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Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Shredder’s Revenge – Dimension Shellshock Review

Official Score

Overall - 85%

85%

The Dimension Shellshock DLC for Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Shredder’s Revenge makes an already great beat-em-up even better, providing plenty of ways to flex one’s fighting chops - just be ready for a challenge.

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Feature-length movies, Street Fighter cameos, new lines of toys – the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles have been keeping busy this year. Dotemu and Tribute Games are looking to keep the momentum going with the release of the Dimension Shellshock DLC for Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Shredder’s Revenge. Should players pack their bags for Dimension X?

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Shredder’s Revenge – Dimension Shellshock Review

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Making its debut last year, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Shredder’s Revenge managed to make an impact with its side-scrolling action. The tight controls, enemy juggling (with combos that go well into the double digits!), super attacks, and fanservice callbacks to the Konami arcade originals that started it all made it one of our five games of the year in 2022 – catch up on the highlights with our review here, which we gave a score of 85/100.

As part of this new Dimension Shellshock DLC, two new characters enter the fight that boast impressive stats. A high-ranking member of the Foot Clan, Karai is a speed-based ninja that specializes in juggles and high flying attacks. She possesses a dodge with a healthy amount of i-frames, and her special ability sends multiple shadow images of herself, leading to massive damage. She also possesses a number of lightning-based attacks, which we thoroughly enjoyed using to clear house in the stickiest of situations.

Meanwhile, Usagi is a rōnin rabbit that knows his way around a sword. His moves make for some fantastic crowd control, and his special attack prevents any Foot Clan members from getting too close. He’s also a speed demon, and is an absolute blast to play for both novices and experts alike.

For those who have been there and done that with the main campaign of the title, Dimension Shellshock features a Survival Mode that adds a bit of challenge. Tasked with collecting Dimension Crystals, players will be tasked with taking down waves of enemies before grabbing a power-up and moving onto the next challenge. Don’t expect it to be a straightforward affair; enemies come out at all sides and it’s players against the world.

While we are well-versed in the beat-em-up genre, we do have to admit that this mode provided quite the challenge. The odds are most certainly stacked against the player; it is an absolute must that players bring a friend or five along for the ride. Collecting crystals can take a bit of time as well; one best be aware of their surroundings while they try to get the upper hand of each situation.

The Dimension Shellshock DLC for Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Shredder’s Revenge makes an already great beat-em-up even better, providing plenty of ways to flex one’s fighting chops – just be ready for a challenge.

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Casey Scheld

Casey Scheld has more than 15 years of experience in the gaming industry as a community manager, social media director, event specialist, and (of course) gaming editor. He has previously worked with gaming start-ups like Raptr, publishers like Konami, and roller derby girls at PAX West (check out Jam City Rollergirls)! Gamers Heroes is a passion project for him, giving him a chance to tap into the underground side of gaming. He is all too eager to give these lesser-known heroes of the indie space the attention they so rightly deserve, seeking out the next gem and sharing it with the world. Previously making appearances at events like CES, GDC, and (the late) E3, he is all too happy to seek out the next big thing. For those that want to talk shop, send over a tip, or get an easy win in a fighting game of their choosing, be sure to check out his social media channels below.

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