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Category Description User Score
AI How smart (or dumb) you perceive the game's artificial intelligence to be 3.6
Gameplay How well the game mechanics work (player controls, game action, interface, etc.) 3.8
Graphics The quality of the art, or the quality/speed of the drawing routines 3.8
Personal Slant How much you personally like the game, regardless of other attributes 3.4
Sound / Music The quality of the sound effects and/or music composition 4.0
Story / Presentation The main creative ideas in the game and how well they're executed 4.0
Overall User Score (5 votes) 3.7

Critic Reviews

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80 (Feb 03, 2011)
Grâce à son petit côté exploration et ses quelques originalités, TMNT innove pour l'époque et se démarque des purs jeux de plates-formes comme Mario et des beat'em all à la Double Dragon. Techniquement réussi, TMNT affiche cependant une difficulté excessive qui pourra rebuter plusieurs joueurs.
Mag'64 (Sep 03, 2009)
Turtles I ist ein waschechter Klassiker der NES-Geschichte, der eigentlich in keiner Sammlung fehlen sollte. Dass er als Lizenzprodukt 600 statt der sonst üblichen 500 Punkte kostet, kann man durchaus in Kauf nehmen. Das größte Manko bei dem Spiel stellt allerdings der teilweise zu harte Schwierigkeitsgrad dar, weswegen es auch kein Mainstream-Titel ist, den man mal "einfach so" mal schnell durchzockt. Man muss einiges an Fingerfertigkeit als Grundvoraussetzung für dieses Spiel mitbringen, sonst kann es schnell zum Fehlkauf werden. Somit ist die Zielgruppe eher bei den Zockern zu finden, die auch etwas tun wollen, um ihren Spaß am Spiel zu haben und auch gelegentliche unfaire Passagen meistern können und wollen. Dass ein Multiplayer-Modus fehlt, stört nicht wirklich, da somit erst der strategische Einsatz der verschiedenen Turtles zum Tragen kommt. Ohnehin spielte man damals meist die Levels abwechselnd, was auch eine, wenn auch die primitivste Form von Multiplayer ist.
60 (UK) (Jun 23, 2007)
Free-roaming, in a restricted retro kind of way, and with plenty of brainwork required to figure out how to escape the maze-like levels, I can see why it holds a place in the hearts of those who played it as kids, but the rather poor design of the platforming stages ultimately makes it more of a slog than it should be.
Nintendo Life (Mar 17, 2007)
To add insult to injury, there are also an abundance of graphical glitches and slowdown which further hampers the enjoyment factor. To make matters worse, the game's score is devoid of any recognizable TMNT tunes, including the main theme. This is a travesty, to say the least. The sound effects are all right, but by no means compensate for the lack of TMNT inspired sounds and music. Thankfully some of the sequels on the NES are generally better than this. Don't let childhood nostalgia blind you to the flaws this game has. By all means if you have fond memories of this from when you were a kid download it, but don't say we didn't warn you!
GameSpot (Apr 05, 2007)
Conceptually speaking, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles for the Nintendo Entertainment System isn't all that different from Contra, Castlevania, or any of Konami's other 8-bit action games. In fact, a good portion of the sound effects and music in TMNT were lifted directly from Contra. For each of the game's five chapters, you wander around a top-view map, figuring out which doors and manholes connect to the areas you need to clear. Then you jump and hack your way through the enemies in those side-scrolling areas using the turtles at your disposal. You only control one turtle at a time, but you can swap them from the pause menu, which effectively gives you four lives to get through each chapter. Unfortunately, unlike Contra or Castlevania, the team that put TMNT together did a sloppy job. The stages aren't so much challenging as they are unfair, the action feels unpolished, and the game as a whole doesn't make good use of the TMNT license.