4 out of 5
Eat pizza for turtle health
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles is still enjoyable to play and a good example of a 90s era game. While there were a lot of various Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles releases
this particular game was more commonly known for it's difficulty and NES release. The game is not to be confused with the Teenage Mutant Ninja turtles arcade release, which is an entirely different game all together. Most of the gameplay is in the platform action genre and unfortunately it is only single player yet it gives you the option of choosing to play as any of the four turtle characters from the television and movie series. You begin in a top down mini map, an attempt by the programmers at trying to make it look as if it is an adventure game like in the the Legend of Zelda
, that acts like a mini game; because you are constantly having to dodge what look to be steam rollers trying to run you down! There are various sewers entrances on the mini map that you enter and the game then enters to the platforming part with the main settings being the sewers. The game is notorious for insanely difficult hard to execute jumps, so don't worry too much if you have extreme difficulty in some parts. The pizza slices give you health for when you take damage from the enemies. The Ninja Turtles have the same weapons as they do in the tv show, so the game stays very true to the tv series. The bosses range from very easy to extremely difficult. This is very fun to relive, especially for me as I was a turtles fan however I really did forget how hard it was, compared to when I was playing it back in the 8-bit era of the 90's.