At 1 p.m. ET Thursday, July 25, Iam8bit will begin accepting pre-orders for the soundtrack to Super Nintendo title Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles IV: Turtles in Time.
This is the first time the game’s songs are being pressed to vinyl, and fans can purchase the release in two different variants. The Pizzasplosive picture disc variant is out of 1,000 copies and has an A-side featuring a pixelated pizza and a B-side featuring an explosion. A bright Big Apple Green variant is available as an open pre-order.
The record’s gatefold packaging is inspired by the game’s power-ups. Pizza boxes refill character’s health bars, while the bomb box activates each turtle’s special attack—a spinning flurry of strikes that deals massive damage to any enemy it touches.
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles IV: Turtles in Time released for Super Nintendo in 1992 and took the titular turtles on a science fiction fueled trip through time and space to stop Shredder, Krang and their numerous conspirators.
Along with this vinyl release, Iam8bit is making two different enamel pins available. The first is of the television set from the game’s intro, complete with the smirking likeness of Shredder. The second comes in four variants—one for each turtle—and features the pixel models displayed during the time portal cutscenes that play between levels. The enamel pins will be available starting 1 p.m. ET.
The game also inspired a line of recently announced Turtles in Time action figures.
I dedicated a large number of hours to playing and replaying Turtles in Time and its sister Sega Genesis release, The Hyperstone Heist. This is one nostalgia trip I’ll unashamedly buy a ticket for.