List of Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles video games

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The Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles video games have been produced since 1989, largely by Japanese video game manufacturer Konami.

The older TMNT games are mostly based on the 1987 TV series, with elements borrowed from the movies, the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Adventures, action figures and even the Mirage comics and RPG books; the newer TMNT games are based on the 2003 TV series, the 2007 film and the 2012 TV series.

Video games[edit]

Title Details

Original release date(s):

  • JP May 12, 1989 (1989-05-12)

  • EU August 17, 1989 (1989-08-17)
Release years by system:
1989 – Nintendo Entertainment System
1990 – Amiga, DOS, Amstrad CPC, Atari ST, Commodore 64, MSX and ZX Spectrum
2007 – Wii Virtual Console (removed in 2012)
Notes:

The first TMNT video game. An action adventure game in the player can switch between any of the four turtles at any time. The game involves overhead areas which the player must explore in order to enter the main side-scrolling portions.



Original release date(s):
1989
Release years by system:
1989 - Arcade[1]
1990 – NES
1991 – Amiga, Amstrad CPC, Atari ST, Commodore 64, DOS and ZX Spectrum
2007 – Xbox Live Arcade
Notes:

A side-scrolling fighting action game. This installment included a "II" in the title when released on the NES for continuity purposes on that console.



Original release date(s):
1989
Release years by system:
1989 – Handheld electronic game



Original release date(s):
1990
Release years by system:
1990 – Handheld electronic game



Original release date(s):
1990
Release years by system:
1990 – Redemption Game



Original release date(s):
1990
Release years by system:
1990 – Amiga, Amstrad CPC, Atari ST, Commodore 64, DOS and ZX Spectrum
Notes:

Part of a series of Electric Crayon coloring book games.



Original release date(s):
1991
Release years by system:
1991 – Pinball



Original release date(s):
1991
Release years by system:
1991 – DOS
Notes:

Released exclusively for PC. This game was unique for giving the Turtles a different "walk mode" and "fight mode", with different offensive and defensive moves in each, and for drawing more heavily on elements from the Mirage comics than its contemporaries.



Original release date(s):
1992
Release years by system:
1992 – NES
Notes:

The third TMNT game for the NES. A side-scrolling beat-em-up similar to the previous game, with the addition of each turtle having a new special attack.



Original release date(s):
1991
Release years by system:
1991 – Handheld electronic game



Original release date(s):
1991
Release years by system:
1991 – Game Boy
Notes:

The first TMNT game for a portable platform. A side-scrolling platform game featuring bonus stages.



Original release date(s):
1992
Release years by system:
1992 – Game Boy
Notes:

This is the sequel to TMNT: Fall of the Foot Clan. Like the first Game Boy game, the player could select a turtle between stages, but when a turtle is defeated during a stage, he is captured, like the first NES game. The player can get a chance to rescue a captured turtle after clearing a stage.



Original release date(s):
1991
Release years by system:
1991 – Arcade
1992 – Super Nintendo Entertainment System
2009 - XBLA and PSN
Notes:

This is the second TMNT arcade game produced by Konami. It was a scrolling fighting game based on the 1987 TV series. It is still considered one of the great achievements of the TMNT franchise even to this day. The game features a sample of the song "Pizza Power," from the live performance Coming Out of Their Shells Tour. It was ported to the SNES as Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles IV: Turtles in Time in 1992, becoming the first TMNT game for the SNES. Both the arcade and SNES version contained special moves for each turtle. In 2009, the game was re-released in 2.5D by Ubisoft for XBLA and PSN, it is almost exactly the same, the only difference being the 3D graphics.



Original release date(s):
1991
Release years by system:
1991 – Handheld electronic game



Original release date(s):
1991
Release years by system:
1991 – Handheld electronic game



Original release date(s):
1992
Release years by system:
1992 – Handheld electronic game



Original release date(s):
1992
Release years by system:
1992 – Sega Genesis
Notes:

This is the first TMNT game released for the Sega Genesis. It featured a lot of the same character animations as Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Turtles in Time, and some levels were reused from that game with a few minor cosmetic changes. However, there was a completely new plot, some new levels, and one new boss. The Japanese Mega Drive version of the game was known as Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Return of the Shredder.



