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Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles

MobyRank MobyScore
DOS
...
2.5
MSX
...
3.9
Atari ST
...
4.0
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Description

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 Starting game (European version)
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles DOS Overhead Map
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles NES Underpass 18 - Big Mouser, Area 4 boss!
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles MSX Enter the correct password

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

They really kowa-bungled this one. NES PCGamer77 (3028)
Evil. Nostalgic Evil. NES Guy Chapman (1745)
It's difficult to explain just how bad this game is Commodore 64 Koos King (511)
Is it Castlevania or Ninja Turtles? Wii Fake Spam (94)
Go Ninja, go Ninja go! NES ETJB (447)

The Press Says

Player One NES Oct, 1990 85 out of 100 85
HonestGamers NES Apr 28, 2013 8 out of 10 80
Jeuxvideo.com Wii Feb 03, 2011 16 out of 20 80
Mag'64 Wii Sep 03, 2009 7.5 out of 10 75
Digital Press - Classic Video Games NES Dec 10, 2005 7 out of 10 70
neXGam NES 2002 5.9 out of 10 59
Electronic Gaming Monthly (EGM) NES Nov, 1989 5.75 out of 10 58
Retrogaming.it NES Mar, 2008 5 out of 10 50
Power Play Amiga Feb, 1990 38 out of 100 38
Power Play Atari ST Mar, 1991 36 out of 100 36

Forums

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

Trivia

In the movie "The Wizard", Jimmy is seen playing the Turtles at the arcade at the Casino in Reno. But of course, this ain't from the arcade but Nintendo wanted their game in it. How greedy!

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)
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