Kowabunga! The Teenage Mutant Ninja Turles have punched and kicked their way across more consoles than you can shake a bo staff at, and the Genesis was no exception. Sega’s 16-bit wonder received versions of two highly playable and controversial titles: Tournament Fighters and The Hyperstone Heist, and the latter has been compared to the SNES port of Turtles in Time since it made its debut in 1992. Staff writer Christian Matozzo has put the two through their paces for a full comparions, and he’s ready to share his findings in the latest installment of Side by Side.
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How many of us grew up playing the Ninja Turtles arcade and NES games? Seriously, these wonderful games were a major part of many gamer’s diet back in the early ’90s, and it was always exciting to see home versions released. Imagine the excitement then, when Konami announced a classic Turtles beat-’em-up for the Genesis! Thing was, it was a little too classic, and it depended a bit too much on previous outings. Still, it was the Turtles on the Genesis, and gamers enjoyed the chance to beat down Shredder and the Foot Clan on their console. Was it worth the wait though?
Tournament Fighters has EVERYTHING the SNES version is missing except for the gameplay, and that’s a big ”except.” I loved that Konami always made each version of a game completely different, like with TMNT: TF, Sparkster and Contra. Still, this game is definitely worth buying if only for the music!