With the release of Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Rooftop Run, those twenties and thirties must have an immortal memory coming to mind vividly. Thanks to Nickelodeon, our childhood pals return to our life again. This time, instead of sitting and watching them in front of a TV, you are about to play as Leo, Donnie, Raph, or Mikey in this fast-paced runner to explore New York in person.
The storyline begins when the turtles are informed of an alien invasion and they are summoned up to fend off the invasion. Before you start your adventure, you must choose one of your favorite ninja turtles – only one unlocked at first and more will be unlocked as you collect enough Coins. Each character has a series of different missions. You can see them by tapping the trophy icon at the top left corner of the corresponding character’s interface.
When it comes to the gameplay, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Rooftop Run is pretty much the same as the classic runner Temple Run. Your goal is to run as long as possible and collect as more Coins and other items such as power-ups and boosts as possible. The longer you run,the more challenging and difficult the game will become and certainly the more rewards you will get. But TMNT: Rooftop Run adds a few twists to this mechanism. It allows you to use weapons to attack the enemies standing in your way, making you feel like playing Roof Blood, especially the weapons can be upgraded.
A interesting part is when you start to run on a rooftop, there is a Kraang ship closely following behind you. The path is full of green energy orbs, ninja killers, and minions of the Foot Clan, Kraang, and Dimension X. You need to collect the orbs to increase your energy by running toward them. They are very crucial. Once you run out of them, you will be held still and caught by the ship. Then game is over. You have to start all over again. By tapping on a target enemy, you can attack it. If it is defeated, you will be rewarded with coins. When the Dogpound is unlocked, you can play it at the cost of 28500 coins. That’s a lot of coins indeed. So just keep running! Also, please keep in mind that the coins are translated into real money in the in-app store when you buy items in it.
Basically, the turtle will run forward automatically. But sometimes you have to make him jump by tapping anywhere on the screen so that he can climb walls, collect energy orbs in the air, cross over gaps, and dodge attacks and so on. In such a fast-paced game, reflexes and endurance really matter. First, you are running over buildings, short or tall, rather than a flat road. There can other objects on the rooftops that increase the difficulty. So you have to act fast based on your observation of the situation. What’s more, if you want to play it safe by running along a path with fewer obstacles and enemies, you may lose the chance to obtain the necessary energy orbs. As you are running further and further, you are getting increasingly attentive. It causes some kind of pressure to your mind. To sum up, you need to strengthen yourself while fighting against the enemies under pressure. A real challenge is posed to you.
Sometimes, there will be randomly generated mini-games presented to you. In Turtle time, you will confront a fully armed opponent. But the battle takes place in a slow-motion fashion. All you need to do is to tap the highlighted circles and win rewards. There may be a large numbers of circles, so you have to tap as fast as possible. In Pizza time, a wheel of fortune is shown to you. By spinning it, you can win some good stuff easily.
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Rooftop Run features impressive graphics. First, the turtles are remarkably true to the original. Their movements are smooth and lifelike. When they shout booyakasha, you may get the false impression that they are real turtles of flesh and blood. And New York is also presented in detail. A prosperous metropolis comes into view clearly. As the turtle run over the rooftops, you can see the buildings in the distance as well as an assortment of ads on the walls nearby. You will enter Chinatown and see shop names in Chinese as well. Such details help deliver a persuasive and immersive gaming experience.