Metascore
55

Mixed or average reviews - based on 11 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 0 out of 11
  2. Negative: 3 out of 11
  1. To the disappointment of many, TMNT does not offer any multiplayer features, so turtles cannot spar against each other or fight cooperatively with everyone on screen at once. Instead, it seems intent on rushing players through, with replay value coming from going over old missions for better scores -- hardly a compelling incentive, and one that will lead most players to let this one disappear back into the sewers.
  2. 70
    If you judge TMNT on its own merits as a platform-hopper with a dash of semi-imaginative combat thrown in, then it's a fine game.
  3. TMNT has some legitimately neat platforming sequences, but it's more frustrating than a kid-oriented game ought to be, and the combat is completely brain-dead.
  4. It should provide an entertaining ninja experience for the under 10 market but in doing so can't be recommended to more experienced gamers. If you're old enough to remember the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles on pre-32-Bit hardware, you'll sadly fall into the latter category.
  5. 60
    With no co-operative mode available, single-button combat, and straightforward level design, all you're left with are some nice animations and decent platforming that just don't carry the weight.
  6. Ugly and simplistic, but surprisingly likeable. [June 2007, p.89]
  7. Personally TMNT disappointed me because of its low quality, but even more because, in my opinion, this title has plenty of unrealized potential.
  8. The game aims low and ends up typical and forgettable. It's even short, at maybe six hours if you stretch it. If this was a real turtle, it would be the one sitting on the side of the road watching cars whiz by, not the one lacing 'em up to take on the rabbit and the road and dare its way to immortality in the history books.
  9. It was radioactive ooze that spawned the Turtles, but it's your brain that will turn to ooze trying to get some decent entertainment out of this sludgy beat 'em up.
  10. The game boils down to hammering the hit button until all the identikit bad guys have turned red and vanished. It's cack. Avoid. [June 2007, p.64]
  11. It's for kids and that's fine. But children deserve better. Get them a version they can actually control. Better still, get your beloved sprogs a game that won't decay their minds through dumb repetition. [June 2007, p.82]

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