Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Tournament Fighters

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Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Tournament Fighters
System(s): Sega Mega Drive
Publisher: Konami
Developer:
Licensor: Mirage Studios, Surge Licensing
Sound driver: Konami/Lethal Enforcers
Genre: Action[1][2]

















Number of players: 1-2
Release Date RRP Code
Sega Mega Drive
JP
¥8,800 (9,064)8,800e[3] T-95053
Sega Mega Drive
US
T-95066
Videogame Rating Council: GA
Sega Mega Drive
EU
T-95066-50
Sega Mega Drive
DE
DM 130130[4] T-95066-50
Sega Mega Drive
PT
MD95066
Sega Mega Drive
UK
£49.9949.99[6][7] T-95066-50
Sega Mega Drive
AU
Sega Mega Drive
KR
GM93036JT
Sega Mega Drive
AS
Non-Sega versions

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Tournament Fighters (T.M.N.T. トーナメントファイターズ), known as Teenage Mutant Hero Turtles: Tournament Fighters in Europe, is a 1993 fighting game developed and published by Konami. It is a fighting game based on the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles multimedia franchise, featuring characters from the comics, cartoons, and toy line. It was one of three fighting games released by Konami under the same title, the other two versions being for the NES and Super NES.

Story

The Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles and their allies must travel to various planets in Dimension X, fighting clones of themselves, to rescue Master Splinter from the supervillain Krang.

Gameplay

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Character and stage select

The game is a tournament fighting game in the style of Street Fighter II, featuring characters from the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. Players can choose to play as any of the four Ninja Turtles or their four allies. In each match, two combatants try to knock each other out by draining their opponent's life gauge. The winner of the best of three rounds is wins the match and can move on to the next opponent. Each round has a 99-second timer; if time runs out, the fighter with the most life left wins.

Characters move with Left and Right, crouch with Down, and jump with Up. The game uses the standard three-button controller, with only two buttons for attacking: punches with A and kicks with B. To perform stronger punches or kicks, the player must hold the D-Pad toward the opponent while pressing either attack button (including the lower diagonals for strong attacks while crouching). Characters block attacks by holding in the direction opposite to the opponent. Characters can grab or throw opponents by holding in the direction of the opponent and pressing an attack button while close. Grabs and throws cannot be blocked. Characters can taunt opponents with C. Sometimes characters become dazed after suffering repeated attacks; they become uncontrollable for a short period while stars circle their head.

Each character has a selection of unique special moves performed with particular button combinations. Additionally, each character has a special desperation attack that can only be used when they are close to death and the red part of their life gauge is flashing. These moves are especially devastating and can cost as much as half of the opponent's life gauge if successfully landed.

After a match finishes, the game presents an instant replay of the end of the battle.

Modes

The main single-player mode features the turtles and their allies traveling to various planets in Dimension X, fighting against clones of themselves, as they seek to rescue Splinter from Krang. The player can choose the first stage (which corresponds to a particular opponent). After defeating the eight clones, the player travels to the final three stages to fight against a Triceraton, Krang's Android, and Karai.

The game has a two-player versus mode, a practice mode in which the player can pick a computer-controlled opponent to face in one round, and a tournament mode where the player attempts to defeat 88 opponents with a single life gauge.

Players can change the difficulty level of computer opponents (from the easiest at 1 to the hardest at 8), the number of rounds (1, 3, 5, or 7), and the number of credits (3, 5, or 7) as well as toggling the timer in the options prior to starting the game. After selecting a character, players can also change the strength and speed of their characters separately (from the weakest or slowest at 1 to the strongest or fastest at 8).

Characters

Note: Move lists assume that the character is facing right. When facing left, Left and Right should be reversed. Special moves can be performed with either attack button, A or B.

 ATTACK  Any attack button
 TAUNT  Taunt

Desperation moves can only be performed when the character's health gauge is low and flashing.

