Turtles

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Turtles
TurtlesOdy2.jpg
Basic Information
Type(s)
Video Game
Konami
Stern Electronics, Magnavox, SEGA
Maze
Emerson Arcadia 2001 Controller, Magnavox Odyssey² Controller
Arcade, Entex Adventure Vision, Magnavox Odyssey² and Emerson Arcadia 2001
Retail Features
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Arcade Specifications
4-Way Joystick with 2 Action Buttons
European Union European Release Date(s)
Magnavox Odyssey²
1982
CanadaUnited StatesMexico North American Release Date(s)
Arcade machines
1981

Magnavox Odyssey²
1983
Brazil Brazilian Release Date(s)
Magnavox Odyssey²
1983
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Achievements
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Steam | Xbox Live

Turtles (also known as Turpin) is a 1981 arcade game. It was developed by Konami and published by Stern and SEGA.[1] The game was then ported to the Magnavox Odyssey² and the Entex Adventure Vision in 1982, with the voice module on the Magnavox Odyssey² used for added effect.[2][3] The game also inspired a clone, 600.[4]

Gameplay[edit | edit source]

Turtles is a maze video game where the player is a turtle trying to bring baby turtles (called "kidturtles") to their homes while avoiding beetles. Scattered throughout the maze are boxes with question marks on them. When the player walks over a question mark, a baby turtle will crawl onto the main turtle's back, a house will appear at a random location on the map, and the player will have to bring the baby turtle to its house while avoiding beetles. Other times, however, beetles will come out of the boxes, which the player will have to quickly run away from. The player's only offensive move is the ability to drop "smart bombs" to temporarily stun the beetles. The player's smart bombs can be refilled by grabbing the smart bombs in the middle of the maze. However, unlike actual smart bombs, the player's bombs do not move and stay in a single place until a beetle runs over it.

References[edit | edit source]

  1. Turtles Release Information for Arcade Games. GameFAQs. Retrieved on 2009-08-13
  2. Turtles - Overview. Allgame. Retrieved on 2009-08-13
  3. Turtles - Overview. Allgame. Retrieved on 2009-08-13
  4. 600 - Overview. Allgame. Retrieved on 2009-09-03

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