Issue 7 of Ray Barnholt’s single-theme retro game magazine SCROLL is all about a topic I didn’t realize would be so interesting: the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles game series. Barnholt analyzes each of Konami’s NES, SNES, Genesis, Game Boy, and even PC games not only in terms of gameplay, but also faithfulness to the TV shows, comics, and movies from which they drew. There’s even a timeline of TMNT milestones, and a list of TMNT characters ranked by number of game appearances.
The issue is available in PDF for 5 bucks, or in print for $14. Check out the preview pages, and then go buy it. I think SCROLL might be my favorite game magazine ever. Whenever I read it, I’m simultaneously delighted with the quality of all the writing and layout work, fascinated by the topics, and furious that I didn’t do this.
Buy: Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles junk
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