Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles IV: Turtles in Time is not only the best TMNT game out there, it is SO much more! The 90's through the very early 2000's were the best years in gaming, and It definitely goes to show. The turtles were "da' bomb" back then and playing this as a kid blew my freaking socks off. I remember playing the original TMNT on the NES. Oh, how I remember that craptastic failure. There were very few good turtles games, but this struck green gold. First thing you will notice when you play the game, other than the improvement of graphics and audio, is you can play as all four turtles, AND its TWO-PLAYER! The controls are smooth and all turtles are on an even playing level. You don't have to reach distances with Don anymore to just barely survive. There is a good variety on levels and characters as well. You see April for only a split second here and there. Enemies include foot soldiers, roadkill rodneys, mousers, Krang, Slash, the Rat King, Tokka and Rahzar, and of course, Shredder. The stages go from modern day New York, the technodrome, a sewer, a train, boat, and volcanic mountain--all set in the past, riding on hoverboards in a bright technologic future, and finally in the alternate present, back in the technodrome to face Super Shredder. See in this installment, Shredder takes the Statue of Liberty and the turtles trail him to the technodrome to discover that he wants to take over the world by using the Statue of Liberty and time travel. He sends the turtles through time and at the end, the turtles stop Shredder and take the Statue of Liberty back. This is a weak and senseless plot, but kicking butt doesn't really need it. I have never played the arcade version, but apparently there are minor differences between it and the SNES version like different music, and the SNES version includes minor variations on stages and bosses. There is absolutely nothing bad I can say about Turtles IV. So lets hit the ole' recap!
Pros: -Awesome music fans of the franchise know and love, plus new ones -Plethera of locales and enemies to keep you busy and far from bored -This is a Two player Co-op game, very high replay value! -Superb graphics, hail to the sixteen bits -All four turtles are fully playable, and smooth controls help. -Super Shredder!
Cons: For plot driven gamers, you will be disheartened by the story. It seems that they added it at the last second, either that or I'm just slow or blind. Either way, this is a minor flaw, if one at all. Cowabunga!
TMNT IV is not the best but when consoles are concerned, the game is nearly perfect. Whether or not you like the SNES or Genesis port better, that is all up to you. I grew up with the SNES so that is the version I personally recommend.
Now that I'm finished, Im a little hungry. ITS PIZZA TIME!!!
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