Happy 35th Anniversary to (I believe) the first Ninja Turtles game for home release. I loved Ninja Turtles as a kid, and I did attempt to play this game (on NES) a lot, but it was way too difficult lol. At least the soundtrack rocked.

For this post, we’re using the May 12th release date of the Famicom and other platform releases. The NES release was June 1st. Apparently this game was on DOS too, I had no idea it released on so many platforms! Wikipedia lists the platforms as: Nintendo Entertainment System, Amiga, Amstrad CPC, Atari ST, Commodore 64, MS-DOS, MSX, ZX Spectrum, PlayChoice-10.

Wikipeda Synopsis

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, known as Geki Kame Ninja Den in Japan and Teenage Mutant Hero Turtles in Europe, is a 1989 side-scrolling action-platform game for the Nintendo Entertainment System released by Konami. In North America it was published under Konami’s Ultra Games imprint in the US and the equivalent PALCOM brand in Europe and Australia.

Alongside the arcade game (also developed by Konami), it was one of the first video games based on the 1987 Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles animated series, being released after the show’s second season. The game sold more than 4 million cartridges worldwide.


Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Nintendo NES commercial

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (NES) - Angry Video Game Nerd

DOS - Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (NES) Music Soundtrack Playlist


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MobyGames page


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  • punkcoder@lemmy.world
    2 months ago

    This game caused me so much frustration as a child. even when you were cheating, the game was impossible.

  • Nounka@lemmy.world
    2 months ago

    My first game. Got it in a package with the 8 bit station. O here were a lot off houres in spent. Could get past the ‘save the dam’ but never found the right way in the next level…

    Frustrating how manny times you had to go around becouse you missed the jump.