Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Shredder’s Revenge Early Reviews Shine Bright Amid Massive Hype

Published 06/16/2022, 8:22 PM EDT

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Shredder’s Revenge is all set to hit PC, Xbox, PS, and Nintendo stores today. Die-hard fans of the classic franchise are all pumped up for the release. To top up their anticipation, the game has already found a heavily positive space among popular critics. However, fans looking for a long, replay-able campaign will be disappointed!

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Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles is a huge franchise of comic books, animated series, video games, films, and much more. It started back in 1983, and from the looks of it, the franchise still stands stronger than ever. The fandom was looking for a modern reboot of the original Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles style for a long time.

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Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Shredder’s Revenge gets an A before its official release

Luckily, Tribute Games has offered their impeccable expertise to create one of the best blends of arcade-style and modern mechanics while preserving the original taste of Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles in Shredder’s Revenge. According to the critics who had the opportunity to play an early copy of the game, Shredder’s Revenge is a complete win for all fans out there.

A fan took to Twitter to share the ratings he collected from notable critics and the numbers look great!

“Shredder’s Revenge is a must-play for both TMNT and beat-’em-up fans alike.” DeAngelo writes in his review on Digital Trends, giving the game a 100/100. That’s a huge score!

Hardcore Gamer says, “Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Shredder’s Revenge caters to a specific niche audience, but couldn’t have done a better job of it.”

While most critics adored the game’s soundtrack, controls, roster, design, and the all-new multiplayer, some pointed out the lack of creativity. “This heartfelt, engaging reprise of a classic falls just shy of greatness due to a lack of fresh ideas and endurance.” PC Gamer says.

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All in all, the retro beat ’em up title inspired by the 1980s has impressed almost every critic and thus, has garnered a very credible overall score. For fans of the original arcade, Shredder’s Revenge will undoubtedly be a treat with all the popular characters and locations from the franchise returning.

Since Shredder’s Revenge is an arcade-inspired beat ’em up, most fans of the genre expected the campaign to be short. However, it also includes an intriguing multiplayer mode that can be played over and over again.

Would a personal pan pizza change your scores, critics?

That sounds… good?

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Shredder’s Revenge is still the nostalgic 16-bit arcade experience with new exciting elements like 6-player multiplayer, some new mechanics, and a single-player story mode.

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Are you excited about trying out TMNT: Shredder’s Revenge? Let us know in the comments!

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Sharmila Ganguly

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Sharmila Ganguly is an ESports author at EssentiallySports. After completing her bachelor's degree in engineering, she pursued her love for writing and most importantly, video games. All kinds of video games intrigue her, but her love for shooter video games like Valorant knows no bounds. Apart from video games, she also likes to keep a tab on the world of technology and spend time with her pet parrots!

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