Version Reviewed: 1.0.0
Device Reviewed On: iPhone 5
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Dull is not a word that anyone wants to use to describe a game. In some respects, it's worse than being able to actively rally a game due to being so terrible. Dull, though? It's so listless and uninspired. Those also happen to be words that ably describe Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. It works reasonably well and is pretty inoffensive, but yeah, dull. Pretty dull.
There's a story mode to follow here with the choice between all four turtles to control. Each level is pretty samey, though. On one screen, you hang around waiting for waves of enemies to appear before swiping around to attack them. Swipes up, down, left, or right affect what kind of moves you perform but you don't have to think hard - they're all pretty effective. Combos can soon be racked up into the hundreds with a special Turtle Power move opening up after some success. This Turtle Power special attack requires you to complete a few specific movements in order to inflict damage and it's pretty simple to activate.
Each level proves to be the same with occasional boss battles changing the look of the enemy involved, but not the strategy required to succeed.
At regular points, you unlock new weapons that can be purchased, with the option to unlock new skills and tricks too, but such upgrades never feel like they make a particularly significant difference to your character. Such unlocks can also be gained quicker through in-app purchases, which seems a tad cheeky to offer in a game that already costs $3.99.
There's a survival mode as well, offering endless waves of attack, but when the story mode is as dull as it is the last thing anyone wants is an endless mode. It's all so forgettable that Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles can really only be for diehard fans alone.