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Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Turtles in Time Re-Shelled

  • Online Co-Op: 4 Players
  • Couch Co-Op: 4 Players
  • + Co-Op Campaign

TMNT Turtles in Time: Reshelled Co-Op Review - Page 2

The worst part of Reshelled is the lack of the extra SNES levels and changes.  For modern remakes, you expect to be purchasing the definitive version of a game.  That's not the case here.  The additional levels would have made what is a very short game a tad longer, adding to the value.  The boss fight against Shredder in the tank is one of the finest of the 16 bit era, in my estimation, and I was really looking forward to it in the new version.  But it's not there.  I'd also have appreciated being able to swap between the classic version and Reshelled on the fly, a la R-Type Dimensions.  Unfortunately this feature is missing too.

If I sound a bit nitpicky, I suppose it's because I am.  The original Turtles in Time is among my favorite games, ever.  I had very high hopes for a slick remake that was packed with everything I loved about the original.  In most respects, Reshelled delivers, but it's missing a few things that are important.  The lack of SNES changes, no continues, and no drop in/out make the game fall short of perfection.  The additional attacks and better movement do make up for this somewhat, however, and I appreciate the price drop from $15 to $10.  It's a great game, but it should have been better.


Co-Op Score

The Co-Op Experience: Players take control of one of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles in a journey through time with epic boss battles and more.

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