really underappreciated

User Rating: 8.3 | Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 3: Mutant Nightmare XBOX
I feel that this game was created to appeal to one main audience: TMNT fans. If you haven't played the first TMNT game for xbox, why would you buy the third (unless it's really cheap or something)? For the fans, Konami included the glorious arcade hit TMNT: Turtles in Time, which to any TMNT fan alone is worth buying this game (since nowadays it can be found in $20 bargain bins). The graphics are good, and so is the sound. the game plays a lot like the first TMNT for xbox, except you can collect crystals from enemies and use them to upgrade your turtles' skills and combos. Another addition to the game is the Ninja Scroll feature. Basically, what you do is find scrolls in certain levels to equip to your turtles and increase their health, defense, and attack powers. It isn't a bad game, it's actually pretty fun. Yes, admittedly I will agree that it gets a bit repetitive but the cut-scenes taken directly from the saturday morning tv show, and a few new computer-animated ones made specifically for the game keep you going.
All in all, if you're a TMNT fan like me, and spotted this game in a $20 bargain bin at your local department store, pondering whether or not to purchase it, I'd say go. If you just want to know if this is an alright game, well, yeah it's alright.