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P-Vock's Music Box: A Shell of a Time

Hello and welcome back to P-Vock's Music Box.


If you saw the thumbnail, you already know the franchise.

Everyone knows the Turtles. Everyone has their favourite (and they are just wrong if their favourite is anyone that isn't Raph). Everyone knows Master Splinter, Shredder, April, Casey, and the whole gallery of iconic characters.

There are countless pieces of Turtles media that exist out there. Iconic movies, legendary shows, beloved comic books, awesome kid's toys, and a ton of beloved (as well as many not-so-beloved) video games.

Let's take a look at the most iconic Turtles video game ever made.

Turtles in Time is one of the most iconic beat-em-ups ever made and for good reason. Between its gorgeous visuals, cheesy and energetic tone, addicting gameplay, and controller-smashing difficulty, this reptilian rampage is not one many people forget.

OH YEAH, I run a music blog, I should properly show off some of the incredible soundtrack.

This has to be one of the most 80s-feeling pieces of music ever composed. It's just so bouncy and high-octane. The introduction feels so science-fiction and out-of-this-world, while the melody is just as energetic as it is confident. It's the kind of track that just nails the vibe of the Turtles.

It's a great composition for the intro level that kickstarted many kids' descent into madness at the arcade, and probably resulted in many controllers being smashed over the last few decades.

Speaking of moments that stuck with kids.


Sewer Surfin' is probably the most iconic level and track from the game. Partly because the level is so damn hard, and partly because the music is such a BANGER!

The opening to the track alone is one of the most iconic aspects of this whole game. Partly because the music is so good, and partly because the level is iconic for how frustratingly difficult it can be.

Luckily for the players, this level has the one thing that can make any frustrating level worth it: top-tier music.

While the whole game is very high-energy and intense, Sewer Surfin' takes it to a whole new level with a barrage of high speeds and rapid-paced notes that will definitely get stuck in your head.

However, while it may be the most iconic theme in the game, it is not the one that I know best.

OH YEAH. Now this is my jam!

The slightly darker tone elicits some seriously intense vibes, aided by the aggressive tempo and barrage of notes, while still having that cocky attitude the Turtles absolutely embody. It may not be as deep or rich as Fallen Angel from FFXIV, but it absolutely nails what it wants to. Just simple fun, and sometimes, that's all we need.

Much like Turtles in Time itself, I wanted this one to not drag on for too long.

Turtles in Time just feels like the Turtles. Its vibe, art style, tone, and music just capture the classic vibe of the classic Turtles show. It is the perfect game to sit back, grab a buddy, order some pizza, and just play into the night.

Thanks to the TMNT Cowabunga Collection, you can experience Turtles in Time (and many other Turtles classics), for a wonderful deal and I cannot recommend it enough.

Thank you so much as always for checking out my nonsense, and I hope to catch you next time with another suggestion from my Music Box.

Stay Brutal!

PS. Sewer Surfin' is purely iconic. So, of course, I have to share a dope cover!

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