30. Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles II: The Arcade Game

Released: 1990
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Fun Fact: This was one of the first games to feature in-game advertisements, in this case for Pizza Hut.

One of the benefits of the NES was the ability to stop slamming quarters into arcade games and play home ports instead. The Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles arcade game was an absolute hog for pocket change, so the NES port was fantastic for arcade fans.

While the visuals and audio were clearly inferior to the arcade version, the mechanics were a fine translation. Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles II: The Arcade Game was a side-scrolling beat-em-up that included bonus levels, additional music tracks and new varieties of enemy compared to the arcade version.

The co-op mode was fantastic, in no small part due to being able to just sit down with a friend and keep going and beat the game without walking away from the experience ten dollars lighter.