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Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 2: Battle Nexus Image
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  • Summary: The Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles return--this time featuring simultaneous play for up to four players. In both cooperative and head-to-head modes, you and your friends can play as your favorite green heroes: Leonardo, Michelangelo, Donatello, and Raphael. Punch, kick, and duck your way through battles against The Shredder and his evil pack of Foot Ninjas. Each Turtle has distinct characteristics and abilities, and you can combine moves to perform more than 30 different types of attacks. Expand
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  1. Positive: 0 out of 16
  2. Negative: 7 out of 16
  1. Even though the action is stiff, the animation poor and the controls occasionally not as responsive as I'd like, I'm able to overlook it simply because there aren't too many four-player co-op action games out there, let alone ones with platforming elements generously incorporated into the mix - but I'd never play it solo. [Oct 2004, p.77]
  2. 60
    Improves on its predecessor by including a list of groovy extras and providing each turtle with unique abilities. Battle Nexus also lets you play four-player co-op. Sadly, the shoddy controls, frustrating platform puzzles and sub par enemy AI keep Battle Nexus from succeeding.
  3. Most of Battle Nexus is the same thing as the last game, except this time, it's been beaten, bruised, and bludgeoned with a rabid sturgeon repeatedly, then given a thorough colonoscopy with said sturgeon.
  4. Game play, while trying to recapture the essence of the old school arcade game, is excruciating, dull, and repetitive.
  5. 40
    It quickly degenerates into as absurd a mess as four turtles that are supposed to be ninjas with a rat for a sensei sounds like on paper. As Michelangelo might say, "cowabunga dudes, this is one gnarly game wreck."
  6. It's the general gameplay that's busted. Picking up an object is needlessly complex, tricky jumps seem to require more luck than skill, the camera is craptacular, boss battles are tedious, the vehicle-based levels are a joke, and the actual fighting action is bland. [Dec 2004, p.150]

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  2. Mixed: 0 out of 2
  3. Negative: 2 out of 2
  1. BlueFalcon
    Nov 11, 2004
    2
    A nice bonus in this game is the old arcade turtles game. Unfortunately, to unlock it you have to play the craptacular Nexus. I'm really surprised this would be aproved by both Konami and Nintendo quality assuarance. The gameplay is broken. Expand
  2. Puffy
    Nov 8, 2005
    2
    I think we all no the reason why any gamer would buy this game....... thats right the old arcade classic.. that is only reason i would buy it ....... but until i find it on a good deal im stayin away form this game ..even the ten dollar biin onthis gmae would be too high of a price ....i my self hate to give htis game a 2 cause of the arcade classic .. if it was a review of that it be a for sure 9 or ten but thisi ..... its hurts me to say 2. for turtle fans out there... im very sorry ..once u play the gem i think u will understand ... sure the acade game si nce . but that is thonly good thing about it. Collapse