Conclusion: If you have never owned a turtles game before, you may find the idea of buying this exciting, just as I did. Once you get into playing this it becomes very boring, repetative and time consuming with little excitement. Each level lasts you at least 20mins to complete which involves climbing and flipping around the buildings, then fight situations which can last quite awhile.
Summary: I have had the pleasure of playing this game in store, a couple of days before release and I was initially pleasantly surprised - TMNT does only 2 things: platforming & fighting - but if you judge it on its own merits as a platform-hopper with a dash of semi-imaginative combat thrown in, then it's a fine game. Think of this game as Prince of Persia for the kiddie set.