It’s Hard Out There for a Turtle – Nintendo Entertainment System – Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles – 1989

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (U) [!]_005

Nintendo Enterainment System
Genre: Action Platformer

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles was one of those games growing up that I remember watching cousins play and struggle through, nearing the end and throwing their controllers as hard as they could when all of that work turned into a nice little Game Over screen. It is not known for being forgiving, and every child of the late 80s/early 90s probably fell prey to the popular brand slapping around their childhood dreams of giving the Shredder his just desserts.

The game has managed a cult status over the years, though, as being a ‘Nintendo Hard’ rite of passage. Having bought this game when I was but a wee innocent lad, I too watched in frustrated horror as one by one, my turtles shrunk into their shells until my continues were used up and I had to restart my agonizing trek. With my now decades old resolve, I decided to take down this ancient juggernaut once and for all.

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