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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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  2. Negative: 9 out of 20
  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. It's all good until you actually have to start using your martial arts skills. Then it's a lesson in frustration.
  3. There are even a few lame vehicular bonus stages thrown in for good measure, but none of the various stage types offer anything close to depth or originality. [Nov 2004, p.145]
  4. 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.
  5. Combat is sluggish and mediocre...Merely a shell of the quartet's former glory. [Holiday 2004, p.68]
  6. 40
    Plain attacks with repetitive animations undermine any hope for the finesse that four unique characters could have afforded.
  7. 30
    Avoid it like the plague, and hope that if we're all in for a trilogy, the next episode sees the heroes-in-a-half-shell pursuing an adventure that's not nearly as half-baked.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 1 out of 4
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  3. Negative: 3 out of 4
  1. VinnieP.
    Oct 26, 2004
    Best looking game sense splinter cell. Out standing RPG elements mixed with the best of the best story telling..... Don't buy GTA San A. Buy this! Expand
  2. BlueFalcon
    Feb 7, 2005
    Yes, this is as bad as the reviews indicate. I really thought they'd fix the problems of the original, but somehow there's more. On the plus side, there's cool cartoon clips in between the action. Great that the added 4 player support. Also I hear the Turtles arcade game is unlocked when you finish the game. That game was great, but I will never make it through to the end of the main game just on principle. So I won't get the cool bonus. Collapse
  3. AndyG.
    Jan 10, 2005
    Probably the worst game I have played in a long time. It has the elements of those electronic hand held games from the early 90s and the graphics to boot. Nothing other than extremly disappointed. Expand
  4. J.R.
    Jan 1, 2005
    This is the worst game ever!!! Doing all the moves are very hard. And worst of all the graphics SUCK!!! I dont see why anyone would want to buy this game. It SUCKS!!! Expand