Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Manhattan Missions

Developer(s) Distinctive Software
Publisher(s) Konami
Composer(s) Michael J. Sokyrka
Platform(s) DOS
Release date (NA) June 1, 1991
Genre(s) Action, platform
Mode(s) 1 or 2 players

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Manhattan Missions is a video game made by Konami for PC (MS-DOS) which was released on June 1, 1991.

The goal of the game is to complete a number of missions, consisting of side-scrolling levels, culminating in a final battle with the Shredder.

Tone and setting

The game is mainly based on the continuity of the original Mirage comics (the opening cutscene even uses some lines from the first issue regarding the Turtles' battle with the Purple Dragons and Splinter telling the Turtles their origin). The game also has characters and elements from the 80s cartoon (multi-colored bandannas, arm bands, and knee pads, Baxter Stockman appearing as a caucasian blond, Bebop and Rocksteady included as bosses, the Turtles' taste for pizza, and April O'Neil being a news reporter who wears a yellow jumpsuit) and the film series (one of the turtles first words is "pizza", just like in the first film; as opposed to "Splinter" like in the Mirage comics, the design of Splinter, the inclusion of Tatsu as a boss, April O'Neil resembling Paige Turco, who played her cinema counterpart in Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles II: The Secret of the Ooze and Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles III, the Turtles' rescue of April from a group of Foot Soldiers is similar to a scene from the first movie.)

Despite being based on the Mirage original comics version, the game is still kid-oriented (e.g., the Shredder is turned over to the NYPD in the ending as opposed to being killed).


The gameplay is loosely similar to the original Prince of Persia. In between missions the Turtles can rest, regaining lost hit points, but the player only has a limited amount of time in which to find the Shredder. The game is designed to be played with a keyboard, and utilizes a key to switch between walking and fighting modes. Each Turtle has the ability to arm and withdraw his weapon. Each Turtle also wields his signature weapon and a number of shurikens. Holding the ENTER key makes the Turtles attack, and the SPACEBAR is used to block enemy attacks based on which arrow key is held.


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