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Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (NES)

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MobyRank
100 point score based on reviews from various critics.
3.4
MobyScore
5 point score based on user ratings.

User Reviews

They really kowa-bungled this one. PCGamer77 (3026) 2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars
Evil. Nostalgic Evil. Guy Chapman (1744) 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars
Go Ninja, go Ninja go! ETJB (447) 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars

Our Users Say

Category Description MobyScore
AI How smart (or dumb) you perceive the game's artificial intelligence to be 3.0
Gameplay How well the game mechanics work (player controls, game action, interface, etc.) 3.3
Graphics The quality of the art, or the quality/speed of the drawing routines 3.5
Personal Slant How much you personally like the game, regardless of other attributes 3.4
Sound / Music The quality of the sound effects and/or music composition 3.7
Story / Presentation The main creative ideas in the game and how well they're executed 3.4
Overall MobyScore (54 votes) 3.4


The Press Says

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100
Gaming since 198x
Ôde à la souffrance, monument de plaisir et de douleur, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles ne s'offre qu'aux plus patients et aux moins nerveusement fragiles des joueurs. Si vous n'êtes pas effrayé par la perspective de perdre des litres d'eau, de fracasser des joypads contre le mur et de hurler toute la haine que peuvent vous inspirer les concepteurs japonais de jeu de pervers dégénérés, vous pouvez vous y risquer, et profiter sans complexes d'un titre emblématique d'une époque bénie où l'on avait pas peur de s'aliéner la majorité de son public en le poussant à la dépression nerveuse.
100
VideoGame
Você é uma tartaruga ninja, que, devido a uma mutação genética, se tornou quase humana e "fera" nas artes marciais. Outra característica curiosa: seu alimento básico é... pizza! Seu objetivo é o resgate da amiga humana April, que foi seqüestrada.
90
That Gaming Site
A very different animal than the multi-player brawlers of the rest of the NES series, this game offers a deep, varied, challenging and fun gameplay experience that is hard to match.
90
Mean Machines
To be honest with you I was expecting this to be a complete pile of turtle droppings. So I was pleasantly suprised to find a good game lurking behind all the hype: this is a genuinely original and interesting product. The graphics are excellent, if somewhat on the small side, and the soundtrack is fairly close to the theme music. The four amphibians come across as being different, each having its own abilities and weak points. It's a shame the game doesn't have a two-player option. Other than that, it's a very playable game that deserves to sell by the lorryload.
85
Quebec Gamers
Un jeu qui mélange bien aventure, action, exploration, tout en respectant bien l'univers des Tortues Ninja. Un des meilleurs jeux tiré d'un film sur NES avec Batman.
85
Player One
Bref, un jeu d'une grande richesse qui va procurer d'intenses plaisirs aux fans d'arcade aventure.
84
1UP!
Il fait partie de ces jeux qui deviennent des classiques grâce au public alors même que celui-ci n'en est pas toujours fan et que les critiques sont mitigées. Le jeu a beaucoup de choses contre lui, notamment sa difficulté, sa programmation parfois douteuse et son élaboration même. Il ne bénéficie pas de mots de passe dont il aurait vraiment eu besoin, et sa fin ressemble à une mauvaise blague de Michaelangelo. Mais il a des atouts plus forts que le game over, moins pour le joueur en action que pour le joueur tenté, qui sont des graphismes attirants, la réputation d'une bonne maniabilité, un univers varié, des scènes apparemment excitantes. Tout ce que l'on peut voir sans jouer est suffisant pour s'imaginer un grand jeu et assez pour lancer un phénomène de mode. Et c'est autant grâce à cela qu'au jeu même ou à la série que TMHT exprime un fort sentiment nostalgique.
80
HonestGamers
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles for the NES has a lot going for it, in spite of its famous flaws. The graphics are quite good, even if some character designs don’t come through as well as others, and the music has that classic Konami sound that gamers love. If you're up for a challenge and you want to try something different from the norm, you can't really go wrong with this one.
80
Jeuxvideo.com
Grâce à son petit côté exploration et ses quelques originalités, TMNT innove pour l'époque et se démarque des purs jeux de plates-formes comme Mario et des beat'em all à la Double Dragon. Techniquement réussi, TMNT affiche cependant une difficulté excessive qui pourra rebuter plusieurs joueurs.
78
ASM (Aktueller Software Markt)
Was will man eigentlich mehr? Die Spielidee ist zwar nicht mehr die allerneueste, kann aber durch viel Witz und Spannung lange begeistern. Wie gesagt, so wärmt man gute Kost richtig auf und verfeinert sie! Mir haben die Ninja Turtels viel Spaß gemacht, daher kann ich das Programm bedenkenlos weiterempfehlen.
77
Joystick (French)
Partant d'une excellente idée de départ, d'une réalisation somme toute très correcte bien que rien ne soit très nouveau, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle est un bon jeu qui satisfera bien des joueurs, même les plus difficiles.
70
Digital Press - Classic Video Games
