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oldmanwinters 08-26-2021 03:00 PM

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Originally Posted by TigerClaw (Post 1903557)
I love that April does a mic drop after beating an enemy.

http://i.imgur.com/Nyv8ohA.gif

Better quality!
https://twitter.com/Dotemu/status/1430820241727266825

Garfield 08-26-2021 08:23 PM

This looks fun. I would love to play this. But unfortunately, I don't have any new video game systems.:(

oldmanwinters 08-26-2021 09:17 PM

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Originally Posted by Garfield (Post 1903625)
This looks fun. I would love to play this. But unfortunately, I don't have any new video game systems.:(

Register for a Steam account? (no cost for that)

Tortuglio 09-09-2021 09:27 PM

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Originally Posted by oldmanwinters (Post 1903428)
It reminds me a lot of Chip n' Dale Rescue Rangers 2, oddly enough

Ha! So true! Such a fun game CnD2.
I can almost hear the "stunned" sound. :trazz:

D Piddy 1982 09-13-2021 06:07 AM

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Originally Posted by IMJ (Post 1903046)
Can someone remind me.... how do you play this again? Like... what platform is it on?

I was interested to know this myself.

Just checked the developers website, it only says Steam and Nintendo Switch on there.

https://www.dotemu.com/PressKit/proj...reddersRevenge

oldmanwinters 10-14-2021 10:36 AM

Shared in the official TributeGames Discord today:

http://i.imgur.com/mFjnBvyl.jpg
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Not much I can report this time other than we've just past arguably our most important Shredder's Revenge milestone here at Tribute!

Let's do a quick review of what was revealed in the most recent trailer for April O'Neil:
- New playable character (of course, April)
- New level environments
- New boss: The Rat King
Animated gif (click to view):
http://i.imgur.com/xdxVFIUl.gif
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The Rat King had only a few seconds of screen time and he was definitely not at his best being beat-up by April and Raph... Here he is, calling up the rats with his flute!
Animated gif (click to view):
http://i.imgur.com/j7PU9ixl.gif
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And let's not forget April's kick-shell animation: the mic drop! I've seen some talks that this would be one of her attacks but I'm happy to clarify: the mic drop is her "level complete" animation. Feel free to star this GIF for future use in any Discord server. Cause I'll be using it for sure.

Andrew NDB 10-14-2021 11:12 AM

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Originally Posted by Garfield (Post 1903625)
This looks fun. I would love to play this. But unfortunately, I don't have any new video game systems.:(

The Switch is already almost 5 years old. And PC is about 50 years old now.

oldmanwinters 10-14-2021 11:26 AM

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Originally Posted by Andrew NDB (Post 1908442)
The Switch is already almost 5 years old. And PC is about 50 years old now.

Haha, first time I've ever heard anybody liken the PC like a half-century-old console. I guess it's... not... untrue?

Actually is hard to believe that the Switch is nearly the point where most companies decide to move onto the next-gen hardware. I figured the Switch OLED would have been that "half-step" if not for global chip/shipping shortages, but I suppose the new OLED dock might end up serving as that function in the next couple of years.

Andrew NDB 10-14-2021 11:56 AM

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Originally Posted by oldmanwinters (Post 1908443)
Haha, first time I've ever heard anybody liken the PC like a half-century-old console. I guess it's... not... untrue?

I know I've been playing PC games since at least the late 80s. And in theory not long after that, as soon as ATX-style computer cases came out... you could be swapping in new "guts" every few years and be using the "same computer" as then.

It'd be like if Nintendo kept releasing an "Upgrade Kit" for the original NES every couple of years.

oldmanwinters 10-14-2021 02:01 PM

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Originally Posted by Andrew NDB (Post 1908445)

It'd be like if Nintendo kept releasing an "Upgrade Kit" for the original NES every couple of years.

Well, SEGA certainly tried their best to do that with the Genesis. God bless 'em. I confess I couldn't resist the 32X on account of Knuckles Chaotix, poor little thing.