Original release date(s):
1993
Release years by system:
1993 – Game Boy
Notes:

This was the third and last game in the Game Boy series. The player begins the game taking control of Michelangelo, who must rescue the other turtles, along with Splinter and April, from their cells.



Original release date(s):
1993
Release years by system:
1993 – SNES, Sega Genesis, NES
Notes:

Developed by Konami. It is a fighting game. While the title is the same, the game is drastically different for each console. Like many competitive fighting games of the era, Tournament Fighters borrowed heavily from elements contained in the Street Fighter II video game.



Original release date(s):
1995
Release years by system:
1995 – Handheld electronic game



Original release date(s):
1997
Release years by system:
1997 – Handheld electronic game



Original release date(s):
2003
Release years by system:
2003 – Game Boy Advance
Notes:

This is the first TMNT game released for the Game Boy Advance. This game is unique in that each Turtle has his own unique set of levels to complete. In addition to the traditional side-scrolling levels, there are third-person view races, a shell-glider level for Donatello and a bike race between Raphael and Casey Jones.



Original release date(s):
2003
Release years by system:
2003 – Nintendo GameCube, Xbox, PlayStation 2 and PC
Notes:

Konami was commissioned to transform the current 2003 TV series into a video game franchise, resulting in a new Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles game. The plot of this game follows the episodes of the Season 1. The game was panned by critics as being "uninspired" and not living up to the legacy of the NES and SNES games. Some players have also criticized it for being a button masher. Multiplayer available.



Original release date(s):
2004
Release years by system:
2004 – Nintendo GameCube, GBA, Xbox, PlayStation 2 and PC
Notes:

The second of the Konami games based on the 2003 TV series. This game featured many improvements over the previous game. Now supporting four players, four people could play as each Turtle at once. It also featured the original Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles arcade game as an unlockable. Despite this, like its predecessor, it was not well received by critics. Multiplayer available.



Original release date(s):
2005
Release years by system:
2005 – Nintendo GameCube, Nintendo DS, Xbox and PlayStation 2
Notes:

This is the third game in the series. It is based on the Season 3 of the 2003 TV series. This is the first TMNT game that is rated E10+. The game also had a port of Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Turtles in Time. Multiplayer available.



Original release date(s):
2005
Release years by system:
2005 – Nintendo GameCube, PlayStation 2, Xbox and PC
Notes:

This is a party game spin-off. It received mostly negative criticism from players, mostly due to button mashing, small fighting areas, and repetition. It is entitled TMNT: Mutant Melee in the United States, and was only released on the Xbox and GameCube in that country.



Original release date(s):
2005
Release years by system:
2005 – Mobile phone
Notes:

Produced by uclick and developed by Overloaded, this is a mobile game based on Season 6 of the 2003 TV series, subtitled Fast Forward. It is the first adaptation of the TMNT series on mobile phones, and it includes both a fighting game mode and a platform game mode.



Original release date(s):
2006
Release years by system:
2006 – Plug 'n Play
Notes:

Based on the 2003 series.



Original release date(s):
2006
Release years by system:
2006 – Plug 'n Play
Notes:

Based on the 2003 series.



Original release date(s):
2006
Release years by system:
2006 – Plug 'n Play
Notes:

Based on the 2003 series.



Original release date(s):
2006
Release years by system:
2006 – Mobile Phone
Notes:

Produced by uclick and developed by Overloaded, this is a mobile game based on the 2007 CGI movie. It is an arcade game, which combines action-adventure and racing levels.



Original release date(s):
2007
Release years by system:
2007 – Windows
Notes:

Based on the 2007 CGI movie.



