This is another game from my childhood that I used to play all the time when I went on car rides to various places. I complete the entire game without getting a turtle captured, using the Konami life replenishing code, or completing any of the in stage bonus games, from the beginning to the end of the game.
Note: The Konami life refill code for those that don't know allows you to refill your health completely once during the game. You basically pause the game and enter the code (up, up, down, down, left, right, left, right, B, A) then resume your game with full health.
I wanted to keep this a purist run, but normally what I do is at the end of the game when they are taking away your health for points, pause the game when they take the last health point, but before they automatically refill your health. Then enter the code to get full health and get eight extra units of health converted to your overall score.
I choose Leonardo for each stage because the turtles all seem to have the same reach, attack, and defensive capabilities. So starting at stage 1 and going to stage 5 here are the time stamps for those of you who like to skip forward to certain points in the game.
Stage 1 - 0:48
Stage 2 - 5:50
Stage 3 - 9:49
Stage 4 - 12:35
Stage 5 - 18:04