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Here are all the TMNT video games I know of. If I've missed any, tell me about it.

Note: The 'ratings' are based on the game's sound, graphics, and gameplay. The graphics rating compares the graphics to other games of its time, and the ratings are of the original games, not the ROMs.


Arcade

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles

Year: 1989
Publisher: Konami
Players: 1 to 4

Once again, April O'Neil has been snatched as turtle bait, and it's your job to rescue her. Except, as if just getting her isn't hard enough, this time April's building is on fire, and you gotta get her out. Okay guys, it's time for some turtle power! Make your way through the burning building to save April. It's the first Turtle game ever, has great music, and even has speech.

Since you can't very well buy the whole arcade console, (actually, I know a guy that did) you can get a ROM version. There's a emulator just for that game, called DTMNT (or Dave's TMNT emulator). Even though it's the best on the web, it doesn't do the game justice.

Music/Sound: 10
Graphics: 9
Gameplay: 10

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Turtles In Time

Year: 1991
Publisher: Konami
Players: 1 to 4

April is giving a report when Super Krang flies in and grabs the Statue of Liberty. Shredder then appears on the Turtles' TV, and only laughs. The Turtles head after Krang and Shredder, and are banished to a timewarp. The music, sound, and graphics are better than the game's SNES counterpart.

Music/Sound: 9
Graphics: 10
Gameplay: 9

Nintendo

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles

Year: 1989
Publisher: Ultra
Players: 1

Our favorite reporter, April O'Neil has been kidnapped by Bebop and Rocksteady, and the Turtles jump into action. Then they have to defuse bombs, navigate caves, and then save Splinter. The graphics aren't too good, but it was fun all the same.

Music/Sound: 5
Graphics: 5
Gameplay: 6

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles II: The Arcade Game

Year: 1990
Publisher: Konami
Players: 1 to 2

Just as the first game, April's building is on fire, and the Turtles have to save her. This is the NES counterpart of the first game, and it pales in comparison. That's what usually happens when they try to copy games for different systems.

Music/Sound: 6
Graphics: 6
Gameplay: 7

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 3: The Manhattan Project

Year: 1991
Publisher: Ultra
Players: 1 to 2

The Turtles are enjoying a well-deserved vacation in Florida, when they stop to watch April's daily report. April states that crime is escalating when the screen goes blank. Shredder appears, saying that he is taking April and the city of Manhattan. As he says this, the camera shows the entire city of Manhattan rising into the air. Shredder challenges the Turtles to come and get them, and the Turtles get ready for the beginning of a long, hard battle.

Music/Sound: 7
Graphics: 7
Gameplay: 8

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Tournament Fighters

Year: 1993
Publisher: Konami
Players: 1 to 2

The Shredder challenges the Turtles to fight him, but only one can go. The Turtles have a tournament with themselves, Casey Jones, and Hothead to decide who fights Shredder. Like most of the Turtle games, you get a different ending in each difficulty mode.

Music/Sound: 7
Graphics: 8
Gameplay: 9

Super Nintendo

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles IV: Turtles In Time

Year: 1991
Publisher: Konami
Players: 1 to 2

April is giving a report when Super Krang flies in and grabs the Statue of Liberty. Shredder then appears on the Turtles' TV, and only laughs. The Turtles head after Krang and Shredder, and are banished to a timewarp.

Music/Sound: 8
Graphics: 9
Gameplay: 9

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Tournament Fighters

Year: 1993
Publisher: Konami
Players: 1 to 2

Written by Cabbage

Quite frankly, this game gets nowhere near the credit it deserves from most reviewers. Setting aside the fact the it is Ninja Turtles, the game itself is very well made. It was one of the first games to ever use a whole different bar for super attack power. How many games use that now? Now take a look at the graphics. They blow away almost any other game on the Super Nintendo! Animated movements, supers, attacks, characters, backgrounds, all different and brilliant. The sound is very nice with the voices on attacks and on the blows themselves. The only drawback I can see is that the story mode is completely lacking. Sonic the hedgehog had more plot. Now add in the fact that it is TMNT. +5 points automatically, even though diehard fans of the group will be angry with the cliché dialogue and generalizations, and outraged as I was at the entirely lame Raphael ending. There is a character made-up entirely by Konami to get some female character in the game to be "fair". I don't agree with that. Anyone who know their Turtles know that A) April can't fight. B) The rest of the characters are male. C) When new female character is introduced it almost always blows (See Venus DeMilo). All in all though, this game will appeal to everyone from diehard Turtles to the ignorant, and from hardcore 2D fighter to n00bs.

Cabbage-O-Meter Rating: 9.5 The best fighter ever created.

Game Boy

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Fall Of The Foot Clan

Year: 1991
Publisher: Ultra
Players: 1

Not much of a storyline, but a neat game anyway. April's been kidnapped by Shredder, and the Turtles have to go find/free her.

Music/Sound: 7
Graphics: 8
Gameplay: 7

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles II: Back From The Sewers

Year: 1991
Publisher: Konami
Players: 1

Review Coming Soon!

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 3: Radical Rescue

Year: 1993
Publisher: Konami
Players: 1

Review Coming Soon!

Sega Genesis

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: The Hyperstone Heist

Year: 1992
Publisher: Konami
Players: 1 to 2

In Japan, it was released under the name, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: The Return of the Shredder. This game has the exact same graphics, music, sounds, and even some levels as Turtles in Time. In this one, the Shredder has stolen the treasured Hyperstone from Dimension X, and has shrunk the Statue of Liberty! Clutching the lady, he challenges the Turtles to try to beat him. Using a energy tracer, they start after him. Great graphics, good levels, and great gameplay.

Music/Sound: 9
Graphics: 9
Gameplay: 10

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Tournament Fighters

Year: 1993
Publisher: Konami
Players: 1 to 2

Splinter meditates peacefully. Four purple-skinned turtles come in and grab the old rat. The Turtles (the real ones) are watching TV, when Krang's ugly face breaks through the reception. He says he has Splinter with him and the only chance the Turtles have to get their Sensei back is to meet him in Dimension X. The Turtles know there's gonna be trouble, and ask for help from thier friends. Casey Jones, April O'Neil, Ray Fillet, and Sisyphus join the Turtles on their journey to Dimension X.

Music/Sound: 8
Graphics: 10
Gameplay: 9

PC

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: The Arcade Game

Year: 1991
Publisher: Konami
Players: 1 to 2

Haven't played it. Yet.

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Manhattan Missions

Year: 1991
Publisher: Konami
Players: 1 to 2

The Shredder is wreaking havoc on the city, and the Turtles are determined to stop him. You have 48 hours to get to Shredder, or the city meets its doom. Awesome beginning movie and cut scenes based on the original Mirage comic book.

Music/Sound: 8
Graphics: 8
Gameplay: 9

Download Manhattan Missions! (2.01mb, zipped)

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