One of the best arcade hall games of the 80’s, the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Arcade game. Playing this with up to 4 people at an arcade machine was such a cool experience!
Ah yes.. Arcade halls, what an experience that was! Filled with arcade machines, each having different type of controls, from full bikes you ride, to guns that needed slinging or simply joysticks to play. Coins would burn through your pocket in no time!
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles was released in arcade halls in 1989, on the NES in 1990 and in 1991 for Amiga, ZX Spectrum, Atari ST, PC (DOS) and Commodore 64.
You play as one of the 4 turtles
- Donatello, the brains of the operation with his bō staff
- Leonardo, wielding two katanas
- Michelangelo, with his dual nunchucks
- Raphael, wielding the twin sai
In this game you have to save April (a befriended reporter), from the evil clutches of Shredder (Oroku Saki) evil samurai that’s the archenemy of master Splinter. Splinter was the pet rat of Hamato Yoshi, who was murdered by Shredder to revenge his brother’s death (Oroku Nagi).
The turtles and master Splinter have become ‘mutated’ due to radioactive ooze that fell from a truck into the sewer. Splinter names the turtles (after a book on Renaissance artists that he found in a storm drain) and trained them in the arts of ninjutsu, so that they should take revenge for Splinter’s dead master, while still raising them as his own sons.
At one point also master Splinter has to be saved from Shredder and his Foot Clan army. Shredder has 2 helpers as well, not always the smartest ones, called Bebop and Rocksteady. You’ll regularly face them in this game!
Enjoy Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, a true treasured game! As always, keep playing!
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