BlackBerry

Title: BlackBerry
Year: 2023
Director: Matt Johnson
Actors: Jay Baruchel, Glenn Howerton, Matt Johnson, Kelly Van der Burg, Gregory Ambrose Calderone, Laura Cilevitz, Martin Donovan, James Elliot Miniou, Fuad Musayev, Ethan Eng, Michael Scott, Steve Hamelin, Pranay Noel, Ben Petrie, Jinny Wong, Lauren Howe
Genre: Biografia, Comedy, Drama, Historical
Country: Canada

Why in Database: Things related to Ninja Turtles are shown many times in this movie, first we have a fragment of the first animated series, with the turtle communicator. Later we see many different things related to TMNT, a wallet, figurines, toys, a DVD with a movie, etc. They are also mentioned once in the dialogue.

It’s going to be a little bit like Sam Rockwell in “Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles.”

Author: XYuriTT

Robot Ninja

Title: Robot Ninja
Year: 1989
Director: J.R. Bookwalter
Actors: Michael Todd, Bogdan Pecic, Maria Markovic, Floyd Ewing Jr., Bill Morrison, James L. Edwards, Michael Kemper, Jon Killough, J.R. Bookwalter, Rodney Shields, Michael ‘D.O.C.’ Porter, Lori Kozar, Steve Rossiter, Jennifer Mullen
Genre: Action, Drama, Fantasy, Horror, SF
Country: USA

Why in Database: In one dialogue, Ninja Turtles and their creators are mentioned (although incorrectly, as one person, not two).

– Right. Now look, we saw a lot of potential with this character.
– Right.
– Mean it works great in the comics… and Lennie’s the hottest artist since this clown who invented that Teenage Ninja Mutant Turtles crap.

Author: XYuriTT

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Mutant Mayhem

Title: Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Mutant Mayhem
Year: 2023
Director: Jeff Rowe, Kyler Spears
English dubbing: Micah Abbey, Shamon Brown Jr., Nicolas Cantu, Brady Noon, Ayo Edebiri, Maya Rudolph, John Cena, Seth Rogen, Rose Byrne, Natasia Demetriou, Giancarlo Esposito, Jackie Chan, Ice Cube, Paul Rudd
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Comedy, Family, Fantasy, SF
Country: Canada, Japan, USA

Why in Database: Another movie with Ninja Turtles, full of them, of course!

Author: XYuriTT

Rise of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: The Movie

Title: Rise of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: The Movie
Year: 2022
Director: Andy Suriano, Ant Ward
English dubbing: Ben Schwartz, Omar Benson Miller, Brandon Mychal Smith, Josh Brener, Haley Joel Osment, Kat Graham, Eric Bauza, Jim Pirri, Toks Olagundoye, Rob Paulsen, John Michael Higgins, Rhys Darby
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Comedy, Drama, Family, Fantasy, SF
Country: Canada, Germany, Philippines, Belgium, India, USA

Why in Database: A movie from the Ninja Turtles universe, one hundred percent turtle, of course. Continuation of the series Rise of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles.

Author: XYuriTT

World of Warcraft

Title: World of Warcraft
Year: 2004
Producer: Blizzard Entertainment
Publisher: Blizzard Entertainment
Platforms: PC
Genre: MMORPG

Why in Database: To say that World of Warcraft is a game with a lot of turtle content is an understatement. Because the game is huuuuuge, the amount of turtle content is also quite big. We describe it very closely, but it is definitely not a “we will describe everything!” type of note, it would be very difficult.

First of all, the largest turtle in the game, referring to the concept of World Turtle Shen-zin Su! It is also known as the “Wandering Isle” and as such is the starting place for the Pandaren race, added in the expansion “World of Warcraft: Mists of Pandaria”.

Another named turtle chosed by us to describe is Ghamoo-Ra, a huge turtle boss, we can meet him in the Pool of Ask’ar, in the Blackfathom Deeps location. Some (e.g. WOWpedia) consider his name to be a reference to Gamera!

The last turtle we decided to describe separately is Torga, one of the loa (deities) of the Zandalari pantheon. His story is important in the game, he is killed and eaten, but thanks to the player’s efforts he returns, first as a ghost, then again in physical form and is accompanied by Lashk.

Speaking of Lashk, the entire Tortollan race is definitely a turtle race! They originally debuted in the card game Hearthstone, an expansion to WOW, and later they joined the main game. They come from Zandalar. One of the texts during the “Don’t Turtle” mission mentions that killing a member of this race brings bad luck (“But, it’s bad luck to kill a Tortollan and I don’t need any more bad luck.”). The game also includes locations such as Little Tortolla, where you can meet many Tortollan.

