For now, until I can get the form working again, email me here: firstname.lastname@example.org . Will Mike and the guy asking about the controls please email me again? Thanks.
The PC TMNT game, Manhattan Missions, is nearly impossible to find online, and it's one of my favorite TMNT games. Since it's no longer supported by the makers, you can't buy it anywhere, and it's old, it is considered Abandonware, which is legal to download. Now, unless the IDSA comes to my door and tells me to take it down, it will stay up till the end of time... or at least as long as the site stays up. ^_^
If you have any problems downloading/running the program, Email me, and I'll try to fix it. I'll be out of town from July 12 to around August 1, so any emails I get within that time won't be answered until I get back.
JUNE 29Have you ever wondered what NinjaTurtles.com looked like when it first started? Or how NinjaTurtlesNetwork.com looked last year? Well you can stop wondering. I found out about an awesome site (through BakaNeko.com) called the Internet Archive. It's got archives of all kinds of sites going back until 1996. You can see all the transformations the official website has been through, and believe me, there are a bunch. While they don't keep archives of all the different downloads that have been taken down over the years, (no, they don't have the complete episodes from Ninja Turtles Network. I checked. ^_^) it's still majorly cool to step back in time and see all your favorite sites--even before they were your favorites. Check it out! Visit the "Way Back Machine" at the Internet Archive
As for the update, I wrote the first four reviews on the Mirage page. The first one is a bit longer than usual, but since it's the first issue ever, I think it's worth it. =O)
I got an email yesterday with no return email address and no name. So, since I have no where to send it, I'll briefly answer it here.
The four TMNT mini-storybooks, A Visit to Stump Asteroid, written by Astrid Holm and illustrated by S. Herbert, School Daze, written by Astrid Holm and illustrated by Franc Mateu, The Final Lesson, written by Astrid Holm and illustrated by Franc Mateu, and The First Battle, written by Crystal D. Herman and illustrated by Larry Daste, were published by Random House around 1990. I'll put a page up about the storybooks and books, but not until after I finish the Archie and Mirage comics, and a small page about the COOTShells Tour.
And in other news, Dan Berger reported in the latest TMNT newsletter that Gary Richardson, (the CEO of Mirage) has just returned from E3 (Electronic Entertainment Expo) with promising news about future TMNT video games. A new game is going be underway between June 10-14, but the software company and the platforms haven't been announced.
The review for "Wild Things" is up on the Monthly Archie page.
I got back from my vacation only to hear that Ninjaturtles.com has officially changed Michaelangelo's name. It is now "officially" Michelangelo. You know, it took fans long enough to learn how to spell it right, and now we gotta remember to spell it without the a. I, for one, am not gonna do it. Mikey is, and forever will be, Michaelangelo.
And in other news, TMNT #1 has been named #5 on the top ten list of hottest selling comic books. The price for the first issue has doubled, because it is now officially sold out. So if you still haven't gotten a chance to grab a copy of the TMNT #1, you'd better do it soon!
I guess that's it, since I'm not doing any reviews this week. I was planning on doing them, but I got in late, and didn't get a chance to write them. I'll have some next week, though.
Oh yes, and one other thing. Does anyone have the rules/directions/instructions for the 1990 Heroes in a Half Shell card game? I've had some questions about it, so if anyone has them, could they please type them up (or just tell me basically how to play it) and send them to me? Thanks.
"NEW YORK--(ENTERTAINMENT WIRE)--May 7, 2002-- 4Kids Entertainment, Inc. (NYSE: KDE - news) and Mirage Licensing, Inc., the holder of the rights to Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, announced today that 4Kids will produce twenty-six (26) episodes of a new animated Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles television series. The new Ninja Turtles series is scheduled to premiere in the first quarter of 2003 on the Fox Saturday Morning Block programmed by 4Kids. In addition to producing the television series, 4Kids will also serve as the exclusive merchandise licensing agent for the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles property worldwide."
There you have it! The cartoon will air on the Fox Saturday Morning block, which is good for alot of fans, since more have Fox than the WB channel. And there's more. A new line of action figures are on the way, to be released around when the cartoon comes out. And if you can stand any more good news, the Turtles don't seem to have lost any of their humor or character. Their new catch phrase is "SBKNA"--which stands for "Serious Butt-Kicking Ninja Action". So everyone's pretty confident that the head writer (Lloyd Goldfine) knows his stuff.
I'm going to be out of town next weekend, so this is kind of a double update. I've written three reviews for the Monthly Archie page, "Something Fishy Goes Down", "Of Turtle Stones and Mary Bones", and "Of Turtle Stones and Mary Bones, Part II". I also updated the Downloads page with links to two complete TMNT episodes featuring Usagi Yojimbo, and over 20 video clips from the first and second movie and the cartoon.
