View Full Version : Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: The Legend Returns (Unofficial SEGA Bootleg)

09-07-2014, 09:43 AM
I couldn't find a thread for this, so please send me in it's direction if you're able to do so.

Has anyone heard of this weird little gem? I was looking at bootlegged NES and SNES TMNT cartridges that it got me to wondering if there were any ever hacked pirated games for TMNT. I eventually found this and was wondering if anyone even had a chance to play it. For those unaware, check out the link from Retro Collect (http://www.retrocollect.com/News/unofficial-russian-sega-mega-drive-teenage-mutant-ninja-turtles-the-legend-returns-game-rom-released-online.html).

We all love those shelled-up Pizza addicts... as do the Russians apparently. An all new and somewhat original Mega Drive title starring the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles has been in circulation recently, flooding the Russian after-market of 16-bit software. Luckily for gamers elsewhere around the world, the game's ROM file has been preserved and since shared online.

As excited as we were reading about another 16-bit adventure for our anthropomorphic turtles, the reality of what we have here is somewhat disappointing, although interesting. Similar to the many other Russian releases on the Sega Mega Drive, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: The Legend Returns takes elements from other titles without permission - this time from Ubisoft's flash game to promote Smash Up, Double Damage.

Making use of the assets taken from other sources, the Russians have created their very own Street of Rage clone (or should we say Hyperstone Heist clone), albeit a lacklustre attempt. Gameplay, the repeating scenery and poor enemy AI aside, during our initial play-through we encountered an unbeatable Mouser who began walking in a bizarre fashion, blocking any further progress.

Regardless of how well this title handles and whether or not level two can be beaten, Mega Drive fans should check out this unofficial offering, whilst looking towards the many other original titles Russia has produced for the 16-bit system over the years.


09-07-2014, 12:15 PM
Right 'ere. (http://forums.thetechnodrome.com/showthread.php?t=43345&highlight=genesis)

09-07-2014, 02:57 PM
Right 'ere. (http://forums.thetechnodrome.com/showthread.php?t=43345&highlight=genesis)

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