Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 1989 Classic Arcade

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 1989 Classic Arcade

Nostalgia can be a harsh mistress. Reeling out that sentiment in a review for yet another Live Arcade disappointment brings with it a certain Groundhog Day vibe, but never is it more true than when talking about arcade games from the cultural dead zone known as the Late Eighties.

With increasingly powerful home consoles eating into their market share, the cabinet makers supplying the world's arcades inevitably chose the Darkside path of least resistance and served up titles boasting attention-grabbing visuals and sound still beyond the reach of the fledgling SEGA Genesis, but often with precious little in the way of gameplay. Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles is a typical example of this all-sizzle, no-steak era of arcade gaming. Served up on a next-gen platter, the result is singularly unappetising.

Sewer stench

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Turtles on Live Arcade this week

Shell out tomorrow.

Digital Eclipse's latest Xbox Live Arcade conversion - Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles - will be released tomorrow morning, Microsoft confirmed this week.

TMNT for XBLA

This month, says Ubisoft.

Ubisoft has confirmed that Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles will be heading to Xbox Live Arcade this month, and will be priced at 400 points.