Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (NES)

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Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles
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Platform: NES
Year: 1989
Developer: Konami Industry Co. Ltd.
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Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles is a platform action game that features the characters from the first season of the TMNT cartoon series. Although the game sold very well thanks to the popularity of the cartoon, it is a rather awful game. The primary complaint is due to the game's extreme difficulty. The controls are a little unresponsive for slower turtles like Donatello and there are several sections in the game where you are faced with annoying jumps that, if you fail, force you to redo a large section of the map. The game also features a great deal of monsters which are interesting, but have nothing to do with the game. The graphics and music are really top notch for the time the game came out, but it's not enough to make this game anything less than a chore to play.

Screenshots

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The title screen.

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Don't get crushed!

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Go into some sewers!

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Enjoying a scenic sewer tour.

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Meet Bebop And Rocksteady.

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Time for some pizza.

Music

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TMNT's NES music is iconic because the game was so popular and most gamers from the early nineties remember it well. The title music makes great use of the electric guitar that was popular in other Konami NES games. The music adds a dynamic touch in the underwater section, speeding up as the timer runs down.

The game lacks credits, but Jun Funahashi has confirmed that he composed half of the game's soundtrack. He said other composers were involved, but because it has been such a long time, he doesn't remember who. However, he does remember that Hidenori Maezawa, who didn't compose any game's music, was responsible for sound programming, .

Tony Williams would go on to port the soundtrack to the Atari ST and Amiga while Kris Hatlelid and Mike Sokyrka ported his soundtrack to the C64 and MS-DOS.

Recording

# Title ComposerArranger Length Listen Download
01 Title Jun FunahashiHidenori Maezawa 1:17
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02 Overworld UnknownHidenori Maezawa 0:40
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03 Sewers UnknownHidenori Maezawa 1:03
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04 Buildings UnknownHidenori Maezawa 0:55
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05 Underwater Jun FunahashiHidenori Maezawa 1:16
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06 Underwater - Hurry! Jun FunahashiHidenori Maezawa 0:19
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07 Underwater - PANIC! Jun FunahashiHidenori Maezawa 0:17
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08 Night Time Jun FunahashiHidenori Maezawa 1:13
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09 Caverns Jun FunahashiHidenori Maezawa 1:34
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10 Boss Jun FunahashiHidenori Maezawa 0:49
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11 Boss Defeated Jun FunahashiHidenori Maezawa 0:02
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12 Big Boss UnknownHidenori Maezawa 0:37
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13 Area Clear Jun FunahashiHidenori Maezawa 0:07
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14 Turtle Caught Jun FunahashiHidenori Maezawa 0:03
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15 Game Over Jun FunahashiHidenori Maezawa 0:03
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16 Ending UnknownHidenori Maezawa 0:36
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Credits

(Source: Verification from Jun Funahashi; Game lacks credits.)

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Ripping NES music is a very arduous process that is beyond the scope of this site.

Releases

  Japan.svg   Japan
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Title: 激亀忍者伝 (Fierce Turtle Ninja Legend)
Platform: Famicom
Released: 1989-05-12
Publisher: Konami Industry Co. Ltd.
  USA.svg   USA
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Title: Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles
Platform: NES
Released: 1989-06-??
Publisher: Ultra Software Corporation
  Australia.svg   Australia
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Title: Teenage Mutant Hero Turtles
Platform: NES
Released: 1990-08-17
Publisher: Palcom Software Ltd.
  France.svg   France
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Title: Teenage Mutant Hero Turtles
Platform: NES
Released: 1990-08-17
Publisher: Palcom Software Ltd.
  Germany.svg   Germany
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Title: Teenage Mutant Hero Turtles
Platform: NES
Released: 1990-08-17
Publisher: Palcom Software Ltd.

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