Classic Arcade Games from the Late Eighties and Early Nineties

If you visited arcades in the late ‘80s or early ‘90s, you surely remember the golden age of beat-em-up games. Given the popularity of the TMNT franchise, it’s no surprise that both the original arcade game and its sequel were both ported to the NES and SNES, respectively. Last year, developer Tribute Games announced , a brand-new beat-em-up title inspired by the arcade games of yesteryear. But the real draw was multiplayer — these games let four or even six friends (or strangers) play simultaneously, a totally chaotic but thrilling shared experience. The game features retro pixel-art, two different game modes, online and local multiplayer (up to six players online), and seven playable characters, including the four turtles, Master Splinter, April O’Neil and Casey Jones. And if you grew up playing the arcade games or their home console counterparts, this new adventure is a must-play. Another way Tribute makes feel more modern is the game’s story mode. Cabinets like , , and more followed a fairly simple formula: take a popular franchise and have its characters cut through swaths of bad guys, throw in some environmental challenges to keep the levels from getting too repetitive, and top it off with a big boss battle at the end. (Engadget). Continue reading.

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