As in other note-lists, almost at the very beginning we include a legend about how to see-read the icons that precede the game titles on the list. First, however, we will mention that in the game database we do not include games from the Pokemon, Ninja Turtles, Mario universes – as we can be actually 100% sure that some turtles are in them. About TMNT video games we prepared a general article, notes about the others will be available soon.
Returning to the legend, the first two categories are divided by descriptions “what the number of icons means”, so in order not to spread the note, they are described together, first we describing what a given color means, and then what the number of icons means.
– Games with real turtles
– Games with “anthropomorphic” turtles – all those who talk, of course, but also those who have silent roles, but behave not-like-ordinary-turtles.
– There is only a verbal mention in the game or a turtle in the form of a toy, drawing, sculpture (and other artistic forms) or only the shell (without the owner) is shown.
– A real live turtle appears in the game at least for a second. Also games with turtles visible in one longer or a few smaller scenes but without much importance for the plot.
– A real live turtle or turtles appears in the game and plays important role, but not crucial. It may be a longer fragment focused on them, or several smaller but distinctive appearances.
– There is a real live turtle or turtles in the game and they are the axis for storyline, they are the main character, etc.
Color number 4 – TMNT related games!
– Games where ninja turtles are only mentioned in some way or appear in the form of a toy, drawing, etc. or music from ninja turtles is used.
– Games in which ninja turtles appear in some form on the screen.
– Ninja turtles appear in the game and play an important role, but not crucial. It may be a longer fragment focused on them, or several smaller but distinctive appearances.
– Games in which Ninja turtles constitute the plot axis, the removal of which would make the whole game meaningless (but as TMNT games are not described, this stamp will probably remain unused).
Color number 5 – Only a musical reference (hereinafter referred to as “turtle music” for simplicity) – at the moment these are mainly The Turtles songs used in the games. (Any use of TMNT music counts as a reference to TMNT, not music!)
– A song used in the soundtrack appears.
– A song appears, but it is woven into the plot, eg the characters sing it.
– Turtle music is an important part of the game.
– The game is all about turtle music.
Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas (PlayStation 2, Windows, Xbox , Mac OS X, później także porty na systemy mobilne (iOS, Android, Windows Phone, Fire OS) oraz nowsze konsole, Xbox 360, PlayStation 3)
Over the Hedge (Game Boy Advance, GameCube , Windows, PlayStation 2, Xbox )
Toss The Turtle (Flash)
Turtle Fly – Into Space (iOS)
Hungry Shark Evolution (Windows, iOS, Android)
Destiny (Xbox 360, Xbox One, PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4)