon giving them credit for defeating the Shredder, as well an after-credit scene if the player collects all cameos and collectibles.

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