Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles III: Radical Rescue

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Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles III: Radical Rescue
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North American cover art
Developer(s)Konami
Publisher(s)Konami
Director(s)Hiroyuki Fukui
Programmer(s)Masatsugu Nagata
Yasufumi Fukui
Artist(s)Chisa Matsuda
Masashi Sakurai
Composer(s)Akihiro Juichiya
SeriesTeenage Mutant Ninja Turtles
Platform(s)Game Boy
Release
  • NA: November 25, 1993
  • JP: November 26, 1993
  • EU: November 27, 1993
Genre(s)Platform game, Metroidvania[1]
Mode(s)Single player

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles III: Radical Rescue, released as Teenage Mutant Hero Turtles III: Radical Rescue in Europe, and Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 3: Turtles Kiki Ippatsu[a] in Japan, is a Game Boy game by Konami, released in November 1993. It is the third Game Boy game based on the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, following Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Fall of the Foot Clan and Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles II: Back from the Sewers. The game will be rereleased as part of Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: The Cowabunga Collection for Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X/S, and PC in 2022.[2]

Gameplay[edit]

The player begins the game by taking control of Michaelangelo, who must rescue the other turtles, along with Splinter and April O'Neil, who have been kidnapped by Shredder.[3] Unlike other games based on the franchise, this is a scrolling action-adventure game reminiscent of Metroid, Konami's own The Goonies II and the later Castlevania: Symphony of the Night. Each turtle has a different ability which is necessary to finish the game. Michaelangelo can hover using his nunchakus as a helicopter, Leonardo can drill the floor by spinning with his katana, Raphael can hide himself inside his shell to enter passages that are otherwise too small to enter, and Donatello can stick to and climb walls.

The bosses are Scratch, Dirtbag, a Triceraton, Scale Tale, and Shredder (in this game known as Cyber-Shredder).


Reception[edit]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Japanese: Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 3: タートルズ危機一発
  2. ^ Nintendo Power gave Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles III: Radical Rescue two 3.5/5 scores for graphics/sound and challenge, 3/5 for play control, and 4/5 for theme/fun.[11]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Szczepaniak, John. "Backtracking: The History of Metroidvania". GamesTM. No. 116. Imagine Publishing. pp. 148–53.
  2. ^ "Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: The Cowabunga Collection - Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: The Cowabunga Collection". www.konami.com. Retrieved 2022-03-16.
  3. ^ "Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles III: Radical Rescue (Game Boy)". Mobygames. 1993. Retrieved 1 December 2015.
  4. ^ Tipping, Amanda; Rand, Paul (November 1993). "Turtles 3". Computer and Video Games. No. 144. p. 103. Retrieved June 27, 2021.
  5. ^ "T.M.N.T. 3 タートルズ危機一発". Famitsu (in Japanese). No. 259. ASCII Corporation. December 3, 1993. p. 42.
  6. ^ TMNat Radical Rescue Gamepro Review (PDF).
  7. ^ Gagnon, Jonathan (February 1994). "Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles III: Radical Rescue". Game Players. No. 37. pp. 62, 64. Retrieved June 27, 2021.
  8. ^ Olivier; Trazom (December 1994). "Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles III: Radical Rescue". Joypad (in French). No. 28. pp. 112–113. Retrieved June 27, 2021.
  9. ^ "Teenage Mutant 3". MANIAC (in German). November 1993. p. 76. Retrieved June 27, 2021.
  10. ^ Martin (December 1993). "Turtles 3". Mega Fun. p. 114. Retrieved June 27, 2021.
  11. ^ "Now Playing". Nintendo Power. No. 56. January 1994. pp. 102–107. Retrieved June 27, 2021.
  12. ^ "Turtles III: Radical Rescue". The Incredible NMS Review Guide of the Year. 1994. p. 124. Retrieved June 27, 2021.
  13. ^ Chris (January 1994). "Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 3: Radical Rescue". Total!. No. 25. pp. 74–75. Retrieved June 27, 2021.
  14. ^ "Radical Rescue". Video Games (in German). December 1993. p. 130. Retrieved June 27, 2021.
  15. ^ Smith, Rob (January 1994). "Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles III". GB Action. No. 21. pp. 18–19. Retrieved June 27, 2021.

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