Playable

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Leonardo
Stage:
Bio Planet
Leonardo is the leader of the Turtles. He is the eldest and the most level-headed of the group. He wears a blue mask and fights with a pair of katana.
Move list
Name Command Description
Ground Swell Down Down-left Left  ATTACK  Leonardo strikes his katanas against the ground, causing an energy wave to ripple across the ground.
Rolling Cutter Down Down-right Right  ATTACK  Leonardo spins forward on his longitudinal axis while holding his swords out. This move can be performed in midair.
Jumping Stud Right Down Down-left  ATTACK  Leonardo does a jumping uppercut with his katanas.
Desperation Move Left Right Down-right Down Down-left  TAUNT  Leonardo rolls into a ball and propels himself at his opponent, knocking them into the air. When the opponent falls down, Leonardo impales them on his kitana.
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Donatello
Stage:
Futuristic City Planet
Donatello is the smartest and gentlest of the Turtles. He wears a purple mask and fights with a bō staff.
Move list
Name Command Description
Vacuum Wave Hold Left for 2 seconds, then Right+ ATTACK  Donatello swings his staff, generating a tall energy wave that travels across the screen.
Roto Bō Hold Down for 2 seconds, then Up+ ATTACK  Donatello leaps diagonally into the air, swinging his staff in a circle around him.
Blur Attack Right Left Right  ATTACK  Donatello thrusts his staff in front of him at blinding speed, potentially hitting an opponent multiple times.
Desperation Move Right Left Down-left Down  TAUNT  Donatello somersaults over his opponent and stabs them rapidly with his staff.
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Raphael
Stage:
Magma Ocean Planet
Raphael is the second eldest of the Turtles. He is temperamental and aggressive. He wears a red mask and fights with twin sai.
Move list
Name Command Description
Sai Slash Down Down-right Right  ATTACK  Raphael stabs with a sai, sending a small energy wave across the screen.
Spark Plug Hold Down for 2 seconds, then Up+ ATTACK  Raphael jumps diagonally into the air. waving his sai around him in a circle.
Power Drill Down Down-left Left  ATTACK  Raphael shoots himself across the screen like a torpedo. This move can be performed in midair.
Desperation Move Left Right Down-right Down Down-left  TAUNT  Raphael slides forward and performs a combo of slices and kicks against his opponent.
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Michelangelo
Stage:
Mirage Planet
Michelangelo is the youngest Turtle. He is energetic and wisecracking. He wears an orange mask and fights with dual nunchaku.
Move list
Name Command Description
Hurricane Left Down-left Down Down-right Right  ATTACK  Michelangelo spins around with his nunchaku, creating a tornado that spins across the ground.
Chopper Chuker Down Down-right Right Up-right  ATTACK  Michelangelo jumps diagonally into the air while spinning his nunchaku like helicopter blades.
Flying Tackle Hold Down for 2 seconds, then Right+ ATTACK  Michelangelo dashes forward, knocking over his opponent on impact.
Desperation Move Right Left Down-left Down  TAUNT  Michelangelo spins around with his nunchaku, creating a tornado as tall as the screen that spins across the ground. The tornado does not travel the full width of the screen.
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Casey Jones
Stage:
Ice Planet
Casey Jones is a vigilante and friend of the Turtles. He wears a hockey mask and fights with a hockey stick.
Move list
Name Command Description
Rebounder Right Down-right Down Down-left Left  ATTACK  Casey spins his hockey stick like a fan, which reflects projectiles back toward their caster.
Stick Lariat Down Down-right Right  ATTACK  Casey quickly kicks high, then swipes his stick low. He does this maneuver once with A and twice with B. He is invulnerable while performing this move.
The Long Bomb Down+ TAUNT  Casey drops a bomb that explodes after a short delay. The bomb can damage Casey as well.
Desperation Move Right Left Right  TAUNT  (close) Casey picks up and slams his opponent against the ground multiple times with his stick.
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Ray Fillet
Stage:
Ocean Planet
Ray Fillet is an anthropomorphic manta ray. He was exposed to the same slime that created the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles.
Move list
Name Command Description
Sonic Wave Left Down-left Down Down-right Right  ATTACK  Ray throws a wave of sound across the screen.
Manta Press Hold Left for 2 seconds, then Right+ ATTACK  Ray jumps into the air, then splashes back to the ground.
Head Butt Hold Down for 2 seconds, then Up+ ATTACK  Ray propels himself horizontally toward his opponent head first.
Desperation Move Left Right Down-right Down Down-left  TAUNT  Ray throws a giant wave of sound across the screen.
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April O'Neil
Stage:
Spaceship
April O'Neil is a news reporter and close ally of the Turtles. Her depiction in this game is very unlike her appearances in other media (including the versions of Tournament Fighters for other consoles, where she appears as a reporter and not a combatant and wears her signature yellow jumpsuit).
Move list
Name Command Description
Ninja Claw  ATTACK  ATTACK  ATTACK  ATTACK  ATTACK  April scratches in front of her at lightning speed.
Ninja Attack Hold Down for 2 seconds, then Up+ ATTACK  April backflips into the air, then lands with a diving elbow.
Back Dive Elbow Down Down-left Left  ATTACK  April leaps across the screen with her elbow out.
Desperation Move Right Left Down-left Down  TAUNT  (close) April throws her opponent high into the air and slams them onto her knee.
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Sisyphus
Stage:
Jungle Planet
Sisyphus is a mutant beetle. He is an original character who has only appeared in the Mega Drive version of this game.
Move list
Name Command Description
Beetle Juice Down Down-right Right  ATTACK  Sisyphus spits a ball of goo across the screen.
Beetle Flash  ATTACK  ATTACK  ATTACK  ATTACK  ATTACK  Sisyphus punches rapidly with all of his arms.
Hover Horn Hold Left for 2 seconds, then Right+ ATTACK  Sisyphus dashes across the screen on his horns, then does an uppercut.
Desperation Move Left Right Down-right Down Down-left  TAUNT  Sisyphus spits a large, ring-shaped wad of goo across the screen.

