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TMNT of Rage - The Final Shell Shock & Re-Shelled

Hack of Streets of Rage 2

Description:

1-3-2021 UPDATE: The .zip file for this hack contains three .ips files: the Final Shell Shock patch being playable on all hardware and in all emulators, with each of the respective Re-Shelled patches allowing players a better sound experience when using the Terraonion MegaSD cartridge (for MD+ sound) or Mega Everdrive cartridge (for MSU-MD sound).

Patch ONLY ONE of the .ips files to your original SoR2 rom, depending on what emulator/system you intend to use.

Originally released on 5/24/2020, eskayelle’s ultimate vision comes to fruition with this final set of mods in the TMNT of Rage series.

On an alternate timeline in an alternate universe, Mr. X and the Syndicate have fallen at the hands of those radical reptiles, the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. Furious with his latest failure to control the city, X enlists one Oroku Saki to capture the fearsome foursome’s greatest ally, April O’Neil.

Rage in their hearts and pizza in their bellies, the turtles jump into action, dead set on putting an end to Mr. X’s tyranny once and for all… and punish the Shredder for being complicit in the Syndicate’s nefarious misdeeds as well.

A direct descendant of eskayelle’s TMNT of Rage hack and its TMNT Remix successor, this mod adds the following to the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles of Rage experience:

  • A throwback to the old 90’s arcade splash screens starts off your gaming experience.
  • A six sequence ending specific to this game, the first for any SoR2 hack out there, incorporates redesigned images from the classic TMNT II and III NES games. These images also put some artistic spins on the palettes / color schemes for a bit of extra fun.
  • Those bumbling buffoons, those moronic mutants, Rocksteady and Bebop, have now joined the Syndicate! Dumber than advertised, but stronger than ever, get ready to go toe to toe with them, Bebop making his first appearance in a Genesis / Mega Drive game.
  • An updated story in attract mode complements the new ending sequence.
  • A new title screen takes greater advantage of the Genesis / Mega Drive’s palette options.
  • Thanks to Yoni, gone are road apples in favor of a nice slice! Try not to smile the first time you hear Mikey calling out “Pizza Time!” as he grabs some grub.
  • With the additional Re-Shelled MD+ patch, play the game on a Terraonion MegaSD (or with any emulator that supports MD+ functionality) to enjoy that sweet soundtrack from eskayelle’s TMNT MD+ Remix. Grab that soundtrack here!
  • When using the MSU-MD Re-Shelled patch, play the game on a Mega Everdrive cart (or with any emulator that supports MSU-MD functionality) with this extended soundtrack.
  • With the 12-23-2020 (v1.999.1) update, Raph now has a fully working charge move, and both Raph and Mike can now register hits after confiscating any enemy weapon.

And… those fantastic features from the previous mods in the series continue to kick shell:

  • Regardless of your region, the same tubular Final Shell Shock / Re-Shelled title screen and story intro will display.
  • SNES Turtles in Time portraits provide your starring cast on the player select screen.
  • Name sprite tiles on the player select screen call out Mike, Leo, Don, and Raph.
  • Are you used to Leo being the most well-rounded turtle? Raph being the strong one? Each reptile remains rebalanced!
  • Tired of getting your head stomped in by your “buddy”? Ti’s friendly fire patch has been applied, limiting the damage players can do to one another in story mode to throwing enemies and weapons.
  • Duplicate turtles in duel mode have alternate palettes, putting them that much closer to their ‘80s cartoon counterparts.
  • Galsia/Garcia and Donovan finally get their due! Play far enough into the game, and on the right difficulty setting, and you’ll have to contend with each of them once as a mini-boss.
  • Thanks to savok, now all players can run in all directions, as well as start a run when turning around. With the added speed, how many more air/juggle combos can you create with your favorite turtle?
  • Shiva’s on a leave of absence given his multiple failures to protect Mr. X. Backing X up this time is… the Shredder!
  • Continues remain removed to balance the lives options and allow for greater difficulty. Choose your turtle, and your lives count, wisely; you’ve only got one shot to take down the big man with the cigar.
  • SCD’s restorations from the original SoR2 remain: Garcia, Garuda, and Mosquito names; enemy knockouts counter; plus Mr. X’s cigar and cigar animation.

Check the in-game credits and the readme for so many folks whose assets, code, tutorials, or specific guidance helped make this game happen!

Cowabunga! Booyakasha! … Reaganomics!

ROM / ISO Information:

  • Database match: Streets of Rage 2 (USA)
  • Database: No-Intro: Genesis (v. 20180824-045026)
  • File/ROM SHA-1: 8B656EEC9692D88BBBB84787142AA732B44CE0BE
  • File/ROM CRC32: E01FA526
  • External Header: No

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Credits:

Credits
ContributorType of contributionListed credit
eskayelleHackingTMNT of Rage Series Developer

User Review Information

Very nice updated TMNT SoR2 hack.

Reviewed By: NoMoneyRanger on 22 Aug 2020

I’ve played some of the TMNT hacks for SoR2 before, but this one appears to be the most complete and fun by far.

Shredder was a good boss addition in the previous update, but including Rocksteady and finally Bebop gives the game a better TMNT feel. They offer good and challenging fights, but it’s even better when playing in Mania. Foot Soldiers would be nice, but I personally prefer the visual variety the SoR2 enemies already have to offer.

The Turtles control and play with more ease and response, but one thing I noticed was Raph’s charged normal/B attack doesn’t hit on contact. The others work, but just not Raph’s.

Other than that, I highly recommend it!

Version 1.999 Recommended - Yes

User Reviews
HeadlineAuthorDateVersionRecommended
The best Streets of Rage hack ever madeSupergamerguy08 Jul 20211.999.1Yes
Great and fun mod!MortalPeko01 Mar 20211.999.1Yes
Nothing interesting1HomoErectus126 Dec 20201.999.1No
Very nice updated TMNT SoR2 hack.NoMoneyRanger22 Aug 20201.999Yes
Love this Concept, Great Hack but..Greenhawk8430 Jun 20201.999Yes
Feels like an ongoing betaPleiades713 Jun 20201.999No
Still Needs a few Touches...WebSlinger12 Jun 20201.999Yes
This feels like a long lost TMNT game.Chronosplit01 Jun 20201.999Yes