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  • Summary: [Xbox Live Arcade] The arcade classic has been revamped with all new 3-D graphics, but with the same classic beat-'em-up gameplay. Take on the Foot and bosses alone or in a team of four. Cowabunga, dudes! New graphics, classic gameplay: The game has upgraded 3-D graphics, but still features the same side-scrolling beat-'em-up gameplay we all love. Multiplayer: Play the four-player co-op and survival modes available online and locally. Cowabunga, dudes!: It's the Turtles back in one of their all-time classic arcade games, now playable on Xbox 360. [Ubosift] Expand
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 7 out of 40
  2. Negative: 8 out of 40
  1. One of the best XBLA hack-and-slash classics ever to grace Xbox Live Arcade.
  2. Digital distribution brings us a remarkable clean-up of a true arcade classic, starred by the mighty Ninja Turtles.
  3. Turtles in Time definitely provides the primitively satisfying, thumb-numbing enjoyment of the original. However, its adherence to the original game doesn’t help with replayability, and newcomers may find its “hardcore” appeal somewhat befuddling.
  4. The experience is so short-lived and lacking in replayability that it's a hard sell. [Nov 2009, p.104]
  5. The bottom line is that the game doesn't hold up very well, but it's mildly amusing to play for an hour or so, especially with friends.
  6. 50
    Yeah, it's still fun when you've got three other friends involved, but when you get down to it it's an antiquated game that doesn't have the pizzazz that people expect out of a downloadable remakes these days. Honestly, I'd have been happy with a cheap, no-frills port of the original arcade version (something that this remake doesn't even include, incidentally).
  7. It may have been fun back in the 1990s but now there’s just not enough depth to gain any sort of prolonged enjoyment out of it. Short bursts in multiplayer can be mildly enjoyable, but for 800 points it’s simply not worth it. It’s crazy to think they were originally going to charge 1200 for what is a bare-bone remake.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 10 out of 17
  2. Negative: 5 out of 17
  1. Jan 17, 2013
    8
    Amazing game back in the day. Classic.

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