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Version: 1.2 | Updated: 10/22/14

TEENAGE MUTANT NINJA TURTLES
FOR NINTENDO ENTERTAINMENT SYSTEM
CHARACTER/WEAPON POWER GUIDE
Written by: Christian Ojaniemi
v1.2

*UPDATED* with some missing information and fixed some incorrect information.

Welcome to my very extensive NUMBERS guide for Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles for
NES. The reason I made this guide was because I often saw lots of discussions
about which Turtle is actually the best/weakest one, and because I wanted to
know just how much more powerful each Turtle gets when they go below half
health. I decided to do the research, find out the actual numbers and find out
how strong the Turtles actually are when confronting each and every enemy in
the game, during every possible scenario, as well how strong the sub-weapons
are. This of course took hours of playtime, lots of savestating, lots of
counting hits, making sure I don't get hit too much per fight or the numbers go
wrong, starting over to test the next scenario etc. Yes, I actually beat the
same enemy several times with different Turtles and weapons over and over to
get hold of this data! Maybe this guide won't help you beat the game that much
(you're probably just gonna use Donatello and farm up scrolls anyway, right?),
or maybe it will, but maybe you will find the information I've gathered here
interesting, and maybe it will surprise you and go completely against what you
thought you knew about the Turtles in this game. I know it surprised me.

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TABLE OF CONTENTS

1. Turtle range/speed Rankings
2. Enemy Hit Points
   2.1 Overworld Enemy Set
   2.2 Enemy Set 1 (Area 1, 2, 6)
   2.3 Enemy Set 2 (Area 1, 2)
   2.4 Enemy Set 3 (Area 1, 3)
   2.5 Enemy Set 4 (Area 1, 4, 6)
   2.6 Enemy Set 5 (Area 3)
   2.7 Enemy Set 6 (Area 5)
   2.8 Enemy Set 7 (Area 5)
   2.9 Enemy Set 8 (Area 6)
3. Boss Hit Points
   3.1 Bebop
   3.2 Rocksteady
   3.3 Mechaturtle (phase 1)
   3.4 Mechaturtle (phase 2)
   3.5 Big Mouser
   3.6 Technodrome
   3.7 Shredder
4. Conclusion
5. Legal

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1. TURTLE RANGE/SPEED RANKINGS (this part is somewhat subjective)

1: Poor/slow
2: Average
3: Good/fast

RANGE
Leonardo: Vertical: 3. Horisontal: 2.
Raphael: Vertical: 1. Horisontal: 1.
Michaelangelo: Vertical: 1. Horisontal: 2.
Donatello: Vertical: 3. Horisontal: 3.

SPEED
Leonardo: 2.
Raphael: 2.
Michelangelo: 3.
Donatello: 1.

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2. ENEMY HIT POINTS
Power bonus = ammount of hits an enemy will take to kill if a Turtle is at or
below half health.
Sub-weapons are marked with [] brackets.
Note that on some enemies, some sub-weapons might get deflected, or be
otherwise ineffective and not count as a hit. Might be a bug.

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2.1 OVERWORLD ENEMY SET
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FOOT SOLDIER
Leonardo: 1 hit.
Raphael: 1 hit.
Michaelangelo: 1 hit.
Donatello: 1 hit.
[]Party Wagon Vulcan Cannon: 1 hit.
[]Party Wagon Anti-Foot Clan Missile: 1 hit.
[]Running them over: 1 hit.

ROLLER CAR
Leonardo: 7 hits. Power bonus: 5 hits.
Raphael: 6 hits. No Power bonus.
Michaelangelo: 7 hits. Power bonus: 4 hits.
Donatello: 4 hits. Power bonus: 3 hits.
[]Party Wagon vulcan Cannon: 2 hits. No Power bonus.
[]Party Wagon Anti-Foot Clan Missile: 1 hit.
[]Running them over: You take damage.

AIRPLANE
Invincible enemy.

SEARCHLIGHT
Invincible enemy.

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2.2 ENEMY SET 1 (AREA 1, 2, 6)
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MOUSER
Leonardo: 1 hit.
Raphael: 1 hit.
Michaelangelo: 1 hit.
Donatello: 1 hit.
[]Shuriken: 1 hit.
[]Triple Shuriken: 1 hit.
[]Boomerang: 1 hit.
[]Kiai Scroll: 1 hit.

