Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 3: Mutant Nightmare Image

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  • Summary: TMNT3 puts more of a focus on teamwork, character development and control than any other console Turtles game to date. Gamers can play as their favorite Turtle alone or with up to three friends, earning experience points along the way as they slash and bash Foot Ninjas and powerful, well-known bosses from the TMNT universe. These experience points allow players to improve and evolve their Turtles’ traits and abilities for more varied, powerful attacks and moves. The Ninja Scroll System is another new feature on TMMT3. Being able to select which ninja scrolls to use allows the Turtles to use various special abilities strategically. Cooperative play lies at the heart of TMNT3 and gamers who team up with friends for multiplayer action are rewarded with exclusive features such as Cooperative Attack for even more shell shocking damage to enemies. The effect of this attack changes depending on the number of players working together (between 2-4 players). For even greater control, TMNT3 features a new combat system called the Target Attack system that lets gamers play more instinctively and strategically. With the Target Attack system, players will be able to lock onto specific enemies and block, dodge or counter attack accordingly for smoother and more maneuverable combat. Story Mode can be played with 1-4 players. Even when you have less than 4 players to play, the other Turtles will be at your side, controlled through AI. All the Turtles can participate in Cooperative Attack to beat enemies and players can give commands to the AI. [Konami] Expand
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  1. Positive: 2 out of 20
  2. Negative: 7 out of 20
  1. Yes - there were many technical issues with this game, but at the end of the day, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 3 - Mutant Nightmare won the hearts of my Game Testers because it was challenging, and there was enough going on to keep them entertained.
  2. Good for what it is: a repetitive arcade-inspired beat-'em-up based on the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles cartoon series.
  3. There is one reason to look into this dim sequel: it packs in "Turtles in Time," the excellent four-player arcade release from over a decade back.
  4. 50
    As nightmares go, this one ranks right up there with the one about entering the schoolyard pantsless, and perhaps even on fire. The turtles deserve better, and its unfortunate this game extends their bad luck streak.
  5. We'd rather play the bonus game: the original "Turtles in Time." [Dec 2005, p.112]
  6. It’s a boring, repetitive, dull hack n’ slash game with bland visuals, unbalanced gameplay, and useless ninja scrolls.
  7. After five minutes of this you'll be bored stiff. [PSW]

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  1. VahndD.
    Oct 30, 2005
    Poor game. i was really sorry to bought it. i bought it because the name of konami as a big and famous developer. but it's very disapointed, too bad for the graphics and the other aspects. better thinking about twice before making a game. like SONY which always provides good games. Expand