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Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles

MobyRank MobyScore
Arcade
...
4.2
ZX Spectrum
...
3.0
Xbox 360
71
3.6
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Description

April O'Neil, the reporter friend of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, is kidnapped by the villainous Shredder and his two goons, Bebop and Rocksteady. The four ninja turtles: Raphael, Michelangelo, Donatello and Leonardo fight their way through hordes of Foot Soldiers in order to rescue April. They battle familiar foes such as the mad scientist Baxter Stockman, General Traag from Dimension X and the evil alien brain Krang, up to the final showdown with Shredder himself.

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles is an arcade game made by Konami during the height of the cartoon series' popularity. Depending on the version of the game, up to two, three or four players can take part in the action. The game plays like a simplified Double Dragon. While most of the standard Foot Soldier enemies are easily dispatched, some attack with knives or ray guns and are thus more dangerous. At the end of each level, players encounter a boss (or in certain cases two bosses working in tandem, such as Bebop and Rocksteady).

The NES version of the game, renamed Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles II: The Arcade Game, features additional content not present in other versions of the game: two new levels (Snowy Central Park and The Dojo), new bosses (including Tora, Shogun and Baxter Stockman as a fly), additional music tracks as well as more variations of Foot Soldiers.

Screenshots

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles DOS Another mid-boss blocks the way to Shredder.
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles NES Graphics were amazing for the time, and similar to the Arcade version (with NES limitations, of course).
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Arcade End of the trip
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Amiga The sewer

Alternate Titles

  • "Tortugas Ninja 2: The Coin-Op" -- Spanish title
  • "TMNT 2" -- Common abbreviation
  • "Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: The Arcade Game" -- C64 U. S. title
  • "Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles II: The Arcade Game" -- US NES title
  • "Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 1989 Classic Arcade" -- Xbox 360 title
  • "Teenage Mutant Hero Turtles: The Coin-Op!" -- European computer title
  • "Teenage Mutant Hero Turtles II: The Arcade Game" -- European NES title
  • "Teenage Mutant Hero Turtles" -- European computer in-game title

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The original TMNT game! NES Mumm-Ra (380)
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The Press Says

That Gaming Site Xbox 360 Nov 12, 2008 9 out of 10 90
Computer and Video Games (CVG) Amiga Jan, 1992 86 out of 100 86
Electronic Gaming Monthly (EGM) NES Oct, 1990 33 out of 40 82
Nintendo Power Magazine NES Feb, 1991 4 out of 5 80
1UP! NES Jul 03, 2009 78 out of 100 78
neXGam NES 2002 7.6 out of 10 76
Zzap! Commodore 64 Dec, 1991 74 out of 100 74
Xboxdynasty (XD) Xbox 360 Feb 03, 2008 7.1 out of 10 71
Gamer.nl Xbox 360 Mar 22, 2007 7 out of 10 70
PC Joker DOS Jun, 1992 43 out of 100 43

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Trivia

Freebies and Offers

The 1991 original Spectrum box release came with:
  • Buy one get one free pizza offer
  • Chance to buy an LCD Turtles game
  • Free Turtle's Snapper camera (if the purchaser joined the Turtles Fan Club)

Manual

The 1991 original Spectrum box release had a manual that was printed on the back of a large Turtles poster that would look great on the wall. However the game also used a copy protection system and all the codes were on the back of the poster, so while playing one couldn't really have the poster on the wall at all

Sales

  • The NES version is a conversion of the blockbuster Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles arcade game which was released in 1989 and became Konami's strongest title.
  • According to Microsoft, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles II: The Arcade Game was the top-selling Xbox Live Arcade game for the Xbox 360 in 2007.

Awards

  • Commodore Force
    • December 1993 (Issue 13) – #70 “Readers' Top 100”
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