With more of the comic book inserted than the cartoon spin-offs, this is one of two Ninja Turtle games to stay somewhat true to their roots (the other being the awful translation of Tournament Fighters on the Genesis). That makes this one appealing to some, though if they're not die hard gamers ready for the beating, that won't matter. With practice, it can be done (and it's worth it for the otherwise tolerable gameplay), but it's going to take a lot to pull it off.
70
Game Freaks 365
This game is difficult. I am not going to hide that. However, beating a difficult game brings a bigger sense of accomplishment than beating an easy one. If you are a fan of action games such as this, I recommend you pick this game up, even if you aren’t really a TMNT fan.
65
Megablast
Während sich das dilettantisch gemachte Kröten-Klatschen am Computer als eine einzige Katastrophe erwies, war die 1990 erschienene NES-Version gar nicht mal so übel: keine revolutionären Ideen weit und breit, aber solide Prügelaction.
60
GamePro (US)
The absence of a multi-player option detracts from the whole concept of Turtle togetherness, the overall action is just average, and it's nearly impossible to finish with only two continues. Also, although the Turtles look cool, the Foot Clanners' graphics are a little weak. Despite these drawbacks, however, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles will rank as one of the top-selling NES carts of all time. What gives? Turtle power, dudes. When you're hot, you're hot. Cowabunga!
60
All Game Guide
Again, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles is best for fans of, or at least those who have seen, the TV cartoon series for they'll have the best time playing this game.
59
neXGam
Comiclizenz? Check! Bekanntes Spieldesign? Check! Neue Ideen? Check! Spielidee aufgegangen? Nicht ganz! Das liegt zu einen am harschen Schwierigkeitsgrad, der keine Gnade kennt, sowie der halbherzigen Umsetzung der ’’neuen Ideen’’. Trotzdem hat sich der Titel über vier Million Mal verkauft. Wenn ihr jetzt eine Kaufempfehlung hören möchtet, rate ich euch den spaßigen Nachfolger zu kaufen, denn der ist eindeutig eine Klasse besser.
58
Electronic Gaming Monthly (EGM)
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles is a decent game that has some adequate action sequences that get bogged down by the adventure aspect of play. nothing about the game is revolutionary, but it does possess some nice qualities and familiar characters.
57
Power Play
Das nach der gleichnamigen amerikanischen Comic-Serie benannte Ultra-Spiel "Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles" unterscheidet sich spielerisch nicht von der (in dieser Ausgabe ebenfalls getesteten) Amiga-Version. Nach wie vor versucht eine vierköpfige Schildkröten-Gang, eine gemeinsame Freundin den schmutzigen Klauen von Shredder zu entreißen.
50
The DOS Spirit
Så, til det store spørsmålet jeg underforstått stilte og lot henge i begynnelsen av denne omtalen; stod det til forventningene mine? Var det verdt ventetiden? Nei — det var det faktisk ikke. Jeg husket det som mye bedre enn jeg opplevde at det var da jeg spilte igjennom det nå. Var det kontrollene, var det lyden, var det grafikken, var det historien? Jeg kan ikke sette fingeren på det, men dette er ikke noen kandidat til «årets julekalenderjuvel». Misforstå meg rett, det er et helt OK spill, men jeg fikk ikke godfølelsen av det. Kanskje du gjør det, og la oss gjerne høre fra deg hvis du er helt uenig. Vi får glede oss over at de neste dagene kommer til å servere bedre spill, og det er jo ikke jul HELT enda!
50
Retrogaming.it
TMNT sarebbe potuto diventare un classico grazie agli elementi per l'epoca innovativi, alla sua vastità e a una realizzazione tecnica decente: sembra però che gli sviluppatori non abbiano speso molto tempo in fase di testing, per cui il risultato è un gioco dalla difficoltà eccessiva e bilanciata malissimo, con certi frangenti progettati probabilmente da level designers sadici. Non sapremo mai se in casa Konami sarebbero stati in grado di rivedere e migliorare questa formula, perchè come detto all'inizio il boom dei picchiaduro cancellò la possibilità di vedere un altro platform basato sulle quattro tartarughe tutte identiche d'aspetto.
50
Just Games Retro
This isn't a bad game, but it's not a great Turtles game. We were expecting more when this one came out, something that really captured the license. As I admitted at the beginning, perhaps this is unfair. Yet it feels like there was a disconnect - for young Turtle fans, the release of this game was going to be a spectacular melding of the show and interactivity; the toy line come to life, and the chance to play as your favorite characters through all new scenarios. For Konami, it was a Tuesday. There's definitely none of the care of the later arcade titles; as if they weren't trying to please anyone with this game, or it was just another of a long list coming off the assembly line. I'm not saying it was a total cash-in, just that they didn't seem to understand the monumental expectations for the game. Or maybe they really wouldn't have cared either way.
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The Video Game Critic
The graphics are mediocre at best. The turtles themselves look okay but some enemies can be hard to discern, and the fighting action is somewhat sloppy and plagued by heavy flicker. Swimming and driving stages effectively break up the monotony, although swimming through narrow caves of electrified seaweed is very difficult. TNMT's audio includes some catchy musical numbers that are bound to bring back memories for long-time NES gamers. It's rough around the edges, but I think this oldie is still worth checking out.