And Nintendo did introduce the Famicom Disk Drive system in Japan when cartridge production got too expensive due to shortages (or so I understand), and it helped to have the added RAM of the expansion unit. Eventually, they just started improving the game carts making the Disk Drive enhancer unnecessary.

Most of those cartridge-based console had built-in expansion slots that were never used, so who knows?

Sumac 10-14-2021 06:14 PM

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Originally Posted by Andrew NDB (Post 1908445)
It'd be like if Nintendo kept releasing an "Upgrade Kit" for the original NES every couple of years.

They did it for NES, but in Japan only and it lead to rampant piracy and was plagued with technical problems.

They've tried to do it for SNES and its production was an utter disaster and led to creation of Sony PlayStation. And due to the failure of Sega CD and Sega 32X Nintendo lost interest in making any expansions for the SNES.

And they've tried it again with N64, which led to DD, which took so long to develop and was released so late, that it had only 6 games (3 of them Mario Paint expansions, I think) and gathered 0 interest from anyone.

Aside from that, developing new consoles takes more time and money nowadays, so I won't be surprised, if this new generation will last longer. I am personally OK with that.

Andrew NDB 10-14-2021 07:38 PM

That and we're starting to plateau. Look at the difference between the PS1 and the PS2 or even the PS2 and the PS3... compared to between the PS4 and the PS5 or the X-Box One and the X-Box Series X. There barely is any.

oldmanwinters 10-14-2021 08:06 PM

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Originally Posted by Andrew NDB (Post 1908483)
compared to between the PS4 and the PS5 or the X-Box One and the X-Box Series X. There barely is any.

Yeah, I don't think I'd be able to tell most screencaps or motion video apart between those system's games. Seems like it all comes down to the minute specs these days: "can this game hold a consistent ---fps while outputting at x resolution?"

I remember thinking in high school when the Dreamcast and PS2 were all the rage... "how realistic will the next generation of games look? And at what point will I lose my ability to notice a difference in advancements?"

Sumac 10-14-2021 11:52 PM

I think, at this point companies will just settle for a smaller upgrades throughout decade, reserving major upgrades for special occasions only.

The problem, of course, is that selling PS5XXLS to replace old PS5 would be harder than, say convincing people to replace their old iPhones (even though the price would be about the same), since people largely consider consoles as a permanent fixture in the house, unlike phones, which are meant to be replaced every few years (for some people).

oldmanwinters 11-09-2021 10:53 AM

Details are sparse but DotEmu's Cyrille Imbert confirmed in a recent interview to Game Reactor that Shredder's Revenge will have more "surprises" regarding playable characters beyond the four turtles (and now April).

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We really want to give as much content as we can. . . .
We want to add variety to the game. . . .
Those characters they look so alive and they are so faithful to the '87 series. . . .
If you want to have a character that is special . . . the gameplay takes time, so we can't make dozens of characters. . . .
but we will do as much as we can for the launch. . . . there are still some surprises left.
(The TMNT discussion begins around the 11-minute mark of the video.)

https://www.gamereactor.dk/grtv/5831...ert+Interview/

https://thatparkplace.com/tmnt-shred...eyond-turtles/

Sumac 11-09-2021 02:00 PM

My main concern is gameplay.
Whether the final game has 2 or 20 playable characters is irrelevant, if it plays like a boring cookie-cutter beat'em up from the past. My hope is that they have people who know what they are doing with a gameplay, because, otherwise it looks like a closest thing to my dream TMNT game.

CyberCubed 11-09-2021 06:56 PM

Gameplay looks fine from the videos so far, basically plays as you would expect. For characters it's obvious Splinter and Casey will be playable too, but I wonder if we'll get any more than that. Also hopefully they don't go the DLC route like the did with Streets of Rage 4 and make you pay for some extra characters.

Sumac 11-10-2021 02:42 PM

On video anything can look fun.
Even Double Dragon Neon can look fun in video.

oldmanwinters 11-10-2021 02:43 PM

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Originally Posted by Sumac (Post 1911064)
On video anything can look fun.
Even Double Dragon Neon can look fun in video.

