Preview: Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles

TMNT_67628_screenThe Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles are the world’s most fiercest fighting team. Since the 90s they have had success in movies, cartoons and video games. The turtles have had some amazing and memorable adventures on gaming platforms, and it’s no surprise a new title has been announced focusing on the newest series.

Based on the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles animated series on Nickelodeon, the upcoming game of the same name is being developed by Magic Pockets. The game will be a single player game featuring an original story and features characters from the animated series….Wait did I say single player? Yes, yes I did.

We had a chance to check out the game, and so far it has you controlling a single turtle, and you can switch out during specific moments in the side-scrolling beat-em-up adventure. It’s nothing like the original TMNT game for the NES. The demo begins as the turtles are doing some investigation, starting off with Leonardo as he explores and fights the foot in a beat ’em up style before switching off to Ralph automatically. Eventually the turtles find themselves facing down a giant tri-headed giant mouser.

Not to worry though, while the game is centered around the single player mode, there is a 4 player multiplayer mode which plays much like the old school Turtles arcade game. The demo included on stage and while the turtles moves were simple, you actually can unlock and purchase more moves as you play the game.

4343tmnt_screen3_26554.nphdThe playable demo featured a single player stage and a multiplayer stage. While I prefer the multiplayer mode, the single player mode did have plenty of promise as a fun adventure filled with silly dialogue, pizza and action.

The game will feature the full voice cast from the Nickelodeon series and will release this October for Xbox 360, Nintendo Wii and the Nintendo 3DS.

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Growing up Chris watched a lot of the original Saturday morning cartoons and developed a love for arts and animation. Growing up he tried his hand at animation and eventually script writing, but even more his love of video games, anime and technology grew.