The TMNT Cast Turtles In Time and Hyperstone Heis

Only a few months in 1992 after TMNT: Turtles in Time for the Super Nintendo, TMNT: The Hyperstone Heist was released for the other big platform at that time, the Sega Genesis.

TMNT Hyperstone Heist vs Leather Head

The game itself used a lot elements of the previous TMNT games but had longer levels, partically better looking graphics due to bigger and more detailed characters but on the downside it had noteable less levels (only five now) and less moves for the Turtles. It added nothing really new to the beat’em up genre since its almost just a different version of the previously released TMNT: Turtles in Time versions.

In Japan, the game was released as TMNT: The Return of the Shredder.


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 TMNT The Hyperstone Heist GA-HQ Beat'em Up Tribute

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles - The Hyper Stone Heist USA Front Cover

USA Cover

TMNT Genesis Ad

Original TMNT Hyperstone Heist Advertisment

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles - The Hyper Stone Heist PAL Europe Front Cover

PAL Cover


About our illustration of TMNT: The Hyperstone Heist and the artist behind it

By Joel Sousa:

My totally radical and bodacious entry for the Game Art HQ  Beat’em Up Tribute featuring the Heroes in a half shell!!

Shredder shrinks the Manhattan Island with the power of the Hyperstone.Luckily April O’Neil is broadcasting the occurrence on Channel 6 and guess who usually watch that? You’re right it’s the green team machine and with lots of Pizza Power they’re going to defeat the Foot once more!

Back in the day Iwould play this non stop…Heck!, I still do! :D
An hardcore ninja Turtles fan as myself never let pass a chance to bring the “sneakers”(foot reference) down. Even knowing that Hyperstone heist is somewhat a clone of the Turtles in Time, only having a Mega Drive as a kid , this version was a must and it still has enough to be a great game despite it’s shortcomings when compared with the Snes/arcade versions.

With amazing levels and charismatic bosses like Rocksteady, Krang and the Shredder!, I chose Leather Head. The first boss from the sewers to engage combat with the most used characters in my house. I would always pick Raphael because is my favourite and everybody else seem to prefer Michelangelo (I guess they like to party hard)! Sometimes , someone would select Leonardo but never Donnie. Even after I said that He probably is the one with the best weapon because of the long range and such. Anyway I love all the four brothers so I would play with all of them when alone. ^_^

I got to finish this by saying that this piece is probably my best depiction of the Turtles, and I say this with shame. Having so much love for this franchise I never seemed to be able to do them any justice when drawing them. That’s why I took a long time doing this rendition with all my heart.
So I hope that you all enjoy it and…


 TMNT The Hyperstone Heist Title

Screenshot Gallery of TMNT: The Hyperstone Heist

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles - The Hyper Stone Heist Stages

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles - The Hyper Stone Heist Screenshot 

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles - The Hyper Stone Heist Screenshot vs Stockman 


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