Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (Premium)

Pinside rating

This game received 54 approved Pinsider ratings and currently rates 8.126 /10


Top 100 ranking

This game ranks 3rd in the game group "Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles". The group itself ranks #20 in the Pinside Pinball Top 100.

Score breakdown

Score breakdown in the 4 main categories:

Game design: 8.189

Artwork: 8.366

Sounds/Music: 7.855

Other Aspects: 7.95

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Note! There are multiple versions of this game!
This is "Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (Premium)".
The other versions are: Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (Pro) (regular version), Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (LE)

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3 days ago
Like the pro better.
19 days ago
I can finally give a solid review. Great theme, layout has many shots which feel great with risk factor but when your in a flow this thing shoots fast and very satisfying. The GI is color and Playfield art looks super cool total 80s feel. The glider totally gives you many options to feed what ever flipper you want to combo any shot in the game I personally think this feature is underrated.
It’s turtle time........
23 days ago
I liked the first few games, but the more I played the more it got old. Came back again and found that I just couldn't find the excitement. Definitely glad I didn't add this to my collection.
23 days ago
Great game really nailed the theme, voices are super well done and game is fun and fast. It is a touch hard , some dont like the animations but personally I love them. I tried the 1987 version and went back stock much better!
24 days ago
Turtles theme wise holds no nostalgia so any lack of true animations or voices from show may be lost on me. What I do know is how well it shoots - excellent - up there with some of Borgs best. The game can rip and a ton of fun - approachable code wise for all ages - thank goodness. Artwork outstanding, lighting and mechs (van/diverter) on the premium worked well although the pro was great without the extras. The callouts/music overall was better the AIQ next to it and fast enough to keep me coming back for more - and that’s what counts.
43 days ago
one of Sterns best games!!
69 days ago
I remember buying the original comic book in black and white.

The Pros:
The best layout Borg had ever produced. The shots are spot on and this game flows like few others. Shooting this game is pure pleasure. Multiple playing and co-operative play modes means that Stern has been paying attention to what Scott Danesi has been bringing to pinball and this will probably come standard with most Stern pinball games in the future. More people playing pinball is a good thing. The layout is FAST! Shooting to the upper flipper accurately means that your twitch skills are on point.

The Cons:
Some people will not like the theme. Those people have lost the child within their souls. The biggest "if" with this game will be the ruleset. Will Dwight get this one right? I think he has been listening to Keith and taking notes. Tourney players will find the exploits and rip them to shreds...

That song will not get out of my head...

I am big on player choice in relation to diverters on a pinball game. Considering you can make nearly every single shot on this game from the right flipper, you might as well keep the diverter always sending the ball to the right in line. A little disappointing, really.

The Takeaway:
Whether you like the theme or not, this game shoots like a dream. The Skittles colored art package means that kids of all ages will like looking at and playing this game. This game shoots and plays well. Let's see what the regiment and refinement of this design brings. First impressions... I like it and I believe it will earn once we get past the plague-times.

You can make every shot on the playfield except for the right orbit and the right stand up with the right flipper. Once you get the timing down you get back and the right ramp even on the premium and limited edition. While it doesn’t detract from the quality of the design, it does mean that some of the techniques that you would use to access the playfield and it’s entirety artist difficult as it may seem initially. The rules are good. Not great. I know that this will change and refinements will be made just as every other string pinball game has been for the past 15 to 20 years. However that’s a big difference between pinball games today. Do you have a programmer who knows rules, we have a designer who knows the rules and the design. This is the next generation of pinball designers coming up now. And even a great playfield can’t compensate for anything other than a brilliant rules and design integration anymore.
5 months ago
Hard game to play but it brings me back to my favorite show as a kid
5 months ago
Yeah, I know that nothing in life is perfect but gotta give credit where credit is due. This rating will probably diminish whatever credibility I might have but can't help it. We are loving this game. When it was first announced my distributor call me first thing to offer me an LE; I turned it down because I did not think the theme had any appeal to me. But then I watched some of the Turtle shows on Nicklelodeon with my grandson and I was 'hooked'. I began to see the theme and game as a likely variant of DEADPOOL which is one of my favorites in my collection. I went to my distributor to play a TMNT Pro and also his personal LE. I gave it a few days to soak in before committing to buy one. I decided it was a good one to add and I am really glad that I did. So much fun, so much action, great toys like the spinning pizza disk, the glider, and the jumping Krang. And ZY's artwork, what can be said about that? I am not prone to rate a game so high but what the hell. Just imho.
6 months ago
The game is a ton of fun. My son, who isn’t all that interested in pinball, loves playing this one with me on co-op. The variation between turtles (pros/cons) gives a little bit of variation in how you play. Artwork is as expected with Zombie Yeti (phenomenal). Shoots fast and keeps you on your toes, but can be difficult and frustrating. You have to slow down on this one or it will eat your lunch. Layout and design are familiar, yet feel completely different. I’m happy with the upgrades on the premium and think they added enough to make it feel worth the extra over the pro. The Krang toy, physical ball lock in the van, and the glider are all really nice to have. I do wish the animations were a bit more...animated(?) I guess? The music could really use some work as well... I really like this one though. It really does have that "one more game" feeling.
6 months ago
I believe this is my favorite pin of all time. Very hard to find a bad thing to say about it.
6 months ago
Super fast challenging game. We are recreational players in the house and this is our hardest game. There is a lot to the game and we are enjoying exploring this. It is the first time I have had a pinball game where I feel I need to learn the rules versus just play the game. That being said it is a crazy fun game to play.

Updated my rating to take into account how hard some of the shots are to make and the big left drain. Really is a buzz kill at times..
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