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Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 3: Mutant Nightmare

MobyRank MobyScore
GameCube
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3.7
PlayStation 2
54
4.0
Xbox
55
3.0

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Our Users Say

Platform Votes Score
GameCube 3 3.7
PlayStation 2 3 4.0
Xbox 3 3.0
Combined MobyScore 9 3.6


The Press Says

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70
PlayStation 2PSX Extreme
All in all, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 3: Mutant Nightmare is good for what it is: a repetitive arcade-inspired beat-'em-up based on the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles cartoon series.
63
XboxTeamXbox
At $29.99, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 3: Mutant Nightmare is not a bad deal. Four player co-op, a few pretty interesting modes, and a solid combat system equals a fair amount of fun. But for those that consider the “next-gen” quality of their current Xbox games paramount, you may want to reserve this one for a weekend rental. If you don’t need four player co-op in your-third person action title, and/or could care less about amphibians as player characters, then there are better alternatives already on the market. But for those that are big fans of these deadly mutants, you really can’t go wrong, as Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 3: Mutant Nightmare relies on an already-proven combat system and general game format.
60
PlayStation 2Yahoo! Games
There is one reason to look into this dim sequel: it packs in Turtles in Time, the excellent four-player arcade release from over a decade back. The current voice acting and music has been appended, but the gameplay is infinitely superior to anything in Mutant Nightmare. While wondering why anyone might seek to replicate the Turtles' old-school brawling, just go back to this arcade success for the reason.
57
XboxGame Chronicles
I grew up with the Ninja Turtles so there’s a little kid somewhere who deep down wants to love this title; which is why it’s sad to have to play this game. The only thing that would really make it worthwhile to me is playing through far enough to unlock Turtles in Time and then playing that. It’s sad when a game made ten years ago can out-perform one made today.
56
PlayStation 2GameZone
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 3: Mutant Nightmare is a true nightmare to sit down and play for a long period of time. Only purchase this game if you are a true die-hard fan of the series, otherwise save your money for something better.
55
XboxGameZone
TMNT 3 is a step up from the previous entry to the series, offering up all four turtles onscreen at once and some new elements. Still, the gameplay is light-years behind where it should be, and this one stands as a rental at best, even for hardcore turtle fans.
55
XboxIGN
TMNT: Mutant Nightmare plays too much like its flawed predecessors to warrant a look from anyone besides diehard fans. The action wasn't great the first time around, and while the third outing fixes a few problems, it's still largely the same game. It's a vapid action game without the refined control and visual flair required of a game with no soul.
55
PlayStation 2IGN
TMNT: Mutant Nightmare plays too much like its flawed predecessors to warrant a look from anyone besides diehard fans. The action wasn't great the first time around, and while the third outing fixes a few problems, it's still largely the same game. It's a vapid action game without the refined control and visual flair required of a game with no soul.
55
GameCubeIGN
TMNT: Mutant Nightmare plays too much like its flawed predecessors to warrant a look from anyone besides diehard fans. The action wasn't great the first time around, and while the third outing fixes a few problems, it's still largely the same game. It's a vapid action game without the refined control and visual flair required of a game with no soul.
53
XboxGameSpot
Is TMNT 3: Mutant Nightmare better than the near-train wreck that was Battle Nexus? Certainly it is. The scarceness of the terrible platforming portions of that game, as well as the constant four-turtle action, is a definite improvement over what Battle Nexus had to offer. But even still, Mutant Nightmare lacks punch. There's just not much game here that's worth playing, and the few bits that are worth it are buried underneath a lot of overly simplistic and generally dull beatings of easy-to-kill bad guys. In the rare instance where the game gets challenging, it feels artificial and frustrating, rather than satisfying or rewarding. Turtles fan or not, just skip out on Mutant Nightmare.
53
PlayStation 2GameSpot
Is TMNT 3: Mutant Nightmare better than the near-train wreck that was Battle Nexus? Certainly it is. The scarceness of the terrible platforming portions of that game, as well as the constant four-turtle action, is a definite improvement over what Battle Nexus had to offer. But even still, Mutant Nightmare lacks punch. There's just not much game here that's worth playing, and the few bits that are worth it are buried underneath a lot of overly simplistic and generally dull beatings of easy-to-kill bad guys. In the rare instance where the game gets challenging, it feels artificial and frustrating, rather than satisfying or rewarding. Turtles fan or not, just skip out on Mutant Nightmare.
50
GameCubeGameSpy
Like a bad pizza, the shellshocked Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles have given people much agita. Without mincing words, the past two Turtles games (Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles and Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 2: Battle Nexus) were video train wrecks … not the kind that people miraculously walk away from unscathed. With Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 3: Mutant Nightmare, the third time is neither the charm nor the strike to send the franchise back to the dugout in shame. It's certainly an improvement over the aforementioned two Turtles' games, which is good because the laws of nature probably wouldn't tolerate a game that was worse.
50
XboxGameSpy
As nightmares go, this one ranks right up there with the one about entering the schoolyard pantsless, and perhaps even on fire. The turtles deserve better, and its unfortunate this game extends their bad luck streak.
50
PlayStation 2GameSpy
As nightmares go, this one ranks right up there with the one about entering the schoolyard pantsless, and perhaps even on fire. The turtles deserve better, and its unfortunate this game extends their bad luck streak.
46
PlayStation 2GamersMark
TMNT: Mutant Nightmare is indeed a nightmare of gaming experience. The only thing the game accomplishes is proving that the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles should’ve never left the 2D realm of gaming. Konami should completely scrap all future plans of enhancing this gameplay engine and go back to the series’ 2D roots. Want a good TMNT game? Go find a used SNES and a copy of Turtles and Time and you’ll realize that every TMNT after that has been a complete waste of time.
45
PlayStation 2Worth Playing
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 3: Mutant Nightmare may be a wee improvement over Battle Nexus, but it's still a pretty bad game. It's unfortunate. Replaying Turtles in Time – easily the best part of this, by the way – shows that turtle beat-'em-ups were fun back in the day, but they're just no good now, what with the boring animation, lame enemies, weak AI, and annoying radars showing off tiring stages. Only the most diehard of Turtles fans should apply, and even then, they shouldn't consider anything more than a rental to check this out. Do yourself a favor and play the old games – Mutant Nightmare is far from a dream.