Despite the game's title, Shredder does not appear in the game, similarly to Konami's other handheld game Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 3: Shredder's Last Stand. The bomb-dropping enemy identified as Shredder in the instructions is actually a generic Foot Soldier.
The gameplay is comparable to Fire, from Nintendo's 1980s Game & Watch series. Leonardo must deflect the bombs dropped by Shredder's Foot Soldier, keeping them in the air long enough for them to impact the "Wall of Shame" holding Splinter captive. Additionally, Mousers will appear below Splinter and attack him unless Leonardo can eliminate them without dropping a bomb. Splinter loses a heart with each Mouser attack, and once he loses them all, the player loses a life.
Official Gameplay Description
- Help Leo rescue Splinter from Shredder's Chain Gang!
- Turtle Necks: You have three to risk. Once they're gone, you can kiss your shell good-bye.
- The Wall of Shame: As Shredder's bombs explode, this wall slowly collapses. If you can survive long enough for it to crumble, Splinter will be free as a bird... or should I say rodent?
- Score: Leo has a lot of high scores to settle, and this meter keeps track of his success.
- Leonardo: His Katana Blades can cut any bomb, mouser or pizza down to size.
- Splinter: He knew better than to go for that cheese in Shredder's mouse trap.
- Shredder: He's the real dirty rate in this game.
- Shredder's Bomb Boosles: If you're not quick enough, these will give you a hot foot.
- Mousers: Their bite is definitely worse than their bark.
- Heart Monitor: When it reaches zero, you'll lose a life, and probably a little courage too.
- Here's what you get for your dough, dude:
- Ten tricky stages terrorized by terrible turtle traps [Say that three times fast!]
- Game memorizes your high scores.
- Battery: LR44 included
- Awesome music that soothes the savage sewer
- Hours and hours of fun in Shredder's Dungeon of Doom
- Hey, what more could you ask for?!
- Although the game description suggests Splinter was captured due to foolishly trying to grab some cheese out of "Shredder's mouse trap," Splinter was rarely seen eating anything with cheese in the classic cartoon series, and his dislike of pizza was a major plot point in the episode The Old Switcheroo.
- This is the smallest LCD game produced in Konami's TMNT series.
- Contrary to its suggested design, the game does not feature a digital clock, but the game can be removed from the wristwatch casing.
| Dedicated Handhelds |
TMNT · Splinter Speaks · Shredder's Last Stand · TMNT Basketball · Dimension X Assault · The Next Mutation · Teenage Mutant Hero Turtles · Shredder Gets Shelled · Four for Four · TMNT Electronic Pinball
| Dedicated Consoles |
Pinball · The Way of the Warrior · Battle for the City · Mutant and Monster Mayhem Laser Blaster
| Flash Games |
Double Damage · Dark Horizons · Sewer Run · Throw Back! · Ninja Turtle Tactics 3D · Donnie Saves A Princess · The Final Slice · Booyakasha Blitz · Shadow Heroes · Mouser Mayhem · Skewer In The Sewer · What's Your Pizza Topping? · Rise of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: City Showdown
| Flash Game Crossovers |
Super Mini Puzzle Heroes · Super Brawl 3: Good vs. Evil · Super Brawl 3: Just Got Real · Monkey Quest · Ultimate Hero Clash! · Ultimate Hero Clash 2 · Nick Kingdoms · Scary Brawl · Champions of the Chill · Super Brawl 4 · Super Brawl World · Super Brawl Universe