HORNET
Leonardo: 1 hit.
Raphael: 1 hit.
Michaelangelo: 1 hit.
Donatello: 1 hit.
[]Shuriken: 1 hit.
[]Triple Shuriken: 1 hit.
[]Boomerang: 1 hit.
[]Kiai Scroll: 1 hit.

FOOT SOLDIER
LeonardO: 2 hits. No Power bonus.
Raphael: 2 hits. No Power bonus.
Michaelangelo: 2 hits. Power bonus: 1 hit.
Donatello: 1 hit.
[]Shuriken: 1 hit.
[]Triple Shuriken: 1 hit.
[]Boomerang: 1 hit.
[]Kiai Scroll: 1 hit.

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2.3 ENEMY SET 2 (AREA 1, 2)
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ROOF LEAPER
Leonardo: 1 hit.
Raphael: 1 hit.
Michaelangelo: 1 hit.
Donatello: 1 hit.
[]Shuriken: 1 hit.
[]Triple Shuriken: 1 hit.
[]Boomerang: 1 hit.

STONE SOLDIER
Leonardo: 4 hits. Power bonus: 3 hits.
Raphael: 4 hits. No Power bonus.
Michaelangelo: 4 hits. Power bonus: 3 hits.
Donatello: 2 hits. No Power bonus.
[]Shuriken: 2 hits. No Power bonus.
[]Triple Shuriken: 2 hits. No Power bonus.
[]Boomerang: 2 hits. No Power bonus.

CHAINSAW MAN
Leonardo: 5 hits. Power bonus: 4 hits.
Raphael: 4 hits. No Power bonus.
Michaelangelo: 5 hits. Power bonus: 3 hits.
Donatello: 3 hits. Power bonus: 2 hits.
[]Shuriken: 2 hits. No Power bonus.
[]Triple Shuriken: 3 hits. Power bonus: 2 hits.
[]Boomerang: 2 hits. No Power bonus.

FLYING SAUCER
Leonardo: 2 hits. Power bonus: 1 hit.
Raphael: 2 hits. No Power bonus.
Michaelangelo: 2 hits. Power bonus: 1 hit.
Donatello: 1 hit.
[]Shuriken: 1 hit.
[]Triple Shuriken: 1 hit.
[]Boomerang: 1 hit.

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2.4 ENEMY SET 3 (AREA 1, 3)
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SWOOPER
Leonardo: 1 hit.
Raphael: 1 hit.
Michaelangelo: 1 hit.
Donatello: 1 hit.
[]Shuriken: 1 hit.
[]Triple Shuriken: 1 hit.
[]Boomerang: 1 hit.
[]Kiai Scroll: 1 hit.

EYEBALL SPIDER
Leonardo: 1 hit.
Raphael: 1 hit.
Michaelangelo: 1 hit.
Donatello: 1 hit.
[]Shuriken: 1 hit.
[]Triple Shuriken: 1 hit.
[]Boomerang: 1 hit.
[]Kiai Scroll: 1 hit.

FIRE FREAK
Leonardo: 4 hits. Power bonus: 3 hits.
Raphael: 3 hits. No Power bonus.
Michaelangelo: 4 hits. Power bonus: 2 hits.
Donatello: 2 hits. No Power bonus.
[]Shuriken: 2 hits. No Power bonus.
[]Triple Shuriken: 2 hits. No Power bonus.
[]Boomerang: 2 hits. No Power bonus.
[]Kiai Scroll: 1 hit.

FIRE FREAK OFFSPRING
Leonardo: 1 hit.
Raphael: 1 hit.
Michaelangelo: 1 hit.
Donatello: 1 hit.
[]Shuriken: 1 hit.
[]Triple Shuriken: 1 hit.
[]Boomerang: 1 hit.
[]Kiai Scroll: 1 hit.

