Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (video game)
Ninja Turtles
Developer(s) Clover Entertainment
Publisher(s) Nintendo
Platform(s) Xbox 360, PS3, Wii, Wii U Nintendo DS, Nintendo 3DS
Release Date(s)
May 14th, 2012
Single Player, Multiplayer
Age Rating(s)
Genre(s) Action, Beat-em-up, Open world
Media Included Disk

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 2012 is an open-world beat em' up by Clover Entertainment. It is a loose reboot of the 2003 TMNT cartoon. It is also the company's answer to the game Purple. It will be released on Septmeber 4th, 2012, for Xbox 360, PS3,, Wii U, Nintendo DS, and Nintendo 3DS. It is the first TMNT game to not only let you play as the Turtles, but you can also play as The Shredder in his own campaign. It's also one of the few Clover Entertainment games that does NOT have a heavy focus in destruction, though there is some in the game, but it mostly consists of only cars, lamp posts and objects inside the rooms of buildings.


It all started with four pet turtles and a canister of Ooze. When the turtles are bathed in the ooze, they begin to grow, to change, to mutate! Raised in the New York City sewers by Master Splinter, who teaches them how to be experts at martial arts, they wage war against crime and their arch-nemesis: The Shredder.

Turtles Gameplay

The player has the ability to take control of 4 of the turtles at the same time: Leonardo, Raphael, Michaelangelo, and Donatello. How does this work? You have the ability to switch from one turtle to another with the press of a button. Each turtle has its own unique stats. Leonardo is the most well-rounded, and uses Double Katana swords Raphael is the strongest and uses double sai daggers, Donatello can heal himself quicker than the other turtles and uses a Bo Staff, and Michaelangelo is the fastest and has his nunchucks. The game takes place in a HUGE open-world New York City. You patrol the city of New York to protect it from crime.

There are Purple Dragon and Foot Ninja gangs across the city. It's your duty to take them down. You can upgrade the Ninja Turtles by collecting points called Ooze. Ooze is a points system which you collect from defeating Foot Ninjas and Purple Dragons. You can use these points to upgrade your turtle by increasing its strength, speed, agility, effectiveness of weapons, and health. You can use the environment to your advantage to defeat your enemies. You can destroy boxes that contain Ninja stars, which you can use to throw at enemies.

You can enter buildings too. The objects inside the buildings are completely destructible. For example, If you are in a fight inside a building, you can pick up chairs and throw them at enemies. Objects in the environment can be destroyed, like cars (yes, I'm sure a mutant turtles with ninja weapons can damage a car), and fire hydrants, which you can use to unleash a blast of water at enemies. You can explore the city and collect bonus content, such as concept art and episodes of the 2003 Ninja Turtles cartoon.

Overall, in the game, you can roam the city, battle villains such as The Shredder, and the Purple Dragons, plus unlock collectibles.

Shredder Gameplay

Also, this is the first Turtles game that actually lets you play as The Shredder in his own campaign. In it, you must help the villainous Shredder take over New York City. Unlike the Turtles, The Shredder is a stand-alone person, as in he's the only player you can play as in that campaign. Shredder has a variety of abilities at his arsenal. To make Shredder a more threatening villain, Shredder has superhuman strength, powerful blades on his hand, and a sword that conducts electricity. As the Shredder, you must spread fear into New York's citizens, and cause destruction. Shredder can use his superhuman strength to toss cars around and knock over lamp posts, and use his blades and swords for fighting. The Shredder also can call upon some of his Foot Ninjas to help him when he needs to. Once you summon some of your Foot Ninjas, you can command them to do things like attack the enemy, or defend you. You must take over parts of Manhattan as you progress through the Shredder campaign, little by little. Then, you must destroy the Ninja Turtles, which is the final mission.


9009 Rated gave it 8.5/10 score. " Liked it seems better than the others. Showed an increase in the company. It was actually a more sophisticated action platform which is enjoyable, though the title should be Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle 2012 or TMNT'12 so people won't be confused. The Shredder gameplay seems decent but it should be awesome to have a TMNT game finally playing as Shredder. Unlike the other Clover Field games, it wasn't based on JUST destruction. It showed that CloverField Entertainment knows what storyline is."

Playable Characters


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