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Jul 27, 2011 | 5:00 PM EDT

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The turtles have taken over the world and it's your duty to raise a turtle eating army of penguins and take back what is rightfully yours!

Buy and upgrade penguins to consume wave after wave of relentless turtles while collecting eggs during the levels.

- Casual game that requires nothing more than the mouse to play
- Unique core gameplay mechanic
- High quality graphics
- 10 different kinds of turtles with unique abilities
- 40 levels with unique backgrounds and obstacles
- 20 upgrades per penguin in your army
- 4 upgradable specials which add strategic thinking to the game
- Unique and querky theme which can appeal to all audiences%uFEFF



Rated 1.5 / 5 stars

Casual game yes but... a Game is a Game.

Does casual get very far, no. Specially not with the games these days. Newgrounds to my opinion has never been one for the, "casual."

Time to be a critic.

I enjoyed it for the most part but just watching penguins-Not the very brilliant kind either- Chasing some turtles who seem to also have a lot more I.Q. intelligence then my own army is rather... not that swell. Let's not also forget about the music. It really set me up. Extremely... big set up.

I thought it was going to be like, "Oh hell yeah! kick ass!" No.. just watching some penguins.. chase after turtles.... with guns... note taking the turtles have guns. There wasn't much to upgrade either.

Seriously: is this upgrading?
When it comes down to it, people like me[Speaking of which...]just... not exactly in to this kind of thing. It's fun for a few minutes. Gets boring after a few levels. I'm currently made it to the second stage and so far, luck is now evolved. Making my way past and through the other levels. It was ultimately the same.. same thing.

I have to say, please for the love of everything.... get music for every different level that seems to fit the scene of the levels. The whole "Battle epic awesome theme" just... it's dragged out for to long. Even I can pull off a music from a random sight or creator and have it keep playing over and over... then finally realizing.. it's a bit dull.

Though the game hasn't been a total let down. In fact let's be frank. No one can really defy the true meaning of a game. So... now to give you the thumbs up after the thumbs down.

The designs of the game has been wonderful and it seems the scenes of each background with the turtles and penguins are all well done. The upgrades are nice and rather some interesting but not much of a epic choice... Zombie parts making penguins move faster just... doesn't seem to add up. Though hey, who doesn't love zombies. <3

Seriously: This game has intentional means of going over the distance. Perhaps recreation of being able to control one penguin to allow more actual game play which increases... satisfaction. (That and going with the music, hey hey.)

You guys did good and seeing it as some thing hot and new on the front page. It's nice. Would I recommend this game as being a wonderful 10/10 or top 5 games? No.. but as for some thing new and exciting.{If we can even call it that... note taking my thumb up opinion didn't even last a paragraph before a thumb down.} It's


Not much of a score I know... but besides art, having music, the idea of the game and the purpose with the features of upgrades and acknowledgment the game was going to be some thing "casual" with the author's own comment detaining what "we" should expect.

A game is a game. Like all games, there is a value sense of fun to... dull.
This hits my dull stack. Even Tic tac toe had more entertainment. Harsh to say but that is my honest opinion.

Could I give out any more honesty? No. Perhaps it wasn't all thought out but if there is ever a future game of this. I'm more then willing to actually try that out as well. Anyways...

3/10 Once more. Sorry it's not what you hoped for from some one, but I have to be honest. Boring, Dull, and watching A.I.;s go at it with out much humor, entertainment, or means that appeal to my eyes.

It's like watching a screen saver with things you can do with a mouse.

Good idea though with the concept for the game.
Penguins against turtles. Very nice.

Seriously: Health bar drops even after eating? Makes no sense. Like food that starves you.

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Rated 3.5 / 5 stars

Good game, but...

The title song is just a remix of kingdom hearts...
As for the game, Meh.


Rated 4 / 5 stars

Good, but....

The penguins need better AI. They should find the closet turtle, and chase it. If there comes a time where another turtle is much more closer than the turtle they're chasing, they should abandon that turtle, and chase the closer one.

Also, when it comes to obstacles, the penguins are absurdly stupid. I know that they need to work as obstacles, but it heavily reflects upon the penguins' stupidity.

My recommendations:
- Add hot keys for the skills
- Display what stats your current skills have (you can only see the better ones)
- Be able to launch your penguins at different times
- Add an influence feature, where you can click and drag an arrow or some other notifier, and the penguin will follow the steps that your mouse took. This way, penguins still get stuck on occasion, but you can manually free them up.
- Add a Turtlepedia (Encyclopedia) that shows you the different stats and special abilities of the different turtles
- Invest into more music. The current theme is great, but it's just a theme. You should have differing themes for the title, level selection, shop, and a small random selection for the fighting, or each area gets its own theme.
- Add an Appetite (or another similar name) stat, that increases the amount of health penguins receive when they kill a turtle

There's still plenty of room for expansion, so I'm expecting a sequel from you. Other than the few bothersome attributes of the game, I really enjoyed it. This game is unique. Finding a unique game gets harder and harder these days.

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Rated 1.5 / 5 stars

I Don't Feel Like I'm Doing Anything

I play a fair share of upgrade games, so I know the score, but I really felt like the interactivity in this game was lacking. I'm pretty much just here as an observer who lazily swipes his mouse around the screen in an effort to collect money. Yeah there were the power-ups too, but they seemed kind of useless. I either didn't utilize them or I'd use them to no effect.

Basically the game is just one long grind for money. The only skill level required is having enough money to buy enough upgrades to beat the next level. And while that's a common theme with many upgrade games, the lack of anything else to do in this game makes it really boring.

I liked the graphics, even the concept, it's just I wasn't having any fun playing this because I wasn't really playing it. And while the "Kingdom Hearts" music was nice to listen to, it didn't really fit here. It kept reminding me about how much more fun I'd be having if I was playing "Kingdom Hearts." Plus KH is a series that is high on the action, so the music fits well to that theme. Here I'm just casually watching penguins do their thing, so the music doesn't really fit the theme. It's too high octane for a game that boils down to watching and waiting.

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Rated 3 / 5 stars


Fun idea, but not executed perfectly. Thought there were only 2 mistakes, they were huge. First, penguins frequently get stuck behind walls for large amounts of time. Second, for some reason, penguins almost always go for a turtle on the other side of the map instead of the one right next to them. These fixes could make this a great game.

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