This Game Is Everything You'd Expect From A Brawler From The Late 1980's, and Doesn't Disappoint!

User Rating: 10 | Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles ARC

At long last, I have finally gotten around to playing and beating, the video game that TRULY put "Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles" on the map as a video game franchise! By the end of the 1980's, video game developers had pretty much explored everything that was possible with an 8 bit video game, and they were eager to start working with the possibilities that were possible with the expanded memory power and graphic capabilities of a 16 bit video game. One of the first games to truly lead the 16 bit charge, was this awesome arcade brawler platform game from Konami made in 1989! Although I still personally think that the Super NES version of "Turtles In Time" did the Turtles the most justice; this game still set the bar pretty high for an arcade brawler platform game! While this wasn't the first video game that made 4 player co-op possible, it was definitely the first one to show off the possibilities of 4 player co-op to its full potential! Each turtle has their own weapon, and each weapon has its own advantages and drawbacks. Playing either alone or with up to three other friends, the Turtles must embark on a rescue mission to save April O'Neill and Master Splinter, before eventually taking on Krang and Shredder in the Technodrome! Although this was one of the first true 16 bit video games, the graphics are still awesome, the music and sound effects (which includes some of the first successful usages of voice soundbites) are incredible, the controls handle well, and the difficulty is the right amount of challenging, without ever feeling too overwhelming. And best of all, the ability to enjoy this game is now easier than ever, thanks to its inclusion on "The Cowabunga Collection", where you can feel free to customize the difficulty of this game to make it as easy, or as challenging as you want. I highly recommend this game to all Arcade Video Game Fans out there. Enough said, true believers!