Surely the First Console Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Game Wasn't This Bad

Dorkly's rewritten the theme song to Konami's 1989 Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles game for the NES to reflect the overall quality of the title. Oh come on, it wasn't that bad, was it?

This was the first game I bought (or had my parents buy) based solely on the licensed property represented, and if I remember correctly I was indeed punished for it. I can't recall exactly how many hours I wasted driving around town, getting strangled by kelp, or having to resort to Raphael and his lousy sai as a last resort, but back then it felt like days. The game was incredibly difficult, but back then I didn't care; as long as I was a turtle, I was happy.


Maybe if I went back and played it today I'd change my tune, and it would sound something like this. That's why I avoid doing such things.

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