The Arcade Version Of TMNT Is Making Its Way Onto The Master System

The Arcade Version Of TMNT Is Making Its Way Onto The Master System

Last Updated on December 8, 2022

The Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles arcade game was a worldwide hit and became Konami’s highest-grossing arcade game. This humble four-player beat-em-up found success everywhere it went, and by the end of 1990, Konami had sold over 25,000 cabinets across the globe.

TMNT did exceptionally well in North America, becoming the highest-grossing arcade cabinet in 1990, but honestly, this game was emptying wallets wherever you could find a cabinet!

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Arcade.

Side-scrolling brawlers have an addictive simplicity and ‘rawness’ to them, and TMNT earns its place alongside greats like Double Dragon and Streets of Rage.

Three decades later, this arcade masterpiece is getting a port to the SEGA Master System. The port in question is very early in development, but it’s a real treat seeing TMNT running on the system.

The SEGA Master System is nowhere near as powerful as an arcade machine of the time, so there are visual differences. The character sprites, in particular, have an NES vibe, and that makes sense as the SEGA Master System is an 8-bit machine. Limitations or not, I can’t wait to see the whole game when it’s finished!

If you want to follow the project, the best place to do so is on xfixium’s YouTube channel

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