Quoted from Rob_G:
TMNT is still such an underrated game I think. I wish 1 or 2 things could be tweaked still, but that ship has sailed long ago.
Sullivan updated Ghostbusters years after it was even out of production, so I wouldn't give up hope. I think he realizes how good of a game this is too and would push to polish it a bit.
Guardians is rumored to get one last run this year and with a new tmnt movie coming out next year I could see stern trying to capitalize. I'm hoping a clean up of the code before then too, though really, I think having animators work on what looks like unfinished product might have a bigger impact on sales.* Also I bet we see tmnt in some big tournaments this next year too. This game in a tournament setting would get people interested in it again. It's so amazing watching people get big shots in this game like completing training. On my big game I got a 15mil foot123 shot. Felt amazing.
* is it just me or does some of the animation look as good as anything stern has done (and just really beautiful animation and art) but then plenty of it looks half-baked. I have a feeling the animators didn't manage their time well. I bet they got all excited do some episodes and graphics then were told to hurry up and get it out the door. Just that some episodes have the characters lips moving and some don't is telling to me.
I feel ya, my pinball brother. All I can say is listen to splinter. ...except when he says you're not fast enough, then he's just being a troll.