Turtles In Time (SNES) with James & Mike

Mike Matei / May 20th, 2013


  • alucard

    May 20, 2013 at 11:02 pm


  • Dur

    May 20, 2013 at 11:02 pm

    Awesome! Love this series guys, looking forward to the next! Now it’s time for me to go play this game again

  • May 20, 2013 at 11:21 pm

    You guys forgot to ask why Super Shredder from the movie Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 2 “The secret of the Ooze” is the final boss. Cause that doesn’t make sense either. I believe Shredder sent the Turtles and minions back in time purposefully. The Foot and the bosses had devices that allowed Shredder and Krang to monitor everything from dimension X. Each time the Turtles defeated a boss the devices zapped them into another portal. Yes it is the ultimate Turtles game no doubt about it. The Dr. has spoken.

    • Hanglyman

      May 21, 2013 at 12:43 am

      Just before the final boss fight starts, you see regular Shredder stepping into some kind of device and a beam shoots out and turns him into Super Shredder. It’s still not fully explained, but it’s not like he just shows up out of nowhere.

    • May 21, 2013 at 3:25 am

      Simple: Kevin Nash needed the work. That whole Diesel thing wasn’t working out too good in 1994.

  • May 20, 2013 at 11:22 pm

    I enjoy this series, keep it up. But cannot wait for the AVGN movie! (or new episodes >_<)

  • jedisprite

    May 20, 2013 at 11:38 pm

    Fantastic vid

  • May 21, 2013 at 12:07 am

    Great video guys. I like this style for your video. Keep up the good work! ๐Ÿ™‚

  • May 21, 2013 at 12:11 am

    Not even a minute into the video and Mike talks about April O’Neil tits. Love it! I actually would have been offended if they weren’t brought up! Awesome video

  • Daniel Pavelko

    May 21, 2013 at 12:24 am

    Awesome! I knew you guys would do this game sooner or later. I played the shit out of this game when I was younger. So good.

  • Hanglyman

    May 21, 2013 at 12:44 am

    The remake of this game was awful. Ugly graphics, they ditched the amazing music, and left out a few levels and enemies. And the boss of the Prehistoric level, Concrete Man, was even more frustratingly difficult than Slash was.

  • May 21, 2013 at 1:01 am

    That’s so awesome guys!
    I just beat that game a couple days ago with my brother haha
    Regards from Mexico City

  • karel1

    May 21, 2013 at 1:09 am

    Not bad guys. I never got to play this game at home, only in the arcades. While I had a Sega, I was unaware that this version was available on it.

    Love this game in general, and it brought back fond memories, so I’m glad you played it. I think that I prefer the style you used for Super Contra: Full Through, No Editing. THAT episode left my heart pumping!

    Keep Up the Great Work guys!

    Hope the Missus and the Baby are doing Well!

  • May 21, 2013 at 1:22 am

    Turtles trained in boxing…..Box Turtles?

  • 00bam

    May 21, 2013 at 1:24 am

    this series is good!!…also the NES turtles wasnt bad it was just had that coomon NES difficulty other than that it was cool

  • Alex Groshans

    May 21, 2013 at 1:37 am

    I enjoy these videos but I find it amusing how the intro is really polished and pretty but then it’s just James and Mike chillin’ on the couch

  • Nebuchadnezzaurus

    May 21, 2013 at 1:39 am

    Great vid as always, only wish it were longer like your Super C video

  • May 21, 2013 at 2:16 am

    I’m kind of intrigued that you guys enjoy the arcade version more. While it was certainly my first experience with Turtles in Time, going back has given me a greater appreciation for the SNES version.

    While the graphics aren’t as good, the SNES version has additional levels and bosses that aren’t in the arcade version, uses Mode 7 visuals in certain sections that allow for a change in perspective not present in the arcade forebear, and, most importantly, is actually balanced with regard to difficulty. The arcade version used sub-par hit detection and elements of randomization in combat to kill you relentlessly so you’d keep popping in quarters. Stuff like throwing the enemy at the screen or smashing them back and forth overhead can be performed consistently in the SNES version, while it seems to come out randomly during combos in the arcade edition.

    That said, it would be awesome if the SNES version had multi-tap support for four player gameplay. It would also have been terrific if the Turtles in Time downloadable remake had fused the best elements of the two versions, instead of being based almost exclusively on the arcade release.

  • Michel_Angelo

    May 21, 2013 at 2:16 am

    One of the best co-op games on SNES. I love it. Just one of those games you can play through a thousand times and never get sick of it.

