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Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Shredder’s Revenge was a treat when it was released in June 2022. Many TMNT fans were stunned by its jaw-dropping visuals, subtle references, and addictive combat. This game is fun to play with your buddies and offers fantastic replay value.

If you’ve finished playing Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Shredder’s Revenge and are looking for alternatives – fret not! We’ve combed through the archives and saved you the hassle with our top 8 picks.

Of course, for all the games we’ve reviewed, we’ve also added a handy link, so you can check out our full thoughts on that and see if it’s something you want to invest your time in.

So without further ado, we present 8 games to check out if you’re looking for a match like Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Shredder’s Revenge.


Streets of Rage 4

The Streets of Rage series of games are known for being renowned classics in the beat-em-up video game genre. These titles feature colorful characters, catchy soundtracks, and addictive action-packed gameplay that’s hard to scurry away from.

Like Shredder’s Revenge, Streets of Rage 4 was handled by Dotemu. It offers grander visuals, fun gameplay elements, and astounding music to keep you invested. This fourth entry does a phenomenal job of continuing and revitalizing the series for current and new fans.

From Axel Stone to Blaze, everyone offers a unique form of play that feels distinct. The hand-drawn animations and visual effects pack a wallop, as it feels great tearing down boatloads of enemies who dare challenge you. This game oozes style and life from its minor background elements. While the control options could be better, Streets of Rage 4 is a worthy beat-em-up game to play after you’ve torn Shredder a new one.


Capcom Beat ’em Up Bundle

The Capcom Beat ’em Up Bundle is what you’d expect, a collection of Capcom’s finest games of that genre. It includes a boatload of classics from Final Fight to Captain Commando. This bundle pack features two games that were never released on home consoles called Armored Warriors and Battle Circuit.

The visuals and animations aren’t on par with Shredder’s Revenge though. These games only have subtle enhancements to their visuals. However, Capcom has instilled some multiplayer functionality and other features to warrant fans’ purchase of this bundle pack.

Despite having more complex fighting games that have button inputs, Capcom’s endless array of beat-em-up titles features simple button-mashing-based controls that anyone can learn. Furthermore, each game featured in this bundle evokes a different feeling and theme.

You can hit the streets in Final Fight or find yourself defeating numerous enemies in space with Battle Circuit. With other cool additions like its art gallery and co-op play, the Capcom Beat ’em Up Bundle is a worthwhile purchase.


Dawn of the Monsters

Dawn of the Monsters is what happens when you mixed Godzilla with the beat-em-up video game genre. This game features a slew of colorful monsters who exhibit different fighting styles and powers like the characters you’d find in Shredder’s Revenge.

Although these monsters are entirely original they display similar traits to well-known beasts like Godzilla and his friends. In it, players take control of one of four monsters who serve the organization DAWN (Defense Alliance World Network). DAWN tasks the monsters to defend Earth from titanic creatures called Nephilim by any means necessary.

This game features 35 missions that get more difficult as time flies by. As Megadon, Aegis Prime, Tempest Galahad, and Ganira, you must defeat several Nephilim and smash your way through numerous destructible landscapes and cities. This game offers a skill tree of some kind where you can power up your characters. It also features super attacks that allow you to deal immense damage.

For those wondering, this game offers 2-player shared and split-screen co-op play. While the game can feel easy at times and doesn’t offer much in terms of modes and unlockables, it offers enough content to warrant its $30 price tag.


Castle Crashers

Castle Crashers is a fun 2D action-adventure title that’s received immense praise. Like Shredder’s Revenge, you’ll be hacking and slashing your way through numerous foes while trying to reach an end goal. This game allows up to four friends to play with each other locally or online. Your allies can participate in activities regarding saving damsels to crashing some castles.

Unlike Shredder’s Revenge, this game allows you to unlock more than 25 characters and 40 weapons. There is a level progression system in place that will help you 9obtain new attacks for your character as you progress further into the game. Players can adjust their characters’ defense, magic, strength, and agility stats. You can collect adorable animal allies who offer distinct abilities to aid you on your quest.

