Montreal’s Tribute Games plays on nostalgia with Shredder’s Revenge, playing Xbox games without a console on new Samsung TVs, and Nintendo’s summer road trip is back.
Shredder’s Revenge is a delightful throwback to the era of Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles
If you’re of a certain age, you’re going to be sure that you played Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Shredder’s Revenge when you were a kid. That’s how convincingly Montreal’s Tribute Games has recreated the era of ’80s brawler video games.
Published by Dotemu for Nintendo Switch, PS4, Windows, and Xbox One, Shredder’s Revenge is effectively the sequel to TMNT that was a hit in arcades in 1989. The voice actors from the television cartoon series reprise their roles here, and the tone and humour of the series is perfectly matched.
The side-scrolling beat-em-up action lets you play as either of the four turtles – Leonardo, Raphael, Michelangelo, or Donatello – or as Master Splinter, April O’Neil, and Casey Jones (who is unlockable).
Each of the characters has different specs and different moves, and you can execute clever combos with other players.
Up to six players can play at a time (only four on the PS4) and the game scales the number of enemies so you’ve always got a challenge but aren’t overwhelmed.
Which makes it a perfect game to play with friends who want to have fun but may not be the most skilled gamers.
If you want more of a challenge, the arcade mode restricts the number of lives you have and does not save your progression. It’s a true arcade experience in which you try to see how far you can get.
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Shredder’s Revenge is furious, frantic fun.
Play Xbox games on your new Samsung TV without needing a console
Ever since Xbox and Playstation started exploring cloud-based gaming, we’ve been wondering when consoles might become irrelevant.
That future gets closer every day.
With an Xbox Game Pass subscription and an Xbox controller, you can now play hundreds of Xbox games on your Samsung screen without needing a console.
Yes, you can already play plenty of games without needing a game console. But now you can play the latest Forza and Halo games without needing an Xbox.
Even if you have an Xbox console, with a 2022 Samsung smart television, you’ll be able to play wherever that screen is, even if the console is connected somewhere else.
Nintendo’s summer road trip is happening again
Prior to the covid-19 pandemic, Nintendo Canada often hosted events across the country where people could try out Nintendo systems and games.
This summer marks a return of the idea.
At the Nintendo Switch Summer Experience, Canadians will be able to try some of the fun games available for the Switch, including Mario Strikers, Nintendo Switch Sports, and Kirby and the Forgotten Land.
At some of the events, registration will be required.
The Summer Experience in Canada starts at Carnaval del Sol in Vancouver the weekend of July 9, and will be at many of the big summer festivals across the country.