Bosses

The game has three non-playable boss characters, who only appear in the single-player story mode.

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Triceraton
Stage:
Ancient Planet
Triceraton is an anthropomorphic triceratops. He is a member of an alien race, also called Triceratons.
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Krang's Android
Stage:
Technodrome
Krang is an alien warlord and one of the primary antagonists of the Turtles. He uses a robotic body to move and to fight.
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Karai
Stage:
Dojo
Karai is the main villain and final boss of the game. At the end of the game, she reveals that she is the one who sent the clone Turtles to kidnap Splinter into Dimension X.

Stages

Each character has his or her own stage where fights take place in the story and tournament modes. In the versus and practice modes, players can choose any stage for each match.

Some stages contain destructible scenery which grants access to new areas of the stage when destroyed (a feature later seen in Mortal Kombat 3 and its successors).

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Bio Planet
Leonardo's stage.

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Futuristic City Planet
Donatello's stage.

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Magma Ocean Planet
Raphael's stage.

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Mirage Planet
Michelangelo's stage.

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Ice Planet
Casey Jones' stage.

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Ocean Planet
Ray Fillet's stage.

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Spaceship
April O'Neil's stage.

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Jungle Planet
Sisyphus' stage.

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Ancient Planet
Triceraton's stage.

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Technodrome
Krang's stage.

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Dojo
Karai's stage.

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. This version has the addition of playable bosses, allowing the player to play as the Triceraton, Krang and his Android, and Karai in any game mode.

Production credits

Source:
In-game credits
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Tournament Fighters MD credits.pdf
[8]

Magazine articles

Main article: Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Tournament Fighters/Magazine articles.

Promotional material

Main article: Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Tournament Fighters/Promotional material.

