• Publisher: Konami
  • Release Date: Mar 15, 2005
  • Also On: PC

Generally unfavorable reviews - based on 13 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 0 out of 13
  2. Negative: 8 out of 13
  1. 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. The latest game is entitled Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Mutant Melee and like the last two games, threatens to send the Turtles back into hibernation or wherever the hell they went last time.
  3. This brings shame to the name Turtles. Even to the Turtles die hard fans this will just be a stab in your heart.
  4. Not even cel-shaded reptiles can save a game cursed with tissue-thin design, weak AI, and repetitive gameplay. [June 2005, p.78]
  5. 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 the multiplayer options are moderately enjoyable, only the youngest of gamers will find themselves with any longevity.
  8. 20
    This is some of the weakest, button-mashy gameplay you'll ever experience.
User Score

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User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 1 out of 2
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 2
  3. Negative: 1 out of 2
  1. [Anonymous]
    Jun 1, 2005
    I voted opposite not because the game was good but because of the principal behind f...ing with the green! TMNT all the way!!
  2. NasteryodaP.
    May 7, 2005
    this game is hooooorrible !!!!!!!!!!!! the visuals suck! you feel like you are controlling a blob! the sounds suck and gameplay is as cheap as the dollar store . if you have any life whatsoever, stay away from this steaming pile of turd!! Full Review »