With characters and shows based off the “Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles,” it is only natural that the fighting dudes would be perfect for the video game world. As each new craze of turtles continues with every generation, there are a lot of video games to go along with it.
Just like “Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles III,” some duds come along the way. For every bad turtle game, there are great highlights that help keep the franchise going. Look back at some of the best and worst titles to decide on the best games to check out for yourself.
The Best: Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Turtles in Time – Arcade
The Simpsons arcade is a classic that has held up for all these years and the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles classic has done the same thing. Four players, great fighting, awesome combos, and impressive graphics for the age make Turtles in Time worth every quarter spent.
A remake on the SNES provided the same fun, just in your own living room.
The Worst: Nickelodeon’s Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles – Wii
What went wrong here? The new show is great, but this game falls flat. It feels rushed, the game gets boring quickly, and it lacks the pacing of true turtle action. An obvious cash grab here.
The Best: Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Rooftop Run – iOS
The consoles went wrong, but Nick game developers got it right for the tablets. Rooftop Run is high energy, captures the characters well, and has a lot of incentive to keep on playing. The $1.99 price tag is another huge highlight too.
The Worst: Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Arcade Attack – Nintendo DS
With only eight short levels, yes eight, this game is done quickly, but players are probably done way before that. The game is a side-scroller, but the controls get annoying and it offers nothing new to the turtle world.
The Best: Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles – GameCube
From start to finish, this GameCube release features the classic highlights of past TMNT games along with updated graphics and features. The multi-player runs smoothly, the game gets addicting, and it features amazing turtle action for fans.
Skip out on the two GameCube sequels though. The original is the best version.
As the PS4 and Xbox One continue to roll out, expect more TMNT games along the way.