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

















Number of players: 1-2
Release Date RRP Code
Sega Mega Drive
JP
¥6,8006,800 T-95013
Sega Mega Drive
US
$54.9554.95[3] T-95016
Sega Mega Drive
EU
T-95016-50
Sega Mega Drive
PT
MDJ95016
Sega Mega Drive
AU
Sega Mega Drive
BR
045060
Sega Mega Drive
KR
GM8082JT

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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

While the arcade and SNES version follows a time travel theme, Hyperstone Heist follows an original storyline written for this port. Shredder uses an alien weapon from Dimension X to shrink the Manhattan island and Turtles attempt to bring the city to its original size.

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.

Unlike the original Arcade and SNES version, whose art style is closer to the 80s cartoon series, Mega Drive version's art style is closer to the original comic book series by Eastman and Laird. (No pupils, overblown muscles etc.)

Game has fewer levels and bosses than the arcade version but the levels are longer with multiple locations.

Stages

  • New York City: Features a boss fight with Leatherhead.
  • The Mysterious Ghost Ship: Features a boss fight with Rocksteady. (no Bebop though)
  • Shredder's Hideout: Features a boss fight with Tatsu from the first two TMNT movies. (His only video game appearance besides the movies)
  • The Gauntlet: Features a boss rush with all three previous bosses and human Baxter Stockman. (Stockman's sprites are recycled from the first game, unlike the arcade version which has his fly form)
  • Technodrome, The Final Shellshock!: Features a boss fight with Krang's Android and Super Shredder.

Tips and tricks

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

Versions

Localised names

Also known as
Language Localised Name English Translation
English Teenage Mutant Hero Turtles: The Hyperstone Heist Teenage Mutant Hero Turtles: The Hyperstone Heist
English (US) Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: The Hyperstone Heist Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: The Hyperstone Heist
Japanese T.M.N.T. リターン オブ ザ シュレッダー Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Return of the Shredder

Production credits

  • Game Programmer: Y.Sasaki, A.Minakata, I.Akada, H.Yamane, O.Maruyama
  • Character Designer: T.Miyoshi, T.Nishiwaki, Y.Takano, Y.Kambe, K.Fujioka
  • Sound Designer: M.Ikariko, Y.Takamine, K.Kinouchi, H.Inoue
  • Products Designer: H.Sumida, K.Nanba, K.Yoshihashi
Source: In-game credits


Magazine articles

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

Promotional material

Main article: Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: The Hyperstone Heist/Promotional material.

Physical scans

Sega Retro Average 
Publication Score Source
68 [7]
74 [8]
93 №15, p68-71
95 [9]
47 [4]
70 №1993-01, p82
65 №8, p58/59
80 №7, p34-36
78 №1, p45
87 №16, p46-49
87 [10]
85
46 №42, p42/43
86 №17, p34/35
86 №18, p68
82 №5, p20/21
81 [11]
Sega Mega Drive
77
Based on
17 reviews

Mega Drive, US
TMNTHH MD US Box.jpg
Cover
TMNTHH MD US Cart.jpg
Cart
TMNT Hyperstone Heist MD US Manual.pdf
Manual
Mega Drive, EU
TMNTTHH MD EU Box.jpg
Cover
TMHTTHH MD EU Cart.jpg
Cart
Mega Drive, JP
TMNTHH MD JP Box.jpg
Cover
TMNTRotS MD JP CartTop.jpg
TMNTRotS MD JP Cart.jpg
Cart
TMNTRotS MD JP Manual.pdf
Manual
Mega Drive, BR
TMNTTHH md br cover.jpg
Cover
TMNTTHH MD BR Cart.jpg
Cart
TMNTTHH md br manual.pdf
Manual
Mega Drive, KR
TMNTTHH MD KR Box.jpg
Cover

Technical information

ROM dump status

System Hash Size Build Date Source Comments
Sega Mega Drive
CRC32 679c41de
MD5 30ede62c8efe3e046e5409758b091eb6
SHA-1 f440dfa689f65e782a150c1686ab90d7e5cc6355
1MB 1992-12 Cartridge (US)
Sega Mega Drive
 ?
CRC32 966d5286
MD5 d55083fb5a014db1c8692e1545309fc7
SHA-1 ed6c32cae0813cbcf590fad715fa045fbeab6d78
1MB 1993-03 Cartridge (EU)
Sega Mega Drive
CRC32 1b003498
MD5 8d30e09b0988709472e6750bfd1744ee
SHA-1 f64556be092a13de8eaacc78dd630ac9d7bb75ee
1MB 1992-12 Cartridge (JP)

References


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