Teenage Mutant Hero Turtles

Konami, 1989, 4 player, Side-scrolling beat ‘em up

This beautiful Konami upright cabinet was shipped over from the UK and is the treasure of our arcade collection. Released in 1989, it is also the inspiration behind 1989 Kitchen & Arcades name.

Why ‘hero’ turtles and not ninja? Well, back in the 80’s Europe had tight laws against violence in children’s cartoons especially when it came to nunchuck’s and ninjas so the mutant brothers dropped the ninja and simply became heroes in a half shell.

Battle the evil Foot Clan and rescue intrepid reporter April O’neil from the dastardly Shredder!

This TMNT cabinet is the arcade that kicked off our collection. It was purchased from a Policeman who had bought it years ago with the extra cash he made on the beat during the London Olympics in 2012.

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