How to Unlock Casey Jones in Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Shredder’s Revenge

Casey Jones lifting a hockey stick over his head victoriously as the text above him indicates that he has been unlocked as a playable character.

Key Takeaway

To unlock Casey Jones as a playable character, you'll need to beat the game at least once.

In the lore of this universe, Casey Jones is often an ally to the Turtles. He usually fights alongside the mutant heroes. Therefore, it makes sense that you can easily unlock Casey Jones in Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Shredder’s Revenge.

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    What You Need to Do to Play as Casey Jones

    The character named Casey Jones, who wears the mask of a hockey goalie, in the character select menu.

    All you need to do to unlock Casey Jones is beat the game. After the credits roll, you’ll get a short cutscene telling you you’ve unlocked him. From there, you just need to head to the character select screen to pick Casey before fighting with Shedder’s forces.

    Casey Jones’ Stats

    Casey has average Speed and Power, making him versatile and reliable in combat. However, his greatest strength is his range, which is as high as stats can get in this game. Better range lets you hit foes from further away, which, in turn, means you’re less likely to take damage. If you’re going for a hitless run, Casey is a great character to pick.

    The History of Casey Jones in the TMNT Universe

    Cropped cover of Raphael: Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle (April 1985)—the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles comic book issue where Casey first made an appearance.

    In April 1985, an One Shot issue of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles comic was released that focused on Raphael. In this issue, Raphael meets a hyper-aggressive vigilante wielding sports equipment. This vigilante was Casey Jones.

    Initially, Casey and Raphael had an argument when Raphael insisted that Casey not kill some muggers. However, following this dispute (which Raphael won), the two angry heroes became friends.

    Afterward, Casey joined the Turtles on various adventures and frequently helped them fight their enemies. This resulted in Casey becoming one of the Turtles’ closest friends and allies. Furthermore, Casey has appeared in TMNT media almost as much as the Turtles’ other favorite human: April O’Neil.

    The Design of an Unorthodox Hero

    An interview with TMNT creator Kevin Eastman revealed that Casey was designed as a parody of other superheroes like Batman and Superman. As such, he had a more hostile attitude towards evildoers while sporting much more casual gear. This was intended to make Casey both relatable and comical.