TMNT 1989 Arcade

TMNT 1989 Arcade Achievements

Turtle Soup

Defeat Shredder without being turned into a regular turtle.  

Step by Step guide on how to get Turtle Soup: Thanks to Chewy

1) This method only works in single player and you must have 2-4 players start the game. In the first level have three of them die, including the account(s) that you want to get the achievement with. Don't kill anyone with the account(s) you want to get the achievement.
2) Progress through the game until you get to Krang with one player. When Krang is near death bring back all the turtles and kill krang. Try to get the turtle/account(s) that is/are getting the achievement close to death before you kill krang.
3) Upon killing krang make sure that all the turtles are alive when shredder comes through the portal.
4) He will split into 6 clones of himself. Immediately allow the turtle/account(s) that is/are getting the achievement to be killed without being shrunk
5) Proceed to kill all of the clones with the other turtles that are not getting the achievement, this is done easiest with only one turtle alive playing as leonardo or donatello
6) When it is just you and the real shredder keep attacking him until his helmet comes off.
7) Once his helmet is off bring back all the turtles, his helmet must be off because when it is he will not use the shrink ray
8) Once you bring back all the turtles he will again split into 6 duplicates of himself but they will now all have their helmets off and not use the shrink ray
9) you may now kill the real shredder, but not with the account(s) who are getting the achievement.

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User Comments
Comment #1 by delluxxo
Thursday, February 03, 2011 @ 08:00:15 PM

Final boss NEVER split in 6 clones in same time. This guide is faulty, full of non correct informations. I wonder why people writing guides, when have no idea how the game working.

Final boss usually split into 1 - 4 clones (depend on number of players) and can be killed after 3rd clone appears (new clone appears after actual clone is dead).

Method which author of this guide described is totally WRONG.


Start game with account which requires achievement, play thought game till PRE final boss CRANG. When u have only 1 life bar kill CRANG and let Shredder kill you, now join with 2nd profile and keep hitting Final Boss, NO CLONES (hitting clones is waste of time), after 25 hits rejoin account wchich need achievement and give final hit to Shredder, he die and u get

Comment #2 by CloudStrife7577
Tuesday, May 10, 2011 @ 03:10:27 PM

I've done this twice now. Single player, got to shredder, beat him without being turned into a regular turtle, and no achievement. Do you have to have more than one player to get the achievement?

Comment #3 by Halfdead Disciples
Wednesday, June 01, 2011 @ 06:38:46 PM

Can someone help me out with this achievement?
Send a message to HALFDEAD HITMAN on XBOX 360

Comment #4 by SHIN ALLDAY
Monday, June 13, 2011 @ 12:47:49 AM

I have beaten him several times without being turned into a baby turtle, yet no achievement. Guess I'll just try again...

Comment #5 by Habs14
Sunday, July 24, 2011 @ 03:40:53 PM

This achievement sucks!

Comment #6 by GhostOfTheRiver
Saturday, December 24, 2011 @ 03:04:54 AM

If you're having trouble getting the achievement, even if you're not being transformed, I read that it helps to make sure that you're using the same turtle throughout the whole battle without switching once. I'll verify this after I try it (I'm only missing this and the online achievements, although I am having similar issues of getting this achievement to trigger)

Comment #7 by GhostOfTheRiver
Thursday, February 09, 2012 @ 12:26:00 AM

Okay - for anybody who hasn't read the sticky in the forums about this achievement, I just wanted to confirm beyond the SHADOW OF A DOUBT that the method described by Chewy in the achievement guide is absolutely 100% correct ... now this achievement is seriously messed up - there are so many different accounts of different methods people have used to get this achievement. My friend and I have tried them all, and I must say that the only SURE FIRE WAY to do this is to follow those instructions... the reason I'm writing this will become clear in a second.

I don't mean follow SOME of those instructions. I mean, some of these steps are weird and seem to have nothing to do with the achievement. For example, not killing anything with the account you want the achievement on; at first it would

Comment #8 by GhostOfTheRiver
Thursday, February 09, 2012 @ 12:27:05 AM

at first it would seem to have nothing to do with the achievement... but for WHATEVER REASON, that's what works. We'd killed Shredder so many times already without being transformed... not that it made any difference!

Follow each instruction - to the word. My buddy and I did this with three controllers (3 players on single player, offline) for our two accounts at the same time. Now both of us have all of the achievements for this game - FINALLY!!

For the record, I think that the details for this game in the Achievement Guide should be changed to reflect that this achievement is pretty glitchy. That this is the only absolute reliable way to get it is nothing short of glitchy.

Comment #9 by Cyber Ghosts
Tuesday, March 20, 2012 @ 06:28:37 AM

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Comment #10 by MAD PREDATOR
Saturday, March 31, 2012 @ 12:44:29 AM

Im an Super Expert at this game people need help be glad to help you out.
GT:H Scarface H
but please notify me that you read this comment so I know why you sending me a friend request for.

Comment #11 by ll NickyBoy ll
Saturday, July 21, 2012 @ 03:01:22 PM

i have just beat shredder... no achievement.... did with 1 pad just me... wld do it the way the guide said but only have 1 pad. if any1 can get this achievement wld u do 4 me? msg me on xbxolive if u wld.. ll NickyBoy ll

Comment #12 by ROCKETxKNIGHTER
Sunday, September 23, 2012 @ 05:33:19 PM

I defeated him without transforming 3 years ago and I got absolutely fuck all.

I recomend avoiding this achievement unless you really want to waste time going through the game tediously no matter how good you are.

Even I'm sick of trying to get this.

Comment #13 by ROCKETxKNIGHTER
Sunday, September 23, 2012 @ 07:00:04 PM

Okay I'm back and I can confirm the current guide we have on this achievement featured here 100% works.

A big thank you to the radical, Chewy for telling us this.

But what I hate about this achievement is that it fucking lied to us all I've beaten shredhead twice without turning into a bloody turtle and still no achievement also an old friend way back was dissapointed to he didn't get this either.

Remember: the person who wants this achievement has to die exactly at the start of the entire game this will prevent them from killing any enemies throughout the game and this counts for the shredder to.

Its perfectly safe to spawn your turtle signed to your account when the real shredder has lost his helmet just make sure if your doing this alone make sure you get your account turt

Comment #14 by ROCKETxKNIGHTER
Sunday, September 23, 2012 @ 07:01:19 PM

lol damn text limits okay just make sure your account turtle is alive during the final blow or its back to level one with you.

Comment #15 by DougTheJoker
Tuesday, November 20, 2012 @ 11:21:42 AM

Looking to do this soon!! Add me to do GT: DougTheJoker

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Game Info
Digital Eclipse


US March 14, 2007
Europe March 14, 2007
Japan March 14, 2007

Resolution: 720p
Sound: Dolby 5.1 Surround
Players: 1-4
Online Players : 2-4
ESRB: Everyone 10
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