Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles is Konami's first successful arcade brawler. It introduced 4-player co-op gameplay and was the first video game adaptation of the TMNT franchise. Its simple yet challenging and fair gameplay combined with its explosive humor and personality solidified its place as a classic and set the stage for future Konami brawlers.
April O'Neil has been kidnapped by Shredder again! It's up to the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles -- Leonardo, Michaelangelo, Donatello, and Raphael -- to stomp out the foot and save her!
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles is an adaptation of the 1987 cartoon series of the same name. Although the comic series came before, it lacked most of the iconic characters like Rocksteady, Bebop, Baxter Stockman, and Krang.
Throws in this game don't work like any other brawler. Basically you get a free throw when you defeat an enemy. See the Fighters section for more info.
In Europe, TMNT are known as the Teenage Mutant Hero Turtles. Due to the fact that the holocaust happened there, Europe (and especially Germany) has far harsher censorship than the US. The term "Ninja" was deemed too violent so it was changed to "Hero" instead.
This is the only TMNT game where you fight Baxter Stockman in his human form. In all other titles, you fight him after he's mutated into a fly-man.
TMNT is the game that put Konami on the map as far as brawlers are concerned. Although its combat is fairly easy and straightforward, the excellent enemy designs insures the action is satisfying and challenging. Its fluid animations were way ahead of its time, and the music is extremely catchy and energetic. It's interesting how Raph has unique special.