  • Zorro3k6

    May 21, 2013 at 2:25 am

    I never played the SNES much as a kid. I grew up playing the Genesis instead. So with that said, I see a lot of similarities with Turtles in Time and Hyper Stone Heist. The opening to the game is roughly the same, the sound effects are the same, even the final boss fight with Super Shredder is the same. The only major difference is that there’s no time travel involved in Hyper Stone Heist. Did they take Turtles in Time and cut out a bunch of levels for Hyper Stone Heist? If so, well that sucks. Hyper Stone Heist was a pretty short game and I wish it was longer. However it was really fun. If they did just copy Turtles in Time and cut out a few levels, I wonder why they did that. Any thoughts?

  • May 21, 2013 at 2:30 am

    All arguments about gaming logic are resolved now.
    “Maybe it’s just a videogame.”
    I’m serious, in the past i see review complaning that the game wasn’t logical enough and so they gave it like 6. Thank myself that now i don’t look reviews no more.
    Anyway, it’s true, you can’t do a better turtles game than this.

  • May 21, 2013 at 2:42 am

    Personally I loved the original arcade game the best. It’s my favorite over any of the others. But IV is also a fantastic game.

  • ChildrenofBodom

    May 21, 2013 at 2:58 am

    I love these vids guys. Maybe you guys could consider doing what you did the first time with Super C and playing through the whole game. I’d watch it and I’m sure a lot of other people would too. How about Super Double Dragon sometime?

  • SoulGrind

    May 21, 2013 at 3:54 am

    Ah turtles in time, i love it. I used to go around shopping centers (malls) to collect trolleys to get coins to play the original turtles.

    I challenge mike to do one video without saying the word “like”

    even more, i would love to see if someone counts how many times he says it..

  • May 21, 2013 at 4:43 am

    Hah loved this game. Found it really hard as a kid, especially Slash.

  • Razgriz

    May 21, 2013 at 4:48 am

    This is my favorite snes game. About time you got to this.

  • Marijn Stevens

    May 21, 2013 at 6:10 am

    That is a giant cliff-hanger on the end… Seems I need to play that game now.

  • May 21, 2013 at 7:27 am

    Damn guys, why is it edited? ๐Ÿ™ The unedited Super C Video was great! ๐Ÿ™‚

  • May 21, 2013 at 7:58 am

    My guess is Shredder would have had to send the foot back before the turtles showed up, as the trains they built had the foot logo on it. I bet he’s sending armies back to screw up the past to make it a world in the present were Shedder is a god.

    • Lastor

      May 21, 2013 at 10:06 am

      …and then he sends the turtles back to the past to foil his own plans ๐Ÿ˜€ That’s brilliant. Shredder must have some issues figuring out what he really wants.

      • May 21, 2013 at 6:02 pm

        Haha. I think the idea was that the foot would wipe them out. I don’t think Shredder has much faith in the turtles, if he did, why would he ever have the foot go after them? Shredder never seemed all that bright to me.

  • Entrenaturaleza

    May 21, 2013 at 9:52 am

    Ultra-mega classic of all History

  • May 21, 2013 at 10:47 am

    I agree. my attitude is similar to the girl on the [email protected] commercial: “More is better than less because if stuff is not less… if there’s more less stuff then you might, you might want to have some more and your parents just don’t let you because there’s only a little.”

    i.e. we want more. we want more.

  • PFarns16

    May 21, 2013 at 12:39 pm

    My theory: The Turtles are still on the Technodrome in a type of Holodeck. That explains why the villains are still around and why the period changes so rapidly and readily following the completion of each level.
    Great video and discussion! Keep it up James and Motherfucker!

  • The_Bones

    May 21, 2013 at 1:05 pm

    My friend and I just played through this yesterday so its kind of cool to see this posted on the same day. I don’t think I’ve ever thought about why you travel forward in time after each level either since its just a game but it is kind of an interesting question.

  • May 21, 2013 at 4:21 pm

    This is probably my all time favorite game! But… 11 minutes?? Come on, I was expecting for at least a half an hour video ๐Ÿ™

  • Night-X

    May 21, 2013 at 6:37 pm

    Used to have the game with the box until it got molely in the basement. Even suck more that can’t download on the wii.

