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.
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
Anthony is a freelance writer and has worked in the industry for three years. He’s furiously competitive and is always looking for the next big multiplayer hit. Anthony is a passionate PS1 collector and firmly believes in playing games in his collection rather than letting them collect dust on a shelf. He is also passionate about speedrunning and always looks forward to the next GDQ and ESA events.