Title - Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles - Return of the Shredder Original Language Title - Ｔ.Ｍ.Ｎ.Ｔ. リターン オブ ザ シュレッダー Developer - Konami Catalogue No. - T-95013 Game Type - Fighting Action No. Of players - 2 High resolution scan pack download
The gameplay of Return of the Shredder or The Hyperstone Heist as it’s known in the
west is heavily based on the second Ninja Turtles arcade game, Turtles in Time, which
was also released for the Super Famicom / SNES during the same year. The controls
are similar to Turtles in Time, but the ability to dash is now assigned to a specific
button and the player can no longer throw enemies towards the screen.
There are a total of five stages ("New York City", "A Mysterious Ghost Ship", "Shredder's
Hideout", "The Gauntlet", and "The Final Shell Shock"), which comprise a combination
of new levels created specifically for this game and ones based on levels from the
first arcade game and Turtles in Time.
The bosses include Leatherhead, Rocksteady (having an attack pattern similar to the
one that he had in the first arcade game), Tatsu (Shredder's right-hand man from
the first two live-action films, who also appeared in TMNT: Manhattan Missions),
Baxter Stockman (in his human form like in the first arcade game), Krang and Super
By itself, Return of the Shredder is considered a good adaptation of the TMNT show
into game form. When compared to Turtles in Time, Return of the Shredder features
fewer but longer levels, has less special effects, louder and somewhat raspy digitised
voices and loud sound effects. Thanks to the superior colour palette of the SNES,
Turtles in Time looks brighter and more colourful and uses special zooming effects
in some areas and with some moves, but the Genesis includes more background layers,
faster and clearer animation frames and overall faster gameplay.
Both games share nearly the same soundtrack and sound effects. Though there are fewer
than half the levels in the Mega Drive game compared to the SNES game, each level
is longer. Furthermore, Mega Drive game is arguably more difficult, thanks to a more
aggressive enemy AI and faster-moving characters.