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Old-School, Yet Missing One Important Element. Guy Chapman (2001) 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars
1, 2, 3, 4, TEENAGE MUTANT NINJA TURTLES!!! Dark Cloud (35) 5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars

Our Users Say

Category Description User Score
Acting The quality of the actors' performances in the game (including voice acting). 3.8
Gameplay How well the game mechanics work (player controls, game action, interface, etc.) 4.0
Graphics The quality of the art, or the quality/speed of the drawing routines 4.0
Personal Slant How much you personally like the game, regardless of other attributes 3.9
Sound / Music The quality of the sound effects and/or music composition 3.8
Story / Presentation The main creative ideas in the game and how well they're executed 3.6
Overall User Score (11 votes) 3.9

Critic Reviews

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Next Level Gaming (Nov 03, 2003)
I’ll spare you the exhaustive history of the TMNT brand and all its marketing goodness. You all must remember back in the day when these turtles first started kicking butt on the TV and in a series of movies and action figures. It was an overall assault on capitalism. Not only that, it was a darn good idea. Most importantly it was fun. When Mike gave me this assignment I was somewhat skeptical as to whether this game would do its’ theme justice, but I was optimistic. Is it a bust, or is it worth the dough?
Lawrence (Oct 23, 2003)
TMNT is what you were expecting. Not too deep, not terribly long and button-mashing fun for awhile. The presentation is awesome and engrossing, but the monotony will eventually get to you.
Diehard GameFan (Oct 29, 2003)
This game does retro-stalgia perfectly. It’s fun, and simple, and worth of your purchase. Are there flaws? Of course. It’s too easy most of the time and a button masher at the core, but if you’re a fan of the original Turtles Arcade game, Dungeons and Dragons, Golden Axe, or Final Fight, this is your game people! Go out rent it, fall in love with it, and buy buy buy!
GameSpot (Oct 21, 2003)
If you spent even a portion of your youth in the early 1990s, chances are that you have at least a vague, working knowledge of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. Starting out as an underground comic book in the '80s, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles achieved massive success when it was translated into a Saturday morning cartoon in 1987. From there, movies, action figures, and the inevitable video game spin-offs followed. Unsurprisingly, the games based on the TMNT franchise were largely very popular; what was surprising, however, was that they weren't successful simply because of their brand name but because many of the games were actually legitimately well made. Though the TMNT franchise has been taking a bit of a breather over the last few years, a new TV series has recently debuted, and not far behind it is Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, the latest video game featuring the heroes in a half shell.
(PAL version)
Die Grafik kann sich sehen lassen, alles andere schmeckt abgeflaut wie Schildkrötensuppe nach drei Tagen auf dem Tisch. Recht viel uninspirierter kann man ein Prügelspiel kaum designen. Zu wenige und zu simple Aktionen zusammen mit einem öden Beat‘em-Up-System machen das Ganze ziemlich langweilig. Da helfen auch freispielbare, neue Moves, ein Versus-Modus und für diesen freispielbare Charaktere nix. Und dass der Vier-Spieler-Modus fehlt, ist einfach eine Sauerei.
UOL Jogos (Nov 07, 2003)
"Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles" não é um sucessor competente para o jogo que fez tanto sucesso no fliperama e no NES. Exatamente por ter uma licença de peso, a decepção tende a ser ainda maior para os fãs. E, no fim das contas, se não fosse pelo nome, esse game provavelmente não teria recebido metade da atenção que lhe foi dispensada.
60 (Apr 15, 2004)
En lieu et place du come-back tant attendu par les fans, les Tortues Ninja se contentent d'un retour en demi-teinte qui ne fait pas honneur au potentiel de la série. Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles n'est pas un bon beat'em all dans la mesure où il manque cruellement de possibilités et ne procure pas les sensations escomptées, à l'inverse d'autres jeux de baston pourtant beaucoup plus anciens.
1UP (May 09, 2004)
In short, this is a completely standard beat 'em up with nothing innovative, nothing that stands out, and a number of features that have been less than ideally copied from other games. Beyond that, it's a decent title.
Netjak (Nov 04, 2003)
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. Ah, the old glory days of youth. From the dark comics (complete with beer swilling), to the humorous cartoon, and even the live action movies, TMNT has always been a staple of mine. While reading an EGM (and watching an old video tape from the early 90’s cartoon series), I was stoked to find out that Konami was resurrecting the game in conjunction with the new cartoon being aired on Fox. Yahoo!
IGN (Oct 21, 2003)
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles is a game I want to love, but hate to play. I've been a TMNT nut since the original animated series -- I own all the figures, a slew of the comics, and even TMNT sheets. I was so excited for TMNT -- with my false hope that it would in someway capture the essence of the arcade title. The magic just isn't there.
Nintendo Difference (May 04, 2004)
Teenage Mutant part sur une bonne idée et sur une bonne licence. Le jeu n'est pas catastrophique, il propose une bonne ambiance et séduira très certainement les plus grands fans de la série. Cependant que les autres se méfient parce qu'ils risqueraient de regretter amèrement l'achat de ce beat'em all finalement sans saveur qui a perdu tout son charme dans cette ère 128 bits.
Durch Gehämmer auf den Angriffsknopf metzelt ihr diverse Foot-Clan Feinde und steht am Ende jeder Stage einem bösen Oberfiesling gegenüber. Nach ein paar weiteren, aus Gehämmer bestehenden Minuten stirbt der Boss und ihr dürft im nächsten Level weiter hämmern. Außerdem ist das Spiel recht schwer und nur die klasse Musik und der unvergleichliche Charme der Krötenbande verhindern einen Sturz in die tiefsten Wertungshöllen.
This series has been known for its exciting moves and combos, but this title lacks that kind of coolness that previous incarnations had. Completing each level is simply run down to button mashing. All you have to do is hit the basic attack buttons, while watching your health meter and you can easily defeat every enemy and beat the game in three or four hours. If Konami had included the NES classic titles, I might recommend renting or even purchasing this title, but as is, TMNT does not even deserve a look, it is nothing more than a button mashing children's beat-em-up.
Game Revolution (Nov, 2003)
Remember when the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles were kings? Of course you do. It’s a shared experience as memorable to the late 80's as reading lips and no new taxes. Over a decade has passed, and with another Bush comes the return of the guys in green. A new Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles cartoon on the airwaves demands that it’s high time for a new Turtles video game.
GameSpy (Oct 25, 2003)
If I invested all the quarters I plopped into Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (TMNT) arcade games -- especially the incredible Turtles in Time -- I'd ... well, I wouldn't be writing this review because I'd be too rich to work. But instead of investing thousands of quarters in tech stocks, I played the games. It's easy to understand why; those coin-op classics featured addictive gameplay, sweet graphics, and awesome four-player cooperative action. When I heard Konami was making a new Turtles game I was stoked. This, at last, would be the modern-day version of those arcade treasures. Sadly, that's not the case at all. It looks like a really cool game, but this latest TMNT adventure is too overlong and repetitive to live up to its esteemed predecessors.