TMNT: Mutant Melee GameCube

  • Publisher: Konami
  • Release Date: Mar 16, 2005
  • Also On: PC
Metascore
44

Generally unfavorable reviews - based on 16 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 0 out of 16
  2. Negative: 8 out of 16
Buy On
  1. This is an incredibly slapdash and barren game that has absolutely nothing to offer you beyond monotonous, almost-broken fighting mechanics, tiny environments, and a bunch of lame unlockables.
  2. Nintendo Power
    42
    Controls are slightly sluggish. [June 2005, p.97]
  3. The gameplay just seemed so bland and boring that I really don't think I ever enjoyed this game.
  4. Monotony does not a good game make, in any situation. In a brawling game, it's practically a death knell, a sign of laziness in development and a lack of innovation. And it's one of the key things that kills Mutant Melee before it can even get started.
  5. Play Magazine
    35
    It's hard to find the fun in Mutant Melee, whether playing alone or with friends. [May 2005, p.54]
  6. What gets under your skin is that most of the combos are unblockable, and once you are caught in string of moves, you must wait until the move set is over before you can block or counter attack. This can be frustrating on both A.I. and human battles.
  7. 30
    While a fleshed out narrative for each character would be a bit far reaching, what the Adventure mode amounts to is little more than a series of mini-games that are repeated ad nauseam for under an hour per character.
  8. 20
    This is some of the weakest, button-mashy gameplay you'll ever experience.

Awards & Rankings

#56 Most Discussed GameCube Game of 2005
User Score
2.8

Generally unfavorable reviews- based on 4 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 0 out of 3
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 3
  3. Negative: 3 out of 3
  1. Jul 29, 2016
    2
    Very bland, repetitive, boring, annoying, lacks a lot, mediocre gameplay, and lots more wrong with it but there is only a few good thingsVery bland, repetitive, boring, annoying, lacks a lot, mediocre gameplay, and lots more wrong with it but there is only a few good things about this game. Full Review »
  2. May 24, 2015
    4
    The game is not very good, it has almost no story, the gameplay of the game is not very good, and I had so much fun playing this game, and theThe game is not very good, it has almost no story, the gameplay of the game is not very good, and I had so much fun playing this game, and the graphics have nothing else. Full Review »
  3. RichardS.
    Sep 12, 2007
    1
    I loved the old tmnt games for nintendo and super nintendo. I grew up playing them. What a disapointment for a game. Not at all what i I loved the old tmnt games for nintendo and super nintendo. I grew up playing them. What a disapointment for a game. Not at all what i expected it to be. Full Review »