Review: Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Shredder’s Revenge explained to parents

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What parents need to know

Choose your favorite ninja turtle and battle hordes and hordes of enemies in multiple levels. Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Shredder’s Revenge offers a new progression fighting game, similar to those released during the 90s in arcade, Super Nintendo and Genesis/Megadrive.

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Release date: June 16, 2022

Developed by: Tribute Games
Published by: Dotemu
Available on: Playstation 4, Nintendo Switch, Xbox One, and PC (Steam and Xbox App)
Game tested on PC (Steam)

Type of game: Progress combat game (also called Beat’em all, beat’em up)

Average game time: 15 minutes

Estimate of the total duration of the game:
3 hours to finish the story.
5 hours to complete everything.

Business model: Need to buy the main game.

Number of players:
From 1 to 6 players locally or online

Available in digital format on each platform.
Available in physical format (cartridge or CD) in limited edition.

The game was provided by the publisher for this review. It does not influence our opinion.

ATTENTION: On Nintendo Switch you can not use 2 joycons for a single player, when more than 4 players are in the game.

ATTENTION: Only 1 to 4 players possible locally on Playstation 4. On the other hand, you can get the 5th and 6th player with an online game.

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Several difficulty modes are available and there is something to satisfy the most hardcore players as well.

Violence, fear, nudity?
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Everyone fights with punches, foot, knives, firearms, magical attacks (fire, wind, ice, electric). These are anthropomorphic animals, humans and robots that clash with each other. No drops of blood, or injuries. They are cartoon characters.

Level of language used
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The protagonists provoke and taunt before or during the fighting.

Positive message
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It is possible to teach cooperation through this game, as long as you are well supervised and surrounded, but that’s it. The characters are smiling, having fun. No one takes themselves seriously.

Minimum reading level required
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Very little text. Playable without knowing how to read. However, you have to know how to read to understand the side quests and some challenges.

Additional costs ?
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Minimum level of execution on the controller required
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The game is enjoyable to play with the controller, even for beginners.

Principle of the game

Choose your favorite ninja turtle and advance through the levels by hitting and defeating all enemies to progress.

Game mode

Story Mode

The story mode consists of going through the 16 levels of the game. The more enemies you defeat with a character, the more skills you unlock for that character. Progress is saved. You can try a level again at any time or play a previous one. Many side quests and collectibles are present.

From 1 to 6 players. Playable with people online.

Mode Arcade

All 16 levels of the game must be played in one go! Like arcade games in the 90s, lives are limited and progression is not saved. Character skills are unlocked from the start but are limited for balance.

To be reserved for the most experienced players.

From 1 to 6 players. Playable with people online.

Online game mode

Requires a subscription to the online game, to be able to play online on the console on which you have the game. No subscription required on PC.

The 2 modes are playable online. No additional online mode.

PC and Xbox players can play together online. However there is no way to invite your friends who are on a different platform. So this is not practical at all. And consider that you can only play with your friends on the same platform.


This game is awesome. It is aimed as much at nostalgic for the old games released 20 years ago, as for today’s children. It is neither too long nor too short, very well done. AND it runs on any PC without any problem, it has been very well optimized.

The graphics are very detailed and very beautiful. I dare not even imagine how long it took the artists and animators to accomplish this.

Enjoy this game without problems, especially since it comes out at a low price, and is available on Xbox Game Pass when it is released.

More information about the game: Official game page


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