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Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles - Turtles in Time (4 Players ver UAA)

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles - Turtles in Time (c) 1991 Konami.

The sequel to 1989's hugely successful original, 'Turtles in Time' once more sees the four heroes taking on Shredder and his army. Game-play remains similar to the original game, but the experience is enhanced further with the obligatory improved graphics and sound effects. 'Turtles in Time' also features a larger variety of levels, as now the battle between good and evil rages across time as the Turtles travel to prehistoric, pirate and Wild West times in their pursuit of the elusive Splinter.

Yet again, Konami's mastery of the genre was in evidence as the manic energy and humour of the cartoon and comic-book series upon which the game is based was captured perfectly.


Game ID : GX063

Main CPU : 68000 (@ 16 Mhz)

Sound CPU : Z80 (@ 8 Mhz)

Sound Chips : YM2151 (@ 3.579545 Mhz), K053260 (@ 3.579545 Mhz)

Screen orientation : Horizontal

Video resolution : 304 x 224 pixels

Screen refresh : 60.00 Hz

Palette colors : 2048

Players : 4

Control : 8-way joystick

Buttons : 2 (ATTACk, JUMP)


King Records released a limited-edition soundtrack album for this game (Konami All Stars 1993 - KICA-9016, 9018) on 21/12/1992.

The song that plays in the attract mode is known as 'Pizza Power' which is from the 'The Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles : Coming Out of Our Shells Tour'. Here are the lyrics to Pizza Power :

Growing up in a glass bowl,

with chameleons, lizards, and tadpoles.

It hardly enters your mind,

that there's something better than this.

A lettuce leaf or a carrot,

maybe a seed from a parrot.

Believe me when it gets you,

the word gourmet just don't exist.


For pizza power,

a flying saucer food delight.

Pizza power,

that power makes us feel all right.


The US versions are slightly different, they have the "Winners Don't Use Drugs" screen.


1. Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (1989)

2. Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles - Turtles in Time (1991)


Director : G. Suzuki

Game programmer : K. Takabayashi

Character designer : Moriyanma 27

Graphic designer : M. Inafuku

Visual designer : S. Kitai

Sound designer : T. Ogura

Music composer : Mutsuhiko Izumi

Hardware design : Yasushi Furukawa


* Consoles :

Nintendo Super Famicom ("Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles IV - Turtles In Time")

Sega Mega Drive (1992, "Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles - the Hyperstone Heist") : this scaled back conversion takes some graphics and levels from Turtles in Time and remixes them with elements of the first TMNT arcade game.