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18. Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: The Arcade Game "Sewers"

Composer: Mutsuhiko Izumi, Miki Higashino
System: Nintendo Entertainment System
Date: 1990

The first Ninja Turtles game was a bust, but the sequel was an instant classic. Adapted from the arcade game, it captured the spirit of the TV show, with goofy one-liners and pizza galore. After kicking Bebop's tusks in, you dive into a sewer that's crawling with mousers and foot soldiers. The music swirls melodically - appropriate for a surreal level that takes place entirely beneath the city streets. The level climaxes with a fight against Baxter Stockman, in his pre-housefly form. Cowabunga indeed.

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