Master Splinter is pleased with the progress of Leonardo, Raphael and Donatello, and wants to graduate them to the next level of ninja training: Chunin. But Michelangelo has been slacking off, and Master Splinter does not feel that he is ready to graduate with his brothers. However, the other Turtles plead for Mikey's sake, since it wouldn't be the same graduating without him, so Master Splinter devises three tests to prove Michelangelo's worth to progress to the level of Chunin.
This episode provides examples of
- Battle Strip: The robot hockey players literally take their gloves off before they start to fight each other
- Dream Within a Dream: Lampshaded and averted when Mikey asks Splinter if he's still dreaming when he wakes up after playing 'Helix'. He is not.
- Exact Words: Don passes Master Splinter's insight test this way
- Guns Akimbo: the Helix alien fighters
- I Call It Vera: Mikey reveals that he's named his nunchucks "Chuck" and "Chuck 2: The Sequel"
- Parody Names/ Shout-Out: Mikey's games, particularly Helix, Shell Invaders and Rac Man
- Shout-Out: The Digi-Games Convention is a reference to the E3 Games Convention
- Your Mom: Mikey uses this to get the robot hockey players to fight each other