The game features boats built on the shells of real turtles, they have several different names and appear in different places, but they use one design.

Several turtle skeletons also appear in the game:

There are a HUGE number of enemies or simply turtle-looking animals in the game. They have different names,statistics, loot and appears in different places, but generally they come in a small number of skins/models that are simply recolored. We do not discuss them all in detail or even show them all, but each picture is properly labeled, which will allow you to find more information about individual turtles.

The first turtle pattern we describe are small turtles, very realistic if compared to others:

Small turtles also come in the following version:

Another design is a turtle with two fangs protruding from its lower jaw and a tall, spiny shell.

The next pattern also has a quite spiky shell, but it is easiest to distinguish it by the spikes on the edge of it.

The next model is easiest to describe as crystalline – crystals protrude from the turtle’s shell and front legs. The first three photos are showing Tortos, the boss, the next ones are of various other turtles:

The next model also has a characteristic, layered shell, and can also be recognized by its horns.

The next one also has horns, it also has spines on the edge of the shell, otherwise the shell is quite normal:

The sea turtle model is very realistic:

A whole separate category of turtles are animals that we can use as mounts in the game!
One of such turtles is the Dragon Turtle, it comes in six colors, Black, Blue, Brown, Green, Purple and Red:

Great Dragon Turtle also is available in six color versions, Black, Blue, Brown, Green, Purple and Red:

Other mounts include The Sea Turtle, Arcadian War Turtle and The Riding Turtle, which can only be obtained through a TCG card (by hitting or buying from someone a card with a code).

All the above mounts are available for both factions in the game, the following Vicious War Turtle is the only one that has a separate and unique skin for the horde and a separate one for the alliance.

The last graphical element we will discuss are various pieces of equipment!
We can collect, for example, various pieces of turtle shells:
Extinct Turtle Shell, Fire Turtle Shell Fragment, Gleaming Turtle Shell
Soft Turtle Shell, Hardened Tortoise Shell, Turtle Shell

The game also includes many different nutritional products made from turtles, from literal turtle meat, through broths, soups, etc.:
– Braised Turtle, – Tender Baked Turtle, – Foaming Turtle Broth
– Great Turtle Soup, – Fried Turtle Bits, – Giant Turtle Tongue
– Turtle Meat, – Raw Turtle Meat, – Great Turtle Meat
– Tender Turtle Meat, – Turtle Meat Scraps, – Tortoise Jerky
– Herbed Turtle Meat, – Tortoise Flank, – Sack of Raw Turtle Meat

Other items include various items with a turtle name that you can come across:
Amulet of the Primal Turtle, Giant Turtle Collar
Tome of Polymorph: Turtle, The Turtle-Digested Key
The Drums of the Turtle God, Terrapin Oils
The Hematite Tortoise Pendant, Band of the Great Tortoise

The game also includes a set of five items made from Turtle Scale – Breastplate, Bracers, Leggings, Helm and Gloves. On the left there are icons of these items, below are screenshots of what they look like in the game when we equip our character with them.

The above set is not the only turtle equipment in the game, we also found six other items with a turtle name!
Twilight Turtleskin Leggings, Dragon Turtle Handlers
Cloak of the Hardened Tortoise, Tortoise Armor
Worn Turtle Shell Shield, Turtle-Minders Robe

The last turtle visual element we want to discuss is an Easter egg, a reference to Ninja Turtles! In the sewers under the city of Dalaran you can see five animals, a rat and four turtles, there are also some broken greenish vials with slime nearby, etc., the whole thing has definitely a TMNT vibe.

Finally, we will mention that turtles also appear in the names of achievements and quests.

There are achievements such as “Turtles All the Way Down”, referring to the concept of with sthe same name or “Triumphant Turtle Tossing”, there are also quests such as “I Like Turtles”, “A Turtle’s Invitation”, “Children of a Turtle God”, “Turtle Powered” (another reference to TMNT!), “Turtle Tactics” , “Don’t Turtle” or “Tortoise Mastery”.

Author: XYuriTT

Tibia

Title: Tibia
Year: 1997
Producer: CipSoft
Publisher: CipSoft
Platforms: Windows, macOS, Linux
Genre: MMORPG

Why in Database: Like many other Fantasy-based MMORPGs, Tibia also has some turtle content – although only since the eighth year of its existence!

The first element we will mention is Turtle Sprouter – a plant with a turtle name, it can be spotted in the Tiquanda jungle, it was added in update 7.5 (2005), so it has probably been present in the game since then.

Tortoise and Thornback Tortoise are the first turtle creatures to be introduced to the game, in 2006 with update 7.6, which added pirates and a set of associated islands (Caribbean style). These turtles can be found on some of these islands. The loot that can drop from both of them includes Tortoise Egg: and Turtle Shell: , and only from Tortoise we have a chance to get Tortoise Shield: .