GIANT FROG
Leonardo: 6 hits. Power bonus: 4 hits.
Raphael: 5 hits. No Power bonus.
Michaelangelo: 6 hits. Power bonus: 4 hits.
Donatello: 3 hits. No Power bonus.
[]Shuriken: 3 hits. Power bonus: 2 hits.
[]Triple Shuriken: 3 hits. No Power bonus.
[]Boomerang: 3 hits. No Power bonus.
[]Kiai Scroll: 2 hits. No Power bonus.

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2.5 ENEMY SET 4 (AREA 1, 4, 6)
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MUTANT FLYING BEETLE
Leonardo: 2 hits. Power bonus: 1 hit.
Raphael: 1 hit.
Michaelangelo: 2 hits. Power bonus: 1 hit.
Donatello: 1 hit.
[]Shuriken: 1 hit.
[]Triple Shuriken: 1 hit.
[]Boomerang: 1 hit.
[]Kiai Scroll: 1 hit.

BOOMERANG THROWER
Leonardo: 4 hits. Power bonus: 3 hits.
Raphael: 3 hits. No Power bonus.
Michaelangelo: 4 hits. Power Bonus: 2 hits.
Donatello: 2 hits. No Power bonus.
[]Shuriken: 2 hits. No Power bonus.
[]Triple Shuriken: 2 hits. No Power bonus.
[]Boomerang: 2 hits. No Power bonus.
[]Kiai Scroll: 1 hit.

LASER ROBOT
Leonardo: 4 hits. Power bonus: 3 hits.
Raphael: 3 hits. No Power bonus.
Michaelangelo: 4 hits. Power bonus: 2 hits.
Donatello: 2 hits. No Power bonus.
[]Shuriken: 2 hits. No Power bonus.
[]Triple Shuriken: 2 hits. No Power bonus.
[]Boomerang: 2 hits. No Power bonus.
[]Kiai Scroll: 1 hit.

LASER TURRET
Leonardo: 1 hit.
Raphael: 1 hit.
Michaelangelo: 1 hit.
Donatello: 1 hit.
[]Shuriken: 1 hit.
[]Triple Shuriken: 1 hit.
[]Boomerang: 1 hit.
[]Kiai Scroll: 1 hit.

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2.6 ENEMY SET 5 (AREA 3)
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MUTANT FLEA
Leonardo: 1 hit.
Raphael: 1 hit.
Michaelangelo: 1 hit.
Donatello: 1 hit.
[]Shuriken: 1 hit.
[]Triple Shuriken: 1 hit.
[]Boomerang: 1 hit.
[]Kiai Scroll: 1 hit.

MISSILE BALLOON
Leonardo: 1 hit.
Raphael: 1 hit.
Michaelangelo: 1 hit.
Donatello: 1 hit.
[]Shuriken: 1 hit.
[]Triple Shuriken: 1 hit.
[]Boomerang: 1 hit.
[]Kiai Scroll: 1 hit.

ANDROID
Leonardo: 2 hits. Power bonus: 1 hit.
Raphael: 1 hit.
Michaelangelo: 2 hits. Power bonus: 1 hit.
Donatello: 1 hit.
[]Shuriken: 1 hit.
[]Triple Shuriken: 1 hit.
[]Boomerang: 1 hit.
[]Kiai Scroll: 1 hit.

FLYING ANDROID HEAD
Leonardo: 2 hits. No Power bonus.
Raphael: 2 hits. No Power bonus.
Michaelangelo: 2 hits. Power bonus: 1 hit.
Donatello: 1 hit.
[]Shuriken: 1 hit.
[]Triple Shuriken: 1 hit.
[]Boomerang: 1 hit.
[]Kiai Scroll: 1 hit.

HUNCHBACK (SMALL)
Leonardo: 5 hits. Power bonus: 4 hits.
Raphael: 4 hits. No Power bonus.
Michaelangelo: 5 hits. Power bonus: 3 hits.
Donatello: 3 hits. Power bonus: 2 hits.
[]Shuriken: 2 hits. No Power bonus.
[]Triple Shuriken: 3 hits. Power bonus: 2 hits.
[]Boomerang: 2 hits. No Power bonus.
[]Kiai Scroll: 2 hits. Power bonus: 1 hit.

