Best Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle Game from the 80s-90s? You decide.
To clear some things up, there are some differences between the SNES version and the ARC version of Turtles in Time.
-The 1st Technodrome stage (plus the 1st Shedder boss) in the SNES version isn't in the ARC version.
-Slash is the boss of Prehistoric Turtlesaurus in the SNES version. In the ARC version, Cement Man is the boss of that stage. Thus, Slash isn't in the ARC version.
-Tokka and Razhar are the 1st bosses of the 1st Technodrome stage. In the ARC version, they are the bosses of the Skull and Crossbones stage. As a result, Bebop and Rocksteady wern't in the ARC version.
-The bosses in the ARC version had different attack patterns.
-The controls are smoother in the ARC version and are somewhat randomized, despite the fixed commands for certain moves. The SNES version had commands/attacks that weren't as random as the ARC version.
-Rat King wasn't in the ARC version, and instead, several Pizza Monsters were at the end of the Sewer Surfing stage. In SNES version, the Sewer Surfing stage was a bonus stage.
-The sound effects in the SNES version were different from the ARC version.
-The ARC version had cheesy voice overs. In the SNES version, voice overs were substituted for subtitles because the SNES couldn't support voice overs.
-The music in the ARC version had the melody as the SNES version, but the music from the latter had more bass and it sounded better than the arcade version.
-Overall, the ARC version was a bit more challenging than the SNES version.
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I had to vote for TMNT 2 though, that game was outstanding.
With improved graphics and better knowledge of gaming engines, a TMNT co-op beat em up style game could sell like hotcakes nowadays. If you look at every game, they were never all that good. Greater depth can e put into the characters fighting styles, fighting moves, combination, strengths and weaknesses. A new game on PS3 or X-box could be a great seller if anyone really wanted to capitalise on it. If TMNT worked for kids in the 80s and 90s, they could work even better today.
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