Mixed or average reviews - based on 10 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 0 out of 10
  2. Negative: 2 out of 10
Buy On
  1. 60
    This DS title could certainly be worse than what it is, but at the very least it's missing that spark that those classic TMNT action games had.
  2. Mutant Nightmare is a good beat-'em-up at heart, but it's totally bogged down by platforming elements, puzzles, and touch screen features that don't work, not to mention stuffy controls.
  3. Game Informer
    Dense with the most boring, tedious, and limp gameplay this side of sewer-water. [Nov 2005, p.180]
  4. Merely just a so-so experience that has its share of good and not-so good moments.
  5. 40
    Mutant Nightmare, while wholly competent, goes down like pabulum and possesses all the (as the kids are wont to say) mad flava of boiled water.
  6. Nintendo Power
    A solid play, but not an advancement for Turtlekind. [Dec 2005, p.112]
  7. The younger generation will probably enjoy this one, but anyone who remembers Rocksteady and Bebop shouldn’t even bother.
  8. The game could just have easily been another GBA game due to its shortage of innovative uses of the DS technology, however no matter what the handheld home there’s plenty of beat’em-up fun for Ninja Turtle nuts to enjoy, and a healthy kick in the pants in terms of difficulty to boot.
  9. Mutant Nightmare isn't going to blow anyone away, but it can provide a bit of entertaining ninja action when you just need something to occupy your time.
  10. Pick it up if you really love the Ninja Turtles, because although the game does have more merits than its console brethren, that’s not saying much.

Awards & Rankings

#54 Most Discussed DS Game of 2005
User Score

Generally favorable reviews- based on 8 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 6 out of 8
  2. Negative: 1 out of 8
  1. BryanM.
    Apr 11, 2007
    This game is ok if your a big TMNT fan but if your not then it just another boring button mashing game.