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Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Tournament Fighters (Genesis)

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100 point score based on reviews from various critics.
5 point score based on user ratings.

User Reviews

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Our Users Say

Category Description MobyScore
AI How smart (or dumb) you perceive the game's artificial intelligence to be 3.4
Gameplay How well the game mechanics work (player controls, game action, interface, etc.) 3.2
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 3.4
Story / Presentation The main creative ideas in the game and how well they're executed 3.5
Overall MobyScore (9 votes) 3.6

The Press Says

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GamePro (US)
TMNT: Tournament Fighters is a good Genesis fighting game. Although it can't vie for Street Fighter's top spot, it pounds out a solid bid for second place. If you want to break from the Street Fightin' action, warm down with the turtles.
As you can see, I wasn't as disappointed with this game as I thought I would be (and neither was anyone else). Tournament Fighters has EVERYTHING the SNES version is missing except for the gameplay, and that's a big ''except.'' I loved that Konami always made each version of a game completely different, like with TMNT: TF, Sparkster and Contra. Still, this game is definitely worth buying if only for the music!
Video Games
Die Krötenklopperei wurde odentlich inszeniert: Es sind sowohl eine reichhaltige Gegnerschar, für Mega-Drive-Verhältnisse brillant gezeichnete Hintergründe sowie mindestens drei ultraharte Knochenbrecher pro Kämpfer vorhanden. Dem Modul muß man jedoch ankreiden, daß jeder Haudegen über nur zwei feuerknöpfe Schläge und Kicks austeilen kann (sieht man man von Casey ab).[...]Fazit: Konsolen-Prügler, die sich nur ein Beat'em Up leisten können, greifen lieber zu Street Fighter. Alle anderen und Turtles-Fans können sich das Modul bedenkenlos zulegen.

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Gut, aber nicht gut genug! Wer sich selbst auch heute noch einen Turtlefan schimpft, kann sich den Kauf des Spiels durchaus überlegen. Mit dem vielgepriesenen Capcom-Prügler hält es aber entgegen anderslautender Gerüchte in keinem Bereich so wirklich mit. Für Fans!
Defunct Games
While not as good as the Super NES game, there was enough in this Genesis version of Teeange Mutant Ninja Turtles: Tournament Fighters to hold my interest. It's far from perfect, thanks in large part to the limited gameplay and disappointing cast of characters. Even with these problems, I had a lot of fun sightseeing through Dimension X.
Game Informer Magazine
This game has a variety of characters and arenas, and more than adequate graphics for a Genesis-era title, but the gameplay lags behind other games of its ilk. For one thing, the Genesis' third button is largely ignored, limiting the number and complexity of combos that could have been implemented. Also, the degree of difficulty is extremely high, making for a frustrating gaming experience, especially when coupled with sluggish control and frequent slowdown.
Power Unlimited
De Sega-versie van Tournament Fighters is dramatisch slechter dan die voor de SNES. Dat is vooral te wijten aan de krakkemikkige graphics en de stroeve besturing.
Electronic Gaming Monthly (EGM)
Oh no! What happened to this one? The Super NES version was excellent, but this one isn't even close. There aren't many moves and the fighters are unappealing. The game also has a darker look and feel.