* AdaptationDisplacement: [[WebVideo/TheIrateGamer Some people]] don't even know there ''was'' an arcade game.
* BestBossEver: Fighting Shredder in the SNES version, by throwing Foot Soldiers towards the screen at him.
* BrokenBase: Much like the original arcade game, which is better? Arcade or SNES? Most agree that Re-Shelled wasn't a good remake, though.
* SugarWiki/AwesomeMusic: [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FiOjePmJAmE SEWER SURFIN']]
** [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ri5XqNG7a28&fmt=18 BURY MY SHELL AT WOUNDED KNEE]]
** [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aUbb2F9bFGE&feature=related NEON NIGHT RIDERS]]
** ''Hyperstone Heist'' has excellent tracks such as [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zGHoP_iIMfw Back In The Sewers]], [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Kgfg8iThOo0 Outside Shredder's Hideout]], [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=THAb2CqT274 Inside Shredder's Hideout]], and [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=53JEwoTq0_c The Gauntlet]]
* ItsEasySoItSucks: The SNES port for some people. The gameplay is slower, bosses and enemies are easier than their arcade versions and Sewer Surfin and Neon Night Riders became bonus rounds.
* ItsHardSoItSucks: The Genesis port, ''Hyperstone Heist'', can be this for some. While there aren't as many levels (there's five) compared to ''Turtles In Time'', the stages are longer, enemies move faster, and attack more aggressively.
* ItsTheSameNowItSucks: Those who are aware of the Arcade version say this about the remake, which was a bit ''too'' accurate to the arcade, and didn't have many features from the somewhat more popular SNES version.
** This is how some feel about ''Hyperstone Heist'', since aside from adding a run button, there is not much else. There are some new areas, but everything else is a re-skin of stages seen in the Arcade/SNES counterparts. Though the environments have more details and faster game play compared to the SNES.
* MisBlamed: The fans say that the game "Removed" several features that made the game good, like Bebop and Rocksteady, the Technodrome, and Super Shredder... When they're talking about the SNES version, which expanded upon the arcade game.
* NarmCharm: Shredder, in the versions he actually says: "Turtle Soup, my ''favorite''!" would probably be ridiculously funny, if the actor didn't sound so ''awesome''.
* PolishedPort: The SNES version added an extra level, extra bosses (not to mention changing some of the original, adding mainstays Bebop and Rocksteady and Slash) and a few new resources (time-trial, two-player versus). It was so improved many complained ''Reshelled'' just copied the arcade.
* ThatOneBoss: The SNES version replaced the cement man, a minor monster that only briefly appeared on the show, with Slash. Unfortunately, he's the hardest boss on the SNES version for many reasons. He is a LightningBruiser that's immune to frontal attacks and he can counter with a rolling attack that deals a few bars of energy when he TurnsRed.
** Then again in co-op he easily becomes ridiculously simple to beat. Who can say SLASH PING PONG?
** Slash is also vulnerable from behind, so it helps to sneak behind him as he attacks and then hit him from there. Just about every boss is easy when you know how to beat them no matter what difficulty, although Krang in his flying saucer can be a little tricky.
** To those who thought the game was "Changed" for the remake, also overlaps with ItsTheSameNowItSucks.
** They did, however, completely change the soundtrack, which many fans (whether it's of the arcade or the SNES version) are bitter about.
** Fans of the arcade version didn't really like Sewer Surfin' and Neon Night Riders becoming bonus stages. Especially since they're shorter, enemies die in one hit and you can easily avoid hitting anyone until the end.
** Fans of the Arcade or SNES version do not like the fact that the Genesis port lacks the throw-the-foot-ninja at the screen maneuver.