Turtles Arcade Game Comparison

Released: 1989 |  Genre: Beat ’em Up |  Publisher: Konami

Platforms: Arcade, NES, Commodore 64, Commodore Amiga, Atari ST, Amstrad CPC, ZX Spectrum, PC

Turtles Arcade

Turtles Arcade was released in 1989 by Konami and became one of the most popular arcade machines of it’s time. Released in america as Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, in Europe it was called Teenage Mutant Hero Turtles, whilst in Japan it was called Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Super Kame Ninja.

Turtles Arcade Gameplay

Choose from one of the four heroes in a half shell, Leonardo (my old favourite), Donatello, Michelangelo and Raphael. In the 4 player arcade, you choose your player by playing on one of the 4 joysticks, but the other 2 player editions you actually choose your player on screen.

The evil Shredder has kidnapped April and Splinter, your job is to save them and not become turtle soup!

Most of the enemies in Turtles Arcade are foot soldiers, with different colours and sporting different weapons and attack patterns. Roadkill Rodney robots and purple foot soldiers can actually restrain the turtles, which in turn drains their health.

Turtles Arcade Game Character Select
COWABUNGA!!

The Bosses

The Turtles Arcade game features Rocksteady, Bebop, then later in the game you face them both together. Other bosses include, Baxter StockmanGranitorGeneral TraagKrang and finally Shredder.

The Console Ports

urtles was released in 1990 for the NES, but instead was called Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles II: The Arcade Game, this was to avoid confusion with the earlier release of the platform game.

The Famicom (Japanese version) was just called Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles.

It included 2 new levels with new characters and two new bosses, Tora and Shogun.

Another interesting fact, on release, the NES version over in USA came with a coupon for a free pan pizza at Pizza Hut, this expired on December 31st 1991, so if you were thinking you can print this page and try your luck, sorry, plus the logo has changed a billion times since  The UK had a Perfect Pizza offer on the Spectrum version too, not Pizza Hut.

The game also release on home computers, this was released in 1991 by Image Works and Probe Software, the game was called “The Coin Op” in these versions.

Turtles Arcade Game Promo

Game Box Arts

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Title Screens

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Gameplay Screens - Turtles Arcade

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The Arcade 1UP Turtles Arcade

The guys over at Arcade1Up are now selling their own rework of the Turtles Arcade, along with Turtles in Time too. Check it out on Forbes and check out the video below.

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