Are the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles even teenage anymore? Created in 1984, they're hitting the big two-five this year. For the red-eared snapper (the proposed breed of Raphael and co) with its 40-year lifespan, that's closer to OAP than Teenage Kicks. Heroes in a half shell? Heroes in a half snooze dribbling down their shirts, more like. As far as gaming legacies go they're no spring chickens either, the wonder days of the Konami arcade brawler tarnished by flop after flop.
So, how have these bastions of gaming shoddiness made it into the mag this month? That's down to another organisation celebrating their 25th anniversary this year: Games Arts, or 'them what made Smash Bros Brawl under Masahiro Sakurai's guidance', as they're more commonly known. Not only that, they're joined by members of the illustrious Team Ninja, who are well versed in beat-'em-ups (Dead Or Alive) and ninjas (Ninja Gaiden). Interested now?