TIGER ELECTRONICS :: "TEENAGE MUTANT NINJA TURTLES: DIMENSION-X ASSAULT" 'TALKING' ELECTRONIC LCD GAME ..INSTRUCTION MANUAL pg.13 / RESET DIAGRAM (( 1995 ))
-->> Another complex set of sprites, of coarse the Teens all share the same main walking and jumping sprite with the exception of the character select and winning animation & variations in weapons.
Pretty straight forward play. Beat up & fend off Rocksteady n' Bebop and the Cyber-Soldiers, diffuse bombs at the end of the levels ( well ..slashing them ) ..then blow up Berserko and his Annihilator Tank at the very end.
A mix up in the manual has Don listed as Mikey & vice verca, A mistake in-game has Raphael using the nunchucks and Mikey using the sai.
A noisy but funky little game. i do like the somewhat monotonous & repetitive voice work & weird modification of the RED-Sky TMNT theme that was the intro to the final seasons of the show.
Deviating from the "Shredder" themes of the prior Konami handhelds of years prior.. Tiger's first TMNT handheld focus's of the ambitions of Drakkus a.k.a. Berserko. The interesting choice for the lead of the villain line-up as you may know was the deranged and villainous designer of the TECHNODROME.
Seeking revenge on Krang for leaving him for dead.. in the initial episode of the "Red-Sky" eps of the classic Turtles show, a hostage Krang reluctantly helps Berserko finalize his his evil super weapon, the Annihilator for his own ambitions to conquer earth.
A bending of that plot seems to be present in the game.
The Cyber-soldiers clearly are not the robots form the episode that served out Berserko's every command but the Foot Clan's traditional "Foot Bots" Foot Soldiers. And Bebop and Rocksteady are suddenly out of nowhere are also taking orders from the vengeful alien.
The Annihilator is scaled down from large tank shown in the show and Drakkus is popping pit of the top spouting the same one liner each time he fires at the guys in the last battle.
Perhaps after his one and only appearance ( & defeat ) on the original cartoon, Berserko on went berserk once again.. rebuilt a modified and smaller version of the Annihilator, stole a small legion of Foot Soldiers and reprogrammed them to serve him. Bebop & Rocksteady ..having finally been fired for their incompetence by Krang n' Shredder so they went to Drakkus to look for a job in cuz there was no place else that would hire the boobs in this chaotic economy. All this silliness in his last-ditch campaign of vengeance against the Turtles.
Ok, well maybe not.. but that scenario sounded kinda kinda plausible.
Ok, well maybe not.