Surely there cannot be anyone who has not heard of the Teenage Mutant Hero Turtles? Love them or loathe them, the Turtles are here to stay, at least until the next commercial craze hits the streets.
The Turtles began life as ordinary pets. One fateful day they were accidentally dropped down a sewer and instead of landing in the murky depths the pets found themselves swimming in a strange kind of radioactive ooze. Contact with this substance caused them to mutate. They grew in size and even learned to talk!
A Ninjitsu master also came into contact with the gunk and changed into a human rat. He became known as Splinter and under his watchful eye the Turtles were transformed into deadly Ninja fighting machines.
Splinter, a purveyor of Italian art, named his students after classical painters. Thus were Leonardo, Raphael, Michelangelo and Donatello created.
April O'Neill, a news reporter with a network television company has been kidnapped by the vile and ruthless Shredder. As leader of the nasty underworld Foot Clan, Shredder's dastardly scheme is to brainwash the reporter into joining his gruesome gang.
Controlling the Turtles, you must wage war on Shredder and his foot soldiers in a frantic battle to rescue the lovely April.
Your adventure starts in the downtown streets of New York. When you search the city streets and sewers you will come across all manner of creatures.
The end of each level is reached when you find April. However, she is always guarded by Rocksteady and Beebop, two of Shredder's most trusted henchmen. As you battle it out with one of them, the other will take April off to another location.
The game continues in a similar fashion until you eventually track the gang down to their safehouse at the Technodrome. There you confront Shredder and capture his death-dealing Life Transformer Gun.
Throughout the game there are various icons to collect, each of which will assist you in your valiant cause. Pieces of pizza replenish your life force, while invincibility and more powerful weapons can help you overcome the seemingly endless enemy onslaught.
The Teenage Mutant Hero Turtles is a competent beat-'em-up cum platform game. Needless to say, because of the Turtles' fame every kid in the land will want to play it.