Nostalgia, Nostalgia, Nostalgia....As I played this game it was as if a Magic portal teleported me back to childhood.
Everything came back to me like it was yesterday, as if I was ten again. I picked up the Turtles in Time cartridge, blew in it to make sure my Magic powers would allow this game to work on the Super NES, I placed it in gently, more gentle than I've done anything in the last ten years. The ninja turtle game cartridge is the equivalent to a newborn baby.
I turned the system on and there it was....the screen in all its glory showcasing the ninja turtles with its theme song ringing throughout the room, it was magic I tell you. This is love.
So as I begin, the saucy little game yells out a flirty little comment. BIG APPLE 3AM. Almost as if a hammer popped in me in the back of the head releasing multiple memories of the game into the main main of my brain, because my mind began going over the check list. " Ok, remember Krang is gonna be zapping shit, oh yeah don't use the two move power attacks, cause that brings your health down...oh yeah Baxter, remember to stick to the corners."
So was it as good as I remember? Was it as fun as I had playing as a kid? Cause I haven't played in a super long time, but my six year old was extremely into it, so I decided to tag along on his Super NES adventures of defeating the foot clan and throwing Shredder into garbage truck so Casey Jones could murder him.
It was definitely fun. But not the longest game. We finished it in just under 26 minutes, which I was surprised about, I could of sworn it was longer, but that's Nostalgia for ya.
I smiled several times during the game, because some of it I've forgotten, like having to fight Pirate Rocksteady and Bebop on a pirate ship. Or how ninjas dress in Cowboys outfits as disguises on a train and it's the worst attempt of a disguise of all time.
If I'd had to rate the music it would get a 10 out of 10 just for the pure enjoyment I got from it.
The game is definitely a 4.8 out of 5 stars in my opinion, sure there may be other great Nes games, but this game is just so amazing.
My six year old and I beat the game although In the very last second, Super Shredder murdered him, right in front of me. I had to take a moment to reflect, then use my rage to completely destroy Super Shredder out of personal responsibility, because my son couldn't stop him any longer, he was gone, and only I remained to stop his rampage, it was my destiny.
The characters you face during this fun pact game is a pretty good roster of baddies, with my favorite either being Slash or Super Shredder, although Shredders stupid ass power to turn me back into a small turtle is a little OP for me.
Others include Leatherhead, Baxter Stockman, Krang, Rat King, Tokka, Rahzar, and Metal Head. All these bosses didn't come alone either, because there are hordes of different styled foot clan ninja through out, plus those damn annoying mousers that Baxter created, that son of a bitch!
So whether you'd love to run around the city cutting robotic ninjas with twin katanas as Leonardo, or using your quick strike abilities to smack Metal head in the face as Michaelangelo, or maybe you prefer the long range attacks of Donatello to keep the enemies at bay, but perhaps you'd like nothing more than to lose your temper as Rapheal and smash some mousers with his sais....if you'd like nothing more than to play a giant turtle as he smashes robots while listening to catchy Songs then this game is for you!
I stand by my score of 4.8 out of 5 for this classic masterpiece. It also has a Verses mode where you can battle your brothers in a friendly competition that's called, "I'm better than you!" Gotta love Verses!