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Submission #6549: mamuuuut, lapogne36 & adelikat's NES Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles in 15:44.93

Console: Nintendo Entertainment System
Game name: Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles
Game version: USA
ROM filename: Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (U).zip
Emulator: BizHawk-2.3.2
Movie length: 15:44.93
FrameCount: 56789
Re-record count: 84659
Author's real name: Jean
Author's nickname: mamuuuut, lapogne36 & adelikat
Submitter: mamuuuut
Submitted at: 2019-11-16 18:04:01
Text last edited at: 2019-11-29 05:20:45
Text last edited by: fsvgm777
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Status: published
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Game objectives

  • Emulator used: BizHawk-2.3.2
  • Aims for fastest time
  • Heavy glitch abuse
  • Uses death to save time
  • Takes damage to save time


One of my very first console game, came in the nes tmnt package. I remember having good time playing it before water section....then...the nightmare began...even years and years later in never pass this part...

Stage by stage comments

Many of the tricks demonstrated in this movie can be found at the TMNT Game Resources page.(thanks to Adelikat)
(take not that before i reach water section, lag reduction was kinda sacrificed (the story of ~6 frames) for sake of "adress1" counter

Area 1

Switch turtle at this moment is faster. Take damage on Bebop to reach 50% health for the extra damage boost.

You can kill the up and down guy faster is a problem, you will encounter the frog mid-boss(3 hits) instead of chainsaw guy(2hits). Keep jump button press before landing allow you to downward attack while sliding. Bye Rocksteady.

Area 2

Lag management. I try all sort of strats to kill the last bee sooner to avoid jumping, but failed. Manipulate Y sub for optimal jump/dodge (don't hurt plateform).

Water section : Man… Oh man… TODO

Area 3

Another wall i hit and make me redo from scratch number of times…"the homing head fire spitting Walking guy" "adress1" must be on… TODO Lag management Kill the first human torch guy will change the ennemy set, good thing at beginning since you gain tons of lag frames, but become a nightmare after to deal with... Take damage on mechaturtles for low health damage boost.

Area 4

Did i say lag management? Doing floating weapon glitch here give you the little pixel you need to pass the second pit. The sewer is a big lagging place so it was hard to optimize. I try my best to avoid lag. Scrolls route is not faster overall, even if damage boost bug is damn usefull (you will be 2~3 seconds behind after technodrome).

Area 5

Technodrome guardian : TODO

Area 6


thanks TODO

Maru: Judging.

Maru: Great improvements. Accepting as an improvement to the published run.

fsvgm777: Processing.

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