Retro Gaming- Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles IV: Turtles in Time (1991)


Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Turtles in Time was an arcade game that was originally released by Konami  & Ubisoft in 1991.  This title was eventually released for the Super Nintendo Entertainment System in the countries of Europe, Japan, and America in 1992.  Unlike, the controversial Nintendo Entertainment System game released in 1989 this title was a multiplayer game in which players can control the four turtles Donatello, Leonardo, Michelangelo, or Raphael.  Turtles in Time provides gamers with a more exciting adventure   by letting them play throughout many exciting levels both in past and present timelines ultimately to battle the main antagonist.  The arcade version of this title allows the simultaneous gameplay of four players while the SNES version is only limited to two.


There are a few noticeable differences between the arcade and SNES version of Turtles in Time including stage addition.  The SNES version of Turtles in Time has an exclusive stage for the Technodrome while making two of the arcade stages bonus levels.  In terms of which stages were the most fun for the SNES version many people would agree that Sewer Surfin and Neon Night Riders were great.  The final boss just like many other beat em up games was the most difficult but this usually depends on the player(s) and how familiar they are with the title.  The gameplay for Turtles in Time among many other features had contributed to this title’s replay value as many people spent countless of coins trying to complete this game.  If anybody had owned the SNES version of Turtles in Time the idea of selling the game would have probably have been the last thing to cross their mind.  Turtles in Time recognized by many critics and gamers as being quite possibly the best beat em up arcade title produced by Konami.  Others would argue that Turtles is probably one of the best beat em up games of all time.



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