Cowabunga! The Turtles are back!
My oldest daughter adored Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles in the late 80's early 90's, and now they're back, much to my youngest daughter's delight.
These updated turtles are little more edgy than the turtles I remember but they're still a lot of fun. In fact, the new turtle are actually closer to the early turtles from the first comic books, if you're familiar with early-turtle history, you'll know what I'm talking about.
We played the GameCube version, but TMNT is also available for PS2 and XBox. TMNT can be played in either story or versus mode and is unique in that it is a fighting game that is rated E, for everyone. Each turtle has unique moves and weapons, and he can improve his skills throughout the game. Defeated enemies fall and disappear in a cloud of smoke. If your kids like fighting games but you hate the blood and guts found in many games, then Turtles is a good alternative.
The save points are a bit far apart for my taste, but otherwise this Turtles game is a lot of fun, and is a good choice for mother-son/daughter video game time.