Hey all -- hope that your Easter or respective spring holiday is going (or went!) well. If you don't celebrate anything (right there with ya!), I hope that everything is going well with you. Enjoying the weather? It freaking snowed here this weekend. Not much, but still.
OKAY! No Easter-themed pieces today (if that upsets you, you can always reread our scary Easter cards article and view the old Easter card Hot Flash), but we do have another Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles video game review for you! Whereas last time we took a look at the most recent TMNT title (which, by the way, is on sale at Circuit City this week for $18) , this time we return to 1991 to check out the little known PC gem that was TMNT: Manhattan Missions. Like, cowabunga, dudes!
Anyway, this is a review that, at least in some respects, has literally been in the making for over nine years -- ever since I've been able to play it in an appropriate environment, I've been taking screencaps of the game, some of which appear here -- so I hope that you enjoy it. But more than that, I hope that you decide to give the game a try! As a game that I've played since my elementary school days, I really do think it's worth at least one runthrough. It's so keen that I even made a couple of anigifs using sprites from it way back when.
Hum, this one's kinda gory. Also, speaking of Turtles games and moving pictures, I've posted a few videos of the new movie TMNT game in action on YouTube. For your viewing pleasure, I have embedded them below!
This one is a full runthrough of the first Nightwatcher level in the game. It's sorta become my new Solitaire. And yep, Raph is fighting with spatulas.
A brief video featuring Leonardo jumping through an area and taking on some Purple Dragons. For the most part, the fighting really is this simple.
The "boss" fight against the Shredder. That sure was quick...!
And speaking of YouTube videos, TMNT fans and those of y'all who recall how bloody frustrating the first NES title was might want to check out this video. It's flipping amazing... I watched in awe.
All for now, then. Until next time, minna-san!