Retro Bits: Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 4: Turtles in Time

(Published on June 13th 2016)

In the arcade version of the game, Splinter is actually mean to the Turtles. If the player sits idle for long enough, he will pop up on the screen telling you to move along. If the player continues to not move, he drops a bomb that kills them. This was believed to be done to prevent people from stumbling across a game with credits already in it.

One of the levels in the game is called Neon Night-Riders. This takes place in New York in the year 2020, which is now only four years away. And we still don’t have hover boards.

The level Return of the Technodrome was a stage made exclusively for the SNES version of the game.

And speaking of exclusive, Bebop, Rocksteady and the Rat King were exclusive to SNES as well. This is odd since Rocksteady and Bebop were very popular characters in the series.

The Super Nintendo’s Mode 7 technology was taken advantage of during a battle with Shredder, were his robotic suit is in the forefront of the screen.

The attract mode in the arcade game uses the song “Pizza Power”, which was taken from the TMNT live concert known as Coming Out of Their Shells Tour.

The game's true ending can only be seen by beating the game on normal difficulty or above!