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Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Shredder’s Revenge – How to Play Co-op

These games are at their best with buddies.
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While it has always been possible to play through the classic Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles arcade games by yourself, those games are at their most fun when you’ve got some buddies along with the ride, either at home or in front of an arcade cabinet. The same is, unsurprisingly, true for Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Shredder’s Revenge, and this time, teaming up is easier than ever. Here’s how to play co-op in Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Shredder’s Revenge.

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Shredder’s Revenge – How to Play Co-op

In almost all versions of Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Shredder’s Revenge, you and up to five friends (or randos) can play co-op together, either locally or online. If you’re playing locally, just connect up to six controllers to your console to play together, and if you’re playing online, just have everyone join the lobby. You can also mix and match local and online players, so you can take your couch companions online with you to finish up the team.

How to Get a Party Going

To start a co-op session, just press the “Party Up” button on the main menu. It’s the Y button if you’re on an Xbox controller. After it logs you in, you’ll get a choice between sending out party invites, responding to any invites you’ve received, or joining the game of someone on your friends list.

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When everyone responds to your invites, you’ll all be taken to the lobby, where all connected players can choose their characters. Then just press start and you’re off to the races!

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Console Specifics

While every version of Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Shredder’s Revenge shares the same basic features, some of the platforms handle multiplayer a little differently than others. Here’s a breakdown for you:

  • PC: 1 player for full online, 6 players for local multiplayer, local and online mixing permitted
  • Switch: 1 player for full online (Switch Online required), 6 players for local multiplayer (Joy-Con pairs can’t be used as one controller if you have more than four players), local and online mixing permitted
  • Xbox Consoles: 1 player for full online (Xbox Live required), 6 players for local multiplayer, local and online mixing permitted
  • PlayStation Consoles: 1 player for full online (PS+ required), 4 players for local multiplayer, local and online mixing not permitted (only one player per console)

Additionally, on the Party Up menu, you can enable crossplay and link your Epic Games account if you’re playing somewhere besides the Epic Games Store. However, crossplay is only between PC consoles and Xbox consoles. Switch and PlayStation consoles can’t crossover.

Lastly, the game does feature full drop-in and drop-out. Players can come and go from a running session as they please without interrupting the game. The only caveat to this is that at least one player must be active in an Arcade mode session to maintain progress. If everyone leaves, the run ends.

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