Other turtle elements also appeared in this update, a large turtle served as a means of fast transport (by entering it, we were teleported to another island, it should not be confused with the “mounts” added much later). In update 8.60, in 2010, the “Quick as a Turtle” achievement was added, earned by using this turtle to travel 2,000 times.

Other turtle items include, for example, Tortoise’s Nest, there is also the “Tortoise Egg from Nargor” item, but it looks identical to the regular tortoise egg, only the description reveals the difference.

Moreover, in the basement of Liberty Bay, you can meet four turtles and a rat in an inaccessible room, and there are also various weapons lying around – an obvious Easter egg and a reference to Ninja Turtles.

Update 8.61 (2010) introduced a new monster that appears only during a specific event (Rise of Devovorga). Chikhaton: is basically a recolored Thornback Tortoise.

In update 10.94, in 2016, new mounts were added – includingt hree turtles! All of them can be obtained by purchasing them in the store.
Mould Shell: Reed Lurker: and Swamp Snapper:

Update 12.20.8834 (2019) added two turtle items – Small Tortoise (needed for the quest) and Small Petrified Tortoise.

More turtles were added during update 12.90.12182 (2022)! Two regular:
Emerald Tortoise: from which you can dropEmerald Tortoise Shell and Two-Headed Turtle from which you can drop Two-Headed Turtle Heads .
One turtle boss has also been added, The Primal Menace: .
This update also added some turtle items: Turtle Amulet and Enchanted Turtle Amulet .


Author: XYuriTT

Smite

Title: Smite
Year: 2014
Producer: Hi-Rez Studios
Publisher: Hi-Rez Studios
Platforms: Microsoft Windows, Xbox One (2015), PlayStation 4 (2016)
Genre: MOBA

Why in Database: Smite is a multiplayer online MOBA game. It have a lot of turtle content.

The main turtle element in this game is one of the playable characters, Kuzenbo, King Kappa, added to the game in February 2017. The introductory video includes the following text and relevant images, also shown below.

Kappa are devious creatures. They linger just below the surface of rivers and lakes, waiting for mortals to test the water before snatching and drowning their fleshy meal. Taken merely at their appearance and juvenile sense of humor, they could be mistaken for mischievous turtle-men, almost playful in a rude sort of way, but they are dangerously strong and ruthless when submerging their prey. King among these monsters is Kuzenbo; bigger, stronger, and more cunning than the rest, but just as infantile.

Kuzenbo led his nine thousand Kappa followers to Japan, where they harried river villages and fishing boats, using their unnatural strength to pull mortals below. So clever, so hungry had the Kappa become, that Japan’s army marched to fight back, but they were no match.

As the bowl-shaped indentation atop a Kappa’s head is filled with water, that Kappa grows impossibly stronger – far stronger than a mortal. Yet, bound by their strange sense of honor, a Kappa must bow when bowed to, spilling their power upon the ground. It is the only known way to defeat one.

And of the countless battles Kuzenbo has fought, he was defeated only twice. Upon his second defeat at the hands of General Kiyomasa, Kuzenbo was forced to swear to never again sow strife between man and beast. A vow the Kappa King has honored ever since.

Gods, however, are fair game.

The mentioned introductory video also shows various skills of this character (and his smaller companion), we show some screenshots below:

This character debuted with one skin, the basic one (default), and over time it acquired a large range of other appearance options. All 13 available skins are: Default, Yokozuna, Honorbound, Shino-bo, Kuzenbot, Slash, Kaijunbo, Jingle Shells, Crime Boss, Molten Doom, Golden, Legendary i Diamond.

There are a lot of sound cues in the game, including “taunts”, both in general and directed at a specific character. Many of them are directed to Kuzenbo and clearly contain turtle references. We present them below:
Trickster Loki – “Who brought the turtle to the party?”
Primal Storm Susano – “Aren’t turtles supposed to be.. gentle?”
Admiral Ao Kuang – “Turtles don’t belong in the air.”
Hachiman – “You should respect your betters, Kappa!”
Paintballer Jing Wei – “Ah ha, I love your little turtle buddies!”
Regal Warrior Erlang Shen – “Even I am a greater turtle than you!”
Space Cadet Vulcan – “Encountered angry turtle-like being with a hole in its head. Well, two now.”
Vamana – “What happened to your turtle power?”
Lady of the Sea Discordia – “Heh, uhh! Don’t scare me like that, I thought you were a sea turtle, urghhh!”
Kson Nemesis – “Can I keep this little turtle?”
Maui – “Hoo, that was the meanest turtle I ever caught! And I’ve got some nasty buggas.”
Croaki Loki – “You were quite quick for a turtle.”


