In the video games, Leonardo is the first turtle of choice. He is popular especially for beginner players of the TMNT games. Leonardo is portrayed as well-balanced, having, in all areas, strong but not extreme abilities and no glaring weaknesses. His range is rather long, but not as long as Donatello's; however, Leonardo can usually inflict more damage. In the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Tournament Fighters games, his moves are the closest to a Ryu/Ken archetype from the Street Fighter franchise.
Leonardo is playable in the bootleg/homebrew Famicom (NES) game World Heroes 2. His stage in this game is a modified version of Armaggon's from the SNES version of Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Tournament Fighters.