For a good number of fighting game fans out there, a lot of the enjoyment started with playing Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles along with your friends at the arcade. For five dollars, which is only twenty quarters, you can have this game in your living room and still keep your significant other.
As it turns out, this was actually a collaboration between a couple of companies who were interested in the outcomes of the Turtles. Ubisoft, who currently holds the TMNT license, co-published the release with Konomi, who created the original game. In addition, a company known as Digital Eclipse did coding to allow the emulation of the game over the next-generation system. These companies, working together, made this release possible.
Fans of the arcade version will remember the attack button and jump button, faithfully ported over to this new version. These two buttons can be combined to create attack jumps, another type of attack. The enemies flow like a wave at the Turtles, who, of course, have to utilize their mutant ninja abilities to take them on, and down. There are all the old enemies, from the standard foot soldiers, to the evil brain Krang, and the two lieutenants to Shredder, Bebop and Rocksteady, plus the big guy himself.
The gameplay was always difficult, in order to keep players coming back for more, so it's nice that the developers decided to make the offline version have infinite continues. The online version, though, gives players only 20 continues, so they'll have to make them count. The lag in these online games, though it existed, wasn't enough to cause any problems with playing. Playing an online game was easy, too, with options to create a public or a private match, or just jump into a game.
There are also a number of achievement points available. Xbox Live Arcade games have 200 points available, traditionally, and this one is no exception. Getting those points won't be easy, either, with challenges like beating specific bosses without losing more than a certain amount of health, or destroying every one of a certain thing in the whole game. Playing through the whole list will take you a good amount of time, though they can all be done.
One of the best things about this game, other than the nostalgia aspect, is the price tag. The developers decided to release this game for only $5, which anyone who can afford an Xbox and Xbox live can probably handle. There's a lot of fun to be had with it, too, since playing through the game once is only the beginning.
For a good number of fighting game fans out there, a lot of the enjoyment started with playing Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles along with your friends at the arcade. For five dollars, which is only twenty quarters, you can have this game in your living room and still keep your significant other. Throw in a steaming pizza, and you've got the recipe for a flashback to one of the few parts of puberty that probably went pretty well.