Gamers got a treat with a new Ninja Turtles game this year. It’s a fun, beat-’em-up, action-packed nod to retro adventures from the ’80s. As fun as the game is, it’s has some problems, though. Here are some improvements that can make this already great game even more radical.
Patches for Glitches
Though some patches have already been made, there is still some work to be done for glitches. At times, switching between difficulties can cause achievements to disappear. I played Story Mode on the Okay difficulty and then Arcade Mode on Chill; I lost my Arcade Mode achievements. I’ve also experienced launch errors, characters freezing in the air during aerial attacks, and even falling through the ground without a hole being there. These are the kinds of tweaks that would really improve the overall game play.
Shredder as a Playable Character
With over 30 years of TMNT games, we’ve only really been able to play as the four main turtles. Shredder’s Revenge changed that by including Splinter, April, and Casey Jones as playable characters. Still, it would be more exciting to play as the main villain, Shredder. Including Shredder would be a complete curveball, as gamers could play as the character that they’ve had to defeat all these years. Shredder would really come in handy for those pesky “No Damage” challenges, especially with his Super Shredder mode. Please make this happen, Tribute Games!
Practice Mode or Versus Mode
There are some slightly complex moves for this game. There are even some awesome co-op moves that you can pull off, too. You don’t really get a safe space to practice these moves, though. When you start a game, you get a tutorial on how to play. You also have a move list when you pause the game, but giving gamers a Versus Mode or a training room like in Smash Bros. Ultimate would really help. I definitely could have used some training rooms to try out some combos. This would just be the pepperoni on the pizza for this game!
Shredder’s Revenge is already a near-perfect love letter to the TMNT franchise, but why stop there? DLC gives developers a chance to perfect their games, so all developers should seize the opportunity. With these ideas for DLC, we’ll all really be shouting “Cowabunga!”
Guest Author: Gabrielle Muniz