Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Shredder’s Revenge PlayStation 4 Review

User Rating: 10

Nostalgia is a wonderful thing. It makes you relive those happy moments from earlier in your life. NES and SNES were the golden days of Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle games. Now we get to relive the glory days with a new game from developer Tribute Games and Publisher Dotemu in Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Shredder’s Revenge.

June 16th 2022 is going to be a good day for gamers everywhere. That is when the shell-shocking game will hit the shelves and digital. It plays like an NES game and an SNES game had a baby. You can see callbacks to all of the original Turtles games from NES and some elements from Turtles in time on SNES. Everything down to the graphic style makes you want to play it and never put it down. My son and I got to level 9 before we stopped playing in our first playthrough.

The overall gist of the story is that Bebop and Rocksteady have stolen pieces of Krang’s robot from Channel 6 News and you have to try and stop them from getting away. The Shredder and Krang have something very bad planned for the city and the world and you need to stop them. Your battles take place in New York, as well as above and below it.


The pixel art graphics are by far the best part of this game. Whether you are looking at the characters, the backgrounds, or the animations for each character. It is all a beautiful look at something that was made great in the 80s. Let’s not forget the opening from the iconic television show we grew up watching. The original opening was reimagined with the old lyrics and new scenes. It is utterly amazing to look at. With regards to the turtles, you can play as all four of them, as well as Casey Jones, April O’Neil, and even Master Splinter. It is a well-rounded lineup and each character offers something different.

The mechanics of this title are very simple to learn. One button attacks, one dodges, one jumps, and one uses your special attack. The trigger buttons offer taunts, heals, and other things that will help you throughout your playthrough. By linking attack buttons together you can earn combo attacks. Adding the directional pad buttons to your attacks gives you more powerful moves including throwing the bad guys at the screen. There are also leveling-up mechanics that give your character extra life points each time you level it up.

Everything that has been put into this title is at its highest level, including the original soundtrack by Tee Lopes. There are even four original turtles actors from the 1987 cartoon doing voices. On top of everything else, you can choose to play solo or go at it with up to a total of six players. The more players you have the more enemies there will be. I have played with two players so far as my son and I have gone through it, but having six players times however many enemies will show up. That will be insane for sure. There is very little to be angry about within this title. The vehicles, the art, and the playability, it is all on point.

Note: This review was provided by PR on PS4 for Review.

Overall, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Shredder’s Revenge hits on all cylinders as one of the top TMNT games I have ever played. It mixes nostalgia and new playability nicely. Regular price for this title is 24.99 USD. Not a bad price for how much is in this game.
  • Great soundtrack
  • Terrific pixel art graphics
  • Easy-to-learn fighting mechanics
  • World map saves automatically – no more restarting from the beginning
  • Nostalgia factor
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Long time game enthusiast and writer. I have beta tested a lot of Mmorpg's since I was thirteen including Star Wars Galaxies, Lord of the Rings Online, and Star Wars The Old Republic. Currently attending The Art Institute of Pittsburgh for a degree in Game Art and Technology.

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