TMNT: Shredder’s Revenge features six-player co-op, with more characters than just Leonardo, Raphael, Michelangelo, & Donatello being playable.
The heroes in a half shell are back in TMNT: Shredder’s Revenge, a new cooperative arcade brawler from Tribute Games, with up to six players able to take control of characters modeled on the 1980s Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles cartoon. The brothers four – Leonardo, Michelangelo, Donatello, and Raphael – are all present of course, but Tribute has also included an additional two characters on top of that. There currently aren’t any plans for the side-scrolling brawler to receive DLC post-launch, sadly, which means that some fan-favorite Turtles characters that didn’t make the cut may not ever come to the game in the future. Still, TMNT: Shredder’s Revenge allows six players to play as the most iconic TMNT characters and allies, ensuring (mostly) everyone’s favorites have been accounted for.
TMNT: Shredder’s Revenge is a classic arcade brawler that draws upon classic Turtles games like Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Turtles in Time, as well as the original Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles arcade game from 1989. Featuring its own original retro soundtrack and 16-bit presentation, Shredder’s Revenge is harkening back to the hay-day of turtle-mania, where the brothers four were kings of the box office, the airwaves, and comic books. This has been reflected in the game’s critical response, with TMNT: Shredder’s Revenge earning rave reviews from critics before its June 16 release.
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Although not a direct sequel to its arcade Turtles forebears, TMNT: Shredder’s Revenge takes key inspiration from the iconic ’80s cartoon, with voice actors from the series like Rob Paulsen reprising their roles in the game. It feels like a true love letter to that series especially, but also to the retro games of the era. Tribute has specialized in 2D action titles over the last decade, and Shredder’s Revenge has benefited from years of cumulative experience, which is reflected in how good the game’s characters feel to play.
Who You Can Play As In TMNT: Shredder’s Revenge
TMNT: Shredder’s Revenge features seven playable characters to go along with its six-player co-op, including the original four Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles and an additional three allies. Even though DLC hasn’t been announced, one would hope that the likes of Carter or maybe even crossover favorite Usagi Yojimbo could make the cut. The TMNT are also DC regulars, featuring in Injustice and some surprisingly effective Batman crossovers. Either way, here are all of the current playable characters in Shredder’s Revenge, starting with the turtles themselves:
LeonardoMichelangeloDonatelloRaphaelMaster SplinterApril O’NeilCasey Jones
The roster of TMNT: Shredder’s Revenge comprises the most important characters from the 1980s cartoon, as well as the group’s most famous supporting characters and allies. Each character plays slightly differently, with Donatello able to reach enemies at greater distance thanks to his bo-staff, and April O’Neil wielding TV station equipment in combat, and all have their own unique animations. There’s scope for Tribute Games to expand this roster even further in the form of DLC, but for now, players have plenty to enjoy with characters already present.
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