Metascore
42

Generally unfavorable reviews - based on 10 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 0 out of 10
  2. Negative: 5 out of 10
  1. Basic, derivative, monotonous; but dressed up with some stylish visuals and the odd good bit, TMNT is impossible to entirely dislike, but equally impossible to recommend. [June 2007, p.57]
  2. Middle-of-the-road DS gaming that's not offensive or horrible - just not very good. [May 2007, p.83]
  3. Success gives you a feeling of accomplishment, but the path is paved with frustration. [Apr 2007, p.87]
  4. 55
    It's certainly not terrible and the rhythmic jumping action has some fun and energy, but the fact remains that the game just ends up feeling inconsistent due to sloppy storytelling and, more importantly, an absolutely awful fighting engine.
  5. When it comes to a Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles game, fans expect one thing: fighting. That's what the Turtles do. So why come out with a game on an extremely popular platform that treats fighting as third-rate while boring and linear jumping is its central theme? The mind boggles.
  6. 40
    Coupled with the terrible combat, the game is only 2 hours long.
  7. The environments are no fun to get through, fights are infrequent, and the simplistic combat is unfulfilling.
  8. Quite simply a rotten game with woefully little variation in gameplay and turgid mechanics. There's very little fun here an dit's cetainly a long way from 'cowabunga', dude. [May 2007, p.78]
  9. 20
    In stark contrast to my experiences with the console and PC versions of TMNT (not to mention the shockingly awesome GBA version), the DS version managed to disappoint at every opportunity. It wasn't fun for a second and I would strongly caution any gamer tempted to even rent this one.
  10. If you have some disease that forces you to buy everything green and ninja-like, go for it. But then get help, man - digging this disaster is the gaming equivalent of eating donuts out of the garbage can; it just isn't healthy.
User Score
2.8

Generally unfavorable reviews- based on 4 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 0 out of 2
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 2
  3. Negative: 2 out of 2
  1. May 8, 2015
    0
    Probably the worst game I have played on the DS. I wouldn't even recommend borrowing it to have a go. Repetitive, dull, boring. A shame toProbably the worst game I have played on the DS. I wouldn't even recommend borrowing it to have a go. Repetitive, dull, boring. A shame to waste what could have been a good opportunity for a fighting/beat-em-up game.

    Cow-a-DUNG-a
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  2. YiuC.H.
    Aug 9, 2007
    1
    Monotonous fighting style (with just one attack option), levels after levels of running with either running or jumping or nothing. A very Monotonous fighting style (with just one attack option), levels after levels of running with either running or jumping or nothing. A very confusing plot. Not even worth a single cent or a mere five minute on this game. Full Review »