The game featured all four of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles ( Leonardo, Michelangelo, Raphael, and Donatello) taking on various villains (and a ton of Foot Soldiers) throughout the levels of the game. The villains included Leatherhead, Tatsu, Rocksteady, Stockman, Krang, and Shredder.
This was the Sega Genesis' answer to Super Nintendo's "Turtles in Time".
Shredder is back, and this time he has stolen not only the Statue of Liberty, but Manhattan itself! Shredder and the Foot Clan fight to retain the borough of New York through five levels of action.
When released Electronic Gaming Monthly awarded scores of 8,8,8,7, stating, "...There are a few things missing from the SNES version that made is so good. You can't hurl enemies towards the screen and the game play has less to offer in terms of moves...This game is also far too easy in the 2 player mode".