Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Tournament Fighters
Reviewed by Adam Norfleet
The story starts with all the Ninja turtles sitting a room
watching the television. After a while a commercial comes on
about a fighting tournament about to take place, and the winner
of the tournament will receive a ridiculously large sum of money.
A picture comes up showing the contestants of the tournament
and shredders picture comes up. The turtles suspect something
fishy, anytime shredder does something it cant be good. All of
them decide to join in on the tournament to test their skills and
prove they are the best fighters in the world. Also to get money.
This game was surprisingly well done, i didn't quite expect this
kind of quality game from Konami. We all know that anytime a
fighting game is derived from a TV show or a movie it will stink
most of the time. The worst of all time is double dragon 5 the
shadow falls. This was the last great game before the turtles
went into retirement from showbiz. This game was totally
unexpected and it made the turtles look meaner and more
tougher than before. This is loaded with awesome features like
a speed control that lets you hype up the fighters speed, a story
mode witch you can only use the four turtles for, and all contestants
have the ability to do a super move that inflicts a lot of damage on
your adversaries. The control setting seemed a little awkward for
me the first time played it, i guess its because i got used to the
Street Fighter button configuration, but that wasn't a problem at
all. You have a choice to pick from 10 playable character along
with 2 hidden ones. The characters include War, a primitive dinosaur
looking creature who can jump incredibly high, Aska a female martial
artist, Chrome Dome, a robot created by Krang to destroy the turtles,
Armaggon, a tall shark with human features, Wing Nut, a crazy flying
mutant who enters the tournament just for the fun of fighting (Also
my favorite person to fight with),Everyone's favorite villain that
we all love to hate, Cyber Shredder and of course the four Teenage
Mutant Ninja Turtles. This game is both fun and challenging and is
fun for everyone to play.
Graphics 10 out of 10
The games graphics couldn't have gotten any better for this game,
everything fit in perfectly. Konami did a good job animating the
characters of the game, giving the a real cartoon feel to it. The super
moves all of the characters perform are smoothly done without any
freezing or hesitation. Even though i don't look at the games graphics
that much i would still have to say that this fighting game has the
graphics to compete with the best like Street Fighter. I also liked the
way they made the turtles look kind of dark and shady with the all
white pupils and their new street tough attitudes. The Super NES
version in my opinion is the best one of all of the systems because
of the fast pace action and the good graphics. If you a great display
of graphics check out Leonardo's ultimate attack, it is one of the
most lethal if used at the right moment.
Music and Sound 6 out of 10
Konami could have used just a little bit of a change in there style
of music in this TMNT game. Some of the music is really great like
Shredders theme music but I can't take the music when you fight
against the Rat King in the channel 6 news room, it sounds like a
circus instead fighting music. Other than that the music sounds
exactly like the music in turtles in time and even turtles 3 for the
NES. The games sound is totally different. All of the voices are
done well. None of them are muffled and are clear as a bell. I love
smashing my opponent with a move that scores multiple hits and
listening to the sound of the blows rain down on them.
Game Challenge 4 out of 10
One problem with this game is that you probably beat it with all
of the characters in one day. The hardest part of the game is the
final boss who wont even show up unless you have the difficulty
level up enough. I have to admit that sometimes fighting on the story
mode is kind of hard because you are confined to battle with only four
characters and you are stripped of your ultimate attacks(bumber). I
believe that there is a code to get your attacks on the story mode though.
Game Play-Fun 5 out of 10
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Tournament Fighters provides you with
smooth and very responsive gameplay and allows you to execute your
characters special moves with ease. Some of the characters moves
seem very complex and hard to do, like War's headstomp, Chrome
dome's piledriver and Rat King's rat bomber. Most of the time I just
forget about those moves and fight with the basic maneuvers. Like
almost all games, this game is more fun playing with 2 or more
people. Another great fun factor about this game is the speed control.
If you think the game moves too slow for ya then you can pick it up a
bit by 6 levels. That should add a little fun to this game. Again it is
always fun to see your favorite heroes on the screen beating the
crap out each other.........isn't it?
Due to the easiness of this game, the only real frustration of this game
is the final boss of the game, Karai. He somehow is Shredder evil master
and he is total pain in the due-dah fighting this guy on the normal level
gives me a headache. He is faster than lightening, his moves are unbelievably
powerful and his power meter can fill up after he nails with about two
of his flying punch attacks. Rat King can be a nuisance sometimes too
but his slowness is his weakness. Try fighting Rat King with Wing Nut
and I usually take care of Karia by using Chrome Dome or Armaggon,
because their jump kick and trip combinations work best.
Replayability 4 out of 10
Like all fighting one on one fighting games, there is only a matter
of time before you get tired of fighting around the same old guys
and seeing the same old lame ending they gave the characters. And
these endings couldn't have possibly been any lamer. I am the type that
can play games over and over again, but this game for some reason is
starting to bore me.
Background fighting scenes 6 out of 10
I decided to add this section to my review because i feel that the
backgrounds are very important to the game. I have noticed that in
most fighting games, the characters background is related to that
character in some way or reflects something about that character.
It seems like all of the turtles are in odd or strange places. I would
expect to see at least one background in which you fight in a sewer,
but there isn't one. Why is Raphael fighting in a cafeteria? And why is
Donetello in a junk yard?
Overall 41 out of 70
What this game comes down to is another Street Fighter want to be.
It seems like Capcom took everybody's ideas before they got to use
them. I loved playing this game for the thought of fighting Turtle
against Turtle, but the feeling died away quickly because it just
seemed too easy to be beaten. If you really want to find out about this
game go rent it. I don't think its something you would want to buy though.