Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: The Hyperstone Heist

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Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: The Hyperstone Heist
System(s): Sega Mega Drive
Publisher: Konami
Developer:
Genre: Action[1][2]

















Number of players: 1-2
Release Date RRP Code
Sega Mega Drive
JP
¥6,800 (7,004)6,800e[3] T-95013
Sega Mega Drive
US
$54.9554.95[6] T-95016
Sega Mega Drive
EU
T-95016-50
Sega Mega Drive
DE
DM 99.9599.95[9] T-95016-50
Sega Mega Drive
PT
MDJ95016
Sega Mega Drive
UK
£39.9939.99[7] T-95016-50
Sega Mega Drive
SE
(Rental)
Sega Mega Drive
AU
Sega Mega Drive
BR
045060
Sega Mega Drive
KR
GM8082JT

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: The Hyperstone Heist, known in Europe as Teenage Mutant Hero Turtles: The Hyperstone Heist and in Japan as Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Return of the Shredder (T.M.N.T. リターン オブ ザ シュレッダー) is a Sega Mega Drive beat-'em-up game developed and published by Konami. It was first released in Japan and the United States in December 1992, and it is the first game in the TMNT franchise to appear on a Sega console.[10]

It is a rearranged port of the developer's July 1992 Super Famicom game Turtles in Time (with additional elements taken from both the 1989 arcade game Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles and the 1991 Famicom game The Manhattan Project).

Story

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Introduction

April O'Neil is reporting from Liberty Island when, in a flash of light, she and her audience witness Manhattan Island suddenly start to shrink. Shredder hijacks the airwaves and announces to the world that this was a demonstration of the power of the Hyperstone, the treasure of Dimension X. With the Hyperstone in his possession, he has the power to take over the world. The Turtles have no choice but to stop Shredder.

Gameplay

The game is a belt-scrolling beat-'em-up, similar to Turtles in Time. The player can choose from any of the four turtles at the beginning of the game. Each turtle walks with Left and Right and moves in and out of the plane with Up and Down. They jump with B and attack with A. Each turtle executes a unique power technique after landing several successive hits. Turtles sometimes grab enemies and body slam them while attacking them. Each turtle also has a deadly attack that can be performed with A+B, which attacks enemies all around the turtle at the cost of a small amount of health. Various objects around the level can sometimes be hit and knocked into enemies; some even explode, damaging nearby enemies. Some levels feature traps such as manholes or planks that hit the player when stepped on.

Turtles can dash by holding C while walking. While dashing, the turtle can perform a shoulder charge with A, a front flip with B, a slide attack with B then A, or a front kick with A+B. The turtles also have a variety of techniques that can be performed by pressing A in mid-air, such as a front kick right after jumping, a diving kick near the apex of the jump, a flying kick near the bottom of the jump, or a weapon swing at any other point of the jump.

Turtles have a health meter that goes down as they take damage from enemies. If a turtle runs out of health, he is stunned momentarily but revives if the player has lives remaining. If the player runs out of lives, the game can be continued from the beginning of the current stage.

The game can be played with two players simultaneously, with each controlling a different turtle.

Characters

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Leonardo
The leader of the group. Leonardo is the most mature and disciplined. He wears a blue mask and fights with two katana. His power technique is the Bamboo Split, where he jumps in the air while thrusting his sword outward, and his deadly attack is the Spinning Blade, where he spins around with both katana extended.
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Michelangelo
Michelangelo is good-natured and exuberant. He wears an orange mask and fights with dual nunchaku. His power technique is the Smile Finish, where he spins one of his nunchaku, and his deadly attack is the Kamikaze Attack, where he darts forward while fanning out his nunchaku.
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Donatello
Donatello is the calmest and most intelligent of the group. He wears a purple mask and fights with a bō staff. His power technique is the Hurricane Attack, where he twirls his bō, and his deadly attack is the Toe Smash, where he uses his bō to do a leaping kick.
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Raphael
Raphael is short-tempered and cynical. He wears a red mask and fights with twin sai. His power technique is the Vacuum Slice, where he spins his sai around, and his deadly attack is the Jumping Spin Kick.

Items

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Pizza
Fully restores the turtle's health.
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Bomb
Makes the turtle spin around and attack enemies in an invulnerable state for a short duration.

Stages

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New York City
The boss fight is against Leatherhead.

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The Mysterious Ghost Ship
The boss fight is against Rocksteady (but no Bebop).

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Shredder's Hideout
The boss fight is against Tatsu, Shredder's right-hand man in the first two Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles movies (in his only video game appearance).

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The Gauntlet
The stage contains a boss rush against the three previous bosses and a boss fight against a human Baxter Stockman.

