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Could TMNT: Turtles in Time have worked on the Sega Genesis?

As many people know TNNT: Turtles in Time was arguably one of the most popular beat em up games of the early 90’s following its arcade release in 1991. Shortly, after its arcade release TMNT: Turtles in Time was ported for the Super NES; and it was impressive despite hardware limitations only allowing up to two players. While TMNT: Turtles In Time was released for the Super NES many have questioned why Konami never released a Genesis port that same year. TMNT: Turtles In Time could have possibly of stood out more on the Sega Genesis; especially since the Sonic The Hedgehog Series was not nearly as big as Super Mario was for the SNES. There were a whole bunch of high profile games that appeared on the SNES that could have overshadowed TMNT: Turtles In Time. When it came to first party games Sega did not have too many big names in comparison to Nintendo aside from the Phantasy Star series, Guardian Heroes, Sonic the Hedgehog and Streets Of Rage II.

TMNT: Turtles In Time could have definitely have shined more to some extent on the Sega Genesis opposed you Super Nintendo during the early 90’s. However, its common knowledge that the SNES was a more successful console sales wise; and arguably had better visuals than the Genesis. While the popularity of the Super Nintendo is well documented there were other video game companies along with Konami such as Capcom that took notice of that. For the most part a majority of Capcom’s Mega Man games from the early 90’s either appeared on the NES or the SNES. While we did get to see Mega Man: Willy Wars for the Genesis console it was not as popular as the MMX series which started in ’93. While a Genesis port for TMNT: Turtles In Time could have worked in theory the game probably would not have been a successful as the SNES version. Aside from the four player gameplay the SNES port came close to the arcade version in terms of looks and gameplay despite hardware limitations.

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