Publisher: Konami
Developer: Konami
Size: 8 megs
No. of players: 2(simultaneously)
Official Ad: Yes
Got it for: $4.99, cart only. After buying it, I called the crisis center as I had just been raped.

Turtle clones from Dimension X have taken Splinter! Oh no, what ever are we going to do!? I'll tell you what we're going to do: Create one of the worst fighters on the planet, then subject it to the mindless masses who will buy anything that has the TMNT logo on it!

What's it all about?
It's trying hard to be a fighter. Basically, you have your pick of 8 wonderfully shitty characters as you get to fight 4 clones of the turtles and a few other really cheap enemies. Buttons consist of punch, kick and taunt(yes folks, rather than use ALL six button the Genesis pad, Konami decided that 2 attacks were enough for you). You have to pull combinations of forward/backward plus kick/punch to initiate different strengths of attacks. The best part is you get to try to do this all while the cheap ass AI throws non-stop projectiles at you. In short, it sucks ass.

Graphics - About the only redeeming value of the game. The game does look very nice, and all of the characters are quite detailed. The backgrounds are pretty good, but with the lack of parallax they also seem very flat. Be sure to check out just how hard Konami ripped of Sega's Streets of Rage 2 with April's Blaze-like looks, moves and animation.
Sound - Kinda hip, oddly enough. A weird blend of Konami-style music accompanies the disgraceful gameplay. The sound effects aren't half bad either, and the game features a LOT of speech.
Control - So fucking terrible you'll want to use real weapons! This is the kind of disgrace that makes you want to hunt down the game programmers, rip them in half, throw their torso to the ground and kick that motherfucker until it dies. You wanna scream: "You like it!? Huh, bitch, you like fucked up control? You like raping these kids who pay good money for your bullshit? You like it now, you bitch!?" Alright, well, maybe not that extreme, but something very close to that.
AI - Impossibly hard. This is the best example, since MK1-MKT of shitty, poorly programmed AI I can think of. They don't really react to what your doing so much as just waiting that split second before they knock you down or out of the air. It's fucking cheap as all hell, and with two projectiles taking 3/4 of your life away, the next one dazing you, the cheap-ass CPU can kill you in as little as FOUR hits.
Replay value - Nonexistent. You will NEVER want to play this piece of shit...ever again.
Tips for better gaming experiences:
Avoid buying this game, that's the best tip I can give anyone for it...

Did you fuck up and buy this one too? Well, the genie's forgiveness goes only so far...

My rating: 13(out of 100) - Damn, it's hard to find a fighter worse than this one...except maybe Slaughter Sport...
EGM gave it: 6, 6, 6, 5, 4(out of 10)
Game Informer gave it: 7.75, 7, 7.25, 6.50(out of 10)
GamePro gave it: 4.0(graphics), 4.0(sound), 4.5(control), 4.0(funfactor) (out of 5)
GameFan gave it: 65, 64, 49, 70(out of 100)

Cat's review:
This is one of the worst fighters ever made...if I EVER have to see this again, I will slit Bel's throat in the middle of the night.

The graphics are pretty nice...too bad the game licks ass.
Notice Raph's energy: That's after being hit with only THREE projectiles.
Staring at April's muscular ass, and imagining the four foot dildo she'd probably bend you over the table and fuck you with is about the only redeeming value of the game(other than the graphics)...
Yeehaw, ninja cowboy!
More turtle crap:
Though quite a bit different than the Genesis version, the SNES version of Tournament Fighters is basically the same thing: Great graphics, shit gameplay.

A change of shell:
For some turtle action that doesn't just completely suck, check out the quick review for TMNT on the GameBoy Advance.