Original release date(s):
2007
Release years by system:
2007 – Xbox 360, Wii, PS2, PSP, Nintendo DS, Nintendo GameCube, and PC
Notes:

The first TMNT game developed by Ubisoft, this is a game based on the 2007 CGI movie, that was released three days before the movie.[2] It is an single player action-adventure game. Ubisoft released the games on March 20 after winning the rights from Konami, who had produced all the previous games.[3] Reviews for the games ranged from horrible to mediocre to exemplary, due to the vastly different games produced. The home console games were identical, and given bad to mediocre ratings; the PSP and Nintendo DS games were identical to each other but not the home console versions, and were given abysmal ratings; and the Game Boy Advance version was entirely separate, but received good ratings in contrast to the other versions. It was lauded for its excellent use of the side-scrolling beat-'em-up style, which evoked nostalgia for older games in the series such as Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Turtles in Time. However, there is no multi-player mode in the GBA version.

"The TMNT movie is all about the emotions associated with family and teenage angst," said Nick Harper, the game's creative director. "We've taken that philosophy and turned it into gameplay mechanics that will be fun and challenging.[4] The game features collaborative team-ups between the turtles. However, the game also features single-player campaigns for the brothers.



Original release date(s):
2007
Release years by system:
2007 – GBA
Notes:

TMNT is a hack and slash video game developed by Ubisoft Montreal and published by Ubisoft for the Game Boy Advance. It is based on the 2007 CGI movie and was first released in North America on March 20, 2007, and was later released in Australia on March 22, 2007, and in Europe on March 23, 2007.



Original release date(s):
2009
Release years by system:
2009 – Mobile Phone
Notes:

RPG based on the fifth season of the 2003 TV series



Original release date(s):
2009
Release years by system:
2009 – Mobile Phone
Notes:

Sequel to The Ninja Tribunal



Original release date(s):
September 22, 2009
Release years by system:
2009 – Wii, PlayStation 2
Notes:

Developed by Ubisoft, the company assembles an all-star team of folks who worked on Super Smash Bros. Brawl and former members of the Ninja Gaiden and Dead or Alive series to craft TMNT: Smash Up. It is a 4-player fighting game for the Wii and PS2.[5]



Original release date(s):
August 5, 2009
Release years by system:
August 5, 2009 – Xbox Live Arcade
September 10, 2009 - PlayStation Network
Notes:

A side-scrolling fighting action game [6]



Original release date(s):
November 10, 2009
Release years by system:
2009 – Nintendo DS
Notes:

The last TMNT game published by Ubisoft, and is a side-scrolling fighting action game [7]



Original release date(s):
April 18, 2013
Release years by system:
April 18, 2013 - iPhone
April 18, 2013 - iPod
October 2, 2013 - Android
Notes:

Endless runner based off Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 2012 TV series from Nickelodeon.



Original release date(s):
August 26, 2013
Release years by system:
August 26, 2013 - iOS, Android
Notes:

TMNT game published by Swappz Interactive and based off Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 2012 TV series from Nickelodeon



Original release date(s):
August 28, 2013
Release years by system:
August 28, 2013 - Xbox Live Arcade, PC
April 15, 2014, PlayStation Network
Notes:

First TMNT game published by Activision and received mainly negative reception.



Original release date(s):
October 22, 2013
Release years by system:
October 22, 2013 - Xbox 360, Wii, Nintendo 3DS
Notes:

Second TMNT game published by Activision and received negative reception. PS3 and Wii U versions of this game were cancelled.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "teenage mutant ninja turtles [coin-op] arcade video game, konami industry co., ltd. (1989)". Arcade-history.com. 1990-12-21. Retrieved 2013-10-25. 
  2. ^ Kuo, Li C. (2006-12-20). "First Details on Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles". GameSpy. Retrieved 2006-12-29. 
  3. ^ Sinclair, Brendan (2007-01-11). "Ubisoft gets turtle power". GameSpot. Retrieved 2007-01-11. 
  4. ^ Sinclair, Brendan (2006-12-26). "Ubisoft's Ninja Turtles emerge from the shadows". GameSpot. Retrieved 2006-12-29. 
  5. ^ Ubisoft. "Official Site | Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Smash-Up&#8482 | Ubisoft". Tmntgame.us.ubi.com. Retrieved 2013-10-25. 
  6. ^ "Ubisoft - Games". Ubi.com. Retrieved 2013-10-25. 
  7. ^ Bozon, Mark. "Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Arcade Attack Hands-on". IGN.