Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Mutant Mayhem crosses over with the SNES game Turtles in Time with official art featuring the new team in the game.
- Official art from Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Mutant Mayhem showcases the new team of Turtles on the character select screen of the classic game Turtles in Time.
- The inclusion of the new team in Turtles in Time honors the history of the TMNT franchise and highlights the movie’s inspiration from older versions of the franchise.
- The image reveals the potential for future installments of Mutant Mayhem to reference other parts of the TMNT franchise, such as Turtles in Time.
Official art from Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Mutant Mayhem features the new team of Turtles on the character select screen from the video game Turtles in Time. The new iteration of the Turtles are unique because they speak and act like modern teenagers. Because of this, the team in Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Mutant Mayhem would likely have a keen interest in video games.
The classic Arcade and SNES game is a classic Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles game. Because of how much the franchise is honored by the latest movie, it’s no surprise official art would see the new team in a Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles video game.
How Mutant Mayhem Honors TMNT History
While Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Mutant Mayhem forges its own identity as a new Turtles iteration, the movie is also inspired by older versions of the franchise too. Aside from the Turtles, recognizable characters like April O’Neil, Splinter, and Baxter Stockman appear during the movie. However, Mutant Mayhem also includes deeper cuts to the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles franchise, featuring characters like Mondo Gecko and Ray Fillet.
It’s fitting for the team from Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Mutant Mayhem to be featured in Turtles in Time, since the team would no doubt play the game themselves given the opportunity. Turtles in Time‘s status as a classic Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles game also makes it the perfect game to feature a crossover with the Mutant Mayhem team. The image does what the film also does – honoring the history of Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles while doing something new with it.
There’s a high chance the upcoming Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Mutant Mayhem 2 and Tales of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles will continue referencing the legacy of the franchise. Perhaps future installments will feature direct references to Turtles in Time. The official art shows just how many parts of the franchise Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Mutant Mayhem‘s version of the team can pull from in the future.
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