Way too short trip to the past.

User Rating: 6.5 | Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Turtles in Time Re-Shelled X360
Turtles in Time Re-Shelled is a remake of the SNES classic from 1992. Gameplay is intact and visuals have seen an update, but everything else in intact and this means that the side scrolling beat'em up genre is starting to get old, REALLY old.

Evil Krang steals the Statue of Liberty and it's up to the turtles to get that item back. Unfortunately the Shredder puts our green guys through a time warp zone and forces them to fight in different periods in history. This is just an excuse to change the backgrounds of the levels.

Graphics are cartoonish, colorful and simple. In my opinion this is just great choice and fits nicely to that nostalgic feel in this game. Sound design on the other hand is not that good. Characters repeat a few lines over and over again which gets annoying very quickly. Music is also repetitive, but at least those tunes are catchy.

Gameplay is a simple side scrolling beat'em up. Just move from left to right while mashing the X button. At times you might need some variety so just press Y or jump a little by using A button. Controls are responsive, but still I would have wanted a chance to stop in a middle of a combination to do an evasive move.

Turtles in Time Re-Shelled is an extremely short game: it takes around 30 to 40 MINUTES to play through the game. It's not helpful that the game only has three game modes and they all are variations of the campaign. Even though you play it 4 times to get an achievement it still is very short game.

Multiplayer is up to 4 players either locally or on Xbox Live. Difficulty level seems to be toned down depending on how many turtles are playing at any given moment.

Turtles in Time Re-Shelled is a great trip to the past, but it's also way too short and lacks content to justify its 800 MS points price tag. However with a group of friends gathering in the same room this is a great way to remember one of the best games of our childhood. It also reminds us just how much games have changed in 20 years.