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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 ZX Spectrum Credits
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Amiga Stage 2
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles NES Pizza Hut product placement
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Atari ST Safely landed on the roof

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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User Reviews

The original TMNT game! NES Mumm-Ra (378)
I have always liked... Cowabunga. NES ETJB (447)

Critic Reviews

All Game Guide Arcade 1998 4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars 90
Commodore Format Commodore 64 Nov, 1991 89 out of 100 89
Computer and Video Games (CVG) NES Apr, 1992 88 out of 100 88
Lawrence Xbox 360 May 02, 2007 8.4 out of 10 84
UOL Jogos Xbox 360 Mar 16, 2007 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80
Play Time NES Aug, 1993 80 out of 100 80
Power Play NES Nov, 1991 79 out of 100 79
Megablast NES 1992 75 out of 100 75
The Video Game Critic NES Jun 15, 2004 C- 42
Digital Press - Classic Video Games NES Dec 10, 2005 4 out of 10 40

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Trivia

April Fools' Day trick

In the April 1991 issue of EGM, an April Fools' prank was published for this game. After inputting the code correctly, the player was supposes to have the ability to play as Simon Belmont from Castlevania.

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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