  • May 21, 2013 at 6:42 pm

    To start with the grafics dudes this one in snes is sligtly diferent from the original arcade version in many ways.FIrst in the snes version some animations and not only are missing and the game runs allot slower,also some voices from the bosses are not there in the game,another issue was the grafics in the explotions that were more pixelated and chunky.All that hapened because the original arcade run to 60meg,power that 16bit systems were not had those days back.But the good news is that they added 5 new bosses two stages extra including a tecnodrome stage,and a vs mode.Thus a cooler version from the arcades if you ask me folks.So stop complaining about aprils teets and lets play some turtles in time.

  • May 21, 2013 at 6:53 pm

    No it would not be cooler if that was like the arcade exactly james dude! Its better and more advanced with more stuff in that system.I remember how we wanted to have a perfect arcade port,i dont give a shit about the animations,i like it just the way it is with more stuff to play.If we want to play the original game theres always mame,also i forgot to mention that was released a 3d version of the original arcade for xbla-psn.Not so cool since they didn’t put inside the clasic as well.But the point is that in the snes we have one of the best ports ever made after titles like street fighter.The original if you ask me its not so great because it has fewer stages,less bosses and i didn’t enjoyed it like the first arcade game.

  • May 21, 2013 at 7:06 pm

    In that game turtles traped in the time vortex wich put them in the dificult situation to travel in sertain time periods in order to find their way back.Each stage represents an era further in the future,and the badies i believe that might be the original ones that shreder send to stop you.The worst is yet to come folks because we must becarefull for michael bay’s turtles movie,thats something that might make us forget how cool that show was with or without the perfect port in each console.

  • maniac_3_2000

    May 21, 2013 at 8:12 pm

    Aww come on, no hard mode? This game is easy on hard, except for both shredders.

  • CircleK

    May 21, 2013 at 9:28 pm

    Big Apple: 3AM. I love these vids – but the sound design can be improved a bit. The base volume level is very quiet. Maybe a shotgun microphone right above you both could offer some improvement? James’ voice especially kind of blends in w/ the game noise. Great video otherwise.

  • wEEman33

    May 22, 2013 at 12:34 am

    Speaking of April’s tits, this fan-made TMNT porno from 2004 is a must-see:


    So many unexpected twists and turns.

  • Arc Nova

    May 22, 2013 at 1:02 am

    Well the simple explanation is that it was a desperation move after being beaten. I mean, Shredder could just sit helplessly and watch the turtles destroy the Technodrome once and for all, or he could save himself by just giving them a little shove into the time machine they’re already standing in front of. Dominating all of time must have been Shredder’s plan from the beginning, so I imagine the soldiers were sent back well before the turtles arrived. The bosses are probably all carrying portable time travel devices, which the turtles can use after beating them.

    I dunno, I try not to think about it too much. I mean, you’re already suspending your disbelief enough to accept walking, talking, ninja-trained reptiles as plausible characters. Throwing in the ability to travel through time 100% paradox free isn’t really asking you to accept that much more. Comic book logic explains everything. ๐Ÿ™‚

    Another excellent video, guys! Though I have to agree that I would have enjoyed seeing an unedited version. Even if you weren’t saying much during most of it. Regardless, keep up the great work!

  • LeyLey

    May 22, 2013 at 1:11 am

    Agreed, on the lack of Irma in Turtles in Time. And every TMNT game, really.
    Favorite character.

  • Norteno del Sur

    May 22, 2013 at 1:13 am

    I remember when i first finish this game with my best friend. Easy mode!

  • May 22, 2013 at 2:39 am

    Now, I haven’t read all the comments thus far, just skipped trough them, but I feel that not enough emphasis has been put on the subject of April’s tits. Just saying. Anyway, yeah, it’s a shame games like this on the SNES and Mega Drive haven’t been given a 4 player mode, that would have been awesome. Imagine Super Mario Cart on the SNES in 4 players. Also, please consider playing Smash TV next

  • Jared Benicky

    May 22, 2013 at 2:39 am

    There needs to be a Cinemassacre tv channel that would be kick ass awesome

  • May 22, 2013 at 5:38 am

    We complain that games are too short but this game, ONE OF THE BEST FUCKING GAMES ever took only 30 to 45 mins to beat.

  • May 22, 2013 at 5:55 am

    Definitely should make an abundance of these. They are so entertaining and great holdovers until the next AVGN release.

  • May 22, 2013 at 8:10 am

    I loved this game all time this is the best Turtles In Time on Super Nintendo Tell the true I beat the Arcade of Turtles In Time ever

  • El Dentonio

    May 22, 2013 at 9:39 am

    Shredder sent his henchmen back with them to prevent them from traveling back through time to the present.

