Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles are fictional characters from comics, and then cartoons, the popularity of which has become so enormous that up to the present moment, almost every year (since their appearance through the efforts of artists Kevin Eastman and Peter Laird) films and games with their participation. Below is a list of the best Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles games, including the oldest and newest games for a wide variety of platforms.
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Out of the Shadows
The Ninja Turtles action game, released on PC in 2013, tells another exciting story about how four brave heroes save New Yorkers from the villain Schroeder and his mutant henchmen from the Nut clan. In terms of gameplay, this is a hurricane mixture of slasher and bitemap, which provides a cooperative mode for four players. If you play alone, then at any time you can freely switch between four characters with unique weapons and techniques. In addition to the story campaign and co-op in Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Out of the Shadows, there are three more interesting modes available: “Challenge Mode”, “Arcade Mode” and “Dojo Mode”. The visuals in the game are done very well, in line with the original Nickelodeon cartoon.
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Portal Power
An arcade action game with colorful cartoon graphics and favorite superheroes, developed and released directly by Nickelodeon in 2017. The heroes once again face the evil Schroeder and his charges, this time having entered into a criminal conspiracy with the supervillain Krang – an alien from another dimension. To defeat them, the Turtles will have to travel to other dimensions themselves, traveling through mystical portals. Only 5 unique locations with their own set of opponents, including bosses from the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles universe. It is noteworthy that the game is available not only on PC, but also on mobile devices running iOS.
Injustice 2: TMNT
A cool addition for the famous superhero fighting game, adding four new fighters from the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles universe to the game: Raphael, Leonardo, Donatello, Michelangelo. It is very pleasant that the canon skins from the original cartoon that aired on TV in the early 90s served as models for the Ninja Turtle four.
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Mutants in Manhattan
A 2016 3D action game from Activision, featuring captivating battles on the streets and sewers of New York, in which brave ninjas fight the most dangerous criminals and villains. The game offers nice comic-style sel-shaded graphics, third-person view, slasher-style gameplay and the ability to play as any character from the Four Ninja Turtles.
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: The Video Game (TMNT)
The official game based on the animation of the same name. Developed by Ubisoft, the release took place in 2007 for PC, PS2, DS, Wii and other gaming platforms. The action takes place again in long-suffering New York, where brave Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles go to war against crime. You can play as any of the four turtles, each of which has its own weapons, fighting and acrobatic techniques. In addition to battles in Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: The Video Game, there are also parkour elements: Turtles dexterously jump from the roof of one skyscraper to another, climb walls, fly out of windows and sewers.
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Mutant Melee
A fascinating three-dimensional fighting game released in 2005 based on the 2003 animated series. The game has a characteristic cartoon graphics and a simple plot, but the battles take place on a variety of interactive three-dimensional arenas with the participation of all the famous cartoon characters – both positive and negative. There are 22 characters in total, of which ten are available at once, and twelve need to be opened during the passage of the story mode for a hundred levels. It is noteworthy that you can fight in Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Mutant Melee not only one on one, but also two on two, independently forming teams. And the group fights turned out to be even more intense and exciting. There is also a multiplayer, allowing you to fight in single and double duels with fans of Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles from around the world.
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Legends
Mobile RPG collectible card game released for iOS and Android in 2016. Free distribution. The setting and plot were based on the canon story from the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles comics, dedicated to the confrontation between the Mutant Turtles and Shredder, the villain ninja. The game offers an extensive story mode, divided into seven chapters, multiplayer battles, and a huge number of maps and characters from the TMNT universe. There are about thirty characters here, while they can be additionally pumped and freely combined into teams. To play, you need a permanent connection to the Internet.
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: The Hyperstone Heist
A game for the Sega Mega Drive released in 1993. In fact, it is a slightly improved version of the earlier arcade action Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Turtles in Time, which also received some changes in terms of the plot. He talks about how the evil Schroeder reduced the size of Manhattan with all its inhabitants, announcing that this was just a show of strength, and he plans to conquer the whole world with the help of the mysterious magic crystal Hyperstone, brought from another dimension. The turtles have no choice but to re-enter the battle with the villain and try to return Manhattan and its inhabitants to their original appearance. In terms of gameplay, this is a typical arcade action game for its time with many constantly changing locations filled with enemies and sometimes bosses.
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Tournament Fighters
The cult two-dimensional fighting game, released in 1993-1994 on a huge number of gaming platforms of that time. In fact, even today it is very pleasant and interesting to play it on a PC, using special online services or emulators for this. In total, there are seven unique characters available here with special techniques for each, fighting among themselves in various arenas in several modes, including a story tournament and local multiplayer for two players.
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Turtles in Time
Another iconic game of the times of eight-bit and sixteen-bit video game consoles, which originally appeared on arcade machines, but after a resounding success, it was ported to almost all consoles popular in 1991 and 1992. A typical scroller with bright pixelated locations and the same type of battles, in which the player, as one of four turtles, needs to take out all enemies that are noticeably outnumbered.
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Turtles in Time Re-Shelled
A remake of the game described above (Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Turtles in Time), released in 2009 by Ubisoft. The gameplay remained the same, the camera projection also retained its 2.5D look, but the graphics got rid of pixels and became pseudo-3D. It was released for the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 consoles, and is currently available on Xbox Live Arcade and PlayStation Network. In addition to the single-player mode, Turtles in Time Re-Shelled also has a co-op for four users.
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (1989)
Back to the classics of the gaming industry. The 1989 Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles is the very first game adaptation of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles franchise, released on all platforms at the time, including PC. It is a platform action game with a primitive combat system, where the player could control any of the four heroes, armed with unique weapons. True, it was difficult to distinguish them behind the huge pixels, but Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles still became incredibly popular, making the sequel inevitable.
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 2: The Arcade Game
The second part, released in 1989. The gameplay has changed insignificantly, except that it has become a little more hardcore. The graphics are also not much prettier, but the plot here is completely new, based on several episodes of the 1987 cartoon. Like the first part, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 2 was released on almost all gaming platforms of its time, including arcade machines and PCs running DOS.
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 3: The Manhattan Project
The third, final part of the first line of Ninja Turtles games, released on the NES and PC, although on computers it came out under a slightly different name – Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Manhattan Missions. And the gameplay between them has some differences. The game offers familiar gameplay with 2D battles and a good storyline based on the original cartoon. The NES version, by the way, is still considered the best Ninja Turtles game by many gamers today.