The Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles have had many animated incarnations over the years. Despite all the different iterations, the late ’80s/early ’90s cartoon will be the default versions for most fans. Therefore, this was also the peak era of TMNT video games. Many of us have fond memories of playing Turtles in Time and The Manhattan Project, among others.
As a tribute to those four player, side-scrolling games of yesteryear, we learned that the folks at Dotemu and Tribute Games joined forces to create a retro-style game for PCs and consoles, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Shredder’s Revenge. This retro Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle game is available now. It even comes in a mobile version released by Netflix, and, excitingly enough, it will officially receive its first DLC, Dimension Shellshock.
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Shredder’s Revenge – Dimension Shellshock New DLC
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Shredder’s Revenge is getting its first DLC, which means exciting new adventures and new playable characters.
A description of the DLC shares:
Chaos! The Neutrinos crash the Turtles’ latest pizza party! The teenagers from Dimension X are in dire need of help: Shredder is seeking to conquer the multiverse itself!
Our heroes need to jump between dimensions and stop Shredder once and for all!
In addition to a new game mode and character colors, Dimension Shellshock brings new playable fighters, including the razor-sharp Usagi Yojimbo. The steely rabbit samurai is ready to hop across dimensions to fight evil and witness a new style of otherworldly battles awaiting the Turtles!
The game promises “new playable fighters,” in the plural, but only names one. Still, Usagi Yojimbo is a fan-favorite character, and it will be fun to watch this samurai rabbit and the Turtles travel through dimensions together. It looks like Usagi Yojimbo will join the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles in their world and the Turtles will join Usagi in the Edo era of ancient Japan.
Players will also be able to use new character colors, helping to make the game look even more nostalgic and retro. The Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Shredder’s Revenge – Dimension Shellshock DLC will release later in 2023.
TMNT: Shredder’s Revenge on Netflix Games
For those looking to play the game yet another way, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Shredder’s Revenge can also be found on Netflix Games.
This streamlined version of the game lets you play Shredder’s Revenge anywhere, even if you don’t have a gaming console. Luckily, the old-school nature of this TMNT outing makes it perfect to convert n this way.
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Shredder’s Revenge Comes to Consoles
If you don’t know much about Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Shredder’s Revenge itself, you can check out the game’s old school style reveal trailer, which will give you all the nostalgic feels, right here:
Here’s the game’s official description:
With Bebop and Rocksteady amassing gizmos to support Krang and Shredder’s latest scheme, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Shredder’s Revenge finds the turtles battling through a breathless tour of iconic TMNT locations to thwart their nemeses’ most diabolical plan yet. Armed with shell-shocking new abilities built on a foundation of classic brawling mechanics, the gang are in for an exhilarating, Foot Clan-stomping romp leading them through the sewers and bustling boroughs of New York City all the way to Dimension X.
If that didn’t take you right back to the early ’90s, we’re not sure what can. All of this looks very classic Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, which we’re sure will delight many fans. Oh, and that version of the classic TMNT theme song? Vocals come courtesy of Mike Patton, frontman for bands like Faith No More and Mr. Bungle.
So pick your favorite platform and enjoy Leonardo, Raphael, Michelangelo, and Donatello in their full, old-school glory.
Originally published March 10, 2021.