Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (Pro)

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This game received 70 approved Pinsider ratings and currently rates 8.648 /10


Top 100 ranking

This game ranks 2nd in the game group "Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles". The group itself ranks #1 in the Pinside Pinball Top 100.

Score breakdown

Score breakdown in the 4 main categories:

Game design: 8.615

Artwork: 8.854

Sounds/Music: 7.914

Other Aspects: 8.827

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

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1 day ago
TMNT is another great game from Stern. I struggle to decide which game I like more, this or Jurassic Park. I think I’ll need to give TMNT another month before I decide that. Until then, I can’t wait to play another game :-)
8 days ago
Ok I’ve only owned this game for a day, however it’s the best first impression I can remember on any machine. IMHO it’s easily the best Stern in recent years...actually probably of all time. Ticks all the boxes. Playfield is legit.
Shots and ramps as smooth as anything, flow for days.
Best light show ever, audio too I’d say. Animations are definitely Sterns most accomplished.
Code is killer already...and don’t get me started on Zombi Yetis art skills. Boom!
9 days ago
This pin is a blast to play! I love this pin! The past few pins, Iron Maiden, Deadpool, JP, EHOH! Stern is on fire!
9 days ago
The Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles have never done anything for me. This pinball machine was far off my radar. When I started watching the streams and reading reviews, I had to learn more about it to see if it lived up to the hype.

Here’s my review.

Buy this pin! If your first time buyer this pin is perfect. If you have a family, this pin is absolutely perfect. The layout, light show, sound, art, animations, everything comes together in a perfect performance. Stern nailed everything on this pin.
9 days ago
This is a home run for stern, it is a complete package of cowabunga awesome! This flows unlike any game i have owned before and i have owned my fair share. The rules for being so early already prove to be very promising for a deep challenging but fun game. The art on the pro blows me away Zombie did it again! I love the upper left flipper and looping that inner orbit rivals the satisfaction of iron maiden. When it doesn’t have the “toys” other games do you don't really miss them in this one. The spinning pizza is great and really adds a fun spin to the balls travel (pun intended). I think all day long this game belongs in the top 10 games. I have owned over half of the current top 10 and say by far this is my favorite of them. I only see great things to come as this code continues to evolve and balance out.
10 days ago
Cowabunga Dude! As Michelangelo says this machine is “bitchin”
13 days ago
Good variety of shots. I think having the third flipper on the left side takes some time to get used to, but I like it. The pizza spinning magnetic multiball is pretty cool. The animations could use a little more work, but I really like the playfield art.
14 days ago
A pro this good should remain at the top spot, ahead of the 25/30 year good ol’ games (the expected “nostalgic” comment & low score above proves my point...old schoolers like him will beat this game down unfortunately (danatude removed his negative comments that was above mine)...nostalgia is very strong in some people...ol school games toys flow shots etc are no better than this game...yes nostalgia is a heavy reason those games are up there highest in ratings...same designer Brian Eddy comes out with a modern game ST that shoots the same shots/flow, with innovative toys and look how low nostalgic old schoolers ranked that one). If Pinside top 100 were not just an old schoolers place, where they hang their hats on machines of the long ago past, modern machines would all rank higher. Certainly, today’s machines deserve to be in the top spots, as they are so much more in every aspect to the old timer machines. TMNT is a testament to how far we’ve advanced the hobby. Now if we can actually have people review TMNT based on its merits alone and not give it low ratings because they don’t want their sacred cows to come down where they should actually belong.

TMNT has the flow and shots of a real top tier pinball machine. Great fun with the multiplayer aspect too! No other machine comes close in this regard. Whole family loves feeling like they can actually advance in the game, with us more pro players on their team. Great job John, Dwight, Jeremy & Stern!
16 days ago
Played this weekend at my local arcade....soooooooo overrated. No way on gods earth this is no. 1, sorry. Recent hype, ok, im down with that, but nothing special in about a year or so once things die down a little.
16 days ago
This game has it all. Artwork, layout, flow, call outs, music, animations, lighting, code... all A's and A+'s.
We just keep going back for "one more game".
This one is really a Top-10 game.
Need to go now, it's screaming for me.
17 days ago
I ordered the pro model of this game based on theme alone. It was a complete leap of faith. I am still waiting on my pro to ship. However, I had a chance to play a TMNT Pro on location in Florida over the weekend. Here’s my thoughts;

Flow Flow Flow!

