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Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Tournament Fighters
Publisher: Konami
Developer:
System(s): Sega Mega Drive
Sound driver: Konami/Lethal Enforcers
Genre: Action































Number of players: 1-2
Release Date RRP Code
Sega Mega Drive
JP
¥8,800 T-95053
Sega Mega Drive
US
$? T-95066
Sega Mega Drive
UK
£49.99[1] T-95066-50
Sega Mega Drive
FR
? T-95066-50
Sega Mega Drive
DE
130[3] T-95066-50
Sega Mega Drive
ES
? T-95066-50
Sega Mega Drive
PT
?PTE$ MD95066
Sega Mega Drive
AU
$? ?
Sega Mega Drive
AS
? ?
Sega Mega Drive
KR
₩? GM93036JT




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Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Tournament Fighters (T.M.N.T. トーナメントファイターズ), known as Teenage Mutant Hero Turtles: Tournament Fighters in Europe, is a 1993 fighting game developed and published by Konami. It is a fighting game mostly based on the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles comic book series rather than the popular television series. A game of the same name was released on the Nintendo Entertainment System and the Super Nintendo, but this game is not a port of either version.

Gameplay

The game plays like a standard Street Fighter II' inspired game. Up jumps and pressing away from an opponent will block oncoming attacks. Unlike most Street Fighter II' inspired fighters, only three buttons are used; punch, kick, and taunt. Stronger punches or kicks are triggered by holding the directional pad towards the opponent while pressing the button. Combinations of buttons can be used to unleash special moves. Desperation moves are available and do massive damage but can only be used when the life bar is flashing.

Some levels feature destructible scenery which grants access to new areas of the level when destroyed. A similar feature was incorporated in Mortal Kombat 3 and it's later versions.

Modes

There are four game modes available

  • 1 Player (Arcade single player mode)
  • 2 Player (Two player vs. mode)
  • Tournament (Fight 88 battles)
  • Practice (Single player practice mode)

Characters

Most characters are featured in the comics, however Sisyphus is an original character that never appeared in the series before this game.

  • Playable
    • Leonardo
    • Donatello
    • Raphael
    • Michelangelo
    • Casey Jones
    • Ray Fillet
    • April O'Neil
    • Sisyphus (Original character)
  • Non-Playable
    • Triceraton
    • Krang's Android
    • Karai

Production credits

Source: In-game credits


Magazine articles

Main article: Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Tournament Fighters/Magazine articles.

Promotional material

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EGM US 052.pdf

PDF
Print advert in Electronic Gaming Monthly (US)

#52: "November 1993" (1993-xx-xx)

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GamePlayers US 0612.pdfGamePlayers US 0612.pdf

PDF
Print advert in Game Players (US)

#0612: "Vol. 6 No. 12 December 1993" (1993-xx-xx)


also published in:
  • GamePro (US) #54: "January 1994" (199x-xx-xx)[4]
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CVG UK 146.pdf

PDF
Print advert in Computer & Video Games (UK)

#146: "January 1994" (1993-12-15)


also published in:
  • Mega (UK) #16: "January 1994" (199x-xx-xx)[5]
  • Computer & Video Games (UK) #147: "February 1994" (1994-01-15)[6]
  • Computer & Video Games (UK) #148: "March 1994" (1994-02-15)[7]
  • Mean Machines Sega (UK) #18: "April 1994" (1994-02-28)[8]
  • Computer & Video Games (UK) #149: "April 1994" (1994-03-15)[9]
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MegaForce ES 20.pdf

PDF
Print advert in Mega Force (ES)

#20: "Diciembre 1993" (1993-xx-xx)

Physical scans

Sega Retro Average 
Publication Score Source
85 №27
81 №144, p97[10]
83 №53, p34/35[11]
42 №12, p62/63
75 №51
81 №25, p100/101/102
80 №1, p56/57[12]
78 №17, p26/27
57 №15, p42
83 №7, p36/37
78 №24, p48/49/50
79 №14, p112-114[13]
80 №37, p124/125
54 №49, p64/65
89 №26, p66/67
68 №6, p34/35[14]
Sega Mega Drive
75
Based on
16 reviews

Mega Drive, US
TeenageMutantNinjaTurtles-TournamentFighters MD US Box.jpg
Cover
Mega Drive, US (alt)

TMNTTF md us manual.pdf
Manual
Mega Drive, EU
TeenageMutantHeroTurtles-TournamentFighters MD EU Box.jpg
Cover
TMNTTF MD EU Cart.jpg
Cart
Mega Drive, JP
TeenageMutantNinjaTurtles-TournamentFighters MD JP Box.jpg
Cover
TMNTTF MD JP CartTop.jpg
Tmnttf md jp cart.jpg
Cart
TMNTTF MD JP manual.pdf
Manual
Mega Drive, KR
TMNTTF MD KR Box.jpg
Cover
TMNTTF MD KR cart.jpg
Cart
Mega Drive, AS

TMNTTF MD AS Cart.jpg
Cart

References


Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles games for Sega systems
Sega Mega Drive
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: The Hyperstone Heist (1992) | Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Tournament Fighters (1993)