aka: TMNT: Les Tortues Ninja, TMNT: The Video Game, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Черепашки-ниндзя
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Cowabunga! Take control of your favourite turtle ninjas as you play through the events of the 2007 CGI movie. Leonardo returns from his meditation in South America to find his family in disarray, and crime on the rise in New York. A mysterious figure calling himself the "Nightwatcher" has turned up, and a shadowy rich man named Winters seems to be in cahoots with the remnants of the Foot Clan. Only the Ninja Turtles can clean up the streets!

TMNT is an action game, similar to Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time. Play as Leonardo, Michelangelo, Raphael and Donatello, swapping on the fly and using special co-operative moves to help your brothers in battle. Each turtle, being a ninja, can perform moves like double jumping, running along and up walls, gripping onto tiny cracks in the walls, and jumping from wall to wall to scale dizzying heights. Most of the game is spent making your way to the next destination by using your ninja moves to explore New York. Each character also has their own special move: Leo can traverse through walls, Raph can use his Sais to scale particular surfaces, Mikey can use his Nunchucks as helicopters to float for a short period, and Don can pole vault across long gaps with his Bo Staff.

Sometimes, battles will occur - in these situations, you'll be locked in an arena and must battle all your enemies before you can move on. Battling is a simple affair - you can use one button for standard attacks (charge it for a more powerful one), and another button for light attacks that push enemies away. If your fellow turtles are with you, you can also hold down your character swap button for a tandem co-op attack. Some levels will allow you to play as the Nightwatcher - he fights similarly to the Turtles, except that as the more he fights, the more his 'rage' builds, which can cause a devastating surrounding attack when fully charged. The Wii version of the game controls similarly to all other versions, except that gestures are used for attacking instead of button presses.

The basic goal for each level is to get to the end. At the end of each level, you're graded on the following attributes: your speed, your combat, and the amount of coins collected. In levels where you work with your brothers, you'll also be graded on how well you worked together. Succeed in a these attributes, and you'll earn turtle coins which can be used to purchase unlockables. If you get an A Rank or higher in a level, you'll also unlock a Challenge Map, which can be played to earn even more turtle coins. Finally, once you've played any level at least once, turtle coins will appear in hard-to-reach spots for you to collect.


  • TMNT: צבי הנינג'ה - Hebrew spelling

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Average score: 60% (based on 42 ratings)


Average score: 3.7 out of 5 (based on 35 ratings with 1 reviews)

OK at first, but no replay value...

The Good
The graphics are nice. Every turtle has its own signature move (Leonardo can walk through gates without opening them, Donatello can perform high jumps with his staff, Raphael can climb walls with his sais and Michelangelo can use his nunchucks as helicopters to float around for a short period of time).

The Bad
First off, I have to say that the multiplayer mode is NOT available. If you ever played the old TMNT 1989. arcade game and all other earlier TMNT games, then you probably know that those games contain multiplayer mode. I understand that some levels (like those when you are playing as Raphael's alter ego, the Nightwatcher), take place as one turtle, but adding the multiplayer mode could have been nice. Actually, when I realized that this mode is not available, it was very disappointing to me.

The enemy A.I. is below average. All enemies I fought were very easy to defeat. They will actually just stand there and actually won't even try to defend themselves when you attack them. It's also worth mentioning that all levels actually focus on jumping through obstacles, and you very rarely get in a fight. The game itself is very easy with a few really tricky parts. You can die as many times as you want and it doesn't matter because if your health runs out or if you fall of a ledge your turtle will just return back to life.

When you beat the game, you have the ability to play the stages again and you can collect special gold coins to unlock cheats, like big heads for the turtles, to change their weapons to broom, cheese sticks, to make bad guys Halloween looking and so on, but this feature is actually pointless because there is no replay value in the game and the cheats might amuse a kid for ten minutes.

The game, in general, is very short. If you are motivated, you can finish this game in four or five hours.

The Bottom Line
All in all, if you are a turtles fan and you want to buy this game, don't buy it. You can beat the game very quickly and won't play it ever again because there is no replay value. But, if you are curious about it, rent it, don't buy it.

Xbox 360 · by John Šarafciger (4) · 2008

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Game added by Ben K.

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Game added April 7th, 2007. Last modified September 18th, 2023.