Brawlhalla (Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Skins)
Developer: Blue Mammoth Games
Publisher: Blue Mammoth Games, Ubisoft
Genre(s): Fighting, Platformer, Indie
Platform: Nintendo Switch (also available on PS4 Xbox and PC)
Age Rating: PEGI 7
Release Date: 16/6/2021
Price: 1200 Mammoth Coins / £35-£40
A code was provided for review purposes
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Make Their Way to Brawhalla
The Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles were created in 1984 by Peter Laird and Kevin Eastman. It was immediately a success, and these turtles are known worldwide as icons of the comic book era. Now, in 2021, Brawlhalla is doing a crossover event where players can play as the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles alongside the Brawlhalla cast and other crossover skins.
Leonardo, known for his blue mask, is a crossover skin for Jiro. He wields the Twin Katanas and Casey’s Hockey Stick. Not only does he get skins for his weapons, but even though his signatures perform the same, all six of his signature moves are animated specifically for the skin. My favourite signature that Leonardo has is his neutral signature on the scythe. He kicks open a manhole and Splinter comes out to assist him in battle. Overall, the signature effects are gorgeous, and these attacks both fit the style of the game and honour the heritage of this character.
Donatello is known for his purple mask, and he is a crossover skin for Mirage. The Scrapped M.O.U.S.E.R. and Bo Staff are his weapons of choice. Like Donatello, all his signatures are animated specifically for the skin. Many of Donatello’s signatures include shadow versions of himself fighting. That was my favourite aspect of this skin. Plus, one of my favourite colours is purple, so the purple effects captivated me. I also really liked the Bo Staff. It is very traditional, a simple wooden spear, but that means it will look good alongside many characters in the cast. Donatello was yet another excellent crossover skin.
Raphael wears a red mask and mimics Ragnir. He is armed with the Twin Sai and Turtle Crossing weapons. All his signatures are retextured and showcase new ninja techniques. I really liked the downward signature on the axe. He spews ninja stars in front of him, almost building a wall between him and the opponent. Raphael blends right in with the cast of Brawlhalla and is enjoyable to play as and fight against.
Equipped with his orange mask, Michelangelo comes ready to fight in Brawlhalla. He is a skin for Val and has unique weapon skins. He fights with the Pizza Punchers and Nunchaku. This Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle really symbolizes most of the important qualities of a Ninja Turtle. His signatures reference his skateboard, Master Splinter, and of course, pizza. The developers did a great job with these reptile additions, producing another great skin.
These skins were not the only things added in this update. The developers added a new emote, a new podium, a new K.O. effect, and even two new stages! It is a blast to play as the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles on their own stage. Finally, they also set the Brawl of the Week game mode to a crew battle. This game mode is intended for four players. Instead of fighting all at once, one player from each team fights while the other waits and watches. When a player dies, the other player on the team takes their place. This was a simple yet fun game mode, especially because they made damage knockback double.
Overall, these Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle skins are impressive and extremely enjoyable. Their weapons can be used on any legend, and they can use the weapons of other characters as well. While they are expensive, they are certainly exciting and fun to experiment with.
You can purchase Brawlhalla on the Nintendo Switch eShop here