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Edited by IrradiatedTurnip

Yeeee! Let's capitalize on Brawl's success, coupled with the bastardized nostalgia of a generation!
Posted by Yzzerdd

This is soul crushing...

Posted by Svestus

I am afraid to watch this. No good can come of it.

Posted by mattjam3000

More turtles! Yay?

Edited by Ventilaator

Leeeeeeeeeeeonardoooooooooooooooooooooooooooo

Posted by Meltbrain

Yay! More quick looks pleeease! I know you guys crank out the QLs pretty damn regularly, but the days are just so empty without the old standby of the Endurance Run.

Posted by ryanwho
@IrradiatedTurnip said:
" Yeeee! Let's capitalize on Brawl's success, coupled with the bastardized nostalgia of a generation! "
Let's be real here. The fastest way to bastardize TMNT nostalgia is to go back and watch the original cartoon now. 
Well, other than the PSAs.
Posted by JoeOE18

The Turtles are the new Sonic

Posted by jelyk

Terrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrible.

Posted by W0lfbl1tzers

It didn't look bad but it didn't look good either. 

Posted by Donkeysraliens

wow.......ok seriously, how the hell did they get away with such terrible audio?....jesus i had no interest in playing this in the first place but thats insultingly bad!

Posted by Winternet

pretty lame game.

Posted by SuperJoe

should've had four players brawling

Posted by newmarcom

After watching this quicklook, I realized the turtles is no longer for the older version of me. But if I was my childhood self, I can easily see me playing this with my friends regardless of how "bad" the game is compared to everything else.

Posted by Sarumarine
@AllanIceman said:
"Go Ninja Go Ninja Go! "

Vanilla Ice confirmed for Smash Up? Heh heh heh.
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Edited by Death_Burnout

I think i saw this being demo'd once, it has some of the most boring level designs in history...but one of the guys making it does look a bit like Triple H so...i think that balances it out.

Posted by AjayRaz

Splinter's right arm ftw!!!

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Posted by Jimbo_N

The new-school April O´Neil is a real bummer. All the way. Give me back my yellow suit reporter!
Posted by Phished0ne

Casey Jones you better...watch your speed...

Posted by Brackynews

OMG hexagons!!!
Sold.

Posted by Axelhander

I see no tripping, so this is already better than Brawl. Maybe worth a rental? Brawl is HIGHLY overrated.

Posted by punkxblaze

Hearing Vinny yell Pizza Time! both on the podcast (I think) and here totally validates that forum thread I made the other day.

Posted by SleepyDoughnut

This game looks HAAALF-ASSED

Posted by tumes

Fuck yeah! They got Pat Cashman to do the announcing again. Makes me miss Billy Nye so bad.

Posted by strangeling

*shrugs* 
Yeah, I'm not a fan of that April either.  Looks like they're using the character designs from the newest TMNT movie.

Posted by ocdog45

pass
Posted by Quacktastic

The announcer reminds me of the Venture brothers.  "Ignore me!"

Posted by omgmetalgear

lame

Posted by august

Replacing the % mechanic with straight up health bars really seems to have broken this game. And the rest dosen't look terribly hot either.

Posted by rateoforange

What confuses me about the video game industry is that they charge just as much for mediocre, uninspired knock offs. A pair of fauxkleys will run you a tenth of the cost of the real thing, if that. They might be a little wonky, but at least they were cheap.

Posted by senrat

Definition of typical half assed game for the wii. 
Posted by SpunkyHePanda
@Axelhander: Overrated to the competitive, no-item Smash players who tripping would really affect perhaps, but to everyone else, I can't think of a single way in which Melee was a better game. Other than Mewtwo.
Posted by SimonM7

The weird thing is that they don't even get the fanservice right here. Who has nostalgic memories of the TMNT movie that came out a couple of years ago or ANY of the imagery used in it? Yet they use that as basis for everything in here, with ninjapril O'Neill and muted colours.
 
A real smash brothers-esque Turtles game should have their cartoon selves and just max it out with all the characters from the cartoon and comics. Rat King, that mecha turtle, Krang + that suit for him, Rock Soldiers, Rocksteady and Bebop, and so on. Never mind it being a tame Smash Brothers, mechanically, it fails miserably at being a game for Turtles fans.

Posted by JJOR64

I think I'm going to stick with Smash Bros.

Posted by kerikxi

Yeeah, don't really know why you'd play this over Smash Bros. Seems like it's a bit less chaotic and the combat is a bit more technical, but who really wants that?

