May 12th, 1989, yet another Japanese fever-dream bought the world Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles for the Nintendo Famicom. It would launch a month later in North America. Alongside Konami's arcade title, TMNT NES was the first game released for home consoles based on the 1987 Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles franchise.
The game was notoriously difficult due to spotty design and large hitboxes. When you're 7 and your favorite TV show became a videogame, maybe you don't care. The music was catchy, the sprites were pretty good for the time, and it was TMNT! It was particularly cool how each turtle had a unique main attack, their own health, and their own items. Kids had already played Mega Man and Bionic Commando, so the design was certainly a product of its time.
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