You waited too long. It was only a couple bucks, but you thought, "I have time. It'll always be there. I'll get to it eventually." But now you can't download Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles
on the Virtual Console and your world is destroyed
Honestly, it was a weird goal to have, but we didn't want to say anything. In each and every region, it seems the turtles have retreated from the Virtual Console. Nintendo World Report
cited an "expired license," the same issue that claimed TMNT Turtles in Time Re-Shelled
There's no word on whether the turtles will return to the surface any time soon, so we've contacted Konami for more.