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Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: The Hyperstone Heist
Publisher: Konami
Developer:
System(s): Sega Mega Drive
Original system(s): Arcade Boards
Genre: Action































Number of players: 1-2
Release Date RRP Code
Sega Mega Drive
JP
¥6,800 T-95013
Sega Mega Drive
US
$54.95[1] T-95016
Sega Mega Drive
UK
£39.99[4] T-95016-50
Sega Mega Drive
FR
?F T-95016-50
Sega Mega Drive
DE
DM 99,95[5] T-95016-50
Sega Mega Drive
ES
?Ptas T-95016-50
Sega Mega Drive
AU
$? ?
Sega Mega Drive
BR
R$? 045060
Sega Mega Drive
KR
₩? GM8082JT



Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: The Hyperstone Heist, known in Europe as Teenage Mutant Hero Turtles: The Hyperstone Heist and in Japan as Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Return of the Shredder (T.M.N.T. リターン オブ ザ シュレッダー) is a beat-'em-up sidescroller by Konami and based on the TMNT franchise. It is based heavily off the game Turtles in Time which came out on the Super NES and Arcade, though it also borrows elements from the first TMNT arcade game.

Gameplay

The gameplay is heavily based on the gameplay of Turtles in Time, an arcade and Super NES game. There is an attack button and jump button. Run is also assigned to a button whereas it was done with a double tap of the dpad or when walking a certain distance. Pushing attack and jump together launches a desperation attack that consumes health, similar to other games in the genres such as Streets of Rage 2. Default controls are: A attack, B jump and C dash. The player can still slam enemies back and forth on the ground but can no longer throw them towards the screen. Back attacks can be disabled in the options menu. Various objects around the level can sometimes be hit and knocked into enemies and some will even explode, damaging nearby enemies. Some levels feature traps such as holes or planks which hit the player when stepped on.

Stages

  • New York City: Features a boss fight with Leatherhead.
  • The Mysterious Ghost Ship: Features a boss fight with Rocksteady.
  • Shredder's Hideout: Features a boss fight with Tatsu.
  • The Gauntlet: Features a boss fight with all three previous bosses and human Baxter Stockman.
  • Technodrome, The Final Shellshock!: Features a boss fight with Krang's Android and Super Shredder.

Trivia

  • The respawning standard enemies during boss fights can be used to collect infinite score.

Versions

  • The games is region protected. On a modified PAL Sega Mega Drive, the non optimized PAL version can be forced into to 60Hz mode by starting in 50Hz mode and then switching to 60Hz.

Magazine articles

Main article: Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: The Hyperstone Heist/Magazine articles.

Promotional material

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Sega Visions (US) #10: "November/December 1992" (1992-xx-xx)
also published in:
  • Electronic Gaming Monthly (US) #41: "December 1992" (1992-xx-xx)[6]
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Electronic Gaming Monthly (US) #45: "April 1993" (1993-xx-xx)
also published in:
  • S.W.A.T. Pro (US) #11: "May 1993" (1993-xx-xx)[7]
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Computer & Video Games (UK) #139: "June 1993" (1993-05-15)
also published in:
  • Computer & Video Games (UK) #140: "July 1993" (1993-06-15)[8]
</div>
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Sega Magazine (UK) #1: "January 1994" (1993-12-10)
also published in:
  • Computer & Video Games (UK) #146: "January 1994" (1993-12-15)[9]
  • Computer & Video Games (UK) #147: "February 1994" (1994-01-15)[10]
  • Mega (UK) #16: "January 1994" (199x-xx-xx)[11]
  • Sega Magazine (UK) #2: "February 1994" (1994-01-10)[12]
  • Sega Pro (UK) #29: "March 1994" (1994-xx-xx)[13]
  • Mega (UK) #19: "April 1994" (1994-xx-xx)[14]
</div>
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Mega Force (FR) #18: "Juin 1993" (1993-xx-xx)
also published in:
</div>
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Sega Pro (DE) #10: "August 1993" (1993-07-23)
also published in:
</div>
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Video Games (DE) #11/93 (1993-10-27)
</div>
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Video Games (DE) #12/93 (1993-11-22)
</div>
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Todo Sega (ES) #2: "Mayo 1993" (1993-xx-xx)
</div>

Physical scans

Sega Retro Average 
Publication Score Source
93 №15, p68-71
95 №42, p54/55[17]
47 №4, p64[4]
65 №8, p58/59
80 №7, p34-36
78 №1, p45
87 №16, p46-49
87 №30, p64-67[18]
85
46 №42, p42/43
86 №17, p34/35
86 №18, p68
82 №5, p20/21
81 №17, p76-79[19]
Sega Mega Drive
78
Based on
14 reviews

Mega Drive, US
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Cart
TMNT Hyperstone Heist MD US Manual.pdf
Manual
Mega Drive, EU
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Cover
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Cart
Mega Drive, JP
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Cart
TMNTRotS MD JP Manual.pdf
Manual
Mega Drive, BR
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TMNTTHH md br manual.pdf
Manual
Mega Drive, KR
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References

  1. File:GamePro US 042.pdf, page 59
  2. File:SegaVisions US 10.pdf, page 93
  3. File:GamePro US 040.pdf, page 62
  4. 4.0 4.1 4.2 File:GamesMaster UK 004.pdf, page 64
  5. File:SegaMagazine DE 01.pdf, page 69
  6. File:EGM US 041.pdf, page 69
  7. File:SWATPro US 11.pdf, page 68
  8. File:CVG UK 140.pdf, page 2
  9. File:CVG UK 146.pdf, page 102
  10. File:CVG UK 147.pdf, page 20
  11. File:Mega UK 16.pdf, page 2
  12. File:SegaMagazine UK 02.pdf, page 2
  13. File:SegaPro UK 29.pdf, page 2
  14. File:Mega UK 19.pdf, page 2
  15. File:MegaForce FR 19.pdf, page 2
  16. File:SegaMagazin DE 01.pdf, page 73
  17. File:GamePro US 042.pdf, page 58
  18. File:PlayerOne FR 030.pdf, page 64
  19. File:SegaForce UK 17.pdf, page 76


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