In 1991, Konami released a sequel to their Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles arcade game. The original game became an instant classic, spawning ports for the NES, and multiple computer systems at the time. With Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Turtles In Time, Konami took everything fans loved about the first game, such as cartoon accurate graphics, four-player co-op, catchy tunes, a vast assortment of enemies, and fun boss battles, and made one of the best TMNT games ever released. In Turtles In Time, you take control of one of the four Turtles and set out to track down Shredder and Krang after they steal the Statue of Liberty during a live news broadcast. But, as the Turtles get close, Shredder sends them through a Timewarp, where they heroes must battle through pirate ships, Prehistoric Times, and the future to make their way back to modern day NYC and save the day.
The games only true port was released for the Super Nintendo Entertainment System in 1992. Several major changes were made for the home release. The game was limited to 2-player co-op, some animations were cut, and the audio was scaled back a bit due to system limitations at the time. However, Konami added a new level, enemies, and bosses to the game to make it a more special release. New bosses included Slash, a fight against Bebop and Rocksteady, and Super Shredder.
NECA is releasing a series of figures based on TMNT: Turtles In Time as part of their Classic Video Game Appearance line. They are mixing in characters from both the arcade and SNES versions. Wave 1 is in stores now, and includes Leonardo, Donatello, a Foot Soldier, and Slash. Each features a cel-shaded color schemes. The Turtles and Foot Soldier also include Surf Boards from the Sewer Surfin’ level. These figures were supplied by sponsor Entertainment Earth. Check out our gallery and review after the jump.