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Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles - Japanese Logo - Katakana / Kanji

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles - Cabinet - Video Game Marquee


The famous four turtles fight incredible numbers of bad guys to save April O'Neil and Splinter and to defeat their arch-enemies Krang and The Shredder. Uses the Konami two-and-a-half dimension approach to horizontal scrolling games. All players can join in on the game at any time.

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles was produced by Konami in 1989.

Konami released 434 machines in our database under this trade name, starting in 1978. Konami was based in Japan.

Other machines made by Konami during the time period Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles was produced include: Vulcan Venture, Thunder Cross, Super Kontora: Alien No Gyakusyuu, Super Contra, Ring No Ouja, Block Hole, Bottom Of The Ninth, Crime Fighters, Cue Brick, and Gradius III


Name Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles
Developer Konami (Japan)
Year 1989
Type Videogame
KLOV/MOG # 10052
Class Wide Release
Genre Scrolling Fighter
Conversion Class JAMMA
Game Specific Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Pinout
Dipswitch Settings

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Dipswitch Settings (user contributed)

# Simultaneous Players 4
# Maximum Players 4
Game Play Joint
Control Panel Layout Multiple Player
  • Joystick: 8-way
  • Buttons: 2 - AttackJump
Sound Amplified Mono (one channel)
Cabinet Styles
  • Upright/Standard - Weight 320 pounds
Instructions Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Instructions Image
PCB Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles PCB Image

Game Introduction

Players can choose to play either Leonardo blue, katana blades Raphael red, sais Michelangelo orange, nunchakas or Donatello purple, bo staff. The game uses Konami's 2.5 dimension perspective. Any number of players can join the game at any time.

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles KLOV/IAM 5 Point User Score: 3.61 (12 votes)

Fun Factor: 3.78

Overall Like 4.09
Fun (Social) 4.09
Fun (Solo) 3.45
Collector Desire 3.42

Technical Rating: 3.67

Gameplay 3.82
Graphics 4.30
Originality 2.64
Sound/Music 3.91

Personal Impressions and Technical Impressions each account for half of the total score. Within the Personal Impressions category, Like carries a little more weight than the other factors.

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The UK title for this game is Teenage Mutant Hero Turtles I.The pizzamunching turtles originally appeared in a black and white comic book that debuted in 1984. They were so popular that they immediately spawned imitators with colorful names such as ArmorPlated Adolescent Aardvarks and Adolescent Radioactive Black Belt Hamsters. A cartoon series based upon the Turtles adventures debuted in the United States on the CBS television network in 1987.The first names of turtles Michelangelo, Raphael, Leonardo, and Donatello are the names of Italian Renaissance artists who lived between 1386 and 1564. Three of those artists had full names which were respectively Michaelangelo Buonariti, Raphael Sanzio and Leonardo Da Vinci, but as for Donatello, that was his only name.


There is also a two player version of this game.

VAPS Arcade/Coin-Op Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Census

There are 14,911 members of the Video Arcade Preservation Society / Vintage Arcade Preservation Society, 9,532 whom participate in our arcade census project of games owned, wanted, or for sale. Census data currently includes 165,200 machines (6,928 unique titles).

Very Common - There are 505 known instances of this machine owned by Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles collectors who are active members. Of these, 203 of them are original dedicated machines. 33 of them are conversions in which game circuit boards (and possibly cabinet graphics) have been placed in (and on) another game cabinet. 264 of them are only circuit boards which a collector could put into a generic case if desired.

For Sale - There are 14 active VAPS members with a Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles machines for sale. There are 14 active VAPS members with a Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles circuit boards for sale.

Wanted - Very Popular - There are 32 active VAPS members currently looking for Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. There are 6 active VAPS members looking for Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles boards sets.

This game ranks a 79 on a scale out of 100 (100 = most often seen, 1=least common) in popularity based on census ownership records.

This game ranks a 53 on a scale out of 100 (100 = most often seen, 1=least common) in popularity based on census want list records.

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Uses a 68000 running at 8 MHz for a CPU, along with a Z80 running at 3.58 MHz. Uses 5 different sound chips, they are 1 YM2151 running at 3.58 MHz, an 007232 chip, a uPD7759 at 0.64 MHz, analog sound samples, and a custom chip.


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  1. 3D Model (External): Upright

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This game is available at the following public arcades, bars or museums:

Name Location State Country Details Check-ins
8-Bit Beans 100 Brock St South, Whitby Ontario Canada 0
PinBar 501 17 Ave SW, Calgary AB Canada Arcade (Classic Videogame)
Status: Verified

Focus: Classic Games
Food: Yes
Alcohol: Yes
Payment Method: Coins
Upstate Pinball & Arcade Museum 109A West Trade St, Simpsonville South Carolina United States Arcade (Classic Videogame)
Children: Allowed
Focus: Classic Games
Food: No
Alcohol: No
Payment Method: Admission Charge

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Auctions Recap

Year Count Median $ Average $
2015 2 2,415.00 2,415.00
2016 3 1,035.00 1,226.67
2017 2 997.00 997.00
2018 3 2,950.00 2,311.67
All Years 10 1,888.25 1,743.90


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