Shredder's Revenge's Dimension Shellshock DLC
Playing the Shredder’s Revenge DLC for Dimension Shellshock feels like sinking into a warm bath. It’s warm, comforting, and just what I want to be doing in one of the best games of all time. The roguelite survival mode cements Shredder’s Revenge’s position as the best Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles game ever made, adding a fresh and compelling gameplay experience that rivals the main campaign.
In Shredder’s Revenge, you could already unlock an endless mode where you could play as any of the playable characters as long as you could survive. However, Dimension Shellshock introduces two new characters that bring unique abilities to the game. Miyamoto Usagi can handle herself in the air, and Karai wields overpowered special moves that make them standout additions to the roster.
The DLC also adds new dimensions to Shredder’s Revenge, including the world of Mirage comics and an 8-bit area. Collecting crystals is essential for progressing through the dimensions, but it becomes increasingly challenging. You’re faced with the choice of collecting crystals or picking up temporary power-ups during each round. The risk-vs-reward mechanic creates a fresh and compelling gameplay experience that keeps the gameplay feeling fresh and engaging.
Initially, the lack of information about pickups can be frustrating, but it becomes manageable with experience. You’ll get a feel for what crystals do within the first few rounds, but you’ll have to learn to manage the other pickups as you progress. That said, the challenge is real, especially in Dimension Shellshock.
I’ve played a lot of Shredder’s Revenge, but Dimension Shellshock poses a significant challenge even for me. Dying in the survival mode leads to leveling up and unlocking permanent upgrades, which is great if you want to get even more out of the DLC. However, if you want to avoid that, then it’s hard to. The survival mode is genuinely tough, and dying means starting from the beginning.
If you’re looking for a way to play Shredder’s Revenge forever, then do yourself a favor and pick up Dimension Shellshock. It’s not cheap, but it’s a great value add to the best TMNT game ever made.
If roguelites aren’t your cup of tea, then take a look at our breakdown of all the best Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 2: Secret of the Ooze characters, or our list of the best Nintendo Switch games if you’re looking for something else to play.