Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: The Hyperstone Heist on the Sega Genesis is a fascinating game. It reuses a lot of art assets from TMNT: Turtles in Time, but is still its own unique game. It’s like a good remix of a song; you know what to expect going in, but every so often you’re just like, “wait, what?”
The fourth level of Hyperstone Heist is titled, “The Gauntlet,” where players fight the three previous bosses in new color palettes; Rocksteady is now orange, Tatsu is wearing red, and Leatherhead is pink? Magenta? Fuschia? One of those colors somewhere between red and purple.
Anyways, I ended up with an extra Leatherhead toy, and because I just can’t stop making art, I thought I’d try make a version based on this obscure reinterpretation of the character. He’s murkier than the game sprite’s colors, so he could match the rest of my TMNT customs.
I dunno. It’s weird, but I’m happy with how he turned out. And really, since he’s just gonna sit on my shelf, that’s what matters most.