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Release year: 1989-1990 | Players: 1 player | Developed by Konami

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (AKA Gekikame Ninja Den or Teenage Mutant Hero Turtles) for the Nintendo Entertainment System console is one of the first TMNT titles of all times. Donatello, Michelangelo, Leonardo, and Raphael are the characters you can choose in this 2D side-scrolling platform video game by Konami (Ultra Games) released in 1989.

The challenge is to get back the gun stolen by Shredder, which can transform Splinter back to being human, and also save April O’Neil, who has been kidnapped by Rocksteady and Bebop. This game was followed by TMNT 2: The Arcade Game and TNMT 3: The Manhattan Project.

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Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles involves map style roam-around levels, standard right and left platform, and special swimming levels since the characters are turtles. The adventure begins in the sewer that leads the mutants to the dam. Other locations are also connected, of course, to reach the final den. The entire presentation looks sleek including the cut scenes and menus. It will make you feel like you are in a cartoon.

The main characters are well detailed and colored to appeal to players and viewers. The bosses and the turtles have their own unique features that are noticeable even at first glance. The NES provided excellent music and backdrop for each level so you can ultimately enjoy your gaming experience with the console. The secret to win is to understand how your turtles work. For instance, they have switching capability style that will easily help you level up.

One tip before playing the game is that enemies will depend on your chosen turtle. This interesting feature helps players enjoy the entire adventure even more. Imagine, you can pick the character with easier to defeat enemies. That would give you an edge whenever playing this retro video game at home or wherever you may be. Plus, injured turtles are easily cured by pizza. Amazing, isn’t it?