My first pin was Deadpool. The artwork was done by Zombi Yeti on this pin too. He hit it out of the park. I’m I sucker for that guys art work.

I love my DP. However, some of the shots are kind of clunky at times. I did not feel that way with TMNT at all. The upper flipper is awesome. The spinning pizza makes my eyes really work and can challenge my reflexes.

The call outs and music in this game now rival DP. They’re remakes but sound so close to the original.

I have two sons. The Coop play is an amazing innovation! This kept us playing together at the arcade.

I’m really happy that I bought this one. Is this Borg’s greatest game since Tron?
21 days ago
Great game ! Super fast and flows well. The middle ramp shot and the lair shot are hard but not too hard making it a challenge. Code use/rule wise deep, but a little confusing at first since so much going on but after a bit it makes sense. My only question right now is score balance - multi-ball seems to matter too much to getting a great score. Don’t forget co-op, challenge and super wizard mode choices make it fun in other ways. Homerun.
22 days ago
Great game , fast , beautiful , fun , interesting shots , nice flow , would love to own one

Thanks Stern for all these recent great games ( Deadpool , Jurassik Park , Iron Maiden , Stranger Things )

Just one serious problem on the pinball i played several hours for days : too often the flippers are being blocked for 1 looonng second , sometimes during multi ball , don t know if it is a physical problem or if it can be solved by software ( problem on 1.04 and 1.10 versions )
23 days ago
This game to me is a nostalgic home run. I grew up watching the turtles and absolutely LOVE this game! I gave it 2 weeks to let my new game excitement cool off so I could give an honest review. Code is great but takes a bit to figure everything out like most Dwight games. This doesn't bug me at all because I appreciate the depth and creativity of Dwight code! Art is FANTASTIC Zombie Yeti Killed it! I couldn't have asked for a better art package. The shots are all amazing and the use of the upper left flipper is excellent. I was nervous about the animations at first but they actually fit the game very nicely. GREAT JOB STERN!
23 days ago
Fast, deep, beautiful, somehow chaotic but with flow. The gimmicks are awesome, the music is awesome, the code is awesome. I had high hopes and the game still surpassed them. Easily on par with Iron Maiden and Jurassic Park.

My only criticism was I heard a few of the call outs a couple to many times. But then again I did play the game for 2 hours straight.
28 days ago
This game is a BLAST. Someone picked one up local to myself and i could not stop playing it. From the get go, you get to pick from 1 out of the 4 possible turtles to be your character experience for the game. Each turtle has different missions and different shots and call outs to make. Then the 6 ball multiball was so satisfying to achieve because of the magnetic spinning pizza disk. Forsure one of the best pins made yet. I Highly recommend
30 days ago
best game I've owned. Fast and deep!
Huge fan of the theme. Callouts are excellent. The flow of the game still leads to drains faster than I can flip. Shots can be difficult but makeable. Artwork is second to none and it has some of the best lightshows of any Pro model. It holds up well next to my Wonka.
35 days ago
Lots of fun, definitely worth the money. Zombie Yeti nailed it, him being the artist and the spinning pizza magnent multiball was the sellling point for me. Would recommend for beginner as shots are easy to make, and there seems to be some depth to it so far for more experienced players. Glad to see a title that will definitely bring kids back into pinball to keep this hobby going strong for years to come.
39 days ago
Top tier Stern/Modern pinball.
Great art, shots, animations & modes.
Still not fond of overkill light show flashing in modern games which deter from tracking ball at all times (anti-glare glass helps that...)
Call outs are oook but not 80s cartoon ok.
40 days ago
Super fun machine, 6ball multiball is always a blast!

Plays fast and unforgiving, but shots are satisfying and smooth.
41 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...

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.
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