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2.7 ENEMY SET 6 (AREA 5)
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BOULDER BIRD
Leonardo: 1 hit.
Raphael: 1 hit.
Michaelangelo: 1 hit.
Donatello: 1 hit.
[]Shuriken: 1 hit.
[]Triple Shuriken: 1 hit.
[]Boomerang: 1 hit.
[]Kiai Scroll: 1 hit.

WALL CRAWLER
Leonardo: 2 hits. Power bonus: 1 hit.
Raphael: 1 hit.
Michaelangelo: 2 hits. Power bonus: 1 hit.
Donatello: 1 hit.
[]Shuriken: 1 hit.
[]Triple Shuriken: 1 hit.
[]Boomerang: 1 hit.
[]Kiai Scroll: 1 hit.

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2.8 ENEMY SET 7 (AREA 5)
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MECHANICAL ROOF SPIDER
Leonardo: 2 hits. Power bonus: 1 hit.
Raphael: 1 hit.
Michaelangelo: 2 hits. Power bonus: 1 hit.
Donatello: 1 hit.
[]Shuriken: 1 hit.
[]Triple Shuriken: 1 hit.
[]Boomerang: 1 hit.
[]Kiai Scroll: 1 hit.

ARMADILLO MAN
Leonardo: 7 hits. Power bonus: 5 hits.
Raphael: 6 hits. No Power bonus.
Michaelangelo: 7 hits. Power bonus: 4 hits.
Donatello: 4 hits. Power bonus: 3 hits.
[]Shuriken: 3 hits. No Power bonus.
[]Triple Shuriken: 4 hits. Power bonus: 3 hits.
[]Boomerang: 3 hits. No Power bonus.
[]Kiai Scroll: 2 hits. No Power bonus.

JELLYFISH
Leonardo: 1 hit.
Raphael: 1 hit.
Michaelangelo: 1 hit.
Donatello: 1 hit.
[]Shuriken: 1 hit.
[]Triple Shuriken: 1 hit.
[]Boomerang: 1 hit.
[]Kiai Scroll: 1 hit.

MUTANT PORCUPINE
Leonardo: 7 hits. Power bonus: 5 hits.
Raphael: 5 hits. No Power bonus.
Michaelangelo: 7 hits. Power bonus: 4 hits.
Donatello: 3 hits. No Power bonus.
[]Shuriken: 3 hits. No Power bonus.
[]Triple Shuriken: 4 hits. Power bonus: 3 hits.
[]Boomerang: 3 hits. No Power bonus.
[]Kiai Scroll: 2 hits. No Power bonus.

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2.9 ENEMY SET 8 (AREA 6)
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FLYING ROBOT
Leonardo: 2 hits. Power bonus: 1 hit.
Raphael: 2 hits. No Power bonus.
Michaelangelo: 2 hits. Power bonus: 1 hit.
Donatello: 1 hit.
[]Shuriken: 1 hit.
[]Triple Shuriken: 1 hit.
[]Boomerang: 1 hit.
[]Kiai Scroll: 1 hit.

WALL TURRET
Leonardo: 7 hits. Power bonus: 5 hits.
Raphael: 6 hits. No Power bonus.
Michaelangelo: 7 hits. Power bonus: 5 hits.
Donatello: 4 hits. No Power bonus.
[]Shuriken: 3 hits. No Power bonus.
[]Triple Shuriken: 4 hits. Power bonus: 3 hits.
[]Boomerang: 4 hits. No Power bonus.
[]Kiai Scroll: 2 hits. No Power bonus.

MECHA KANGAROO
Leonardo: 9 hits. Power bonus: 6 hits.
Raphael: 7 hits. No Power bonus.
Michaelangelo: 9 hits. Power bonus: 5 hits.
Donatello: 4 hits. No Power bonus.
[]Shuriken: 4 hits. Power bonus: 3 hits.
[]Triple Shuriken: 5 hits. Power bonus: 4 hits.
[]Boomerang: 4 hits. No Power bonus.
[]Kiai Scroll: 2 hits. No Power bonus.

JETPACK LASERSOLDIER
Leonardo: 5 hits. Power bonus: 4 hits.
Raphael: 4 hits. No Power bonus.
Michaelangelo: 5 hits. Power bonus: 3 hits.
Donatello: 3 hits. No Power bonus.
[]Shuriken: 2 hits. No Power bonus.
[]Triple Shuriken: 3 hits. No Power bonus.
[]Boomerang: 3 hits. No Power bonus.
[]Kiai Scroll: 2 hits. No Power bonus.

