Were you aware about a fresh TMNT game was launched at the end of last year? No? Well, neither do we, but it’s probably a good thing. The new Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles game, porta power, is undoubtedly the franchise’s weakest level. This game was a complete waste of time and energy. Let’s get this out of the way.
If the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles have taught us anything, it’s that pizza is amazing. If they do have a second lesson for us, it is the importance of togetherness and looking out for your friends and family. Beyond the multiplayer TMNT games, we normally only encounter one of the brothers in attack at a time. You can typically pick your favorite turtle, and what would Master Splinter say if he saw the squad split up like that every time?
As far as We can tell, TMNT – Portal Power ($3.99)’s biggest claim to fame is that it lets, nope, demands you control all four turtles simultaneously. That does sound stressful. Portal Power isn’t as detailed as other TMNT titles, but this is still a nice experience that enthusiasts of the characters should adore.
Minimum System Requirements – Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Portal Power
- CPU: Intel / AMD Hyper-Threaded Dual Core CPU
- CPU SPEED: NA
- RAM: 1 GB
- OS: Windows 7 64Bit/ Windows 10 64Bit
- VIDEO CARD: NVIDIA, AMD, or Intel with 1GB memory
- SOUND CARD: Yes
- FREE DISK SPACE: 2 GB
- DEDICATED VIDEO RAM: 1 GB
Portal Power is based on the Nickelodeon CG animated series and has all of the show’s primary voice actors reprising their roles. You have to go through 5 worlds, which are placed in a distinct area and have multiple stages. Whereas each planet contains either one or two side-stages that can only be accessed by distinctive techniques, the majority of the time it’s a straight route from start to end. You’ll be fighting through many waves of opponents in each stage, and after a couple of stages, you’ll have to cope with a monster. The graphics are somewhat conventional for a TMNT beat-em-up, however, the gameplay differs from previous fighting games in the category.
As you lead the entire team, you certainly don’t have direct authority over every action they perform. Rather, if you swipe across a turtle, he will begin to follow your finger around. If you swipe over all of them, they will all move in the direction you’re pulling. If you point your finger at an opponent, they’ll all come after you. As the game advances, you’ll have to start splitting up your team to deal with many challenges in one go, which will need precise swiping as well as a keen eye for where your turtles are amid the mayhem. It’s similar to a fast-paced version of Battleheart ($2.99), but without the RPG features.
As you defeat attackers, each turtle charges up their unique special move, which you can use by hitting a button at the bottom of the display. Every 50 hits in a combination allow you to launch a strong team strike that will effectively clear the screen. If you get attacked, you lose the sequence as well as any team attack you were hanging onto, so utilize it as you can.
Finishing the gameplay at standard difficulties is rather simple and takes no more than an evening’s effort if you want to finish it in one sitting. At the very least, the inclusion of Kraang Crystals and the Nightmare difficulty level adds several new obstacles. You can acquire up to three Kraang Crystals at every stage by finishing it without losing too much of your life bar.
Although it’s appealing to wish Portal Power had an RPG-style growth system that is based on its resemblance to Battleheart, We believe it’s perfect that the game is simply a fast-paced action game. You’ll see all it has to offer you relatively fast, however, if you don’t mind continuing the game on a higher difficulty, you’ll get a good enough value out of it. We don’t think there’s enough here to keep non-TMNT fans interested, but if spending a day or two smashing dozens of Foot troops with the brothers seems like a fun time, porta power won’t disappoint.