This game offers some degree of serious and competitive play with its Insane mode and Arena mode. Some argue that the game overstays its welcome and doesn’t offer great replay value. Positioning characters could be a hassle for some because of its 2.5D plane. However, if you’re a fan of beat-em-up games and overlook this one’s faults, check out Castle Crashers.


River City Girls

If you enjoyed playing Shredder’s Revenge with April O’Neil, then Kyoko and Misako from River City Girls promise to deliver a swell time. This new entry in the classic beat-em-up series follows our heroes Kunio and Riki who get captured by some criminals. This leaves the girls’ friends Kyoko and Misako to save them.

Like the TMNT, you’ll take control of either girl and help them kick and punch their way through different levels across town. As you progress, you’ll gain new skills, power-ups, and weapons. This game offers some incredible combos for each girl to spice things up.

Players can tackle this game by themselves or with an ally in local co-op play. It features a good mix of humor and charm with its colorful anime-styled cutscenes, manga story panels, and epic soundtrack. While its design scheme isn’t on par with the hand-drawn depictions of the TMNT, the pixelated graphics have enough charisma to warm any beat-em-up fan’s heart.


Scott Pilgrim Vs The World

The Scott Pilgrim Vs The World gamer is based on the hit graphical novel of the same name. Many fans enjoyed the novels and feature film for its off-beat comedy, stylized visuals, and impressive spin on the teen drama formula.

While the game has its issues, it boasts astounding beat-em-up gameplay and visuals that bring Bryan Lee O’Malley’s colorful world to life. For those unaware, this game’s story follows Scott Pilgrim, a slacker who gets on a date with a girl named Ramona Flowers. To continue dating Ramona, Scott must defeat the League of Seven Evil Exes who aim to control Ramona’s love life.

Through bombastic fights to the death, you’ll help Scott defeat these foes with all your might. While the story doesn’t offer much depth, fans will adore this game’s arcade-like gameplay. Like typical beat-em-up games, you’ll need to clear several areas of baddies until you reach each stage’s Evil Ex boss. This game includes AOE and summoning abilities alongside light and heavy attacks for each playable character.

Like Shredder’s Revenge, you’ll want to stay clear of enemies and plan your attacks effectively. The side enemies may serve as inconveniences, but they can juggle you and pack a punch. If you’re looking for a stellar beat-em-up title with intriguing mechanics and lovable characters, check this one out.


Cuphead

Cuphead

From one immaculate-looking game to the next, we arrive at Cuphead. This game serves as an homage to classic 2D platform games and Rubber hose animation. It promises spectacular visuals, exhilarating run-and-gun action, and colorful characters you’ll wind up despising for their challenging boss fights.

Unlike Shredder’s Revenge, Cuphead is a challenging title that feels as difficult as platformers like Crash Bandicoot and adventure titles like Dark Souls. You’ll find yourself repeating levels numerous times because of the game’s high difficulty curve.

While this may sound obnoxious, it’s a part of Cuphead’s charm. If you adore retro animation and love games where countless enemies try to defeat you, check this one out


‘River City Ransom’

River City Ransom is one of those classic yet forgotten games from the NES days. This game offers a 2D open-world setting, fun beat-em-up gameplay, and a simplistic yet decent storyline. It’s one of those relics from Nintendo’s past that fans can play via their Nintendo Switch’s online service.

Our story follows high schoolers Alex and Ryan who live in an environment called River City. They’re on a mission to retrieve Ryan’s girlfriend Cyndi from a villain named Slick. While this sounds like a simple mission, Alex and Ryan must defeat gangs of students and leaders if they hope to rescue Cyndi from Slick.

River City Ransom contains your typical beat-em-up gameplay mechanics. You’ll run around the environment, delivering several punches and kicks. However, the enemies drop money that you can use to buy additional moves with more impact.

You can also purchase food, shoes, and other necessities that’ll restore health and boost stats. The game allows you to pick up weapons from the ground and use them. Despite having lackluster visuals compared to Shredder’s Revenge, this game blends RPG and beat-em-up gameplay well. This makes it a worthwhile game to play after Shredder’s Revenge.


So there we have it, our 8 video game picks to keep you busy after playing Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Shredder’s Revenge.

What do you think of our picks? Do you agree? Are there any notable omissions? Let us know in the comments below!


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