This game is the first in a series of Game Boy games by Konami based on the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles series of comic books, movies, cartoons, toys, etc.
The basic premise of the TMNT is this: Four turtles, living in a sewer in New York, are exposed to some radioactive goo. The goo turns them into humanoid creatures and gives them approximately human intelligence. Hence, they are "mutants." Also, they are teenage turtles, which means they all talk like surfers and like to eat pizza. An equally mutated, but apparently much older, rat named Splinter acts as the turtle's guardian. He trains the turtles to be ninjas, and to fight crime. He also gives the turtle's their names: Michaelangelo, Donatello, Raphael, and Leonardo.
In the game, the Turtles' TV reporter friend, April, is kidnapped by the evil samurai, Shredder. The turtles must rescue her and defeat Shredder. Gameplay consists of standard side-scrolling jump-and-attack action. Occasionally, hidden bonus games appear to give your turtle bonus health points.
- "TMNT 1" -- slang
- "Teenage Mutant Hero Turtles: Fall of the Foot Clan" -- European title
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This Game Boy title is not
a port of the first TMNT game for the NES, it is the start of a separate series of TMNT games. Both the Game Boy and the NES series contain three games.
The Game Boy games:
- Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Fall of the Foot Clan (1990)
- Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Back from the Sewers (1991)
- Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 3: Radical Rescue (1993)
The NES games:
- Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (1989)
- Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 2: The Arcade Game (1990)
- Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 3: The Manhattan Project (1992)
The last two games for the NES are are side-scrolling beat 'em-ups like Streets of Rage
, while the rest of them are platform games.
All three of the NES games were ported to DOS, you can find the first game of the series here
This entry to the MobyGames database was contributed by quizzley7 (21229)
on Oct 09, 2001.