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Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles

by Proton Jon

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Original Thread: The Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles LP Megathread



Welcome to the Let's Play for Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, the NES platformer that everyone loves to hate. Having come out on the Virtual Console on Monday, I figure we should have an LP running so people can figure out if it's worth their money or not.

This thread will be split up into six videos, one for each area. This thread, along with the Zombies Ate My Neighbors thread I'm doing with Zomodok will kick off a set of Video LP's I'm doing with difficult games. What these games are, you'll have to wait and see (Although I said one of them in one of the videos for this thread).

Meanwhile, let's focus on what we have in front of us.

Made by Ultra Games, a company Konami made so they could get past Nintendo's rule back in the NES era of companies only being allowed to release a specific amount of games a year, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles is a platforming game with some enemies and bosses mixed in for good measure. It, along with the Game Boy Turtles games were the only mainly platforming Turtles games made. The rest veered into the more fitting Beat 'Em Up genre of gameplay or had a better mix like the current games do.

Taken from the manual apparently, here's the plot of the game:


Steam rises from Wall Street sewers like hot breath from a pack of wild dogs. Just below the pavement's puddle strewn surface, the Teenage Mutant Ninja turtles(r) have gathered around the leftovers of a family-reunion-sized sausage pizza with extra sausage. Usually these party dudes would inhale the mozzarella platter as if it were the last "za" on earth, but not tonight.
You see, only hours ago, their trusted friend, April(tm), was kidnapped from her mobile news van by the vile, ruthless, terrorist bully SHREDDER(tm)! He's a Slice-O-Matic crum, a villain more vicious than an army of mind altered Bruce Lees.

With their lovely cohort held hostage, the fearless foursome must concoct a way to rescue April before Shredder brain washes her into joining his Ninjitsu Foot Clan. They'll combine this treacherous task with the mission they've had since their mutated beginnings - to thrash Shredder and capture his Life Transformer Gun, the lone piece of technology that can turn their rat friend, Splinter(tm), back into the man he used to be.

So take control of these heroes in a half shell, and either claim total victory over New York's premier Kick Man... or lead them onto the menu at McTurtles (Home of the Quarter Flounder with Cheese).

So yes, the plot of the game is apparently to turn Splinter back to human and save April. Anyone remember that plotline from the comics or the cartoon? I sure as hell don't.

A lot of people seem to remember the game for being fairly difficult later on about half-way through. They are correct as I will show you during this thread. So let's get this party started, shall we? Videos are below.

Table of Content

Area 1 - Sewers Google Video Download AVI
Area 2 - Dam Google Video Download AVI
Area 3 - New York City Google Video Download AVI
Area 4 - Airport Google Video Download AVI
Area 5 - Foot Clan Base Google Video Download AVI
Area 6 - Technodrome - Pass Google Video Download AVI
Area 6 - Technodrome - Failure Google Video Download AVI
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