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Indie Game ‘Punch Club’ Pays Homage to TMNT

by Justin W

The first rule of Punch Club is apparently to spread the word about this amazing game. After its release on Steam last week, the title quickly gained popularity for its retro look and feel. Part beat ’em up, part simulation, this 8-bit styled indie game makes reference to several pop culture phenomenons – including a certain group of mutant turtles. Okay, so they aren’t actually turtles in this game, but the reference is clear as all four characters live in the sewer and wear colored bandannas. To be fair, if the likeness was too similar, the developers probably would have had to pay a fee in order to make the reference.

Instead of turtles, you will find a group of four mutant crocodiles. Their names have been changed to protect their anonymity. It’d be cool if you could play as these characters, but unfortunately they are only opponents to be beaten. When you defeat all four crocs, a mutant raccoon that looks suspiciously similar to Splinter will teach you a new fighting move. Alternatively, you could also gain access to the underground base used by the gators. Imagine if our heroes in a half shell were actually a family of Leatherhead clones, and you’ll get a good idea of what to expect.


Despite the limitations of copyright law, developers at Lazy Bear Games have managed to craft an interesting addition to Punch Club. It’s nice to know that while we’re waiting for Platinum Games to officially announce the existence of Mutants in Manhattan, we can enjoy a hilarious homage to the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles in this awesome independent title. Of course, it doesn’t hurt that this game is also a lot of fun. If you’ve ever wanted to play a game like Punch-Out that gave you more control over your skill development, Punch Club is sure to put a smile on your face. At a price of only $9.99, you’ll get quite a few hours of enjoyment out of this game.

What do you think? Is this strange homage to the TMNT worth checking out, or are you just going to wait until the next official TMNT game gets released? Let us know your thoughts in the comments below.

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NUMBER ONE TMNT FAN January 13, 2016 - 11:16 am

very cool seems fun.

Rosemarie January 13, 2016 - 5:59 pm

*embarrassed* I deeply apologize for this number one tmnt fan. I am in, no way trying to stalk you. But, I just wanted to let you know on this particular page, that if you do decide to join fan fiction. net, I can walk you through the steps of how to sign up. Once your there, tell me your user name.

Rosemarie January 14, 2016 - 11:34 pm

*sigh…* I know I promised never to harass you again but, there is another thing that truly needs to be said. I don’t know if you have a clue as to what on earth I am referring to but, if you do tell me if it’s okay…If not you can say I’m weird and avoid me. You need to respond to me first so I can tell you what it is that’s on my mind…Better yet, this is why you need to go to the website I told you about.

NUMBER ONE TMNT FAN January 21, 2016 - 1:57 pm

legal issues

NUMBER ONE TMNT FAN January 21, 2016 - 1:58 pm

that’s why they couldn’t be turtles

Rosemarie January 21, 2016 - 4:54 pm

Yikes, legal issues okay. Thank you for clarifying that for me, I appreciate it . 🙂

NUMBER ONE TMNT FAN January 21, 2016 - 10:51 pm

no problem.

Rosemarie January 14, 2016 - 11:35 pm

by the way, I notice you didn’t give me a message today…

NUMBER ONE TMNT FAN January 21, 2016 - 1:58 pm

yes u can get it on the app store

Rosemarie January 21, 2016 - 4:53 pm

oh okay, so it is a video game. cool.

Rosemarie January 15, 2016 - 1:22 am

*broken hearted and ripped up soul* umm…number one tmnt fan…you are right to avoid me. I am a bad choice for you to hang around…I think for your sake you should avoid me completely for the rest of the time. Find another buddy, *crying * Okay…God bless you in all your endeavours in life and may you find all the happiness in life that some like myself can never ever be allowed to find…

Rosemarie January 16, 2016 - 1:08 am

number one tmnt fan…I apologize. Please give me a second chance and forgive me…Forget about what I said and let’s be buddies. Take me back…

NUMBER ONE TMNT FAN January 16, 2016 - 6:15 pm

OMG. I am so sorry. I haven’t been able to get on the past couple days that’s all! I wont be able to post every day!?

Rosemarie January 16, 2016 - 9:00 pm

*blush* that’s okay…
I, um, shouldn’t expect you to post everyday either *gulp, nervous chuckle*. Anyways. Don’t worry about it. I take everything I said back. I am sorry to cause so much drama, I am just too excited and get emotional about things at times. It’s just cool to have an interesting person like you seem to be, to chat with. But no worries bro. If you can post than, you can’t. Later and all the best. ; ) *wink*.

NUMBER ONE TMNT FAN January 21, 2016 - 1:59 pm


Rosemarie January 21, 2016 - 4:52 pm

Hey there, how’s it going number one ? 🙂

NUMBER ONE TMNT FAN January 21, 2016 - 10:39 pm


Rosemarie January 19, 2016 - 12:24 am

*Big sigh* Okay, I get the sense that there is something you’re not telling me…But this time I am serious, in order to discuss this further please join me at fan fiction . net. Other wise this is as far as I am comfortable with taking these kinds of deep discussions with you. I hate looking like the weird one of the two of us.

NUMBER ONE TMNT FAN January 19, 2016 - 11:46 am

Just talk about tmnt. that’s the point of this website. That’s all I will talk about ok?

Rosemarie January 19, 2016 - 10:46 pm

: ) okay. Thanks.

NUMBER ONE TMNT FAN January 20, 2016 - 11:23 am


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