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8 minutes ago, Rex Grossman said:

No one will play this. No one ever plays the Game Boy games on these Konami compilations. 

 

This is probably true—which is a shame, as arguably Radical Rescue is the one of the top three games in the collection.

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20 minutes ago, Rex Grossman said:

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (Arcade) 

Classic. Even though there are better belt-scrollers in the pack.

 

TMNT: Turtles in Time (Arcade)

Better than the first.

 

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (NES)

Not good then. Worse now.

 

TMNT II: The Arcade Game (NES)

A good effort but why play this when you have the actual arcade version?

 

TMNT III: The Manhattan Project (NES)

Decent but it's still an NES belt-scroller in pack filled with better 16-bit versions.

 

TMNT IV: Turtles in Time (SNES)

Excellent but much the same as the arcade version.

 

TMNT: The Hyperstone Heist (Genesis)

Rehash of original arcade version and Turtles of TIme and not as good as either.

 

TMNT: Fall of the Foot Clan (Game Boy)

No one will play this. No one ever plays the Game Boy games on these Konami compilations. 

 

TMNT II: Back from the Sewers (Game Boy)

See above.

 

TMNT III: Radical Rescue (Game Boy)

See above.

 

TMNT: Tournament Fighters (NES)

A good one-on-one fighter by NES standards, which isn't saying much. Flickery and basic.

 

TMNT: Tournament Fighters (SNES)

It's no SFII but I'd rather play this than Mortal Kombat.

 

TMNT: Tournament Fighters (Genesis)

Awful. Not sure how this went wrong but much worse than the SNES one.

 

So, you're saying this collection is essential, by the sounds of things!

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53 minutes ago, DeDeDe said:

This is probably true—which is a shame, as arguably Radical Rescue is the one of the top three games in the collection.

 

Arcade games aside, it's the only one I'd really be interested in playing again.

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I started a playthrough of the NES TMNT several months ago. I don't actually think it's terrible, i have played far worse games. 

 

I didn't finish it, but i had to use a lot of save states and a walkthrough. It does get quite tough later on.

 

From memory, the GB TMNT games were pretty good. I am not sure if i'll play them all, but they probably wont take more than an hour to finish anyway.

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Much as I loved this back in the day, the arcade games are proper money grabbers, with a home conversion effectively giving you infinite lives by putting coins in.  Also, the original game, the follow up (turtles in time), the Megadrive (H. Hiest) are pretty much exactly the same game as each other.  Much as I enjoyed that trailer, I think the excitement of owning this one would be done in half an hour. 

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11 minutes ago, dumpster said:

Much as I loved this back in the day, the arcade games are proper money grabbers, with a home conversion effectively giving you infinite lives by putting coins in.  Also, the original game, the follow up (turtles in time), the Megadrive (H. Hiest) are pretty much exactly the same game as each other.  Much as I enjoyed that trailer, I think the excitement of owning this one would be done in half an hour. 


You mean to say this has the same entertainment value as a pachinko machine?

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Hyperstone Heist is the best of the Turtles belt scrollers, in terms of gameplay, solely due to the ability to run by tapping a single button. It's one of my favourite MD games, the ability to keep rushing enemies and pushing ahead with the run button really makes the moment to moment gameplay feel far more frantic and exciting than stuff like Streets of Rage. 

 

The arcade games are superior in terms of sound and visuals, but as mentioned by others they're extremely unfair coin guzzlers. The home versions aren't just ports with inferior graphics, they're totally rebalanced due to the fact they don't need to kick you off a machine/get you to put in more money. It's an interesting example of the "inferior" home conversions being better games in hindsight.

 

I think all the NES TMNT games are varying levels of garbage.

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  • 5 months later...

Has anyone got this early or on preorder for initial impressions? You'd think it'd be a no brainer to get on Switch but with Digital Eclipse I want to be sure before I decide which version to get that it's not got any weird emulation issues.

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On 12/03/2022 at 10:55, fat flatulent git said:

I'm on this day one, mostly for the GameBoy games.  Fall of the Foot Clan was one of my first games for the original GB.


Same. This is one hitherto untapped juicy fountain of nostalgia. I haven’t seen it anywhere else since its original gb release years ago. The music in the clips gives me intense waves of nostalgia. The game seems like it’s going to be shit, I can’t remember its quality, but that won’t matter.

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I really quite like the original GB game but haven’t played the follow ups much. Shame the GBA Turtles game doesn’t seem to be on there as that’s really good, one of my favourite games on the system in fact. The nostalgia gland is also squirting all over the SNES games and the original NES one, as well as the classic arcade game. If I didn’t already have a million emulation setups I’d day one this hard, I think there’s enough there, but I must say I’m still quite tempted.

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