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TMNT: Mutant Melee

MobyRank MobyScore
PlayStation 2
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4.2
Windows
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4.0
Xbox
44
5.0

User Reviews

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Our Users Say

Platform Votes Score
GameCube 3 3.6
PlayStation 2 2 4.2
Windows 2 4.0
Xbox 1 5.0
Combined MobyScore 8 4.0


The Press Says

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90
GameCubeGame Vortex
It doesn’t take long to get the feel for TMNT: Mutant Melee, and it takes even less time to really get wrapped up in its quick adventure storylines to start unlocking various goodies. Any fan of the Ninja Turtles (young or old) should definitely look for this title. Even though you can run through the stories fairly quickly, the overall re-playability of this game is still pretty high – as long as you have another turtle-lover to go up against, that is.
65
GameCubeGame Critics
TMNT: Mutant Melee is a four-person brawler in the Power Stone mold, and in addition to being a solid game, it provides an exhaustive look at the history and current state of the Turtles, which made it especially satisfying for this one-time fan.
60
XboxWorth Playing
"Well… it's kind of fun."

My friends and I kept saying this all while playing this game, I swear. The fact was, we simply didn't want to admit to ourselves that the game really wasn't all that fun.
57
XboxGameZone
TMNT Mutant Melee is the culmination of meticulous gameplay, awkward controls, and dismal sound found within an arena-themed adventure game
55
WindowsAbsolute Games (AG.ru)
Консольная до мозга костей, TMNT обречена на провал. Даже блестящей многопользовательской «beat'em up»-аркаде чрезвычайно сложно добиться признания без поддержки сетевой игры, а Mutant Melee, чего греха таить, далеко не блестяща.
55
Windows7Wolf Magazine
В общем и целом - весьма посредственный аркадный файтинг, все достоинство которого заключается в его героях-черепашках. Не чета отменным TMNT (образца 2003-го года) и последовавшим за ним TMNT2: Battle Nexus. Со слабой трехмерной графикой, которая недалеко ушла от статичной изометрической проекции (камера не вращается, а на большинстве арен просто прибита гвоздями намертво), отсутствием сюжета, неудобным управлением и очень, очень скромными возможностями, которые можно было бы простить, если бы вышла годика три назад. Поклонники зеленокожих ниндзя, надо полагать, обзаведутся этой игрой не задумываясь, а вот всех остальных придется уговаривать. Хотя, если вам удастся сагитировать своих друзей принять участие в крестовом походе против армии Шредера, то на некоторое количество веселья все же можно рассчитывать. В хорошей компании все многое воспринимается иначе.
55
GameCubeGameZone
TMNT Mutant Melee is linear, repetitious and sports a lack of originality in an arcade-style combat setting
55
GameCubeIGN
Is it the turtle game you’ve been waiting for? That depends on your taste. But there’s a good chance the mentally healthy guys and gals of the gaming public won’t find what they’re looking for in Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Mutant Melee. It lacks the humor and charm of the original show, and even the new one for that matter. It gives you plenty of characters, but no real reason to prefer one to the other. The two different game modes cough up a little amusement, but it gets old fast. Most players, should they spend 20 bucks to pick it up, will spend most of their time playing with friends in Melee Mode. But even this gets stale amazingly fast, since the characters aren’t that fun to play and stages lack engaging layout and overall variety.
55
XboxIGN
The notorious man-sized amphibians make a return. Again.
50
GameCubeGame Chronicles
TMNT: Mutant Melee is simply a game to avoid for the gamer who is skilled in the fighting genre. The uninspired music, the trite voice acting, the horrible gameplay, and the lack of challenge makes this one of the worst titles in the Ninja Turtle series. There is only one thing that Konami can do to redeem themselves in the next game--hidden character: Vanilla Ice. Go ninja!
50
GameCubeNintendoWorldReport
At full price, it would be hard to recommend Mutant Melee to anyone. There just isn’t enough to see or do that is worth that much money. But as a budget title, there may be enough multiplayer shenanigans to warrant the purchase. Check it out as a rental and see if you and your friends can get into it; the “Adventure” mode and collection items are certainly not enough to round out the game’s value.
