Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: The Hyperstone Heist

aka: Teenage Mutant Hero Turtles: The Hyperstone Heist, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Return of the Shredder
Moby ID: 8589
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The Turtles' nemesis Shredder has acquired the Hyperstone from Dimension X, and is using its powers to shrink down the city buildings. He threatens to take over the world and challenges the Turtles to deny him, and so the turtles head out to beat the guy once more.

A standard Ninja Turtles beat-em-up action game.


  • ティーンエージ ミュータント ニンジャ タートルズ リターン オブ ザ シュレッダー - Japanese spelling

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Average score: 77% (based on 16 ratings)


Average score: 3.8 out of 5 (based on 41 ratings with 3 reviews)

Turtle Power!

The Good
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: The HyperStone Heist marked the first time that the popular cartoon/comic book heroes hashed out their good versus evil battle on the Genesis.

I suspect that this was because Konami had the video game rights to do all Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles video games and initially, they did not make games for Sega. Nintendo had certain policies in place that... "strongly discouraged" (if you will) a software company, like Konami, from making games for both Nintendo and Sega systems.

Thankfully, this policy changed and by the mid 1990s it was pretty common place for a video game to be released for both Nintendo and Sega systems. Finally, Genesis owners could show off their own hack 'n slash turtle power. Right? Well, Yes and No.

The turtles first Genesis (or Mega Drive) adventure offers nice 16-bit animation, graphics, music and sound effects. The hack 'n slash game play mechanics are easy to pick up and their is no doubt that its certainly fun taking out familiar looking minions and nefarious bosses.

The Bad
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: The HyperStone Heist liberally borrows the animation and levels from other Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle games.

Why not simply port the 1989 arcade game to the Sega Genesis or the SNES Turtles In Time? While the animation and graphics are well above average for the Genesis (walking on water aside),I could not help but feel like I was playing recycled and slightly washed out pieces of other TMNT games.

Heck, they could have simply adapted the two NES TMNT games into one cool Sega Genesis game.

At five levels, Hyperstone is also noticeably shorter, at five then TMNT games for the NES Nintendo and Super Nintendo.

The selection of bosses is also a tad bit strange; i.e. a boss from the live action TMNT films (don't get me started on how bad those films were) and a human (as opposed to mutated) Baxter Stockman.

The Bottom Line
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: The HyperStone Heist is a nice entry into the Genesis library. It is certainly above average in terms of its animation, graphics, music and sound effects. But, Konami and the Sega Genesis are both capable of doing much more.

Genesis · by ETJB (428) · 2013

Very Easy, but still a TMNT Gem!

The Good
The graphics in this game are great and fit in well with the "cartoony" style of the game. It's quick and easy to learn as it follows the generic "beat'em up" style. The music is up tempo and isn't really that bad at all. Includes some classic characters from the beloved original Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles television series. And, simply this is just a fun, lighthearted game to play.

The Bad
The storyline is pretty basic but that can be forgiven seeing as the target audience isn't that old. Instead of having 8 different bosses it only has five and three of them you have to beat twice.

The Bottom Line
If you like the Ninja Turtles or beat'em up side scrollers then this is good for you for sure. A fun game.

Genesis · by smelly_fish_fart (5) · 2007

I LOVE this game!!

The Good
Everything about this game is awesome. The graphics for the time were great, the bosses were fun and challenging and you got to play as the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles!!! Each turtle is for a different skill level so unlike other games of the genre the character you choose will greatly effect the difficulty.

The Bad
Well the first 5 minutes of the first level is extremely boring and it can be beat by a newbie in about 2 hours and beat by a pro in about 1 hour.

The Bottom Line
Great game any Turtles fan should pick up. Aside from a few problems this game is great. Go try it.

Genesis · by MegaMegaMan (2257) · 2004


Level design

This game contains much of the level design from Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Turtles in Time.


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Game added by Syed GJ.

Additional contributors: Alaka, Dan K, lights out party, j.raido 【雷堂嬢太朗】.

Game added March 7, 2003. Last modified March 3, 2024.