Sinclair User14th September 1990
Published in Sinclair User #106
Teenage Mutant Hero Turtles
Cowabunga! The Fab Four are here! Bigger than the Beatles those Teenage Mutant Hero Turtles are ready to shell out some punishment as they go up against the foul Foot Clan, in their quest against bad guys and late pizzas with anchovies.
Yes, MirrorsoM have brought the whole gang together, as Splinter, April O'Neil and the half shell heros, Leonardo, Donatello, Michaelangelo and Raphael, all try to stomp out the Foot Clan and the evil Shredder.
The game comes in five levels, and an opening sequence has Shredder throw down the heavily metal gauntlet, which flushes our boys out into the sewers of New York.
Movement is as you would expect - apart from up which has the boys withdraw into their shells as they leap onto ledges or dodge the attentions of Foot Clan soldiers as they try to find their way through each of the full colour levels. You begin with all four of the guys, with full energy. Don, Raph, Mikey and Leo all have their favourite weapons and you can change the character that you control at any point in the game - especially useful for conserving your turtle's power. In fact, you can eat off the floor in most places, with various sizes of pizza awarding differing levels of energy boost for the tired turtle. At various points in the game, pickups are lying around - weapons, ropes even boomarangs.
Gameplay and graphics make a game and in this case, a little bit of Spectrum history. The graphics are turtlely brilliant, with colour clash down to a bare minimum and a true depth of gameplay. Teenage Mutant Hero Turtles is brilliant. So, what're waiting for dude? Go get it!
This is the game for Turtle dudes and anyone who wants to play a great game!