50
XboxTeamXbox
I know this is a bargain children’s title, but I did expect more from an officially licensed TMNT product. Kids - and by kids I mean really young kids - may get a kick out of taking control of a turtle, but that’s about it. Slightly older children will find Mutant Melee too boring (it is challenging, however) and repetitive, and adults will find the lack of a technical aspect and responsive controls excruciating.
43
GameCubeGameSpot
Mutant Melee is an incredibly slapdash and barren game that has absolutely nothing to offer you.
43
XboxGameSpot
Mutant Melee is an incredibly slapdash and barren game that has absolutely nothing to offer you.
40
XboxCheat Code Central
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles were mysteriously absent during the 90s. I would have said conspicuously absent but nobody seemed to miss them. Their demised can be attributed to eventually reaching over-saturation and finally imploded. Now they're back due to a new cartoon which has already spawned a couple of videogames. The latest game is entitled Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Mutant Melee and like the last two games, threatens to send the Turtles back into hibernation or wherever the hell they went last time.
39
PlayStation 2VicioJuegos.com
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Mutant Melee se convierte, por méritos propios, en el peor juego de las TMNT que ha aparecido en la 128 bits de Sony. Sólo destaca positivamente el modo “Biblioteca”, con cantidad de extras e información que haría las delicias de cualquier fan de las TMNT si tuviese el estómago lo bastante fuerte como para tragarse un juego tan infumable como éste. Nosotros ya nos temíamos lo peor cuando Konami lanzó este juego al mercado con un precio de 14,90 euros. Lo dicho, TMNT: Mutant Melee es un título que merece, pero de verdad, ser ignorado por cuantos pasen a su lado. Lo cojas por donde lo cojas, le encuentras fallos por todos lados. Una jugabilidad muy mejorable, una dificultad inestable al máximo, una plantilla de personajes escasa, unos gráficos mediocres, unas secuencias de vídeo de pena, falto de interés... Que sí, que sí, que es malo y punto.
33
GameCubeGaming Age
This beat’em up tries to breathe more life into this fading franchise, and fails to really succeed, even at twenty dollars. What you get is a wannabe Power Stone, yet it is still better than Stake. Only the true die-hard turtle fans will want to wrap their shells around this one.
33
XboxGaming Age
This beat’em up tries to breathe more life into this fading franchise, and fails to really succeed, even at twenty dollars. What you get is a wannabe Power Stone, yet it is still better than Stake. Only the true die-hard turtle fans will want to wrap their shells around this one.
30
GameCubeGameSpy
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles fused with PowerStone-style gameplay should have been wonderful, but Mutant Melee is anything but.
30
XboxGameSpy
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles fused with PowerStone-style gameplay should have been wonderful, but Mutant Melee is anything but.
25
GameCubeEntertainment Depot, The
One solitary keen little extra aside, the game is lousy. The whole thing feels like an extra mode that was tacked-on last minute to add the illusion of substance to a normal, second-rate Turtles game. I know I must have played a lot of bad Ninja Turtles games as a kid, but I’m certain they were all more entertaining than Mutant Melee.
25
XboxEntertainment Depot, The
I think Konami is trying to steal money from children. The last two Turtle games, based on the new Saturday morning cartoon series, were straightforward masher-style beat-‘em-ups. They were mediocre, but at least they vaguely resembled the quarter-munching TMNT arcade games of old. With Mutant Melee, Konami has opted keep the simplistic brawler mechanics of those games, but ditch the actual action structure. The result is a hollow, monotonous multiplayer fighting game.
25
WindowsGaming Age
This beat’em up tries to breathe more life into this fading franchise, and fails to really succeed, even at twenty dollars. What you get is a wannabe Power Stone, yet it is still better than Stake. Only the true die-hard turtle fans will want to wrap their shells around this one.