TMNT: A Gaming Retrospective

We got one hell of a bombshell yesterday; the Australian ratings board gave ‘Teenage Mutant Hero Turtles: Mutants in Manhattan’ a ‘M’ rating.

“What the hell is Mutants in Manhattan?” I hear you cry!

Well dear readers, it is the new TMNT game being developed by Platinum Games. This is an incredibly exciting piece of news!

As a kid I was a massive TMNT fan (wasn’t everybody?!)! I played numerous video games featuring them and I owned a mountain of (legit and illegitimate) turtles action figures. I could not get enough of those dudes with tudes!


As an adult I am a massive Platinum Games fan! They have never made a bad game (Legend of Korra notwithstanding); their recent output has been excellent and includes Bayonetta 2 and Transformers Devastation. I cannot be more excited to play a new TMNT game; especially that it has the potential to be excellent!

It got me thinking though, TMNT have featured in a huge amount of games and I have played more than my fair share of them. Let’s take a trip down memory lane and do mini-reviews for the titles that I have played.

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Lets Play…Old Games! Part Five


And so; beloved readers, we have reached our penultimate part of our gaming retrospective…generation 7 – the generation that welcomed HD into our lives and made everything before look like excrement!

The PS3 & Xbox dazzled us with their HD graphics (many peoples first experience of HD was on consoles) while the Wii forged it’s own path and smashed all the competition (with sales anyway).

Surely everyone will have heard of all the games on this list; i mean this generation is still going…right?

Only one way to find out…

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