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Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (PlayChoice-10)

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (c) 1989 Konami / Ultra Games.


Nintendo PlayChoice-10 hardware

Game ID : U2

Main CPU : Z80 (@ 4 Mhz), N2A03 (@ 1.789772 Mhz)

Sound Chips : N2A03 (@ 1.789772 Mhz), DAC (@ 1.789772 Mhz)

Screen orientation : Horizontal

Video resolution : 256 x 240 pixels

Screen refresh : 60.00 Hz

Palette colors : 320

Players : 2

Control : 8-way joystick

Buttons : 2


Licensed to Nintendo.

This game is based on a black and white comic book that debuted in 1984. Konami wins the rights to produce TMNT video games in 1989. This is the first dedicated TMNT game.


* Switch boomerangs : Throw boomerangs and switch turtles while they are in-flight. The new turtle will catch the boomerangs and place them in his inventory.

* Duplicate pizza : Enter a sewer, take a pizza, then exit. Return to the same sewer to find the same pizza again.

* Eliminate Roller Car : Press Select to exit the Turtle Wagon on level 3, after a Roller Car appears.

* Cheat mode : Press Up(x2), Down(x2), Left, Right, Left, Right, A, B, Start at the title screen. Note: For two players, press Up(x2), Down(x2), Left, Right, Left, Right, A, B, Select, Start.

* Level select : Press Down(x5), Right(x7), B, A, Start at the title screen.


1. Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (1989, Nintendo NES)

2. Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles II - The Arcade Game (1990, Nintendo NES)

3. Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles III - The Manhattan Project (1992, Nintendo NES)


Music by : Keizo Nakamura