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The best TMNT games 2024

The best TMNT games on Switch and mobile offer a fun trip down memory lane, from retro ports to exciting arcade games, there's plenty.

TMNT games - the four turtles bursting through a poster

What are the best TMNT games? The offerings on Switch and mobile are fantastic, though a bit more limited than you might find across other platforms. There’s plenty of ninja action for you to sink your teeth into, and you can play as whichever turtle you like – I’m personally in the minority as Donnie is my favorite. So, allow us to help you relive the heyday of the 90s with the best TMNT games we can find.

Just before we lift the manhole of knowledge and dive into the sewers of this article, be sure to check out the rest of our amazing guides. If you love retro gaming, we have guides on the best Pac-Man games, Tomb Raider games, Star Wars games, and if you just love a solid action game, then be sure to check out our list covering the best Switch fighting games as well.

Here’s the best TMNT games on Switch and mobile:

TMNT games: a screenshot shows the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles in a video game

TMNT The Cowabunga Collection – Switch 

The Cowabunga Collection isn’t a slice of the action, it’s the whole pizza. A huge collection featuring many classic TMNT games that are sure to give 90s gamers a sweet ride of nostalgia, this package features the absolute pinnacle of the Turtle’s adventures from the arcades to consoles like the SNES, with spiffy updates like rewind and save states and even online features.

There are beat ’em ups, platformers, and plenty of other oddities in this huge library of the Ninja Turtles’ very best challenges over the years. Plus, special features include behind-the-scenes looks at the games, concept art, and plenty of other great content fans that any fan of TMNT will adore. It’s one of the best retro packages on the market, even if you’re not the biggest Turtles fanatic.

Don’t believe us? Just take a look at what the TMNT Cowabunga Collection includes:

  • Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles* (Arcade, 1989)
  • Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Turtles in Time* (Arcade, 1991)
  • Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (NES, 1989)
  • Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles II: The Arcade Game (NES, 1990)
  • Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles III: The Manhattan Project (NES, 1992)
  • Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Tournament Fighters (NES, 1993)
  • Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles IV: Turtles in Time (SNES, 1992)
  • Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Tournament Fighters* (SNES, 1993)
  • Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: The Hyperstone Heist* (Sega Genesis, 1992)
  • Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Tournament Fighters (Sega Genesis, 1993)
  • Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Fall of The Foot Clan (Game Boy, 1990)
  • Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles II: Back From The Sewers (Game Boy, 1991)
  • Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles III: Radical Rescue (Game Boy, 1993)

Great selection, right? You can experience TMNT games from across various retro consoles (including NES, SNES, and Sega Genesis), and if you want to know how good this collection is on Switch, check out our TMNT: The Cowabunga Collection review.

TMNT games: a screenshot shows the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles in a video game

TMNT Shredder’s Revenge – Switch and mobile (Netflix) 

You don’t see as many beat ’em ups nowadays (a real shame as they’re a great form of stress release), so it’s always a joy when a good one comes along. Let alone if it also features our favorite mutated turtles! This cooperative side scroller has the turtles and friends beat up Shredder and countless other goons in this addictive arcade battler.

The action is tight, the pixelated visuals are clear and colorful, and the soundtrack absolutely slaps. If you grew up on Turtles in Time, this is the nearest thing to a sequel we may ever get. Also, it’s due for a big upgrade with the recently announced TMNT Shredder’s Revenge DLC, which adds playable characters Karia and Miyamoto Usagi from Usagi Yojimbo comics. There’s no better time to jump into the action.

TMNT games: a screenshot shows the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles in a video game

Nickelodeon All-Star Brawl – Switch 

Alright, this isn’t quite a Turtles game, but they’re one of the stars of the show. Like a goofier version of Super Smash Bros, Nickelodeon All-Star Brawl takes several of the best and most popular Nick characters straight from their shows and adapts their personalities into interesting movesets. Such faces include Danny Phantom, Spongebob Squarepants, Patrick Starr, Garfield, and Reptar, to name a few.

As for TMNT, Leonardo and Michelangelo are the two turtles the game picks for the fight, while Shredder and April O’Neil also join the fray. It’s a little weird not to have all the Turtles, but it’s nice to see some other characters get some time in the spotlight.

There’s also a second All-Star Brawl game now, so you may also want to give that a try for even more butt-kicking fun – though the original still holds a special place in our hearts.

TMNT games: a screenshot shows the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles in a video game

TMNT Splintered Fate – Apple Arcade 

If you own an Apple device, this title is flying somewhat under the radar. TMNT Splintered Fate is a multiplayer rogue-lite, where you and pals control each of the turtles in an isometric action game not too dissimilar from Hades. Just swap the bowels of hell for the sewers of Manhattan, and we’re on the right track.

It’s a shame it doesn’t have more of an audience, as the rogue-lite elements and unlockable abilities are really fun and make diving back into new sessions a blast. It also has a great visual style and a funky soundtrack, so it’s well worth a look. We’d love to see it hit consoles someday as well!

TMNT games: a screenshot shows the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles in a video game

TMNT: Mutant Madness – mobile 

Sometimes we all need a slightly easy game to play with our spare five minutes, and for TMNT fans, it doesn’t get better than TMNT Mutant Madness. This mobile game is a fun and arcade-style action game, where you slowly but surely unlock a huge library of Turtles characters for your team.

If you love every episode of the TV show or even read the comics, there are some really deep cuts here that are sure to please even the most diehard of fans. You can also play against other Turtles fans for great prizes, build your own secret lair, and join clans to play as part of a team with players around the world. It’s free to start, so give it a try today.

TMNT games - a screenshot from Wrath of the Mutants showing Donnie fighting through a haunted house

TMNT Arcade: Wrath of the Mutants

A port of Raw Thrill’s arcade game from 2017, you get to enjoy an additional three stages and an extra six bosses if you dive into Wrath of the Mutants on Nintendo Switch. Naturally, you get to pick which turtle you want to play while you go through the stages, though it’s worth pointing out that this version of Leo, Donnie, Mikey, and Raph comes from the 2012 cartoon.

The six available levels take you to iconic locations such as Coney Island, tasking you with defeating a total of 14 bosses, with Shredder, of course, being the final one you encounter. To defeat the hordes of enemies, you can make use of each turtle’s unique abilities – it’s a fun time, and you can even play with your pals thanks to the local four-player co-op.

Well, folks, that’s one shell of a list! We hope you find something to play in our guide to the best TMNT games on Switch and mobile, but if you need even more action, be sure to check out our guides to the best One Piece games, Hard games, The Witcher games, Soulslike games, and Dragon Ball games next.