Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles
- Type: Action/Adv.
- Difficulty: Easy
The "heroes in a half-shell" make their video game appearance courtesy of Ultra! In this adaptation of the comic book cult figures, you control the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles on a battle against an evil assortment of nasties. Power-up with pizza and map your progress in the overhead areas. TMNT combines side-scrolling action sequences with adventure overtones and even enables you to control all four of the fearless turtles in different ways.
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles is a decent game that has some adequate action sequences that get bogged down by the adventure aspect of play. Nothing about the game is revolutionary, but it does possess some nice qualities and familiar characters.
The name says it all. Combine trendy characters with a fun-to-play game and you get an instant hit! With the party wagon for wheels and pizza to eat, who needs anything more! One of the best games this fall!
TMNT wasn't overly impressive - I thought it would have been much better considering all of the hype that it received. The game play is there and the graphics are nice, but the whole cart didn't meet my expectations. It is good, but I was expecting more.
The controls in TMNT are too jerky and it quickly becomes difficult to control your characters. The scrolling also hinders the game by placing you in vulnerable positions. The intermissions are cool, but the rest of this cart is a disappointment. Not a true Konami game.
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HEROES IN THE HALF SHELL...!
Our favorite pizza gobblers are back in black and white in an all new adventure! April has been kidnapped by Shredder and you must fight your way through 5 perilous levels of action taking on all of Shredder's famous henchmen including Be Bop, Rock Steady, Krang and Baxter Stockman. Your quest takes you through the streets of New York, down into the sewers and ending in Shredder's hideout inside the Technodrome!
- Manufacturer: Ultra
- Machine: Nintendo
Hot from the comics come Leonardo, Raphael, Michelangelo and Donatello, better known as the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. This time around, their good friend, April, has been abducted by Shredder, described as ".. .a Slice-O-Matic crum, a villain more vicious than an army of mind-altered Bruce Lees".
After rescuing April, the Turtles must continue on their original mission, battling their way through to the Technodrome, where they must emerge victorious with Shredder's life transformer gun in their hands.. .uh.. .paws.. .uh.. .feet.
That's right, folks. The long-awaited Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles video game has arrived. This is your chance to guide these comic-book heroes through five tough levels of karate action. You can choose to play any one of the four Turtles (you can switch between them during play), each of which has his own good and bad points. Raphael's weapon, the sai, is fast but has a short range; Michelangelo's nunchukus work well with smaller enemies; Donatello is a marvelous fighter but is the slowest of the Turtles; and Leonardo balances attack power with good mobility, making him the most well-rounded of the Turtles.
Pizza, the Turtles's main source of nourishment (did I hear somebody's stomach growl?), can be found throughout New York. Sometimes only a single slice is available, sometimes an entire pizza. Each slice of pizza consumed restores a portion of a Turtle's life. In this way, you can bring back into battle any Turtles that have become too weak to fight However, care must be taken not to let a Turtle die. Once his life meter reaches zero, all the pizza in Sicily will do him no good.
Many other items that will help the Turtles along can also be found, including anti-Foot Clan missiles, ropes, boomerangs and shuriken. If you're very lucky, you'll be awarded temporary invincibility, giving you a chance to really wreak some havoc on Shredder and his buddies.
The scenes you must battle through come in a variety of types. Initially you begin on the streets of New York, shown in an overhead view. Open manholes provide access to the city's sewers wherein you will find myriad enemies. The goal here is to find the quickest route to April and defeat her captor. In Scene 2, you leap into the Hudson River, where you must swim past deadly seaweed and electric force fields in order to deactivate eight bombs before the timer runs out. Other scenes include Wall Street, JFK International Airport, Shredder's base and, of course, the Technodrome.
During your mission you'll come across plenty of Shredder's partners in crime: Fire Freak, Roof Leaper, Big Mouser, Mecaturtle, Bebop and Rocksteady. Thanks to the abundance of these enemies, the action in Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles is fast and furious. You'll rarely get a moment's rest as you battle your way toward the life transformer gun and your final showdown with Shredder.
The graphics are crisp and well detailed and provide a good variety of scenes. The game control is smooth and responsive, with only an occasional sluggishness when there are many enemies on the screen at the same time (a problem that seems to crop up in a good many games for the NES).
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles's many diverse locales will provide hours of entertaining arcade action. From the streets of New York to the sewers below the city to the barricades of Wall Street to the bomb-ridden airfield, you'll find plenty to challenge you and enough variety to keep the game fresh for a long time.
Whether or not you're a fan of these comic sensations, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles belongs in your NES game collection. It's a playable contest that'll keep you enthralled for many an evening.
Oh, by the way, would you please pass the pizza?
Ultragames has lifted the lid on the hottest rock'em, sock'em video game ever to grace the sewers, as the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles track New York's nastiest to the front door of your Nintendo.
With these dynamic dudes at your disposal, rampage from the Bronx to Broadway slashing and smashing carnivorous robots with Katana Blades and Nunchukus. Then go cruisin' for a bruisin' in a pizza powered party wagon loaded with Anti-Foot Clan Missiles, until you capture Shredder's Life Support Gun and turn your rat friend Splinter back into the man he used to be.
So team up with the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles and prepare to shell out some punishment.
- GameBoy - Ultra
- Type: Action
- Release: Oct.
- Levels: 5
- Difficulty: Avg.
Our favorite pizza gobblers are back, and now on the small screen in glorious black and white. April has gotten herself kidnapped again and it's up to the half-shells to dethrone Be Bop, Rock Steady, Krang and all the other forces of evil who are loyal to Shredder! The journey takes you through New York City traffic jams, down into the sewers and into the Technodrome, where Shredder himself awaits our buddies.
Konami is one of the few companies that you can count on to support a hot title like the Turtles with an equally exciting game. The scene is familiar, with a nice, side-scrolling action adventure unfolding for all four turtles on their quest to save April. Good graphics, Bosses and more!
Since most GB games are puzzles, Turtles is an action game that will stand out from the rest! The game is well done with very good game play and decent graphics. It could have been longer and more of a challenge for the better players.
Fall of the Foot Clan falls in that exclusive class of GameBoy games that, while borrowing from the most successful game themes, delivers an honestly enjoyable adventure! The game is on the easy side and is way too short, but as far as execution is concerned, Turtles get thumb's up!
Choose your favorite Turtle and then it's off to battle the hordes of mean dudes and robots that never stop coming. Maybe the best turtle game yet, this one is non-stop slash and bash. Good music paces the action and if you're really good, pizza will magically appear! Domino dude!