Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: 1989 Classic Arcade Image
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  • Summary: [Xbox Live Arcade] The 1989 Classic Arcade game, originally published by Konami and most recently developed for Xbox LIVE Arcade by Digital Eclipse, has come to the Xbox LIVE Arcade. The TMNT arcade game brings the nostalgia of the early coin-op arcade days of gaming and features the[Xbox Live Arcade] The 1989 Classic Arcade game, originally published by Konami and most recently developed for Xbox LIVE Arcade by Digital Eclipse, has come to the Xbox LIVE Arcade. The TMNT arcade game brings the nostalgia of the early coin-op arcade days of gaming and features the original seven levels, two- to four-player co-op modes and voice- chat capabilities and be available for download for 400 Microsoft Points ($5 U.S.). Different turtles: Choose from one of four Ninja Turtles—Leonardo, Michelangelo, Donatello or Raphael—and master their unique ninja butt-kickin' abilities. Comic book characters: Interact with unforgettable characters, including Splinter, Casey Jones, April O'Neal, Baxter Stockman, and Shredder. [Ubisoft] Expand
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 3 out of 17
  2. Negative: 2 out of 17
  1. TMNT boasts 200 achievement points attainable through a variety of different tasks such as beating a level in a specific time limit or beating a boss without being injured. The addition of online co-op multiplayer and the other small features are great and add some replay value to an already cheap game.
  2. To Ubisoft’s credit, they did as much as they really could have with the original content, and should be merited for the game’s feature set; especially the online four player co-op.
  3. The four-player co-op is pretty much what makes this update of the classic arcade Turtles beat-'em-up worth downloading, though the $5 price doesn't hurt either.
  4. Official Xbox Magazine UK
    70
    It's a good solid beat 'em up, if occasionally a little unfair. [June 2007, p.95]
  5. AceGamez
    70
    While hardly resembling the game that could do not wrong from my childhood, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: The Classic Arcade Game still stands as an enjoyable piece of Eighties gaming lore, but without a warm jacket of nostalgic feelings it will appear outdated and boring, lacking present day sensibilities.
  6. Hopefully, when the second game in the series hits (Turtles in Time), unlimited continues will be part of the package.
  7. Turtles is about as shallow as gaming gets, with even less to offer than Renegade, a game already three years old by the time this hit the arcade...Even at 400 points, that's pretty shoddy value.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 4 out of 6
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 6
  3. Negative: 2 out of 6
  1. Lars
    May 6, 2007
    9
    Besides Geometry Wars, this is the arcade game i have gotten the most value out of for about 5 bucks. The achievements are what really keeps Besides Geometry Wars, this is the arcade game i have gotten the most value out of for about 5 bucks. The achievements are what really keeps it going, and unfortunately a few bugs hold it down, such as not being able to unlock the Turtle Soup achievement in single player. Other than that, I have been playing this game for a long time. SIngle player is great, but with the added four player online CO-OP, it is awesome. Just get it. It is awesome. Expand
  2. JasonS.
    Mar 15, 2007
    8
    As someone who dumped many quarters into this game as a kid, it's great to have a cheap trip down memory lane. Admittedly, if you As someone who dumped many quarters into this game as a kid, it's great to have a cheap trip down memory lane. Admittedly, if you don't have a history w/ this game, you'll probably find it boring unless you've got 3 pals to play it with. But as a pick up and play game, it's great. Expand
  3. RyanP.
    Mar 15, 2007
    8
    This game is easily a bargain at only $5. Single player mode offers unlimited continues, which kind of ruins the challenge of this game, but This game is easily a bargain at only $5. Single player mode offers unlimited continues, which kind of ruins the challenge of this game, but it allows you to just pick up and complete the game in 30-40 minutes when you feel like playing it. Online play is when it gets more interesting. You're only given 20 continues to share (doesn't matter if you are playing 2-4 players.) Add in online voice support and achievements this game is a awesome deal. Expand
  4. Jan 17, 2013
    8
    Amazing game back in the day. Classic.
  5. sammaher
    Jul 4, 2008
    4
    Save your Microsoft points for an Arcade game that you might actually play more than once. Does not feel nostalgic just boring and repetitive.Save your Microsoft points for an Arcade game that you might actually play more than once. Does not feel nostalgic just boring and repetitive. Would seriously recommend something else for a scrolling beat um-up (Double Dragon, Golden Axe ect, ect( although not great themselves) would be better ets). One of Arcade's week points. would stay clear. Expand
  6. Jul 9, 2012
    3
    After some years I have picked thi game up in my shelves for it's historically easy 1000GS... now I rebember, the horrible graphics, buggedAfter some years I have picked thi game up in my shelves for it's historically easy 1000GS... now I rebember, the horrible graphics, bugged gameplay and awful controls of the game. This game is of a past generation quality (PS2, etc.), even when it was released, back in 2007, it was already a bad game. If you want a relly good TNMT game, pick up in the Xbox Marketplace the recent remake of the arcade / SNES game, and skip this one. This games has only one purpouse today: to increase your Gamescore, but even this is boring to death in the 4-5 hours needed to finish it. Expand