Metascore
57

Mixed or average reviews - based on 25 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 3 out of 25
  2. Negative: 6 out of 25
  1. There's little joy to the gameplay, unless you like hammering one of the two attack buttons and simply aiming your hero at the next batch of fodder for your angry reptilian idiot.
  2. It’s sad to think that with all its high-tech fanciness of the new console generation, TMNT can’t even muster up the personality and gameplay of the old arcade games.
  3. The new game is a little bland, and just doesn’t really excite the same way that the old ones do. It’s the worst game under the Ninja Turtle franchise, and is worth a rental at most.
  4. Feels cheeky to be criticising a scrolling beat 'em up for being too shallow, but TMNT is possibly one of the most tedious ever. Repetition is only acceptable when you're repeating something gratifying. [Jan 2004, p.109]
  5. A hugely disappointing update to a franchise that was once reverred in the videogames industry - why is there no 4P option?
  6. 40
    While the basic gameplay engine is solid enough, TMNT forgets that less is sometimes more, and does a fine job of boring the player as a result.
User Score
7.7

Generally favorable reviews- based on 7 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 4 out of 6
  2. Negative: 1 out of 6
  1. EduardoR.
    Oct 21, 2005
    6
    If you are a great fan of the series, buy it. If you used to love all the NES and SNES TMNT games, you might like it. If you are looking for If you are a great fan of the series, buy it. If you used to love all the NES and SNES TMNT games, you might like it. If you are looking for an exciting adventure game, ignore it! Full Review »
  2. Chris
    May 26, 2004
    10
    This game really makes me remember the good old days when TMNT were king. An instant classic.
  3. KennyH.
    Jan 5, 2004
    4
    Complete disappointment. I was obsessed with Turtles in time on SNES. But this game is simply......crap. Really sad.