• Publisher: Konami
  • Release Date: Oct 19, 2004

Generally unfavorable reviews - based on 16 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 0 out of 16
  2. Negative: 7 out of 16
  1. Outside of a tolerable multiplayer, there's nothing to redeem this. Battle Nexus had potential and it will stir the interest of old and new Turtles fans but sadly, it satisfies neither the misplaced nostalgia nor the itch for a cel-shaded violence.
  2. Game play, while trying to recapture the essence of the old school arcade game, is excruciating, dull, and repetitive.
  3. From extremely cheap computer AI, lack of combo attacks, and boring same old, same old gameplay, in a way I have to say this title is just too old school.
  4. 40
    It quickly degenerates into as absurd a mess as four turtles that are supposed to be ninjas with a rat for a sensei sounds like on paper. As Michelangelo might say, "cowabunga dudes, this is one gnarly game wreck."
  5. 40
    For most gamers the only enjoyment you'll get out of the game will be mocking it with your friends.
  6. A device for mental torture. And even the most diehard fans of the series would have to be truly blinkered to believe that this game was worthy of the licence. Put simply, it's nothing but a travesty.
  7. It's the general gameplay that's busted. Picking up an object is needlessly complex, tricky jumps seem to require more luck than skill, the camera is craptacular, boss battles are tedious, the vehicle-based levels are a joke, and the actual fighting action is bland. [Dec 2004, p.150]
User Score

Generally unfavorable reviews- based on 5 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 0 out of 2
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 2
  3. Negative: 2 out of 2
  1. Puffy
    Nov 8, 2005
    I think we all no the reason why any gamer would buy this game....... thats right the old arcade classic.. that is only reason i would buy it ....... but until i find it on a good deal im stayin away form this game ..even the ten dollar biin onthis gmae would be too high of a price ....i my self hate to give htis game a 2 cause of the arcade classic .. if it was a review of that it be a for sure 9 or ten but thisi ..... its hurts me to say 2. for turtle fans out there... im very sorry ..once u play the gem i think u will understand ... sure the acade game si nce . but that is thonly good thing about it. Full Review »
  2. BlueFalcon
    Nov 11, 2004
    A nice bonus in this game is the old arcade turtles game. Unfortunately, to unlock it you have to play the craptacular Nexus. I'm really surprised this would be aproved by both Konami and Nintendo quality assuarance. The gameplay is broken. Full Review »