Video: Rooftop Jumping with the Ninja Turtles

Video: Rooftop Jumping with the Ninja Turtles


The CG-animated TMNT movie is opening today, but earlier this week, Ubisoft released the new Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles video game for the Nintendo DS. Based on the film, TMNT for the Nintendo DS doesn’t make all that much use of the touchscreen, but it does feature a rather innovative jumping scheme: The Y button is used to jump to the left, the X button to jump forward, and the A button to jump to the right. This results in some rather rhythmic hopping as the four mutated reptiles make their away across rooftops, doing battle with a foot soldier or three.

The animation seems quite fluid though the polygon count isn’t as high as it could have been. The same can be said about the fighting engine, which is strangely dissatisfying. But that rooftop jumping, oh boy, the rooftop jumping…

The fighting, on the other hand, is all about the B button and not much else.