Metascore
60

Mixed or average reviews - based on 40 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 7 out of 40
  2. Negative: 8 out of 40
  1. In short, don't buy this game. The fact that it only has about an hours worth of gameplay for 800 MS Points is enough to make this a stupid purchase. If you have fond childhood memories of Turtles in Time, keep them by not playing this game. it will only ruin those memories.
  2. Whether you are a child of the '80s or a Naruto-watching kid of the 2000's, playing Re-Shelled will hold you for a very short span of time, but it is surely better than the recent Gak-faced, Hose-brained attempts at re-igniting the Turtle Power love.
  3. Re-Shelled is stuck in this weird in-between place where it does no nostalgic service to the original game but also fails to bring anything new whatsoever to this simplistic genre.
  4. Unfortunately, nostalgia doesn’t operate in this game’s favor: it’s too faithful to the original. The broken levels, mundane combat, meager play options, and short play time are factors that dwarf the delicious presentation and whatever fond memories you may have.
  5. Turtles in Time Re-shelled is a shallow remake that doesn’t make the most out of the original Turtles in Time. Everything that makes the original game one of the best beat ‘em ups of all time is painfully absent here, but the co-op might make you come back for a second or third run.
  6. Xbox World 360 Magazine UK
    40
    It's rubbish. Of course it's rubbish - it's a game where you bang one button, forever. [Oct 2009, p.103]
  7. Okay, so I'm being slightly facetious here, but I honestly don't think it's good enough to release such a boring product onto XBLA. Where are the extras for fans? The new game modes, extra levels, character bios, unlockable cartoons? Anything!
  8. 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.
User Score
7.0

Mixed or average reviews- based on 58 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 10 out of 19
  2. Negative: 5 out of 19
  1. Mar 28, 2017
    8
    A really good game that is fun to play with friends. It was well worth a purchase until they took it off the store. For those that did get itA really good game that is fun to play with friends. It was well worth a purchase until they took it off the store. For those that did get it while it was around, it's a nice throw back to gamings golden days. Full Review »
  2. Dec 27, 2014
    5
    Having disappeared from both XBL and PSN, this is a fairly rare gem from a few years back that, while never living up to the name of itsHaving disappeared from both XBL and PSN, this is a fairly rare gem from a few years back that, while never living up to the name of its wonderful previous version, holds its own for the most part.
    The most obvious problem is the fact that this is not the same game from the old days. Yes, its a 3D remake of one of the best side-scrolling beat-em-ups ever made but it doesn't hold a candle to the classic Turtles in Time from the SNES days. The 3D leaves alot to be desired and the game just doesn't feel right. I really wish they had just re-released the original game and been done with it as the remake is not a good way to show the kids of today what a wonderful game the original was.
    This game does still have a bit of the charm from the original and they were at least able to give each individual turtle a different ability to let them stand out. I'm glad this game was made as it gives us at least some kind of ability to play this on the 360. But the original is what we wanted and we were not given that. A disappointment to be sure but not without some merit.
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  3. Jan 17, 2013
    8
    Amazing game back in the day. Classic.