As if TMNT hasn’t made a big enough splash on TV and the silver screen, our lovable Turtle siblings have also starred in several video games. In 1989, an action/adventure over world/side-scrolling hybrid game (think Grand Theft Auto-type gameplay, but in pre-3D days of 8-bit gaming) was released on the NES. The same year also saw the release of a an arcade side-scrolling fighting game, which followed gameplay made popular by the Double Dragon series. 25 years later, we have been graced with several TMNT video games that span multiple platforms. Some of the more popular of which have been Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Turtles in Time and Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Fall of the Foot Clan.
While most of the early games were based on the 1987 TV series, many of the subsequent TMNT games would be based on the 2003 series. 2013 saw the release of TMNT: Out of the Shadows (many people found the following review helpful). The upcoming TMNT movie will likely inspire more TMNT video games, which we will be sure to review.
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Totally Turtle Games – TMNT Tournament Fighters
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Showcase: PlatinumFungi Returns with Another Turtlely Awesome Custom NES
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Totally Turtle Games – The Hyperstone Heist (Sega Genesis)
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