When news dropped about the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (TMNT): The Cowabunga Collection coming to Playstation, one thing came to mind.
“Go Ninja, Go Ninja, Go!”
The TMNT: The Cowabunga Collection is a dream come true, especially if you grew up playing the games. The collection combines thirteen classic TMNT games by Konami in one incredible package. Nickelodeon now owns the rights to the franchise, but Japanese publisher Konami acquired the rights back in 1987 before the explosion of popularity. It’s a safe bet to say that these very games are what helped launch the fandom today.
Players can expect to buy this collection released on Steam later this year for $39.99 for both Playstation 4 and 5. As well as they will be available both physically and digitally. Plus we can’t forget about the inclusion of the Japanese regional version of 11 of the games. Handling this collection is Digital Eclipse, which is best known for working on things like Street Fighter 30th Anniversary Collection, Blizzard Arcade Collection, and the SNK 40th Anniversary Collection.
Some games are repeated across platforms, with differences between them. But it is nice to see the whole collection in one place, especially for collectors or completionists. Check out the list below for what will be included in The Cowabunga Collection:
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (Arcade)
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Turtles in Time (Arcade)
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (NES)
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 2: The Arcade Game (NES)
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 3: The Manhattan Project (NES)
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles : Tournament Fighters (NES/ SNES/ SEGA Mega Drive)
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 4: Turtles in Time (SNES)
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles : The Hyperstone Heist (SEGA Mega Drive)
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles : Fall of the Foot Clan (Game Boy)
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 2: Back from the Sewers (Game Boy)
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 3: Radical Rescue (Game Boy)
There will be some tweaks to the games including a save anytime feature, the ability to rewind, button mapping, and in-game guides for harder areas. As well as players will now be able to have the option of online co-op added to four titles: Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (Arcade), Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Turtles in Time (Arcade), Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Tournament Fighters (SNES), and Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: The Hyperstone Heist (SEGA Mega Drive).
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Along with everything else mentioned, fans are going to be excited since the press release promises “loads of extras using imagery from the original cartoons, comics, and other historic TMNT media content in a compiled Museum connecting the franchise across the various mediums. Additionally, never-before-seen development art, sketches, and game design material will also be include.”
Don’t tell Michelangelo, but this might be something more loved than pizza. Check out the trailer below and be sure to check back with us for more updates.
TMNT: The Cowabunga Collection Reveal Trailer
How excited are you for TMNT: The Cowabunga Collection? Which game are you most excited to replay? Have you ever beat Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles on NES? Let us know what you think in the comments below, and share proof if you actually beat TMNT on NES with us on Twitter.