Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Mutants In Manhattan

Game review by
Paul Semel, Common Sense Media
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Fun, repetitive action game with mild violence.

Parents say

age 7+
Based on 1 review

Kids say

age 9+
Based on 3 reviews

A lot or a little?

The parents' guide to what's in this game.

Positive Messages

Players achieve their goals through cooperation.

Positive Role Models & Representations

Players use violence and teamwork to save the city and all its pizzerias.

Ease of Play

The basic controls are simple.

Violence

Though you're punching, kicking, and hitting enemies with both sharp and blunt weapons, there's no blood or gore.

Sex
Language
Consumerism

Latest game in TMNT franchise, which has covered games, comics, movies, TV shows, and more.

Drinking, Drugs & Smoking

What parents need to know

Parents need to know that Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Mutants In Manhattan is a third-person action game where players use a variety of weapons, as well as their fists and feet to fight ninjas and other bad guys. The turtles are armed with swords, nunchucks, sais, and a staff but also have access to a variety of special attacks they use to punch, kick, slap, and generally annoy their enemies. But while some of their weapons are sharp, there's no blood or gore, nor do any of the bad guys curse when being punched, kicked, and so on. This is the latest video game in the Turtles franchise, which has expanded to loads of toys, TV shows, comic books, and more, so kids may be interested in checking out other products.

User Reviews

  • Parents say
  • Kids say
Parent of a 7 and 12 year old Written byDad1000 May 27, 2016

Fun for any gamer/tmnt fan

This is a game that me my 7 year old and my 12 year old can all enjoy. My 7 year old kid and I are turtles fans, and my 12 year old and me both love video games...
Teen, 15 years old Written byBackflip1000 September 10, 2016

Ok for 7 and up

This game is ok has pretty easy gameplay that people 7+ can figure out easily I mean it's not that hard. It's also a great game I don't know why... Continue reading
Teen, 15 years old Written byJustinbieberfan1000 September 17, 2016

Great Tmnt game

I have this game and it so fun it's even better if you play the online multiplayer

What's it about?

Inspired more by the cartoon than the new live-action movie, TEENAGE MUTANT NINJA TURTLES: MUTANTS IN MANHATTAN has the heroes on a half shell once again teaming up to stop Shredder and General Krang, who have sent their minions into the streets, subways, and sewers of New York City for a crime spree. But it quickly becomes apparent that there's more going on than a bunch of bank robberies. It's up to the Turtles to stop the bad guys, save the city, and eat lots of pizza.

Is it any good?

Like the cartoon that inspired it, this third-person hack-and-slash action game is decidedly more for kids than older fans of the animated action series. Armed with a variety of weapons, the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles have to run around small but open areas of New York City, as well as the more enclosed sewers and subways, where they battle ninjas and other bad guys. Along with fast and strong attacks, the turtles have cool tag-team attacks, and characters can buy power-ups that include pizza slices that, of course, restore your health. Players can also switch among the turtles when playing on their own, while co-op lets up to four players each control a different adolescent, genetically modified sneaky warrior. But while the game has a lot of fan service, and even a bit of depth, it's still decidedly a kids' game, more suited for fans of the recent cartoon than the old animated show or even the original (and decidedly more mature) comic books. Not only can action get a bit repetitive, since you're largely just running from one skirmish to another, but you also often face enemies who aren't terribly bright. The game isn't terribly long, while its story is rather predictable and uninteresting. Still, if you're a kid and you love the cartoon, you'll have fun smacking bad guys in this game.

Talk to your kids about ...

  • Families can talk about violence in games. Do you feel different about the violence in this game because it's cartoony and there's no blood?

  • Families can talk about who Leonardo, Donatello, Michelangelo, and Raphael are named after. What can you learn about their real-life namesakes: Leonardo da Vinci, Donatello Donato di Niccolo di Betto Bardi, Michelangelo di Lodovico Buonarroti Simoni, and Raphael Sanzio da Urbino? What do you think these artists would think of their reptile counterparts?

  • Families can also talk about proper eating habits. Why is it not a good idea to eat really, really fast? Or to eat way too much? Or to just eat pizza?

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