Turtle Soup

I suck at the arcade Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles game. Really badly. I’m glad the game doesn’t keep track of how many continues we used because I’m sure it would be nearing triple digits. Everything goes smoothly up until Rocksteady. Then I fall down a manhole a lot and the dying begins. Somehow despite the fail the game remains fun. I had a similar experience with the Dungeons and Dragons arcade game and the Red Dragon. A lot of beat-em-ups are like this and I’m curious why. The cooperative nature of the game surely owes a lot to the enjoyment, but there has to be more or otherwise I would quit and play Halo or Omega Five or something I’m more competent at.