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Technodrome, The Final Shellshock
The boss fights are against Krang's Android and Super Shredder.

History

Legacy

The game was included in Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: The Cowabunga Collection, a compilation of Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles games released in late 2022 for the PC, Switch, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, and Xbox One.

Versions

While the arcade and SNES versions follow a time travel theme, Hyperstone Heist follows an original storyline written for this port. The game shares nearly the same soundtrack and sound effects as Turtles in Time, but the music plays faster in Hyperstone Heist. Though there are fewer than half the levels as Turtles in Time, each level is longer. Furthermore, Hyperstone Heist has a more aggressive enemy AI and faster-moving gameplay. The player can still slam enemies back and forth on the ground in Hyperstone Heist but can no longer throw them towards the screen. Unlike the original arcade and SNES version, whose art style is closer to the 80s cartoon series, the Mega Drive version's art style is closer to the original comic book series by Eastman and Laird (for example, no pupils and overblown muscles).

Localised names

Also known as
Language Localised Name English Translation
English Teenage Mutant Hero Turtles: The Hyperstone Heist Teenage Mutant Hero Turtles: The Hyperstone Heist
English (US) Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: The Hyperstone Heist Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: The Hyperstone Heist
Japanese T.M.N.T. リターン オブ ザ シュレッダー Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Return of the Shredder

Production credits

  • Game Programmer: Y. Sasaki, A. Minakata, I. Akada, H. Yamane, O. Maruyama
  • Character Designer: T. Miyoshi, T. Nishiwaki, Y. Takano, Y. Kambe, K. Fujioka
  • Sound Designer: M. Ikariko, Y. Takamine, K. Kinouchi, H. Inoue
  • Products Designer: H. Sumida, K. Nanba, K. Yoshihashi
Source:
In-game credits
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles The Hyperstone Heist MD credits.pdf
[11]


Magazine articles

Main article: Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: The Hyperstone Heist/Magazine articles.

Promotional material

Main article: Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: The Hyperstone Heist/Promotional material.

Physical scans

Sega Retro Average 
Publication Score Source
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Sega Retro Average 
Publication Version Score
1700 igr dlya Sega (RU) NTSC-U
50
[12]
1700 igr dlya Sega (RU) NTSC-J
60
[12]
Beep! MegaDrive (JP) NTSC-J
68
[13]
Consoles + (FR)
93
[14]
Cool Gamer (RU)
60
[15]
Electronic Gaming Monthly (US) NTSC-U
78
[16]
Entsiklopediya luchshikh igr Sega. Vypusk 10 (RU) NTSC-U
80
[17]
Entsiklopediya luchshikh igr Sega. Vypusk 5 (RU) NTSC-J
70
[18]
Mean Machines: The Essential Sega Guide (UK)
83
[19]
GameFan (US)
95
[20]
GamePro (US) NTSC-U
95
[21]
GamesMaster (UK) PAL
47
[7]
Hippon Super (JP) NTSC-J
70
[22]
Joypad (FR)
94
[23]
Sega Mega Drive Advanced Gaming (UK) PAL
65
[24]
Mega Drive Fan (JP) NTSC-J
74
[25]
Mega (UK) NTSC-U
80
[26]
Mega Action (UK) PAL
78
[27]
Mega Force (FR)
90
[28]
Mega Fun (DE) NTSC-U
86
[29]
MegaTech (UK) PAL
87
[30]
Marukatsu Mega Drive (JP) NTSC-J
73
[31]
Player One (FR)
87
[32]
Power Play (DE)
76
[33]
Sega Magazin (DE)
73
[9]
Sega Power (UK) PAL
46
[34]
Sega Pro (UK) NTSC-J
86
[35]
Sega Pro (UK) PAL
86
[36]
Sega Zone (UK) NTSC-U
82
[37]
Sega Force (SE)
85
[38]
Sega Force (UK) NTSC
81
[39]
Sega Saturn Magazine (JP) NTSC-J
74
[40]
Todo Sega (ES)
90
[41]
Tricks 16 bit (RU)
78
[42]
Tricks Gold (RU)
73
[43]
Video Games (DE)
71
[44]
Sega Mega Drive
77
Based on
36 reviews

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: The Hyperstone Heist

Mega Drive, JP
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Mega Drive, US
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Manual
Mega Drive, EU
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PCB
Mega Drive, PT
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Mega Drive, SE (Rental)

Mega Drive, BR
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Cover
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Cart
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Manual
Mega Drive, KR
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Cover

