It’s that time once again for another installment of Flashback Fridays. For those of you who are unfamiliar with what’s going on here, please refer to previous articles for more information. Today we are to conclude our four part series on Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles games from my past. The title that I am going to talk about was a blatant copy off of Smash Bros. (made by the same developer), but was still one of the more fun experiences in recent memory for this franchise, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Smash Up.
Back in 2009, the TMNT franchise celebrated it’s 25th year anniversary. As part of the festivities, a couple of different video games were released for a variety of systems by Ubisoft. While the DS received the somewhat monotonous Arcade Attack, Wii and PS2 owners got something a little more fun in the form of Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Smash Up. Aside from a lack of a decent supporting roster, what the developers offered brawling fans was still a delightful experience in it’s own right, and is still my favorite turtles related game from the current generation to this very day.
Not much is different here from the other games I have talked about, but there is still one exception that makes the title stand out on it’s own. Instead of being a side scrolling adventure, you go toe to toe against other people in an arena, and fight each other until you are the last one standing. By the way, there is no real story to speak of either, but in an experience such as this one, something like that isn’t really necessary. Let’s get back to my story.
After putting the disc into my Wii for the first time, I was a little bit worried about if it was going to be any good. Thankfully once the first match ended, it dawned on me just how much fun a replica of a popular title can really be. Each match was fast paced, full of excitement, and had enough variety to the environments to keep things interesting. Sadly though, as enjoyable as my overall experience was, somebody could still beat me in a match every single time we played together, and if you don’t who that person is by now, all I will say is this, it’s a girl, No matter which person I picked she got the better of me, but hey, we had fun together, so it’s not really that big of a deal.
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Smash Up was a smash bros clone for TMNT that was limited in scope, but not by how much people enjoyed it. If you are a fan of fighting games, check it out now, you won’t be disappointed.
That concludes my story on Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Smash Up for the Wii, but if you have any fond (or bad) memories of this game please feel free to share them with us in the comments below.
Here is a gameplay video that I found for it, enjoy!