Duel #97 - Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles II: Back From The Sewers

Duel #97 - Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles II: Back From The Sewers ...

Good morning, good afternoon, and good evening; welcome back to another edition of Box Art Brawl!

With two similar-ish boxes, Kirby 64: The Crystal Shards should probably stop using assumptions. And, like the previous week, Nintendo Life Towers was (again) quite close to Japan with 67 percent of votes! And now you may play the game on NSO if you have the expansion pack!

Even if the PAL box art was more subtle, it''s quite similar to the North American one, as well as a huge black border around the box and even more blue plaid on display. We''ll be sure to keep on top of that in the future, as we know some of you have been topping up the results over the years! (In fact, we added "& Europe" into several previous articles and polls just to keep things 100% prim and proper.)

We''re going to be putting the heroes under the microscope with the Game Boy game Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles II: Back from the Sewers. Amazingly, we''ve never done a Box Art Brawl for a turtles game before, so for an embarrassing occasion, you''re probably thinking "why not one of the more famous ones?" Well, because this is the game''s 30th anniversary here in Europe! This week''s combatants are very different, which means it should be a juicy

Before you enter the poll below, please make sure you cast your votes; however, let''s first examine the box art designs themselves.

North America & Europe

Turtles are synonymous with business in this one! The art on the North American and European boxes is quite similar to the original comic''s art style; Michealangelo isn''t even taking the time to look at us! Oh, and we must point out the logo here because we adore it the four pairs of eyes peeping out from the sewer is a nice touch. Yeah, these are turtles that you don''t want to mess with.

The title for European box art is quite different. Back in those days, the turtles were still known as the Teenage Mutant Hero Turtles. Remember it? It was a long time ago.

Japan

A bit more complicated than the ''II'' in Japanese box art,'' the color is muted, and it''s quiet. Rather, as a result, this is the first thing we understand about this cartoon series that many (including us) loved most, and it''s simple. Raphael and Michealangelo''s red and orange look here isn''t wearing safety rules much more, though. The quartet also gets a lot of attention by riding on skateboards, but Leonardo does

However, we don''t think you can go wrong this week irrespective of what artwork you vote for, it may be based on whether you''re more closely connected to the comic books or the cartoon. Don''t forget, this game will be included in the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: The Cowabunga Collection when it launches later in the year, so you''ll get a chance to experiment (or re-experience) a classic handheld beat ''em up soon.

Happy 30th Greetings to the Sewers! We offer a pizza slice to you!

Thanks for your patience and support! Next time, we''ll see you for a box art brawl.