Now, as for the update, I've written the reviews for "The Incredible Shrinking Turtles" and "The Incredible Shrinking Turtles, Part II". They're up on the Monthly Archie page.
I also fixed some problems on the Monthly Archie page, and I think I'll do some reviews next week. I do reviews of the comics as I get them in, so that's why the reviews vary between the different comics genres each week. I also think I'll start doing at least two reviews a week so there's more to read.
Okay, now for the update. I revamped the Mirage Comics page and added a page for the Turtles' Micro Series. I've also got pages for the Movie Adaptations and the Tales of the TMNT comics, but I haven't finished them yet. For right now I'll work on some reviews on the Turtles' Micro Series and the Original Mirage comics.
The review for Chapter Four is up on the Archie Mini Series page. I didn't do the whole review this week, but it'll be finished by next week.
On a lighter note, the next review is up on the Archie Mini-Series page. It's pretty long, but I added a little speech every now and then to liven it up a bit.
I finally got rid of the banner and text on the frame, but unfortunately that meant sacrificing the frame itself. I spent most of the week adding a table to the site and a Navigation Bar onto that. I'll be constantly working on the table to make it better, but I needed to just get this rough draft up. My next project is the Archie Mini-Series, and I'll try to have some more reviews up by next week.
Also, as you can probably tell, I had to cut off some parts of the navigation bar because Tripod added some text to it. I'll be trying to fix it in time for next week's update. Don't worry though, the revamped Comics page will hopefully be out next week too.
Now, for those of you who don't like the age-change in the Turtles, I found out that even though the Turtles are grown-ups in the new comic series, the new cartoon series will feature totally teenage Turtles.
The second issue of the TMNT comic is out! The first issue sold like hotcakes, so hopefully the second one will do just as well. Click here for more information.
The Links page has been updated.
I put a review up on the Archie Mini-Series page. The review is kinda long, but worth the effort. I couldn't leave a "read the book yourself and find out what happens" on a three part mini-series, because as soon as you read the next issue's review, you'll know what happened. I gave a complete chapter-by-chapter review instead, and quite enjoyed writing it. I'll put some page scans in too, if I get a public outcry to do so.
Also, for those of you who were referred by search engines, the frame on the left may or may not work. The site is pretty hard to navigate without it. Going to the main address (http://pizzapower.tripod.com) instead of the others (i.e. http://pizzapower.tripod.com/main.html) should solve the problem. I'm trying to fix the navigation frame so it'll come up even if you use a search engine. Hopefully I'll get that fixed soon.
I also put the comic book scans of the TMNT 2 Archie adaptation on the Archie Movie Adaptations page. I was going to write a review for it, but the Games section took longer than I expected.
I updated the Downloads section and went out and got a guestbook for the site. It took me awhile, but I decided to make everything easy and go with the Tripod one. So check out the guestbook that's below the site map.
JANUARY 12The pictures on the TMNT TV page now load 99.9% faster. I noticed that they were extremely slow, and checked it out. I thought I saved them as JPGs, but I accidentally saved them in BMP format. I have no idea how I could have missed that, but at least it's fixed now. It's kinda like when you get a new game and the sound isn't working, and you make a big deal out of it and then realize that your speakers are off, or something like that. =O) Well, anyway, the pictures are faster and better on the TMNT TV page.
JANUARY 5The new TMNT comic book is out! Written/inked/lettered/edited by Peter Laird and penciled by Jim Lawson, it's just gotta be awesome. I've yet to go out and pick up a copy, but I'll do it soon. Show your support and go out and get a copy from your local comic book store!
Info on the movie soundtracks and the COOTShells Tour tape is up on the TMNT Music page, and I added that nifty little site map below. I'm not gonna have enough room on the navbar for any more parts of the site, so new parts will probably go down there.
JANUARY 1Welcome to Pizza Power, a site devoted to the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, their friends, foes, and creators. Be sure to check out the Turtles' Origin Story, the Profiles, the Downloads, and the FAQ. And be sure to contact me with any comments, criticisms, or questions. I'm sorry about the mangled frame on the left. I guess I've got some haggling to do with Tripod...
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The Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles © 2001 Mirage Studios unless otherwise noted. Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles®, including Raphael®, Michaelangelo®, Leonardo®, Donatello®, Shredder®, Splinter®, and April O'Neil® are registered trademarks of Mirage Studios USA. Based on characters and comic books created by Peter A. Laird and Kevin B. Eastman.