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3. BOSS HIT POINTS

3.1 BEBOP
Leonardo: 11 hits. Power bonus: 8 hits.
Raphael: 8 hits. No Power bonus.
Michaelangelo: 11 hits. Power bonus: 6 hits
Donatello: 5 hits. No Power bonus.
[]Shuriken: 4 hits. No Power bonus.
[]Triple Shuriken: 6 hits. Power bonus: 5 hits.
[]Boomerang: 5 hits. No Power bonus.

3.2 ROCKSTEADY
Leonardo: 14 hits. Power bonus: 10 hits
Raphael: 11 hits. No Power bonus.
Michaelangelo: 14 hits. Power bonus: 8 hits
Donatello: 7 hits. Power bonus: 6 hits
[]Shuriken: 6 hits. Power bonus: 5 hits.
[]Triple Shuriken: 7 hits. Power bonus: 6 hits.
[]Boomerang: 6 hits. No Power bonus.

3.3 MECHATURTLE (PHASE 1)
Leonardo: 12 hits. Power bonus: 8 hits.
Raphael: 9 hits. No Power bonus.
Michaelangelo: 12 hits. Power bonus: 7 hits.
Donatello: 6 hits. Power bonus: 5 hits.
[]Shuriken: 5 hits. Power bonus: 4 hits.
[]Triple Shuriken: 6 hits. Power bonus: 5 hits.
[]Boomerang: 5 hits. No Power bonus.
[]Kiai Scroll: 3 hits. No Power bonus.

3.4 MECHATURTLE (PHASE 2)
Leonardo: 14 hits. Power bonus: 10 hits.
Raphael: 11 hits. No Power bonus.
Michaelangelo: 14 hits. Power bonus: 8 hits.
Donatello: 7 hits. Power bonus: 6 hits.
[]Shuriken: 6 hits. Power bonus: 5 hits.
[]Triple Shuriken: 7 hits. Power bonus: 6 hits.
[]Boomerang: 6 hits. No Power bonus.
[]Kiai Scroll: 4 hits. Power bonus: 3 hits.

3.5 BIG MOUSER
Leonardo: 21 hits. Power bonus: 15 hits.
Raphael: 16 hits. No Power bonus.
Michaelangelo: 21 hits. Power bonus: 12 hits.
Donatello: 10 hits. Power bonus: 9 hits.
[]Shuriken: 8 hits. No Power bonus.
[]Triple Shuriken: 11 hits. Power bonus: 9 hits.
[]Boomerang: 9 hits. No Power bonus.
[]Kiai Scroll: 5 hits. No Power bonus.

3.6 TECHNODROME
FRONT ELECTRIC GENERATOR
Leonardo: 14 hits. Power bonus: 10 hits.
Raphael: 11 hits. No Power bonus.
Michaelangelo: 14 hits. Power bonus: 8 hits.
Donatello: 7 hits. Power bonus: 6 hits.
[]Shuriken: 6 hits. Power bonus: 5 hits.
[]Triple Shuriken: 7 hits. Power bonus: 6 hits.
[]Boomerang: 6 hits. No Power bonus.
[]Kiai Scroll: 4 hits. Power bonus: 3 hits.

BACK ELECTRIC GENERATOR
Leonardo: 14 hits. Power bonus: 10 hits.
Raphael: 11 hits. No Power bonus.
Michaelangelo: 14 hits. Power bonus: 8 hits.
Donatello: 7 hits. Power bonus: 6 hits.
[]Shuriken: 6 hits. Power bonus: 5 hits.
[]Triple Shuriken: 7 hits. Power bonus: 6 hits.
[]Boomerang: 6 hits. No Power bonus.
[]Kiai Scroll: 4 hits. Power bonus: 3 hits.

TECHNODROME TURRET
Leonardo: 12 hits. Power bonus: 8 hits.
Raphael: 9 hits. No Power bonus.
Michaelangelo: 12 hits. Power bonus: 7 hits.
Donatello: 6 hits. Power bonus: 5 hits.
[]Shuriken: 5 hits. Power bonus: 4 hits.
[]Triple Shuriken: 6 hits. Power bonus: 5 hits.
[]Boomerang: 5 hits. No Power bonus.
[]Kiai Scroll: 3 hits. No Power bonus.