Technical information

ROM dump status

System Hash Size Build Date Source Comments
Sega Mega Drive
CRC32 679c41de
MD5 30ede62c8efe3e046e5409758b091eb6
SHA-1 f440dfa689f65e782a150c1686ab90d7e5cc6355
1MB 1992-12 Cartridge (US)
Sega Mega Drive
 ?
CRC32 966d5286
MD5 d55083fb5a014db1c8692e1545309fc7
SHA-1 ed6c32cae0813cbcf590fad715fa045fbeab6d78
1MB 1993-03 Cartridge (EU)
Sega Mega Drive
CRC32 1b003498
MD5 8d30e09b0988709472e6750bfd1744ee
SHA-1 f64556be092a13de8eaacc78dd630ac9d7bb75ee
1MB 1992-12 Cartridge (JP)

External links

References

  1. File:TMNTTHH MD KR Box.jpg
  2. 2.0 2.1 https://sega.jp/history/hard/megadrive/software_l.html (Wayback Machine: 2020-07-02 23:21)
  3. Beep! MegaDrive, "January 1993" (JP; 1992-12-08), page 7
  4. Sega Visions, "November/December 1992" (US; 1992-xx-xx), page 93
  5. GamePro, "November 1992" (US; 1992-xx-xx), page 62
  6. GamePro, "January 1993" (US; 199x-xx-xx), page 59
  7. 7.0 7.1 7.2 7.3 GamesMaster, "April 1993" (UK; 1993-03-18), page 64
  8. 8.0 8.1 MegaTech, "March 1993" (UK; 1993-02-20), page 14
  9. 9.0 9.1 Sega Magazin, "September/Oktober 1993" (DE; 1993-09-01), page 69
  10. http://www.hardcoregaming101.net/teenage-mutant-ninja-turtles-hyperstone-heist/
  11. File:Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles The Hyperstone Heist MD credits.pdf
  12. 12.0 12.1 1700 igr dlya Sega, "" (RU; 2003-03-10), page 239
  13. Beep! MegaDrive, "January 1993" (JP; 1992-12-08), page 30
  14. Consoles +, "Décembre 1992" (FR; 1992-1x-xx), page 68
  15. Cool Gamer, "9" (RU; 2002-10-13), page 229
  16. Electronic Gaming Monthly, "January 1993" (US; 199x-xx-xx), page 28
  17. Entsiklopediya luchshikh igr Sega. Vypusk 10, "" (RU; 2003-10-08), page 200
  18. Entsiklopediya luchshikh igr Sega. Vypusk 5, "" (RU; 200x-xx-xx), page 248
  19. Mean Machines: The Essential Sega Guide, "" (UK; 1993-11-18), page 106
  20. GameFan, "Volume 1, Issue 2: December 1992" (US; 1992-xx-xx), page 8
  21. GamePro, "January 1993" (US; 199x-xx-xx), page 58
  22. Hippon Super, "January 1993" (JP; 1992-12-04), page 82
  23. Joypad, "Mars 1993" (FR; 1993-0x-xx), page 86
  24. Sega Mega Drive Advanced Gaming, "April 1993" (UK; 1993-xx-xx), page 58
  25. Mega Drive Fan, "March 1993" (JP; 1993-02-XX), page 59
  26. Mega, "April 1993" (UK; 1993-03-18), page 34
  27. Mega Action, "June 1993" (UK; 1993-05-20), page 45
  28. Mega Force, "Avril 1993" (FR; 1993-0x-xx), page 78
  29. Mega Fun, "11/92" (DE; 1992-10-xx), page 33
  30. MegaTech, "April 1993" (UK; 1993-03-20), page 46
  31. Marukatsu Mega Drive, "January 1993" (JP; 1992-12-XX), page 108
  32. Player One, "Avril/Mai 1993" (FR; 1993-04-10), page 64
  33. Power Play, "3/93" (DE; 1993-02-10), page 106
  34. Sega Power, "May 1993" (UK; 1993-04-01), page 42
  35. Sega Pro, "March 1993" (UK; 1993-02-11), page 34
  36. Sega Pro, "April 1993" (UK; 1993-03-11), page 68
  37. Sega Zone, "March 1993" (UK; 1993-02-11), page 18
  38. Sega Force, "4/93" (SE; 1993-07-08), page 10
  39. Sega Force, "May 1993" (UK; 1993-04-01), page 76
  40. Sega Saturn Magazine, "September 1995" (JP; 1995-08-08), page 85
  41. Todo Sega, "Abril 1993" (ES; 1993-03-15), page 34
  42. Tricks 16 bit, "Tricks Sega Gold 800 igr" (RU; 1998-03-20), page 263
  43. Tricks Gold, "Sega dlya fantazerov" (RU; 2002-08-23), page 198
  44. Video Games, "3/93" (DE; 1993-02-24), page 86


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