Oh, hush, it's a solid game with a flawed progression system. :tcool:

sdp 11-10-2021 04:02 PM

More characters? They're choosing Fan favorites? looks like my boy is in!
https://cowabloga.files.wordpress.co.../307.jpg?w=640

Sumac 11-10-2021 05:38 PM

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Originally Posted by oldmanwinters (Post 1911065)
Oh, hush, it's a solid game with a flawed progression system. :tcool:

It is a solid turd, with a slow combat and clunky controls. :lol:
Streets of Rage 4 is a good game, River City Girls even better.

CyberCubed 11-10-2021 08:05 PM

Isn't this made by the same developer who handled Streets of Rage 4? If so I expect a quality game. Also TMNT games tend to move "faster" than your typical beat-em-up, as the Turtles have quicker movement than other similar games in the genre. So watching the videos the Turtles do move and attack at good speed.

It's clear the developers are fans of the original games and are looking to do it justice. The fact that they didn't rush the game to get it out by the end of this year and delayed it to 2022 is also proof they're looking to get it right.

oldmanwinters 11-11-2021 04:58 PM

So based on my time frequenting the TributeGames Discord, certain interactions between staff artists and fans make me think that...

Spoiler:
April "Meow" Neil


might actually be a thing for this game.

sdp 11-11-2021 09:42 PM

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Originally Posted by oldmanwinters (Post 1911153)
So based on my time frequenting the TributeGames Discord, certain interactions between staff artists and fans make me think that...

Spoiler:
April "Meow" Neil


might actually be a thing for this game.

that opens up possibilities...
She's in!

oldmanwinters 11-11-2021 09:48 PM

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Originally Posted by sdp (Post 1911189)
that opens up possibilities...
She's in!

Heh, if the game has a shoot 'em up gameplay section, might as well use that April variant. And if it has any underwater exploration, then there's hope for "Rebel without a Fin" fishwoman April, right?

Ninjinister 11-12-2021 02:14 AM

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Originally Posted by Sumac (Post 1911064)
On video anything can look fun.
Even Double Dragon Neon can look fun in video.

Neon was great though!?!?

Sumac 11-12-2021 04:54 PM

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Originally Posted by Ninjinister (Post 1911200)
Neon was great though!?!?

Only its soundtrack was great, graphics were kind of strange and the gameplay was total garbage.

I mean, if they wanted faithfully emulate beat'em ups of the middle 80s they've accomplished their mission. Its just in 2010s you'd expect something better. Much much better.

oldmanwinters 11-12-2021 04:57 PM

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Originally Posted by Sumac (Post 1911282)
Its just in 2010s you'd expect something better. Much much better.

Heh. You ever play the XboxArcade exclusive Double Dragon II: Wander of the Dragons? It was in development around the same time as Neon but ended up getting delayed by about a year, and it was still received as one of the worst games of all time. And yet... when I finally acquired an Xbox360, I just HAD to get it out of fear it would one day vanish from earth forever.

Even the DD compilation games were shoddy emulation, so a DD fan like me was in pretty rough shape to find anything adequate about the franchise.

Coola Yagami 11-16-2021 05:20 PM

Double Dragon Neon was fun, just incredibly hard. Like some stages were very long with multiple boss fights and somehow you're supposed to beat that with only 3 lives? WTF man. Then one time my ex and I thought were were being slick and bought up a bunch of extra lives in one of the shops. We thought we were set for whatever challenge the next stage would throw at us only for it to start us off at 3 lives anyway. WTF was that????

The farthest we ever got was at the boss fight with the giant plant mutant dinosaur shark thing. After seeing a video on it and finding out just how long that boss fight was and that there was even more **** after that, I was like 'oh c'mon! That's just ****ing impossible. Like you only get three lives and there's a lot of **** to get through before you even get to the mutant plant boss."

RaphaelinSTL 11-29-2021 08:01 AM

Feels like I've been waiting for this game forever. After that trailer drop earlier in the year, I've been checking every news I can get on the game but now we're even more-so in that wait and see mode. Made me realize I never had the chance to say some of the concerns I had after that April O' Neil trailer.

Personally, I'm not huge into playing as side characters. I do think that will make this game more appealing to other people, but for me ... if I'm playing a TMNT game, I want to be the TMNT. That may just be me though.