Posted by WrenchNinja
@SimonM7 said:
" The weird thing is that they don't even get the fanservice right here. Who has nostalgic memories of the TMNT movie that came out a couple of years ago or ANY of the imagery used in it? Yet they use that as basis for everything in here, with ninjapril
Because it's probably the most recent versions of the Turtles in the minds of kids (that or Fast Forward/Back to the Sewers versions of the characters). And I still don't get the bitching about Ninja April, she learned martial arts from the Turtles and Splinter in the comics and even in the 2003 cartoon. Seriously, if one wants the stupid damsel in distress yellow jumpsuit April, then play another game/watch the '87 toon. While the game could have been better with the fanservice by adding more characters from the '87 toon, comics and '03 toon instead of the stupid rabbids, I don't find a reason to start knocking the designs of Turtles and April from the movie.
Posted by KuwabaraTheMan
@SimonM7 said:
" The weird thing is that they don't even get the fanservice right here. Who has nostalgic memories of the TMNT movie that came out a couple of years ago or ANY of the imagery used in it? Yet they use that as basis for everything in here, with ninjapril O'Neill and muted colours.  A real smash brothers-esque Turtles game should have their cartoon selves and just max it out with all the characters from the cartoon and comics. Rat King, that mecha turtle, Krang + that suit for him, Rock Soldiers, Rocksteady and Bebop, and so on. Never mind it being a tame Smash Brothers, mechanically, it fails miserably at being a game for Turtles fans. "
That would never happen. Peter Laird, the co-creator of the turtles, who is heavily involved in everything done with the license these days, hates Bebop and Rocksteady, Krang, and every other aspect of the 80s cartoon. You shouldn't expect to ever see those characters in a new TMNT production.
 
Personally, I think the roster for the game is pretty good. It has the Turtles, Splinter, Shredder, April, Casey and Karai. The only major characters that are missing for a first effort are Leatherhead and Baxter Stockman.
Posted by GeekyDad
@Phished0ne said:
" Casey Jones you better...watch your speed... "
And you know that notion just crossed my mind.
Posted by Artemis_D

"Casey Jones: Drivin' that train."
 
Ha!

Edited by watertails

You can totally tell that this was made by some of the Brawl team based on the pseudo-wall infinites and locks on the train level. [/Melee fan]

Posted by WrenchNinja
@KuwabaraTheMan said:
"That would never happen. Peter Laird, the co-creator of the turtles, who is heavily involved in everything done with the license these days, hates Bebop and Rocksteady, Krang, and every other aspect of the 80s cartoon.
He doesn't hate Bebop and Rocksteady, just hates what the '80s toon did with them, turning them into bumbling oafs. I doubt we would have gotten cameos/references through Gen & Kojima in the '03 toon if Laird hated them. I think I also recall there being an Ultrom named Krang in the '03 toon too.
Posted by KuwabaraTheMan
@WrenchNinja: Fair point, but I doubt we would see them outside of a cameo as long as Laird is around.
 
IIRC, the Krang 'cameo' was a barely audible line that I didn't even notice the first time through. It was probably just put in there as an Easter Egg.
 
My point was just that I doubt Laird would let them go on an 80s cartoon nostalgia binge, given that he's spent the past decade plus trying to keep the franchise away from that.
Posted by SimonM7
@WrenchNinja: I don't mind that April can kick ass, I do mind that the look of it is based on the movie which sends potential designs of everything else spiraling down into a mess of new interpretation killing any nostalgia or fan service. If Usagi Yojimbo was even in here I shudder to think what Ubi artists would have him look like to fit the style.
 
I didn't know that some creative dude hated the 80s cartoon and I suppose that explains it, but I don't know how they expect anyone to respond to this.
 
I'm in a tiny minority who actually liked the film, but for me to bite on something like this I would want quantity, fanservice.
Posted by MeatSim

Leonardo stabs his brothers with swords to keep them in line? damn.

Posted by iAmJohn

That didn't look so fun.  In fact, it looked pretty unfun.

Posted by Undeadpool

Were the turtles an 80s cartoon or is this proliferation of Turtles games all a part of the encroaching 90s nostalgia?

Posted by DeVeAn

I wished they said more about it. Looks like a price drop purchase.

Posted by JoelTGM

not a good game

Posted by DoctorSensei

Vinny's "PIZZA TIME!" is always worth a chuckle.

Posted by ArbitraryWater

Wow. Looks like a more terrible version of Smash Bros but with Turtles.

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