Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Rescue-Palooza! has all of it: Foot Troopers, the Get together Wagon, lesser recognized mutant antagonists Groundchuck and Dirtbag. And better of all, the fan-made PC sport is free to obtain.
Noticed by DSO Gaming (by way of PC Gamer), Rescue-Palooza!, created by modder Merso_X, began out as a remake of the 1992 NES sport Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles III: The Manhattan Challenge, then turned a remake of Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles II: The Arcade Sport, earlier than finally morphing into a bigger homage to your entire late 80s and early 90s period of Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle video games, cartoons, and toys.
The sport opens with Shredder taking to the airwaves but once more to interrupt the Turtles’ primetime viewing and announce he’s kidnapped all of their mates. After a fast tutorial, the Turtles head out into the world to free everybody, one stage at a time. As in The Manhattan Challenge, characters in Rescue-Palooza! can soar, assault, soar assault, and deploy a particular spinning assault utilizing a meter that steadily fills up each few seconds.
There are quite a lot of acquainted faces right here, a minimum of in the event you’ve spent hours enjoying with each tangentially associated character Playmate determined to show into an motion determine. A stage close to the celebration bus, for instance, ends with a battle towards Chrome Dome, Shredder’s robotic counterpart. After defeating him, he turns into obtainable to play in every subsequent stage. That stage additionally unlocked Mondo Gecko, a mutanimal whose love of the skateboard is aware of no bounds. Whereas he, like the remainder of the roster, has barely totally different stats for his assault, protection, and well being attributes, he controls just about the identical.
The sport can help as much as 4 gamers if yow will discover some mates prepared to crowd round your laptop, and whereas I couldn’t get it to learn my Bluetooth gamepad, the sport does say it helps controllers within the choices display screen. It additionally options fan-made music for the sport’s phases in addition to fully-voiced quips torn proper from the early TV collection.
General, it’s fairly primary (and brief), just like the arcade video games that impressed it, however it’s additionally a vibrant and fantastic Cowabunga down TNMT reminiscence lane. Merso_X can be persevering with to patch the sport, so there’s all the time the likelihood it’d get extra ranges sooner or later.