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Sep
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We all have a favorite Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle. Back when I still watched the show (you know, that one), I was a fan of Michelangelo, but as I grew into the book-loving, prose-writing young lad that I am today, I found that Donatello would have been a more appropriate match. I went through four years of college with hardly a sip of alcohol, and we all know Michelangelo would have been wasted before orientation was even over, found lying in the middle of campus without his shell. Anyways, MTV Networks has now launched TMNT: Rooftop Run into the Play Store, an endless runner that will let you once again take control of whichever turtle just so happens to suit you best.

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The gameplay in TMNT: Rooftop Run doesn't deviate from the usual endless runner formula, so don't go into this expecting something that compares to the classic brawlers that many of us grew up playing. Players now have to focus on collecting energy orbs in order to acquire special weapons and gear that will give them an edge over their opponents in ways that frantic button mashing used to do back in the day. There is combat in the game, but these battles only require tapping your finger on the screen at the right times to come out victorious.

Features:

  • Battle hordes of enemies including the Foot Clan, Kraang, and Dimension X
  • Activate Turtle Time to fight up close in a slow-motion combat sequence
  • Outfit the Turtles in exclusive Cyber and Stealth gear
  • Upgrade with weapons, gadgets, and boosts like the Laserbot and Turtle Saver
  • Unlock and play as the Turtles’ formidable canine foe Dogpound
  • Earn rewards from the pizza time mini-game

In a refreshing change of pace, TMNT: Rooftop Run makes it perfectly clear that it contains in-app purchases right on its Google Play page. These are present despite the $3.99 price tag.

TEENAGE MUTANT NINJA TURTLES: Rooftop Run charges real money for additional in-app content. You may lock out the ability to purchase in-app content by adjusting your device settings.

The Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles have been around for a long time, and they now fight on behalf of a whole new generation of children. This game may be pricier than much of the competition, but not even that will slow these turtles down.

Bertel King, Jr.
Born and raised in the rural South, Bertel knows what it's like to live without 4G LTE - or 3G, for that matter. The only things he likes sweeter than his tea are his gadgets, and while few objects burn more than a metal phone on a summer day, he prefers them that way anyway.

  • QwietStorm

    If no endless runner game ever releases again, I will donate my entire trust fund to charity.

    • Mayoo

      Challenge accepted.

    • mpelo

      LOL :D

  • Anthony Tyson

    MTV? The show is on Nickelodeon. WTF

    • http://www.androidpolice.com/ Artem Russakovskii

      Viacom owns MTV which has a unit that owns Nickelodeon.

      • Anthony Tyson

        Interesting. You learn something new everyday.

        • Chris

          And they own history channel and discovery channel and a bunch of other stuff

      • APai

        the nice thing is that, suddenly we have talking tom/ angry birds/ etc suddenly popping up from nowhere and undermining disney and its prowess to own the "only we can create toons" space. so, if the big studios do not behave, people are just fine with less than mainstream toons

  • solbin

    $3.99 with in app purchases? NOPE.

    • James Francis

      Agreed. But I'll wait for it to hit a .99c special.

  • Himmat Singh

    No go. That's absurd. Reading the iOS user reviews, they hardly thought it was worth $1.99 considering the IAPs, let alone the $3.99 launch price here. No one should buy stuff like this to send a clear message to devs.

  • Vitaly Streltsov

    I prefer 2D turtles

  • Mayoo

    I'd pay $3.99 for "Turtles in Time" but not for this.

    • http://www.youtube.com/crisr82 Kristian Ivanov

      I wouldn't because of two reasons:
      - buy emulator for $1 and use a ROM, much easier

      - the controls would be bad on a touch-screen anyway

      But I see your point

  • imneveral0ne

    These turtles are not the turtles I grew up with, bring back the right ones!

    • trex

      well, they have mutated over time, so..

  • Sir_Brizz

    I like the new Ninja Turtles. But I still fail to see why this costs $3.99 with IAP.

  • Aaron Dugger

    As others said $4 with IAP is just too much but even if it was $0.99 without IAP I wouldn't buy it because it doesn't have Google Games achievement support.

  • APai

    on the IAP mutations are just plain wrong. IAP after a $4 sticker price sucks. make it $6 if the devs wished(but no IAP pls), but this greedy atrocious pricing deserves a boycott of this game.

  • http://www.youtube.com/crisr82 Kristian Ivanov

    This is one of those games that just begs to be buried under low scores
    I expect the 4 5-star ratings (as I'm writing this) are by the devs themselves

  • Devonodev

    Oh yes just what I wanted, an expensive endless runner with in-app purchases, with ugly graphics and even uglier turtles. Instant purchase from me.

  • Daniel McDermott

    Wow, did an 8 year old draw the models for the Turtles? The graphics look really bad. The price is stupid, as well. They are hoping to milk a few bucks while new, but I imagine it will go free after awhile since it is filled with IAP's.

  • Chris

    A runner for $4? lmao

  • Olivia Gonzalez

    I really love this game. Lol it gives me great fun. While searching on Google Play i just found another adventure game for kids "Animal Dungeon:Call For Rescue".