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retr0pia75
07-10-2016, 03:41 PM
I saw that there wasn't a thread dedicated to this game (though that's probably because of how obscure it is), so I decided to help out with that.
For those who don't know, Manhattan Missions (not to be confused with the recently released Mutants in Manhattan) was an action-adventure game released in 1991 for MS-DOS. It was based on the then-ongoing 1987 cartoon, but was more akin to the original Mirage comics in terms of visuals and story. Characters such as Shredder, Casey Jones, and even the Triceratons appeared. The game also had a time-limit similar to Spider-Man Vs. The Kingpin (another obscure game).
For those who know about this game's existence and have also played it, what are your thoughts?

Panda_Kahn_fan
07-10-2016, 04:26 PM
This was one of my favorite TMNT games, because it was basically a mirage-based Game, that actually used OT elements. Plus it felt like each of the missions were separate stories, with an overall story leading to the end

retr0pia75
07-10-2016, 04:33 PM
This was one of my favorite TMNT games, because it was basically a mirage-based a Mirage Game, that actually used OT elements. Plus it felt like each of the missions were separate stories, with an overall story leading to the end
Agreed. I always thought that the Mirage comics could lend themselves greatly into a video game format with their violent nature and all. I've always wanted to see a game that was based on them 100%.

Ninjinister
07-10-2016, 07:10 PM
Pulling characters from TMNT & Other Strangeness was a massively bizarre choice... which I fully support.

oldmanwinters
07-10-2016, 11:29 PM
This game is a hidden gem, especially when you consider the fact that so many licensed PC games of the early 1990s were complete trash.

retr0pia75
07-10-2016, 11:44 PM
This game is a hidden gem, especially when you consider the fact that so many licensed PC games of the early 1990s were complete trash.
Oh, yes. Now that I think about it, a lot of early PC games really weren't that great.

The-Shredder
07-11-2016, 12:06 PM
You can try playing the game, as well as a slew of other old TMNT games, on the Internet Archive. However, the controls are very confusing without a guide, and the graphics don't seem to render correctly from the browser, but it's passable.

https://archive.org/details/msdos_Teenage_Mutant_Ninja_Turtles_-_Manhattan_Missions_1991

http://strategywiki.org/wiki/Teenage_Mutant_Ninja_Turtles:_Manhattan_Missions/Controls

Cryomancer
07-11-2016, 12:18 PM
I've wanted to play through this for ages but the controls have been holding me back. Too lazy to set up a proper joy2key config or something. It's a pretty neat game though.