Tuesday 11 July 2023

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: The Hyperstone Heist (Sega Mega Drive / Genesis review)

Developer: Konami
Publisher: Konami
Released: 1992

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: The Hyperstone Heist is a beat-em-up that was also released on the SNES as Turtles in Time (1992).

+ Level design shares similarities with Turtles in Time, but features unique locales / layouts that make it a complimentary piece.

+ Unlike its counterpart, each level is broken up into several areas to give the adventure a real sense of progression.

+ Responsive controls and satisfying attack moves where you always feel like you have the tools to get out of any situation.

+ Just the right amount of enemy types (with varying aggression and attack patterns) to keep things from getting stale.

+ Music and overall presentation (e.g. cut-scenes and voice clips) are excellent and provide an authentic arcade feel at home.

- Including a boss rush mode in Stage 4 seems a bit premature and overall the game is rather short with only five levels.

- Colours are more muted than the SNES version, and the drop in animation frames results in slightly jerky movements.

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