It’s finally time to do a giveaway! I was out of town for work recently and stopped in at the Knoxville McKay’s to browse their gigantic reserves of old junk. That’s where I found a copy of Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 2: Battle Nexus for the original Xbox. This 2004 brawler was never delisted itself but it does contain a real lost gem: the 1989 TMNT arcade game from Konami.
The ’89 original is perpetually one of our most viewed games on the site and even though this version has some peculiar omissions, I thought it would make for a fun first giveaway. All you have to do to enter is tell us one delisted title you’d love to see come back. Of course, you can earn some extra entries by following us on social media, and you can stop back each day for bonus entries. Just use the widget below or bookmark our giveaway page.
The contest runs from January 14th through February 4th after which we’ll pick one lucky winner to receive the physical copy of Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 2: Battle Nexus for the original Xbox. Please be aware, anyone can enter but the winner must be a United States resident. We’ll ship it anywhere in the continental U.S. for free.Delisted Games’ Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Arcade Giveaway
You can watch the game in action in the video below and see me unlock the ’89 version on my second attempt. It’s at this point that I am reminded about the peculiar differences from the arcade original. For whatever reason (I’m guessing legal) all of the game’s digitized voice samples have been removed. The classic TV theme song is also missing and the soundtrack has been replaced by a couple of decent but forgettable synths.
Beyond that, the four-player arcade experience is intact and complete. It isn’t ideal but it is one of only two ways to legally own the game nowadays, the other being the $350 Arcade1Up cabinet. If nothing else, it makes for a unique delisted collector’s item.
Good luck to you all, I’ll post a follow up with
a bonus video after the giveaway is over.
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