Postcard Review: Heroes in a half-shell

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For those of us that live in the wonderful world of nostalgia, few things are better than the feeling of watching a Saturday morning cartoon. Especially when it involves pizza eating ninja turtles.

With modern standards of multiplayer, it can be difficult to look back at the Super Nintendo era and appreciate its simple two-player mechanics. Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Turtles in Time, originally an arcade game, was ported to the SNES in 1992 and with that port came hours of Foot Ninja thrashing.

The game was a side-scrolling beat ‘em up that focused on the different fighting styles of Leonardo, Michelangelo, Donatello, and Raphael, and their adventure through time to save the Statue of Liberty from the clutches of the Shredder. The game takes you from the prehistoric era to the “distant” future of 2020.

The game was simple in its execution, which was its shining point. No complicated combos or commands, just fight, walk to the right, fight, repeat. Catchy music keeps constant beatings at the hands mutated turtles interesting and fun. A convenient co-op mode makes the adventure much more fun, but the vs. mode leaves much to be desired, since all it comes down to is spamming your throw move.

Definitely not the most convoluted game, it still manages to age well despite it’s graphical limitations. I guess that’s because playing as an anthropomorphic ninja turtle who eats pizza never really get’s old.

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Author: Tom Farndon View all posts by
Videogames have been an integral part of Pixelitis Writer Tom Farndon's life, and that shows no signs of changing anytime soon. An avid boxer and kayaker, you can make his day by either giving him delicious food, or by playing Secret of Mana with him.

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