• Publisher: Ubisoft
  • Release Date: Nov 10, 2009
Metascore
36

Generally unfavorable reviews - based on 8 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 0 out of 8
  2. Negative: 7 out of 8
  1. On first sight, The Turtles license seems to be promising. But the game isn’t as amazing as it could be. The textures are boring to look at and the campaign can be completed within two hours.
  2. There's no platforming, no puzzle solving, no backtracking, no nothing: you just work your way across the stage until it abruptly ends. [Dec 2009, p.89]
  3. A mere shadow of what a scrolling beat'em up should be. The TMNT logo isn't enough to justify such a poor game, who will particularly let down the ones who really loved the comics and the animated series dedicated to the four Ninja Turtles.
  4. First generation cell-phone games had more interesting gameplay.
  5. 40
    The game is also easy, and you will have no problem rushing through the eight skimpy levels in a matter of hours. Add in the simplistic combat that becomes repetitious very quickly, level designs devoid of creativity and the fact that you can't level up or gain new moves and you have one disaster worth skipping.
  6. 30
    Do your childhood memories a favour by not playing this.
  7. 25
    The only real change-up in the whole game is when the Turtles get shiny cybernetic-looking gear when they travel into the future. It's literally wave after wave of enemies through eight stages that serve as mere backdrops. And that wasn't really what was worth remembering from the old days.
  8. You just mash buttons and move on. Dire. [Jan 2010, p.74]
User Score
4.8

Generally unfavorable reviews- based on 4 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 0 out of 1
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 1
  3. Negative: 1 out of 1
  1. NicholasB
    Nov 28, 2009
    3
    It's a nice attempt to honor Konami's previous arcade games, but it falls very short. Every stage consists of the same thing. Walk It's a nice attempt to honor Konami's previous arcade games, but it falls very short. Every stage consists of the same thing. Walk right, punch enemy, walk some more, punch more enemy's, walk, fight easily defeated boss. There's no variety. The graphics are nice, if a little blocky, and the music is decent, but not great. If it had a little more variety, it could have been good. Full Review »