Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles IV: Turtles In Time
#25: Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles IV: Turtles In Time

Released In: 1992
Developer: Konami
Publisher: Konami

      After Shredder and Krang steal the Statue of Liberty, the Turtles rush out to stop him. But during a showdown at the Technodrome, the Turtles are caught in a time warp and sent back to the prehistoric era. Now they'll have to fight Shredder's minions in past and future settings as they search for a time warp that might finally bring them home. Based on the popular Konami arcade game.

Syd Lexia: This game is arguably better than the arcade version. It's missing the voice clips and a lot of background effects in the levels, but the Mode 7 effects in the surfing/hovering levels are a nice touch and the SNES game has several extra bosses. It also replaces the obscure Cement Man boss with Slash, the mentally retarded ninja turtle that Bebop and Rocksteady created with Shredder's experimental mutagen. And instead of the arcade showdown with Shredder, the SNES version ends with Shredder mutating into Kevin Nash. Fortunately, he doesn't die in five lousy seconds like he did in The Secret of the Ooze.

Valdronius: When great arcade games get ported to consoles, too often something gets lost in translation, rendering the game a shell of its original self. Luckily for Turtle fans everywhere, the SNES version of Turtles in Time turned out to be an amazing gaming experience as well. It's a great side-scrolling beat-em-up, with varied and visually pleasing levels. It even takes a page out of the original Battletoads' book by giving us a boss fight with Shredder, from his point-of-view, where you have to throw foot soldiers into the screen to take Oroku Saki down. I recently played this game online with a friend from Chicago and it was just as intense and engaging as it was the first time I played it.

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