|Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Fall of the Foot Clan|
Game Boy cover art.
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Fall of the Foot Clan, released as Teenage Mutant Hero Turtles: Fall of the Foot Clan in Europe, and simply Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles in Japan, is the first TMNT Game Boy game. It was first released in Japan on August 3, 1990.
April has been kidnapped once again by the Shredder, Krang and cohorts, and Leonardo, Michelangelo, Raphael, and Donatello set out to rescue her from their enemies' clutches. The chase leads them through the sewers and the streets of New York City, the river, and then the Technodrome.
The game's music was composed by Michiru Yamane. This is the only TMNT game for which she is credited as composer, but years later she would achieve far greater fame for composing the music of Castlevania: Symphony of the Night and for co-composing the music of most of the "Metroidvania"-style Castlevania games that followed.
At the start of the game, the controls can be altered to suit the player, either jumping with the A button and attacking with the B button, or vice versa. Attacking while in a crouching position causes the player's character to throw a shuriken, while attacking in midair causes him to jump-kick.
The player takes control one of the Turtles through a total of five stages, battling Krang and Shredder's minions along the way. Enemies include Foot Soldiers, Mousers and Roadkill Rodney among others. If a Turtle runs out of health, he is captured and the player must select another Turtle to pick up where he left off. If all four Turtles are captured, the game is over. One can recover a captured Turtle, as well as regain lost health, by winning the hidden mini-games scattered throughout each stage. The player can also recover health by finding pizza, which is located in certain locations or dropped by defeated enemies. There are a total of five stages, each with a unique end-boss.
- Stage 1 - City Streets and Sewers
- Stage 2 - Factory
- Stage 3 - Convoy
- Stage 4 - Mountain Caverns
- Stage 5 - Technodrome
The player can choose which stage to start the game on, but the game needs to be completed from Stage 1 to see the full ending.
- The game's cover art is taken from the Archie Comics adaption of the first film, the same image source used for the blister packaging of Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles II: Splinter Speaks.
- A poorly converted port/clone of this game was released on the Taiwanese handheld system Gamate under the title Tough Guy
- All cutscenes for this game are inspired by moments from the 1987 TV series, particularly the original intro sequence and the first episode Turtle Tracks.