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Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles IV: Turtles In Time -- Konami

The Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles have returned to kick some shell in T.M.N.T. IV: Turtles in Time for the SNES. Two players can work together simultaneously to defeat the foot clan in this side-scrolling action title. Michealangelo, Donatello, Rapheal, and Leonardo all have new moves and are ready to fight it out. A two-player versus mode is also included.

Ferrari Man
Wow! What a cool twist on the first Turtles games. Too cool. I loved the character tosses. This game really had some time spent on it. There is one specific point I'd like to mention, graphics--In the options mode there is a selection to choose between either bright, well lit animated style graphics or comic book style, darker graphics--nice touch.

Konami has once again made a terrific game. Turtles IV is almost exactly like the arcade. The versus mode is fun and the two-player simultaneous action is done perfectly. The music and voice are pretty well done, along with the very fine graphics. Definitely one to buy.

I'd have to say overall that I really enjoyed this game. And even though I wasn't too excited by TMNT IV's similarity of scenery to other Turtle's titles, the entirely new set of moves makes up for it. Plus, I really liked having the ability to chose the color scheme that you play the game in. A good addition to the Turtles series.

A long time TMNT fan, I couldn't help but love Turtles In Time. While the arcade-style play has been carried over from the previous two in the series, many awesome new moves have been added. The early levels do start out slow, but the game really picks up in the later levels. The sound and voice are excellent. Frankly, my only misgiving is the difficulty level. TMNT IV is just too easy. Even set on the HARD mode, I danced through this title on my first try. Overall, however, I'd give it two thumbs up.

>>>>> 84.5/100 <<<<< Ferrari Man ???? R.I.P. Salamander
Graphics 5.0 5.0 4.5 5.0
Sound 4.0 4.5 4.5 4.5
Gameplay/Control 4.5 4.0 4.0 4.5
Longevity/Playability 3.5 4.0 3.5 2.5
Overall 4.0 4.5 4.5 4.0
Total 21.0 22.0 21.0 20.5

Originally appeared Vol 1, Iss 4 (10-11/92)