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Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (Commodore 64)

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With April O'Neil held hostage by The Shredder's thugs, Bebop and Rocksteady, once again, it's up to the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles to come to her rescue! Play as all four of the turtle heroes, rescue April, and then rescue your sensei Splinter from Mecha-Turtles clutches than go after The Shredder deep in the bowels of The Technodrome itself.

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles is an action game based on the late eighties/early nineties cartoon series of the same name. Play as Leonardo, Michaelangelo, Donatello and Raphael (one turtle only, but the ability to swap between turtles at any time) as you save your friends and battle The Shredder and his cronies. There are no 'lives', as such - when you lose a turtle, he becomes 'captured', and you cannot use him again until you rescue him from a place hidden in the overworld.

Gameplay takes place in two perspectives: a top-down view, which lets you run around and explore buildings, sewers and other places. When entering places from the top-down view, the perspective shifts to a side-scrolling view, where most of the battling takes place. In addition to each turtle's main weapon, sub-weapons (such as shuriken) can be acquired, to use at foes - these have a limited use.

Screenshots

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Commodore 64 In sewer (European version)
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Commodore 64 Title screen (European version)
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Commodore 64 In a warehouse (European version)
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Commodore 64 Starting game (European version)

Alternate Titles

  • "激亀忍者伝" -- Japanese spelling
  • "Tortugas Ninja" -- Spanish title
  • "TMNT" -- Abbreviated title
  • "TMHT" -- Abbreviated title (Europe)
  • "Teenage Mutant Hero Turtles" -- European title
  • ""Les Tortues Ninja"" -- French title
  • "Gekikame Ninja Den" -- Japanese title
  • "げきかめにんじゃでん" -- Alternate Japanese spelling (Hiragana)

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User Reviews

It's difficult to explain just how bad this game is Koos King (511) 0.4 Stars0.4 Stars0.4 Stars0.4 Stars0.4 Stars

The Press Says

64'er May, 1991 6 out of 10 60
Zzap! Mar, 1991 59 out of 100 59
Power Play Mar, 1991 36 out of 100 36

Forums

Topic # Posts Last Post
Why is it so hated? 25 Foxhack (12473)
Mar 17, 2009

Trivia

TMNT for DOS was one of a few games from the period that featured copy-protection via a code sheet printed on so-called "copy proof" paper. This is dark maroon paper with black ink which most black and white copiers would not be able to copy in a readable form. The code sheet which was stapled into the game manual, featured hundreds of four digit numbers in a grid which you needed to look up to get into the game.

Related Web Sites

  • Howard & Nester do Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (A regular feature in Nintendo Power magazine, Howard & Nester was a comic strip about two game whizzes who would one-up each other, while disclosing hints and tips, in the settings of various recently-released games for the NES platform. In the July/August 1989 two-page installment, Nester helps the Ninja Turtles get through level three of their own game... and much pizza is eaten.)
  • NinjaTurtles.com (All sorts of info on the movies, comics and video games)
  • Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles on Wikipedia (article in the open encyclopedia about the game)
  • Under Manhattan (A shrine site for the TMNT series)
Quapil (4742) added Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (Commodore 64) on Jul 15, 2003
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