Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Rooftop Run Review (iPhone 5): Fun Game, But Without Heart (Video)
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles is a phenomenon that has spawned all the possible merchandize and content, from coffee mugs to food and big Michael Bay productions. Now the Nickelodeon series got turned into a videogame for mobile, that we reviewed below.
The game is priced at 3 euros and we tested it on the iPhone 5. You play as Leo, Donatello, Mike or Raphael, unlocking each of them as you get enough cash. This one is a combat runner with two sections: the first one that’s the rooftop running, a side scrolling running experience and the second one, a third person endless runner with the turtles’ van. All the action takes place in New York and the controls are of the one touch kind, being very intuitive.
You will have to collect green blobs in order to keep going, because there’s a meter on the left side of the screen, constantly decreasing. Once you fill the meter, you’ll trigger a special combat mode, that involves tapping on the screen on multiple parts to trigger combos. In the car racing part, you have to change lanes, avoid traps, fly from ramps and swipe to the side to throw ninjas from the top of the car.
You can purchase weapons, gadgets and powerups and everything feels pricey here. The graphics are colourful and the game is peppered with funny lines from the turtles, but it lacks personality and heart. We give this game a 7.8 out of 10 and you can download it here.
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