Jul 242014
 

TMNT Rooftop run  (1)

Developer:Nickelodeon
Original Price:$3.99

Today’s Free App of the Day is a runner by the name of Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Rooftop Run.

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There have been so many variations of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles that I get lost. I know there was a cartoon that I grew up with and a whole bunch of other ones that I don’t care about (including a I’ve action TV show with a girl turtle named Venus). This version is based on the 2012 Ni-ni-ni-ni-ni-ni-ni-ni-Nickelodeon version, so I’m unfamiliar with these CGI animations.

TMNT Rooftop run  (11)

However, the turtles will always be the turtles, no matter how they look; as long Donatello does machines I’m good and happy. You start off with one Turtle to unlock (eventually the more coins you gain you can unlock other characters like April, Casey and something called Dogpound) and run along the rooftops. You’ll jump, wall-run and fight your way through levels collect green orbs and pizza slices (for a bonus round) and hear them banter. It’s pretty simple to control, tap anywhere on the screen to jump and to attack, hold to run-wall on specific section and hold or tap again to jump longer or double jump.

It was a fun time mindlessly running along a whole bunch of roofs and doing your thang, but the game throws in a little twist in which you’re all of a sudden in the Turtles van, swiping left or right to avoid oncoming obstacles while having the ability to shoot enemies. This part is the section where most people will fail repeatedly as its fast and frantic. Eventually you’ll fight a boss; in this case I fought Baxter. I don’t know if he’s the only boss or if there’s more but so far I always ended up with him.

TMNT Rooftop run  (13)

The game has its addicting qualities, like trying to earn more coins to upgrade your stats or unlock new outfits or weapons. Each turtle pretty much plays the same, and honestly it doesn’t matter who’s in the van as you’re only seeing the van. The game is normally $3.99 and I would purchase it at that point but since it’s free, I must tell everyone to give it a run. Go Ninja, Go Ninja, Go!

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