Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Through The Years

September 28, 2012

What is it about the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles that has kept us hooked after all these years? There are many elements that make Leonardo, Michelangelo, Donatello and Raphael so radical, but it seems the green team's ability to reinvent themselves each and every year has been the key to their insane success. Let's take a trip down memory lane… Cowabunga!

ScrewAttack.com Video Game Vault- TMNT (NES)

The game that started it all. And by all, I mean straight up insanity, y'all. The freakin' jumps are STILL impossible even today. Relive your youth with a look back at this Nintendo classic. See the REAL Ninja Turtles and why cheating is totally cool.

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Action Figures

We all had countless Ninja Turtles toys when we were kids and they're just as radical today as they were when they were first released. Look below if you don't believe me. Tubular Trekkies!

Ninja Turtles PSA

The Turtles became so big that they eventually tried to get the entire world off of drugs. So what does one do exactly when approached with some pot...order a pizza.

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TMNT IV: Turtles in Time - Speed Run

In 1991, those Foot Soldier kicking Ninja Turtles made one of their last 90s console outings with a journey through time. Despite a fighting game that would come out later, this game was basically the swan song for the classic Turtles, though a remarkably similar The Hyperstone Heist on the Sega Genesis would come out the next year.

TMNT IV: Turtles in Time - Speed Run
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Ninja Rap From TMNT 2

Ok, people. This is hands down one of the most notorious moments not only in Turtles history, but the history of cinema as well. As you can probably see, this is the one and only music video for the 1991 Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 2: Secret of the Ooze track "Ninja Rap." Oh, it also stars Mr. Vanilla Ice. You can thank me later.

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TMNT Trailer

After the defeat of their old arch nemesis, Shredder, the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles have grown apart as a family. Struggling to keep them together, their rat sensei, Master Splinter, becomes worried when strange things begin to brew in New York City. Tech-industrialist Max Winters is amassing an army of ancient monsters to apparently take over the world.

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Teenage Mutant Ninja Lebowski

Mashups have been a big thing over the last number of years and the Ninja Turtles have been right in the thick of things throughout. Here's a short but sweet little mashup with the turtles doing The Big Lebowski.

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Sean Astin Talks The New TMNT

As many of you already know, even after all these years, the Ninja Turtles are still as relevant as ever. Here's Sean Astin as he chats about his role as the voice of Raphael in Nickelodeon's new Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles animated series which will debut on Nickelodeon on September 29 at 11am.

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