Also, I know there's a few that think the way I do, but after playing Scott Pilgrim Vs. the World for the first time back in the spring ... I'm a bit nervous with Tribute Games handling the actual development. I realize that was in 2010 before the beat em' up revival became a thing but OH LORDY is that game a slog. The only thing I picked up on my Switch that I actually have buyers remorse picking up. What a whiplash it was to eventually then play Streets of Rage 4 and absolutely love it. I'm over 20 hours into that game with just the replay value alone ... and I still want to go back into it.

Which speaking of Scott Pilgrim, I'm hoping Shredder's Revenge overall design doesn't go for that cutesy look too much. April's pixel feels ripped out of that world, and I'm all for 1987 cartoonish vibe ... but hopefully it's not overkill.

Oof. I was a bit negative there, but this is easily my top hyped game for 2022. While I have my reservations about Tribute Games, I really do think they're taking their time and wanting to make the flow and controls of the game feel like something that's familiar while keeping it moving forward - ala SOR4 with Dotemu. Since I picked up a Nintendo Switch in October of last year, I've fallen in love with it. I fell out of gaming around the PS3/360/Wii era with just playing some Wii here, but I picked up a PS4 in 2014 and even then I wasn't as into it as I am now. Can't wait to play this on the Switch all the time.

On a more sad note, this is the first TMNT game to come out since my younger brother's passing in September of this year. I've been a little anxious about it as TMNT was always our thing and I was really looking forward to playing it with him, even though his personal demons had made him more and more distant to me before his passing the week before my wedding. I'll miss the opportunity to jump into all the easter eggs with him and have someone that would have hopefully gotten a kick out of this as much as I would have, but I'll be thinking about him a lot through my first play.

Sumac 11-29-2021 08:26 AM

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Originally Posted by oldmanwinters (Post 1911284)
Heh. You ever play the XboxArcade exclusive Double Dragon II: Wander of the Dragons?

Gladly no.
In general, I am not big fan of beat'em ups anymore, unless they are based on properties I like or have a very good gameplay.

oldmanwinters 11-30-2021 11:35 AM

Guess this is will have to do for "new content" until The Game Awards Show:
https://twitter.com/Dotemu/status/1465739905552769027

RaphaelinSTL 01-03-2022 12:34 PM

Feels like it's been forever since the last bit of news.

I'm REALLY hoping for a spring release, but I guess we'll see.

oldmanwinters 01-10-2022 01:33 PM

One of the frequent posters on the official TributeGames Discord recently made a "What We Know" video on the game:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2zd59TED0d4

AquaParade 01-27-2022 12:04 PM

Taking longer than I would have expected! It's good to know they aren't rushing it out. Polish that baby nice and good. Been too long since we've had a great TMNT game, if you ask me.

Although the Mortal Kombat DLC was fantastic.

oldmanwinters 02-01-2022 02:57 PM

February 19 looks to be a big day for real news on the game, featuring as part of IGN's Fan Fest:
https://twitter.com/ign/status/1488560539039150086?s=21

The Deadman 02-01-2022 04:21 PM

Maybe we're finally getting a release date.

Sumac 02-01-2022 04:41 PM

Can't wait.
I bet on Summer release date...or another delay.

CyberCubed 02-01-2022 06:00 PM

This is one of my most anticipated games of 2022, even more than Breath of the Wild 2.

RaphaelinSTL 02-04-2022 09:35 AM

Can't wait for this! I was wondering if maybe there'd be more news on an eventual Nintendo Direct this month ... but I'll take what I can get with the IGN Fan Fest in two weeks.

I'm REALLY hoping that a release date or window is announced instead of it just being like a "look, we've got Splinter/Casey Jones/someone else in here now" type gameplay tease that April trailer was last August.

Like a lot of people, this is my most anticipated game too. Outside of whatever first party Nintendo reveals we get this year, the new Kirby, and Stray on Playstation (I hope that it isn't just a PS exclusive, but time will tell), it's TMNT all the way.

Looking forward to what gets revealed soon.


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