April O'Neil Is My Favorite Character In TMNT: Shredder's Revenge

April O’Neil Is My Favorite Character In TMNT: Shredder’s Revenge

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Shredder’s Revenge feels like a wonderful homage to the TMNT TV show that aired in the late ’80s and early ’90s, even featuring a remade variation of the animated opening and theme song when booting up the game (I may or may not have listened to it half a dozen times before actually playing the game for this preview). And while a sense of nostalgia certainly helped me enjoy my time with it so far, the game has plenty more on offer beyond that.

Shredder’s Revenge is a side-scrolling beat-’em-up that supports up to four-player co-op–it’s developed by Tribute Games and published by Dotemu. The game is narratively inspired by the aforementioned animated TV show and both stylistically and mechanically inspired by the TMNT games that Konami developed back in the ’80s and ’90s. It’s not a canonical sequel to that TV show or any of those games but feels like it could be.