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Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Fall of the Foot Clan (Gameboy) Review

This is the first of 3 TMNT games developed for the original gameboy in the early nineties. Much like most TMNT games, it is a scrolling beat 'em up for the Nintendo console's little cousin. The goal of the game is unoriginal, save April from Shredder! Defeat the likes of Bebop, Shredder, Rocksteady and Baxter the Fly to face Krang!

GRAPHICS: They've crammed in nice enough graphics to make guys like Shredder, Bebop, Krang, Rocksteady and Baxter the Fly very recognisable from the cartoon. It's a shame the turtles have the worst graphics, with no pupils in their eyes, and look rather stumpy, and their backs are never straight, giving them a body position of a old man's. GRAPHICS: 3/5

GAMEPLAY: One button to hit with your turtle's fav weapon, be it Sai or Blades. The other button is to jump. The conrols react well most of the time. There really isn't much to get you excited by the time you've hit your 50th Foot soldier. Oh, and when your the turtle ducks, he can throws ninja star weapons, sharp and deadly. GAMEPLAY: 3/5

SOUND: The sound is just good and nothing more, but i do like the original and amusing sound they use for when the boss has been defeated. SOUND: 3/5

MUSIC: The only good music is the actual TMNT cartoon theme song that gets played in some levels, and the music of the silly-captioned pictures of the the turtles between each level. The rest of the tunes is just a confused notes slamming into each other unawares.MUSIC: 2/5

LONGEVITY: What could've been a very challenging and hard game is wasted. You are given a level select of all 5 stages before you start the game. It is possible that you could complete all stages in the game with only 4 lifes, each life a different turtle. So people are going to be tempted to put the game down after completing the game and not experiencing having to master what it takes to start at stage 1 and EARN your progress to stage 5. There are no extras to the game either. LONGEVITY: 1/5

OVERALL: It is a decent effort. However, everything is so basic about the game, like the simple introduction menu to the game, and the gameplay. This is a challenging game though, if you play fair and start from stage 1!


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