Shack Reels: Shack's Arcade Corner: TMNT Arcade

Shack's Arcade Corner is back at it, and this week, Greg highlights Konami's Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles arcade game and gives us some insight on the game.


In the majority of arcades, both The Simpsons and Teenage Mutant Ninja Turles were among the most popular cabinets. Since we already highlighted The Simpsons, it's time to give TMNT its time in the spotlight.

The TMNT arcade game was based on the classic Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles cartoons that first aired in the winter of 1987. The show was a massive hit at the time, which sparked the creation of not only this very arcade machine, but also the equally classic 1990 film.

You can learn more about the TMNT arcade game, as well as see footage from the actual arcade machine itself, in our latest episode of Shack's Arcade Corner.


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    March 4, 2015 12:00 PM

    Shack Staff posted a new article, Shack Reels: Shack's Arcade Corner: TMNT Arcade

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      March 4, 2015 12:02 PM

      I loved that game and just recently put $5 into it at Barcade

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      March 4, 2015 12:40 PM

      Still my favorite arcade game. One thing I didn't notice as a kid, however, was that the mission to save April O'Neil from Shredder would have ended at the end of level 1. Just look at the end of the video. Shredder scoops her under his arm and leaps through a window, using her head as a battering ram. RIP April.

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      March 4, 2015 1:24 PM

      This is a great feature, but could you guys maybe not cover so many 4-player beat-em-ups? It's a great genre, but it'd be nice to mix it up a bit.

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        March 4, 2015 8:33 PM

        For Sure! Any Thing you wanna see particularly?

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          March 4, 2015 8:43 PM

          Heavy Barrel, Cal.50, 4x4 offroad racing (how come the silver car becomes ubeatable? how cool was the spinning steering wheel!), Daytona (why is there a 6 car setup still running at my local arcade with epicly burnt in CRT screens?)

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          March 4, 2015 8:51 PM

          Shooters. Side scrolling shooters.

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          March 4, 2015 9:23 PM

          Fighting games!

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      March 4, 2015 9:32 PM

      How the hell did the Arcade game lead to the movie? The movie was based on the comics.

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        March 4, 2015 10:09 PM

        it was the cartoon and toy line that helped pay the way to the First Film.

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