The Teenage Mutant Hero Turtles are out to rescue lovely April O'Neil, who's been captured by SHREDDER - a maniac more menacing than an army of mind altered Bruce Lees. But if they're to succeed, you must command the role of each turtle (one at a time, of course), rumbling through six New York territories patrolled by Ninjitsu Warriors, blood descendants of the deadly Foot Clan. Along the way, you'll encounter Mouser infested sewers, criminally polluted rivers and villainous streets run by the terrorist team of Bebop and Rocksteady. To overcome these inhumane hazards, utilize your reptilian brain and map out strategies that will help you locate secret sewage passages. Also be sure to alternate your turtle identity throughout the mission, matching each turtle's strengths with those of the ever changing enemy.
So grab your nunchukus and prepare to put yourself in someone else's shell. Because in this to-the-death adventure, you'll control every leap, chop, slice and dice, until you knock heads with Shredder and either splatter him senseless or get yourself turned into turtle soup. — Game Box
Teenage Mutant Hero Turtles, originally released as Fierce Turtle Ninja Legend in Japan and later as Teenage Mutant Hero Turtles in Europe, is a 1989 platform game for the Famicom/NES. The game was released in Japan through Konami themselves, then in North America through Konami's Ultra Games imprint, followed by a release through the European equivalent , Palcom Software, in PAL regions.
This was the first Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles video game, and is based on the 1987 TV series, which was in its third season at the time of the game's original release, although the art style more resembles the original TMNT comic series.
The game was ported to various home computer platforms in 1990, including the Amstrad CPC, Commodore 64, ZX Spectrum and Amiga. The DOS version is infamous, as it contains a gap that is impossible to cross without cheating.