Thirty years ago, the animated series Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (TMNT) came to life. The popularity of this cartoon inevitably created other products in the franchise, so after the second season, the official video games with mutant turtles were ready. The rights to TMNT were seized by the Japanese Konami, who released the games for the arcade machines of the time, as well as Nintendo's NES console.
The first TMNT home console game came out just on this day 32 years ago, initially only on the Japanese market. It was a classic 2D action game in which the Turtles fought against various gangs and creatures to save their mentor Splinter and stop "Cutter" and his Technodrome. The turtles lost their health in the fight were supplemented by collecting pieces of pizza - with anchovies, how else.
The game did not receive good reviews after its release, but it was still a commercial success. A year later, the ports for the Commodore 64, ZX Spectrum, Atari ST, and Amiga followed, followed by various sequels, among which TMNT stood out the most: Turtles in Time.
Ninja Turtles in the world of video games have remained relevant to this day, although we haven’t had a quality game with them in a long time. The last time we saw turtles was in a guest role in the Injustice 2 sheet, and this year we get a brand new game, subtitled Shredder’s Revenge.