Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 3: Mutant Nightmare
Developer(s) Konami
Publisher(s) Konami
Platform(s) Gamecube, Playstation 2, Xbox, Nintendo DS
Release date 2005
Genre(s) Beat 'em up, Fighting
Mode(s) Single player, Multiplayer
Rating(s) E10+
Media DVD-ROM, Nintendo optical disc, Gamecube Optical Disc (x2)

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 3: Mutant Nightmare is a video game published by Konami that was released for the Gamecube, Playstation 2, Nintendo DS, and Xbox in 2005 featuring the crime-fighting heroes, the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. It is the last TMNT game to be made by Konami.

This is the first TMNT game to be rated E10+ by the ESRB. Although it was released in 2005 when the 2003 TV series was in its fourth Season, the game is loosely based on the third season. The game spans four different chapters, called "Episodes" (one is unlocked at the third Episode's conclusion). Each Episode is a separate storyline in and of itself: Space Invaders, dealing with the third season opening arcs Space Invaders and Worlds Collide; Bishop's Gambit, based on both the eponymous episode of the third season, and featuring antagonists from two other episodes; Exodus, detailing the events of New Blood and the Exodus two-parter; and finally The Nightmare, based on the five episodes in which Ultimate Drako separated the Ninja Turtles and Splinter across different dimensions.

After competing episode 1 in Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: 3 Mutant Nightmare, the player will unlock a slightly altered version of the arcade game, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Turtles in Time, which is an older video game in the series also made by Konami.

Episode 1: Space Invaders

The Triceratons have come to Earth in an attempt to find The Fugitoid. The Turtles protect the professor, and then follow the Triceratons into space when April and Casey are captured by the saurian aliens.

Basic Enemies


Episode 2: Bishop's Gambit

Master Splinter has been kidnapped by agents of the Earth Protection Force, under the command of Agent Bishop. The Turtles race to rescue Splinter from the warped government official.

Basic Enemies


Episode 3: Exodus

Oroku Saki, pretending to be a caring businessman, has begun salvaging Triceraton technology from New York City, with the intention of using said technology to blast off into space and hunt down the Utroms.

Basic Enemies



The fourth Episode counts as a bonus Episode that can be optionally completed following Episode 3. The Nightmare episode involves Ultimate Drako, the physical fusion of Drako and the Ultimate Ninja, stealing Lord Simultaneous' Time Scepter and sending the four Turtles and Splinter into four separate dimensions. Unlike the TV series, all four Turtles are present in each world, and Leonardo's Nightmare is a completely different world from Miyamoto Usagi's dimension.

Raph's Nightmare

The Turtles are transported to the world of Peter Laird and Jim Lawson's Planet Racers. The Turtles are forced to race across the terrain against Team Koyoshada.


  • Koyoshada's Bike (three times)

Don's Nightmare

The Turtles end up in a dystopian future ruled by The Shredder. The Turtles battle various Foot Ninjas, Mousers, and even the Amazonian Blade Bots for a chance to confront Shredder and eradicate him once and for all.


Mike's Nightmare

A world awaits the Turtles where the main villain is none other than a malicious version of their own father, known as The Sliver!


Leo's Nightmare

The Turtles are forced to face ghostlike visages of their fallen foes in a strange world ruled by an even stranger entity.


Final Nightmare

The Turtles return to their own world to stop the menace of Ultimate Drako once and for all!


  • Ultimate Drako

Powering up

The player is able to allocate skill scrolls and experience points to upgrade their Turtles. Furthermore, they can transform their Turtles into "Dino Turtles", which resemble Turtle/Ankylosaur hybrids, and "Ultimate Turtles", which resemble the Mystic Fury TMNT action figures, and the later power-ups they are given by the Ninja Tribunal.

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Turtles in Time

Upon clearing Episode 1, players unlock the arcade version of Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Turtles in Time.

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