Basic Idea: Be totally radical while saving April and defeating the Shredder!
Review: This game gets a lot of flak for the second level where you must disarm the underwater bombs, as well it should. It’s an insanely difficult level where it’s easy to lose a turtle. But it’s not difficult in a Battletoads or Ghosts N’ Goblins way, and with enough practice, it can be done without losing any turtles. The controls could be a bit tighter, but they’re actually pretty responsive.
What I love about this incarnation of the turtles is that the four turtles are distinctly different with their weapon abilities. Donatello’s bo is more powerful, but slower. Leonarda’s katana is dynamic and be used to kill enemies in hard-to-reach places. Raphael’s sai is short-range but very fast. I also love that the game really feels like it came out of the cartoon I adored before I had taste. The music is there. Use eat pizza to gain energy. The bad guys are all there and act similarly as they did on the show. You get to drive around in the turtle party wagon. It’s pretty much all there, including the hokey, gnarly dialogue.
There’s some minor issues with the RAM, and I wish the difficulty was a bit more fair, but I genuinely enjoy this game.