Not everything about turtles in this game revolves around the above character, however!

As many as three characters in their introductory videos, in the “Lore” section, mentions turtles, we quote them below, in two cases, turtle images were also shown, and of course we also show them.
Mercury:

As an infant, Mercury escaped the watchful eye of his half-brother, Apollo, stole his cattle, fashioned a lyre from a tortoise shell, and snuck in a nap, all before Apollo found him missing.

Apollo:

In his humble youth, Apollo was a cattle herder. The trickster God Hermes stole Apollo’s charges and led them to a nearby cave. From the shell of a tortoise and the body of a cow, he crafted the first Lyre. Apollo finally caught up with Hermes, saw the instrument, and simply had to have it, trading the rest of his cattle to Hermes for it.

Nu Wa:

As the Earth shuddered and broke, and the skies turned black with ash, Nu Wa forged five mystic stones, one for each of the elemental forces of nature: Earth, Water, Fire, Wood, and Metal. With the power of these stones, she slew a gargantuan tortoise, severed its legs, and raced to the broken World Pillar. One leg she used to prop the Heavens aloft and with the elemental stones, she sealed it in place.

One of Erlang Shen’s skills is “72 Transformations”, which allows you to turn into a mink or a turtle, which of course adds appropriate bonuses to the character.

Kappa Bot is one of the skins that can be used when placing a “ward” (something like a lookout tower), and there are a few different turtle icons in the game, probably more than a few shown below.

Among the sets of character quotes, there are also some turtle ones:
Chang’e – “The hare always wins! ..Right guys?” (reference to The Tortoise and the Hare)
Foxy Amaterasu – “You’re as slow as a tortoise!”
Lady of the Sea Discordia – “Sea turtles are what we really need to be looking out for.”
Erlang Shen – “I’d show you my turtle form, but I wouldn’t want to… shell-shock you.”


In November 2020, one of the regular updates was released, containing a lot of content related to Ninja Turtles!. We will not describe in detail here how you could obtain individual items, we will only present what elements were included in the game.

First of all, four characters received special skins related to the basic four turtles. All the mentioned characters received a regular skin and a radical version, Loki was the only one who received three skins, Raphael in the Retro version is the third one.
Osiris – Leonardo, Radical Leonardo.
Loki – Raphael, Radical Raphael, Retro Raphael.
Mercury – Michelangelo, Radical Michelangelo.
Sun Wukong – Donatello, Radical Donatello.

In addition to the basic lineup, four other TMNT skins also appeared, including one more turtle, Slash.
Hachiman – Splinter
Ravana – Shredder
Xing Tian – Krang
Kuzenbo – Slash (we also show it in the list of Kuzenbo skins, because we discuss it separately above, but here we double it to describe everything related to TMNT in one section)

Four different loading screens have also been added:

The last elements are a set of unlockable avatars, two skins for Ward, two thematic boxes and a frame. There are probably some more TMNT/turtle elements in this game, but I think we’ve covered in this note the vast majority of them.

Author: XYuriTT

Streets of Rage 4

Title: Streets of Rage 4
Year: 2020
Producer: Dotemu, Lizardcube, Guard Crush Games
Publisher: Dotemu, Playdigious
Platforms: Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, Windows, Xbox One, Linux, macOS, Stadia, Android, iOS
Genre: Fighting

Why in Database: Turtles appear in this game in the form of a small easter egg referring to Ninja turtles – when the hero finds himself in the sewers , at the very beginning of the level you can see a drawing of four differently colored turtles on the wall – in TMNT colors.

Author: XYuriTT

Among Us

Title: Among Us
Year: 2018
Producer: Innersloth
Publisher: Innersloth
Platforms:Android, iOS, Windows, od 2020: Nintendo Switch, od 2021: PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X/S
Genre: Strategic

Why in Database: As part of the new map released in March 2021, “The Airship”, you can visit, among others: armory room. There, on one of the walls there is a characteristic set of weapons, a katana, a bo stick and two pieces of Sai and Nunchucks – this is, of course, a reference to Ninja turtles.

Author: XYuriTT

Shadow Warrior

Title: Shadow Warrior
Year: 1997
Producer: 3D Realms
Publisher: GT Interactive
Platforms: DOS, Mac
Genre: FPS

Why in Database: In one of the caves in the last stage of the game you can find four dead turtles, each of them has a colorful bandana, which makes them an obvious reference to Ninja turtles. When our character sees them, the hero also shouts “Cowabunga!”, which in this context is also a clear reference.

Author: XYuriTT