FOOT SOLDIER HATCH
Leonardo: 14 hits. Power bonus: 10 hits.
Raphael: 11 hits. No Power bonus.
Michaelangelo: 14 hits. Power bonus: 8 hits.
Donatello: 7 hits. Power bonus: 6 hits.
[]Shuriken: 6 hits. Power bonus: 5 hits.
[]Triple Shuriken: 7 hits. Power bonus: 6 hits.
[]Boomerang: 6 hits. No Power bonus.
[]Kiai Scroll: 4 hits. Power bonus: 3 hits.

TECHNODROME EYE
Leonardo: 18 hits. Power bonus: 13 hits.
Raphael: 15 hits. No Power bonus.
Michaelangelo: 19 hits. Power bonus: 11 hits.
Donatello: 9 hits. Power bonus: 8 hits.
[]Shuriken: 8 hits. Power bonus: 7 hits.
[]Triple Shuriken: 10 hits. Power bonus: 8 hits.
[]Boomerang: 8 hits. No Power bonus.
[]Kiai Scroll: 5 hits. Power bonus: 4 hits.

3.7 SHREDDER
Leonardo: 23 hits. Power bonus: 16 hits.
Raphael: 18 hits. No Power bonus.
Michaelangelo: 23 hits. Power bonus: 14 hits.
Donatello: 11 hits. Power bonus: 10 hits.
[]Shuriken: 9 hits. Power bonus: 8 hits.
[]Triple Shuriken: 12 hits. Power bonus: 10 hits.
[]Boomerang: 10 hits. No Power bonus.
[]Kiai Scroll: 6 hits. Power bonus: 5 hits.

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4. CONCLUSION

There you have it, a number table for how every Turtle and every sub-weapon
fare against every enemy in the game (except for most damageable projectiles),
both at normal power and with the power bonus the Turtles get when at half
health or less. What the numbers show might be both surprising and not in some
cases. For example, I bet few knew that Leonardo was actually the weakest
Turtle in terms of raw power, even weaker than Raphael or Michaelangelo?
Michaelangelo has almost the exact same power as Leonardo, but when
Michaelangelo gets his power bonus, he gets almost as strong as Donatello,
while Leonardo only gets slightly stronger than Raphael. What usually makes
Leonardo better than Raphael, and usually why most people consider him better
than Michaelangelo is his better than average range. Raphael is stronger than
both Leonardo and Michaelangelo while all Turtles are at above half health, but
the fact that he never gets a power bonus with his normal weapon, in
combination with his incredibly dinky range likely makes him the weakest Turtle
of them all.

What comes as no surprise is that Donatello is by far the strongest Turtle of
the bunch, even without a power bonus. It's possible the game producers thought
he would be worthless if he wasn't a powerhouse to compensate for his slow
attack. Of course, his unmatched power makes him essential for most players to
complete the game. The fact that the sub-weapons were fairly different in power
too was a surprise to me. Except for the scrolls, I used to think all other
sub-weapons were about equally powerful, and I didn't know that sub-weapons
benefitted from the power bonus. I knew the scroll was by far the strongest
weapon in the game, but I never expected it to completely annihalate everything
in the game with such ease, making the game almost a trivial matter. Anyway, I
hope you've found this guide as interesting to read as it was for me to write
it and do the research. I hope this guide has been of some help and has shed
some light on the actual discussion about how good each Turtle actually is.
Thanks for reading!


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5. LEGAL

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles is a trademark of Mirage Studios, and the Teenage
Mutant Ninja Turtles videogame for the Nintendo Entertainment System is a
trademark of Konami Industries Co., Ltd. The Nintendo Entertainment System is a
trademark of Nintendo Co., Ltd. I have no affiliation with any company, and
credit for the game, the system, and the trademark goes to the respective
companies. This guide is copyright of Christian Ojaniemi, but you can copy and
share this guide however you wish. However, you are prohibited to sell or buy
this guide under any circumstances.

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