Wednesday, November 22, 2017

Booyakasha! First Footage Of New 'Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles' Arcade Game Emerges

Old school Turtles fans got a nice little push down nostalgia lane a little while back when it was reported that Raw Thrills was bringing the iconic Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles franchise back to the arcade, for the first time in well over two decades. And like the Konami games of old, it’s all about beat-em-up action with up to four players, taking on everyone from the Shredder to Krang to other ne’er-do-wells.

The game recently got a showcase at the IAAPA 2017 event, with attendees being able to try it out before its distribution kicks off sometime early next year. According to Arcade Heroes, it definitely lives up the hype of the original game.

“From what I have played and watched, it fulfills those expectations,” the attendee noted in his report. “The game is a beat ’em up just like you would want it to be. Yes that does mean more button mashing than stratagem but that’s part of the charm. The turtles will also do different attacks such as throws and there are items to grab and use such as smoke bombs, shurikens, trash cans, one that makes you spin around in a kind of tornado attack, etc. There are plenty of enemies to duke it out with, there is interaction with your environment, multiple attacks including the ability to throw enemies into the screen, special ‘Turtle Power’ attacks which behave as quick cut scenes, big boss battles, combo tracking, items to use and more. Admittedly it is weird to play a TMNT game that doesn’t have the voices for the characters that I grew up with but that’s ‘old man – get off my lawn as I remember it’ syndrome there.”

The reporter also noted that "Beat ’em up fans can also take heart that the Raw Thrills development team stated that they played a number of classic beat’ em ups as they designed this to 'get the feel right'. Apart from playing the original TMNT Konami titles, they specifically mentioned 'Final, Fight, Golden Axe, Streets of Rage, Double Dragon' while also implying that they played through several others."

The team also captured some Turtley Awesome footage from the game, which can be found in the video below.

First up is a clip that appears to be taking place in the Technodrome, where the Turtles find themselves at odds with Foot Clan members and other automated terrors.

Arcade Heroes also managed to get some closer footage of the game’s first stage, which takes place in New York City. While it sets up some impressive beat-em-up action, fans may wonder: "when did Bebop become so skinny and able to turn himself invisible? And is Rocksteady a Russian now? Maybe we missed something". Whatever the case, it’s great to see the Turtles back in action.

GeekDad noted about the game:

"The new Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles arcade game brings back everything you loved about the classic version (4-player co-op action, crisp graphics, sweet ninja moves) and adds a few new twists like a special “Turtle Power” super power mode. Michelangelo, Raphael, Donatello, and Leonardo may be back to battle some of the same villains you remember from the past (Rocksteady, Krang, etc.), along with a few new surprises from the new Nickelodeon cartoon. You can grab stuff, throw ninja stars, and, of course heal yourself by eating pizza. Currently there’s only a handful of levels and the villainous Shredder was noticeable absent, but the game is not fully finished yet, so no word on whether or not there will be other levels in the final version."

"Gone is the 25″ CRT Monitor. Instead, a giant flat-panel screen presents crisp graphics surrounded by color-changing LEDs in a slick new cabinet design that will make itself stand out in any family entertainment center and totally immerse you in the action. While Raw Thrills has continued to make some of the best new games out there (Jurassic Park, Cruis’n Blast, etc), this is one of the first I can remember that isn’t a driver or a shooter. With this popular theme and classic gameplay, I have no doubt this arcade brawler will be a huge hit for kids and grown-ups alike."

The Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles arcade game will become available in Spring 2018. If you need a TMNT fix in the meantime, check out their debut trailer for Injustice 2!

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Original source: ComicBook; Additional source: PrimeTime Amusements.
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