By the time we had first written about this awesome crowdfunding project from IDW Games, it had already pretty much been funded. Now, as the campaign for Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Shadows of the Past nears completion, we can see what all of the stretch goals look like and start getting a sense for how the game will actually play. As a matter of fact, in addition to the listed stretch goals that have been met, IDW has also provided a video detailing what the gameplay will look like when we finally get our hands on Shadows of the Past.
It shouldn’t be too surprising to see that the game plays a lot like many modern board games, and that’s actually a good thing. One interesting dynamic thrown into the game is the fact that Raphael actually works on his own and gets more dice to work with than the rest of the turtles. This aspect of the game reflects not only his bad boy attitude, but also the fact that he tends to work alone whenever possible.
Shadows of the Past Kickstarter Campaign Nears Completion
That being said, this won’t stop him from helping out his brothers when he can, as his dice can actually be shared with Leo, Mikey and Donny. Unfortunately, he can’t and won’t use dice from his brothers, as he likes to work alone. We’ve mentioned before that this game was crafted by Kevin Wilson, the man behind the Arkham Horror series. Now we can seek his creativity flourish.
When it comes to stretch goals, it’s fair to say that they’ve really gone all out with this Kickstarter campaign. Not only have they added a lot of miniature figures to the base game, but they have also thrown in a lot of specialty miniatures and even signed lithographs for people who order “The Works” version. Miniatures such as Street Thug Gunners, Street Thug Brawlers, Foot Elite, Foot Bruisers, Old Hob and even Casey Jones have been added to the base game since the project first went live roughly a month ago. For fans who ordered The Works, you can expect to receive Bebop, Rocksteady, Splinter and a bunch of Mousers as well.
In addition to the miniatures, they have also added a few new missions, maps and campaigns involving characters such as the Fugitoid. Each person who gets the game through Kickstarter will also receive a special variant Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles comic as well. This is likely to be a rarity, since it will no doubt be limited to the number of orders received through this campaign. In other words, if you’re a collector who is looking to get your hands on every TMNT comic, you might want to consider putting your bid in for this game as soon as possible. Keep in mind: stretch goal additions are Kickstarter exclusives, including the miniatures.
There are only 3 days left until the Kickstarter campaign is completed, and they are only a few hundred backers away from adding even more content – most notably a Shredder villain sheet for The Works edition. Even if you’re not typically interested in board games, you have to admit that Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Shadows of the Past is shaping up to become something truly special. What do you think? Are you going to get this game when it comes out? Have you already backed the project? Let us know your thoughts either in the comments below or via your preferred social platform!