Depth This game is actually a little bit shorter in length than Turtles in Time, but it almost feels as long due to the fact that, while there are only 5 levels, each level is divided into 3 sections and end with a boss. Four levels each have 3 intense stages and the other is packed with brand new challenges that will make you hurl your pizza lunch. It's actually a very welcome change, considering tapping in the same direction twice sometimes doesn't respond like it should. Pick your favorite Cowabunga commando to slash through 5 lawless levels of lambasting. With the massive success of Turtles in Time, I guess Sega wanted a share and asked Konami to develop a Turtles game for the Genesis. Pulverize shrink-happy Shredder before he pockets our whole planet! Shredder steals the powerful Hyperstone to shrink New York City and it's up to you to teach that treacherous troublemaker not to mess with the fearless foursome! A standard Ninja Turtles beat-em-up action game. The D-pad is used to move, and the Start button is used to pause.
Pick your favorite Cowabunga commando to slash through 5 lawless levels of lambasting. Story While this game may be a clone of Turtles in Time, it's plot is actually very different. For a Genesis game, this looks great, especially considering they had to create some sprites from scratch because of levels exclusive to this game. With good graphics, good music, and great gameplay, I give this game an 8. Basically, unless you don't have access to the other two versions of the game, you probably won't be playing this too much. Difficulty The only reason I'm including this section in this review is because there have been changes to the difficulty to make it slightly harder and worth mentioning. Furthermore, The Hyperstone Heist has a more aggressive enemy and faster-moving gameplay.
If you're a Turtles fan and you have a Genesis, this is definitely one game you should add to your collection. The defaults for the lettered buttons are A to attack, B to jump, and C to dash. Pulverize shrink-happy Shredder before he pockets our whole planet! With the Hyperstone in his possession, he now has the power to take over the world. Instead of stealing the Statue of Liberty, Shredder decides to use the Hyperstone, the treasure of Dimension X, to shrink all of Manhattan Island. The music still sounds great though, so that's a bonus. It can get grating at times and, at others, just plain awful. Four levels each have 3 intense stages and the other is packed with brand new challenges that will make you hurl your pizza lunch.
The Turtles have no choice but to go after Shredder and stop him. Yes, dashing has been given it's own button. It controls pretty nicely, and with faster movement and better, more fluid animation, it feels more similar to the arcade game. Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: The Hyperstone Heist Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Return of the Shredder. The bosses include , , Tatsu, , and. Like most old-school games or just beat-em-ups in general, it's not much of a plot, but it's enough for you to know why you're doing what you're doing.
It's really just a matter of what you have available to you. Graphics The graphics here are very similar to Turtles in Time in that the sprites are about the same. The enemies are just as varied as Turtles in Time, but appear to be faster. Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles - The Hyperstone Heist Review by: - 8. He threatens to take over the world and challenges the Turtles to deny him, and so the turtles head out to beat the guy once more. Considering there are fewer levels, in terms of numbers, than Turtles in Time, Konami had to make exclusive sections of levels in order to lengthen the game.
Basically, it's like Sonic 1, only with 5 Zones instead of 7 or 8. This plot is clearly more based on the 80's cartoon series, due to the mention of Dimension X. Graphics 9 Sound 9 Addictive 7 Depth 6 Story 7 Difficulty 8 The Turtles' nemesis Shredder has acquired the HyperStone from Dimension X, and is using its powers to shrink down the city buildings. Now, another thing that may attribute to the rising difficulty is the fact that the maximum amount of lives you can have has been decreased from 7 to 5. I also found myself dying more in general.
However, the sound effects took a huge fall. The controls are similar to Turtles in Time, but the ability to dash is now assigned to a specific button and the player can no longer throw enemies towards the screen. . Join me next month for Super Mario Month, where I'm finally going to tackle the old-school Mario games. I know it seems like a small thing, but it really does feel like it's adding some difficulty to the game.
However, what I find odd is that the animations appear to be slightly better in this game. Addictiveness If the Genesis is the only way you have to play a Turtles game, you'll probably be coming back to this quite often. You can set the buttons to whatever you'd like them to be in the options menu. The sound effects are really just a nit-pick though, and they don't detract too much from the experience. Today, we'll be looking at Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: The Hyperstone Heist for the Sega Genesis. The Turtles, of course, won't stand for this, and decide to deal with Shredder. .
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