Physical scans

Sega Retro Average 
Publication Score Source
42 №12, p62/63
75 №51
Sega Mega Drive
59
Based on
2 reviews
Sega Retro Average 
Publication Version Score
(RU)
60
[9]
(JP) NTSC-J
60
[10]
(FR)
85
[11]
(RU)
60
[12]
(UK) NTSC
81
[13]
(IT) NTSC-J
81
[14]
(UK) PAL
84
[15]
(US) NTSC-U
54
[16]
(RU)
60
[17]
(RU)
80
[18]
(IL)
79
[19]
(US) NTSC-U
69
[20]
(IT) PAL
70
[21]
(US) NTSC-U
83
[22]
(JP) NTSC-J
50
[23]
(AU)
75
[24]
(SI)
74
[25]
(FR) PAL
81
[26]
(DE) PAL
80
[27]
(UK) PAL
78
[28]
(UK) PAL
57
[29]
(UK) PAL
83
[30]
(FR)
89
[31]
(DE) PAL
80
[32]
(US) NTSC-U
64
[33]
(UK) PAL
78
[7]
(UK) PAL
79
[34]
(FR)
80
[35]
(NL)
60
[36]
(PL)
55
[37]
(UK) PAL
54
[38]
(UK) PAL
89
[39]
(UK) PAL
68
[40]
(RU)
76
[41]
(JP) NTSC-J
63
[42]
(ES)
89
[43]
(RU)
78
[44]
(DE) PAL
73
[45]
Sega Mega Drive
73
Based on
38 reviews

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Tournament Fighters

Mega Drive, JP
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Cover
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Cart
TMNTTF MD JP manual.pdf
Manual
Mega Drive, US
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Cover
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Cart
TMNT Tournament MD US Manual.pdf
Manual
Mega Drive, US (alt)

TMNTTF md us manual.pdf
Manual
Mega Drive, EU
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Cover
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Cart
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Manual
Mega Drive, PT

Mega Drive, KR
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Cover
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Cart
Mega Drive, AS

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Cart
Mega Drive, AS (Wywy)
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Cover

Technical information

Main article: Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Tournament Fighters/Technical information.

References

  1. File:TMNTTF 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)
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  4. MAN!AC, "11/93" (DE; 1993-xx-xx), page 57
  5. Mega, "January 1994" (UK; 1993-12-16), page 107
  6. Sega Force Mega, "December 1993" (UK; 1993-11-16), page 35
  7. 7.0 7.1 MegaTech, "December 1993" (UK; 1993-11-20), page 48
  8. File:Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Tournament Fighters MD credits.pdf
  9. 1700 igr dlya Sega, "" (RU; 2001-xx-xx), page 239
  10. Beep! MegaDrive, "December 1993" (JP; 1993-11-08), page 26
  11. Consoles +, "Décembre 1993" (FR; 1993-1x-xx), page 162
  12. Cool Gamer, "9" (RU; 2002-10-13), page 230
  13. Computer & Video Games, "November 1993" (UK; 1993-10-15), page 97
  14. Computer + Video Giochi, "Novembre 1993" (IT; 1993-xx-xx), page 68
  15. Digitiser (UK) (1994-01-27)
  16. Electronic Gaming Monthly, "December 1993" (US; 1993-xx-xx), page 49
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  18. Entsiklopediya luchshikh igr Sega. Vypusk 5, "" (RU; 200x-xx-xx), page 245
  19. Freak, "1/94" (IL; 1994-xx-xx), page 1
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  22. GamePro, "December 1993" (US; 1993-xx-xx), page 35
  23. Hippon Super, "December 1993" (JP; 1993-11-02), page 43
  24. Hyper, "January 1994" (AU; 199x-xx-xx), page 52
  25. Joker, "Julij/Avgust 1994" (SI; 1994-xx-xx), page 24
  26. Joypad, "Novembre 1993" (FR; 1993-1x-xx), page 100
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  39. Sega Pro, "December 1993" (UK; 1993-11-11), page 66
  40. Sega Force Mega, "December 1993" (UK; 1993-11-16), page 34
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