  • albrt lambrt

    May 22, 2013 at 1:08 pm

    please do zombies ate my neighbors next i love that game, and iยดd love to hear your thoughts on it, i know it is very repetitive but i think it be good as an endurance test, tnk you

  • May 22, 2013 at 2:42 pm

    More of these episodes please!

  • erik37

    May 22, 2013 at 7:19 pm

    Very nice guys, now i wanna play that game again FUCK lol
    Cant wait to see the next game u guys choose good videos

  • May 22, 2013 at 8:55 pm

    one of the best music soundtracks on any game , uno de los juegos con la mejor musica

  • May 22, 2013 at 10:18 pm

    they’re better off playing the arcade version then this.

  • Anthony33

    May 23, 2013 at 1:12 am

    Glad this has become a regular series.

  • videogamehunter820

    May 23, 2013 at 12:57 pm

    I’m sorry to disagree with you James and Mike, but I think the SNES version is a little better than the arcade. The arcade has better voices, four players, and the intro theme, but the SNES version has more levels, more bosses (and more appropriate bosses), slightly improved controls, and Super Shredder. I mean, the arcade version didn’t even have Bebop and Rocksteady, Slash, or the Rat King. It’s all up for debate, but that’s what I think. One thing’s for sure…BOTH VERSIONS ARE KICKASS!!!

  • scals37

    May 24, 2013 at 12:03 am

    Needless to say, I loved this game.. I also dig the new “James & Mike Play” logo..

    My buddy and I have been hooked on WWF No Mercy for the N64 recently.. despite our non-interest in wrestling, it’s one of the best games we’ve ever played

  • itscmillertime

    May 24, 2013 at 12:23 am

    I think we all can at least agree that the hyperstone heist was far inferior. Genesis vs SNES? I think the answer is pretty clear..

  • Billy Staton

    May 24, 2013 at 9:37 am

    Well played! Thanks for another great video, guys!

  • May 24, 2013 at 1:58 pm

    Would love to see the uncut video ๐Ÿ™‚

    Amazing video, can’t wait to see more.

  • scottmetal666

    May 24, 2013 at 5:39 pm

    You haven’t had turtle (snapper) soup before? Thought you guys was from the Philly-area…

  • May 25, 2013 at 12:45 pm

    So glad you did this video this game is my all time favorite. I’ve played it a few hundred times. FYI the turtles in time reshelled is a bad interpretation of this game they cut out levels changed the bad guys and altered all the great sound bytes.

  • May 25, 2013 at 1:00 pm

    Also I think I actually have a VHS of the TMNT coming out of their shells tour

  • May 25, 2013 at 11:45 pm

    This episode made me feel a little self conscious about my lack of knowledge of TNMT. I was never into the cartoons or anything like that, except the first movie, which I can appreciate more thanks to beer. But I had no freaking clue what you were talking about through this whole episode, which made me feel insignificant and less of a man because of it. Now I’m ashamed. I curled up in my sock drawer and cried myself to sleep, despite the fact that it was 3 in the afternoon when I watched this. It took all the motivation I could muster to even make this posting, and just thinking about it makes me think back into my high school days when I would get locked in my locker. Granted, I locked myself in the locker, but it doesn’t mean it didn’t hurt any less…carry on.

  • roman naumov

    May 27, 2013 at 1:58 pm

    Hi evry body all! i’m from Russia, and the game my favorit game in childe time? i’m remembe tmnt 3 manheten project in nes, in russia “dendy”

  • Firevineswater

    May 27, 2013 at 11:37 pm

    I really like these Videos where James has someone to play alongside. I also hope to see more Commentary with James and Mike ripping on a public domain film. This is a great game and one of the best games in the Snes Library.

  • Hagbart

    May 29, 2013 at 6:24 am

    OMG.. Did anyone notice the guy flying in the back, when Mike is talking about April’s tits? It looks like he is flying by farting!?!

  • liononzion

    May 29, 2013 at 4:07 pm

    Wow you guys are balls at that game compared to me and my bro. we own that game. Thats our SHEAT!!

    You gotta change the settings. turn on manual running so you can double tap forward to run and comic book character models. Thats the way the game was meant to be played let me tell ye somn

  • liononzion

    May 29, 2013 at 4:33 pm

    Turtles in Fucking Time. So you finally played a good game. Well Shit it took ya long enough.

