17TEENAGE MUTANT NINJA TURTLES: TOURNAMENT FIGHTERS
While the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles’ most memorable video game appearance came in Konami’s beloved 1989 arcade brawler, the Turtles have appeared in almost two dozen other titles. Most of those games feature the Turtles working together to defeat Shredder and the Foot Clan, but 1993’s “Teenage Mutant
Ninja Turtles: Tournament Fighters” pit the Turtles against each other in one-on-one combat.
While the specifics of the Konami fighting game varied between platforms, every version featured the Turtles and an eclectic roster of characters that drew from a variety of sources. The Nintendo Entrainment System version is one of the console’s final titles and featured an original character named Hothead. The Super Nintendo game has a wider cast that includes minor characters from the Turtles’ Archie Comics and Mirage Studios series, as well as an original character named Aska. The Sega Genesis version of the game includes the only playable version of April O’Neil in the series and has an original character named Sisyphus. Despite their differences, all of the games were moderately well-reviewed.