|Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles - Tournament Fighters Review by: Razor-987
TMNT tournament fighters review
Another classic teenage mutant ninja turtles game, you can play as either one of the turtles as well as some other characters including war, chrome dome, aska, and even shredder himself!. The game is similar to street fighter in a way because of the stage and the abilities and setup like the health and the ability each character has when the bar is full, and even the location stage changes for each character. So in a way it is the tmnt version of street fighter, I scored the overall of the game a 9.5 because it is similar to a classic fighting game that is awesome and it is still unique and very fun to play.
Let's be honest here, the graphics are pretty awesome, this game's graphics are the best I think for any teenage mutant ninja turtle game, they are detailed and all the character sprites look really amazing too as well as the stage setup for each character too. I really like the sharp quality of the graphics for this game, they are excellent and hands down some of the best graphics for any tmnt game, so I scored them a perfect 10 because they are just that great.
The music isn't cheesy I think the music sounds really great, the music here isn't like other arcade games where it is just the same repetitive music playing over and over. In fact it is like street fighter again because the music gets faster the more intense the battle gets. This music is unique and it is always different for each character's stage which is really cool. I really think the music for any game is a really good bonus because it gives an atmosphere for when you are playing that game and it makes it more fun to play versus a quiet background with no music at all which is really boring and not exciting to play, so I definitely think that music and the sound is a really essential part in a game because it brings out the fun in the game. I rated the sound of the game a 10 because of how good it sounds and also because it is not repetitive either.
Remember in street fighter how you would always get that addicted feeling that you wanted to win or how stuck you would get trying to beat ryu? Well at least I felt that way because I was addicted to trying to win and beat all of the other fighters, well same concepts apply here you have to beat all of the other fighters here and once you do, 2 other fighters including the Rat King and also Karai who you fight against once you have beaten all the characters on the map. I have a hard enough time trying to beat shredder who I think is really over powered in the game. I usually play as Donatello because he has range with his staff because he can whack them from a distance which is useful for keeping and maintaining health. So after you beat all the characters which if that didn't give you enough of a time then you battle 2 extra characters, rat king and karai who are both powerful enough for a good fight, so I gave the addictiveness an 8 because it is like street fighter where even though you know you may not win, you still keep trying anyway!
The tmnt games always are pretty good with a story line which is usually rescuing April from shredder or some enemy and they have to go through several stages to find her and rescue her from shredder. In this game there is a story mode where the turtles get a message from Karai and they have to rescue April and then shredder after going through several stages of fighting. There are 2 types of endings which depend on the difficulty setting, if the setting is below a 3 in difficulty then you end up rescuing splinter and then he says that you aren't ready to defeat Karai. But if the setting is higher than a 3 it ends with the defeat of Karai and the turtles celebrate and splinter congratulates them and tells them to continue to train in case of a lingering evil, the difficulty settings can be changed in the options in the menu screen. So the story line is petty good, I gave it a 7 because most of it is fighting and then rescuing April and Splinter, not much to it.
The game offers 13 characters to fight against including yourself and also Rat King and Karai. I find the game challenging in terms of fighting the bosses because I only finished the game one time and now I can't even get past shredder because of his powerful moves. So the game does offer a good challenge in fighting all of the other characters, and if you win depending on if you are playing in story mode and the difficulty setting, you can play again on a higher difficulty and then beat Karai. I rated the depth a 6 mostly because it is challenging to beat all the characters which makes for a good game because no one wants an easy game with no challenge or nothing unexpected. Also because you can always change the difficulty if you felt it was to easy or too hard for you and you can play the game over again.
The game can be again like street fighter, very difficult to beat. I think to be good at the game you need an easy control set up so you don't have to stretch and reach over the keyboard to attack, by that time you will be finished. I also think that you should pick a balanced character that is fast or skilled and also has good moves. For instance, I use Donatello because he is skilled and he also has range attacks when he swings his staff which can be useful in fighting a stronger enemy. Control wise, there are a few controls and it is set up like street fighter with a low kick, low punch, high kick, and a special attack you can use once you have filled the green bar in tournament mode. Overall the controls are for you to set up and it varies in difficulty from how you set up your controls, how you set the difficulty on the options menu, and if you are ready to win! So it is different for everybody. I rated the difficulty a 5 because it can be harder with some of the bosses because of their moves, but that's what makes it challenging and fun to play!
Graphics 10 Sound 10 Addictive 8 Depth 6 Story 7 Difficulty 5
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles - Tournament Fighters Description: The game features the original 4 turtles from the previous games in the series, as well as other fighters.The game is very much in the tradition of the Mortal Kombat or Street Fighter series, pitting you against opponents one at a time. Some fighters (besides the turtles) will be familiar, such as the Rat King, or even Shredder (now called "Cyber-Shredder" here).Though even people familiar with the turtles will see differences in them. They can now, for example, do moves involving projectiles, such as "fireballs".The game's modes include a story mode, where you can only pick one of the turtles and go on fighting opponents in order to rescue April and Splinter, and a tournament mode, where you fight only for the fame and money.
Loose Value: (beta)
Complete Value: (beta)
New Value: (beta)
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