    Anyways to my point. the arcade version is NOT better than this version my friends. They actually have the arcade version embedded in one of the ninja turtles games for gamecube that you can unlock in the game (I think its the 3rd gamecube game they made). Me and my brother played that one and it was Horrible! lol they changed the music and voices from the original arcade version and it just sounded like crap lol. especially when they say MY TOEEE. it just sounded hella generic and fucking disasterous. If you get a chance you should review that version cause its definatelly the shittiest version of this game. Possibly even shitty enough to deserve its own AVGN episode who knows you decide.

    But the reasons why the original arcade version is worse then the SNES version are as follows

    1)The arcade version doesn’t have the Rat king fight in the sewers, or the Prehistoric Turtlesaurus fight.

    2)in the arcade version it doesn’t make any sense how they get sent back in time. Shredder just shows up in the sewers out of thin fucking air and is all like “Guess what Fucknutts you’re going back in time”

    3) like I said before shredder sends you back in time in the sewers so the technidrome level isn’t even in the arcade version nor is the fight where you have to throw footsoldiers at him thru the screen. (that alone makes the console version the difinitive version)

    4) in the arcade version you dont fight bebop and rocksteady on the boat. (since the Dog and Turtle fight wasn’t at the technidrome cause that level doesn’t exist in the arcade version)So you fight the Dog and Turtle on the boat instead which removes that ending scene you like so much.

    So yeah the console port is pretty much a shitload better than the arcade version.

    Oh yeah I almost forgot the giant turd monster that replaces the Prehistoric Turtle fight. Now thats some BullSHEAAAT!

    Nice vid tho

  • June 3, 2013 at 3:41 am

    i always thought that shredder sent his henchman back to the different time periods as sort up a back-up plan in case the turtles beat the shit out of everything in the particular time they’re in lol.

  • Ben_from_G-town

    June 9, 2013 at 5:46 am

    Great game! I have the remake, but the SNES and arcade versions are great, too. Probably the best best turtles game, right here.

  • Smeghead420

    June 17, 2013 at 1:45 pm

    Mike….. so damn crude. I’m kinda embarrassed for you.

  • Zach Bremer

    June 23, 2013 at 5:24 pm

    Lol a Xenomorph

  • BMiller508

    June 30, 2013 at 12:16 am

    don’t voice an opinion about Mike or you get gone, well unless its positive of course

  • Jake Epert

    July 19, 2013 at 12:20 pm

    Man, I love this game. My dad and I used to play it when I was little. Great video, guys.

  • November 8, 2013 at 12:14 am

    April O’neil does have great tits…

  • theincrediblepete

    November 8, 2013 at 6:12 am

    I think that James is remembering the arcade version incorrectly. The arcade version was a frustratingly hard mess where all of the playable characters had randomized movesets and the bosses had unpredictable patterns. Pretty typical for its time. The SNES version was one of the best brawlers of its time, though. It simplified the gameplay by giving every character preset movesets and giving the bosses movement patterns that where able to be exploited while still being difficult, like in Slash’s case.

  • Brandon A

    November 14, 2013 at 8:54 am

    I wouldn’t have thought they were going to talk about her tits. Hilarious.

  • firzen433

    November 23, 2013 at 12:07 pm

    I played the arcade one early today. Actually, the console version got more stages in it! Believe it or not Beebop and Rocksteady are not in the arcade one. Even-though the arcade one has more voices and more fluent animation. I still think the SNES Turtles in time is THE ultimate turtles game.

  • December 6, 2013 at 12:28 pm

    If only the SNES version had 4-player mode. Wasn’t the last TMNT console game before the long hiatus that Tournament Fighters game?

    Have you ever done any of the Game Boy ones?

  • January 6, 2014 at 10:18 pm

    “Oh, look at ah, April Oneal’s tits. You know what I always thought? Did you ever think like…” !(STOP)! Unless the end of that sentence is; “…wouldn’t it be great to blow your load all over them” I wouldn’t know what the hell you were talking about. LOL!

  • January 18, 2014 at 3:02 pm

    have you two played tmnt out of the shadows

  • Jim

    January 27, 2014 at 4:55 pm

    Turtles in Time is a f**king beast.

  • Randall Benoit

    June 4, 2014 at 9:11 pm

    I played the shit out of Turtles – Coming out of Thier Shells tape…epic

  • August 13, 2014 at 4:06 am

    love tmnt never got to play any of the old games though they seem pretty fun gonna have to get them off of ebay lol ๐Ÿ™‚

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