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Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (Japan 2 Players)

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles - Super Kame Ninja (c) 1989 Konami.

The Turtles must save April from the clutches of Shredder and the Foot Clan! Pizza time!


Game ID : GX963

Main CPU : 68000 (@ 8 Mhz)

Sound CPU : Z80 (@ 3.579545 Mhz)

Sound Chips : YM2151 (@ 3.579545 Mhz), K007232 (@ 3.579545 Mhz), UPD7759 (@ 3.579545 Mhz), Samples (@ 3.579545 Mhz)

Screen orientation : Horizontal

Video resolution : 304 x 224 pixels

Screen refresh : 60.00 Hz

Palette colors : 1024

Players : 4

Control : 8-way joystick

Buttons : 2


The subtitle of this game translates from Japanese as 'Super Turtle Ninja'.

This game is known outside Japan as "Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles" and in UK as "Teenage Mutant Hero Turtles".

This game was based on the first season of the original 1989 cartoon show.

King Records released a limited-edition soundtrack album for this game (Konami Special Music Senryoubako, Heiesei 3-nendo ban - KICA-9005-9008) on 21/12/1990.


* Various Sewer Level Tricks :

1) When fighting in the sewer level, move your character as close as you can to the edge of the stone floor without falling to the water. If done correctly, no enemy in this level including the boss can touch you here as long as you remain on the floor's edge!

2) Stand just below the ledge in the middle of the screen. Then jump straight up. You will land just on the edge of the upper level. Nothing can hurt you for the rest of that level, but you can kill anything that comes close enough to you (You can't move up or down though, or you'll have to repeat this trick).

3) You can keep from getting hit by walking right along the edge of the brick floor. This prevents enemies from attacking you from multiple directions. You still need to nail enemies directly in front of you or behind you. This is easy with Donatello.

* You can theoretically get unlimited points. Use the yellow guy's boomerang. Lead one yellow guy in such a way that he gets stuck at an object (fire hydrant or barrel) between you and him, aligned horizontally. He will try to move toward you, but he won't be able to move since the object is near him. Get close enough to him so that he starts throwing boomerangs. You can kill each one for (wow!) 1 point.

* Killing most bosses consist of 3 strategies : They all consist of moving vertically towards the bosses.

1) Move vertically upwards, hit the boss, and move vertically downwards. Repeat until dead. Works well on Bebop.

2) Wait for the boss to move vertically down towards you, wait for him, hit him, and move vertically upwards. Repeat until he's dead. Works best on Rocksteady. Best results occur when you hit and run at the same time.

3) Wait for the boss to move vertically towards you. Jump over him, move through him and attack as you do this, keep moving. Repeat. Works well on the big robots.


1. Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles - Super Kame Ninja (1989)

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


Programmer : G. Suzuki

Character designer : Mariyanma 25

Graphic designer : K. Hattori

Visual designer : Y. Asano

Animation : K. Yamashita

Sound : S. Tasaka, Imo Hideto

Music : Mutsuhiko Izumi, Miki Higashino

Hardware : S. Matsumoto