Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Fall of the Foot Clan
Game Boy cover art.
Developer(s) Konami (JP/EU)
Ultra Games (NA)
Publisher(s) Konami
Designer(s) Naoki Matsui
Composer(s) Michiru Yamane
Platform(s) Game Boy
Release date JP

August 3, 1990
NA August, 1990
EU 1990

Genre(s) Single-plane brawler
Mode(s) Single player
Media Cartridge

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 (ティーンエイジミュータントニンジャタートルズ) in Japan, is the first TMNT Game Boy game. It was first released in Japan on August 3, 1990.

Plot summary

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.

Production details

The game's design is oriented on the 1987 TV series. It was released in 1990 by Konami and is a rather simple jump and run platforming-style game.

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.



See also

  Video games [view]
Konami Era 1
1989 home game · Arcade Game · Fall of the Foot Clan · Manhattan Missions · The Manhattan Project · Back from the Sewers · Turtles in Time · The Hyperstone Heist · Radical Rescue · Tournament Fighters (NES, Super NES, MegaDrive/Genesis)
Konami Era 2
2003 game · 2003 (GBA) · Battle Nexus · Mutant Melee · Mutant Nightmare
Ubisoft Era
TMNT · TMNT (GBA) · Ninja Adventures · Turtles in Time Re-Shelled · Smash-Up · Arcade Attack
Activision Era
Out of the Shadows · 2013 game · Training Lair · 2014 game · Danger of the Ooze · Mutants in Manhattan
Mobile Games
Ninja Training NYC · Power of 4 · The Ninja Tribunal · The Shredder Reborn · Rooftop Run · Mutant Rumble · Brothers Unite · Legends · Monster Strike · Rěnzhě Guī OL · Battle Match · Mutant Madness · Portal Power · Ninja Run · Power Up!
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