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Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: The HyperStone Heist (Genesis)

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Critic Score
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User Score
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User Reviews

Very Easy, but still a TMNT Gem! smelly_fish_fart (6) 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars
I LOVE this game!! MegaMegaMan (2260) 5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars
Turtle Power! ETJB (447) 3.8 Stars3.8 Stars3.8 Stars3.8 Stars3.8 Stars

Our Users Say

Category Description User Score
AI How smart (or dumb) you perceive the game's artificial intelligence to be 3.1
Gameplay How well the game mechanics work (player controls, game action, interface, etc.) 4.1
Graphics The quality of the art, or the quality/speed of the drawing routines 4.3
Personal Slant How much you personally like the game, regardless of other attributes 3.8
Sound / Music The quality of the sound effects and/or music composition 3.8
Overall User Score (30 votes) 3.8

Critic Reviews

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GameFan Magazine
It was only a matter of time till those green good guys made their way to Sega and even the most die hard turtle freaks will be completely satisfied when they play TMNT Hyperstone Heist. With graphics and music rivaling the SNES version plus totally new levels and some of the most hilarious 2-play beat 'em up action ever seen will make this game a classic for years to come.
Consoles Plus
Coup d'essai sur la Megadrive pour Konami, mais aussi coup de maître ! Seul ou à deux, un jeu complet.
Power Unlimited
Wie houdt van de Teenage Mutant Hero Turtles zal dit spel te gek vinden. Wie dat niet doet zal snel uitgekeken zijn op driehonderd keer op dezelfde paarse ninja inhakken.
Sega Force
Summan av denna sköldpaddssoppa blir som följer: Rena rama godispåsen för er som är tokiga i turtlarna och ser dem som något slags gröna gudar upphöjda ifrån djurriket (och det är väl ett antal, har jag en känsla av). För alla andra helt normala TV spelsfantaster så är det ett hyfsat fighting-spel, that´s it.
Electronic Gaming Monthly (EGM)
Hey, where is the software scaling of the enemies coming out of the screen? While it would take a bit more work, the wizards at Konami can do anything. At least I thought so. The game plays quite well and the graphics are quite detailed. The only problem I could find is the usual complaint - the game is too easy!
Power Play
Die Turtles bestehen auf dem Mega Drive ein grundsolides Abenteuer, das Fans des bepanzerten Quartetts zufrieden zuschlagen läßt. Im Gegensatz zum den mißglückten Sunset Riders überzeugt The Hyperstone Heist als durchdachtes Prügelspiel mit ordentlich Abwechslung. Technisch „nur“ überdurchschnittlich, begeistert vor allem die fetzige Musik, die man sich im Sound-Menü ruhig separat anhören sollte. Grafisch wird die Farbpalette angenehm ausgenutzt, Sprites wie Hintergründe sind unaufdringlich und größtenteils hübsch gezeichnet. Die Super-NES-Variante ist zwar etwas besser (mehr Levels, 3-D-Effekte, nettere Grafik), Turles-lose Sega-Freaks kommen dennoch auf ihre Kosten.
ASM (Aktueller Software Markt)
tun. Prügelspiele haben als Aggressions-Kompensator durchaus ihre Existeozberechtigung, so richtiges schweißnasses Kämpferfeeling mag jedoch nicht so recht aufkommen. Zu stereotyp sind die Gegner, die zwar verschiedene Waffen tragen, auch verschiedenfarbig gekleidet sind, ansonsten aber so gleich ausschauen wie das Klassentreffen in einer Clonfabrik.
Video Games
Obwohl einige Schwachstellen Schatten auf den Turtles-Glanz werfen: The Hyperstone Heist ist ein flottes und sehr unterhaltsames Spiel für alle, die unkompliziertes Prügelvergnügen suchen.
There's not really much else to say. This is the only Turtles title worth getting on the Genesis (skip Tournament Fighters and grab the SNES version; it's vastly superior), and it's fun while it lasts. There was plenty of room from improvement over previous releases, but Konami chose to play it safe. It's unfortunate that they didn't put as much love into Hyperstone Heist as they did most of their other Genesis contributions, but there's not much that can be done about that. If you're looking for the classic beat-'em-up action the series is known for, you won't be disappointed and will get your money's worth. Just don't play Turtles in Time first or a good part of the game will be spoiled for you.
The Video Game Critic
The action is repetitive unless you mix up your attacks, but I do like how you can punch out three goons at the same time. Still, it's lame how defeated thugs simply vanish in a puff of smoke. Occasionally a power-up or exploding barrel will spice up the action, but these are few and far between. Dispatching those endless ninjas is mindless fun, but defeating the bosses requires some actual thought. Until you recognize their attack patterns, you'll go through your lives in a hurry. I love how the bosses blink red when they're about to die - now that's old school! The scenery is none too exciting, and I'm now convinced that sewers are the most boring places on earth to battle in. Other generic locations include city streets, a ghost ship, and Shredder's headquarters. Hyperstone Heist is no prize, but if you haven't been spoiled by the superior SNES game, it's not a bad way to pass the time.
Defunct Games
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: The Hyperstone Heist is as half-assed an attempt as Konami could have made. It is the bare minimum that you expect in a 2D brawler. The gameplay is far too simple and it feels like you've seen all of the levels and bosses before. It's even more offensive when you put this game up against Turtles in Time on the Super NES. Genesis owners deserved better.