Thanks to Arcadeheroes, we can finally see the upcoming Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles arcade in action. For those who aren’t aware, this is a brand new arcade title that’s being developed by Raw Thrills. This isn’t the same game from Konami, nor are they attached to this.
That out of the way, let’s talk about the game. The video is confirmation that the game uses the same style as the Nickelodeon Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles series. So all the familiar faces, both good and bad will be making an appearance. The animation looks pretty decent, despite the game still being unfinished. In addition, everything looks flashy, colorful and vivid. Sadly we can’t hear any music from the game, due to how loud the area was.
Outside of a basic attack and jump, each turtle will have access to a special ability called “Turtle Power”. This is gained by filling up a meter by attacking enemies. Once the meter is filled, you can execute the ability. It also seems to be character specific. In the video, we see Donatello using his ability and gaining some purple electrical attack. Leonardo also does a one that turns him into a swirly blue tornado. The only thing I’m not a fan of is that it pauses the game for a moment while starting up the move.
Outside of that, it also seems the ability to toss enemies into the screen makes a return but with a twist. Now the enemies can do the same to you! Avid fans of the games will remember this from Konami’s “Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Turtles in Time“.
The game is stated to contain four levels, with mid-boss and an end boss. No word yet if there will be an additional end boss or not.
For those worrying about the gameplay, I wouldn’t. It seems that Raw Thrills did they work and went back to several old-school beat ’em up titles for inspiration. Games such as Final Fight, Golden Axe, Double Dragon and a few others.
The game is still in development and is expected to hit arcades sometime during 2018. I’m expecting this to make it’s way to Dave & Buster’s, as well as Round One. At least I hope, as those are the only places in my area that even have arcade games anymore. I’ll be reaching out to Raw Thrills to see if we can get more info on where they plan on positioning this games. And also if they’ll have some test locations near me so I can check it out and report back.
For more info on the title, be sure to check out Arcadeheroes.com website. There’s a nice write-up about this time with the game, as well as a few other games being shown at the IAAPA 2017 (The International Association of Amusement Parks and Attractions). They also have a very in-depth test location impression that reader sent in here.