Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: The Cowabunga Collection is pure nostalgia

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: The Cowabunga Collection

It’s even got Tournament Fighters for NES

Though it’s looking great, Shredder’s Revenge isn’t the only game to look forward to this year for brawler fans. A wide-ranging TMNT compilation is also on the way, as announced during today’s State of Play. Konami tapped Digital Eclipse for Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: The Cowabunga Collection, a package containing arcade, console, and handheld titles.

What retro games are included? Essentially, all of them. There’s “13 console and arcade games and their regional versions,” which spans Turtles in Time, The Hyperstone Heist, the NES games, the Game Boy games, and multiple versions of Tournament Fighters. Strap in:

  • Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (Arcade)
  • Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Turtles in Time (Arcade)
  • Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (NES)
  • Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles II: The Arcade Game (NES)
  • Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles III: The Manhattan Project (NES)
  • Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Tournament Fighters (NES)
  • Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles IV: Turtles in Time (Super Nintendo)
  • Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Tournament Fighters (Super Nintendo)
  • Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: The Hyperstone Heist (Sega Genesis)
  • Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Tournament Fighters (Sega Genesis)
  • Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Fall of The Foot Clan (Game Boy)
  • Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles II: Back From The Sewers (Game Boy)
  • Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles III: Radical Rescue (Game Boy)

The arcade inclusions — Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles and Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Turtles in Time — will let “you and up to three friends have the arcade experience at home on your couch or online,” according to Konami. “The 8-bit TMNT II: The Arcade Game, TMNT III: The Manhattan Project, and the 16-bit TMNT IV: Turtles in Time, and The Hyperstone Heist will also have all the local multi-player fun of yesteryear.”

“Additionally, never-before-seen development art, sketches and game design material will also be included.”

We’re dipping back into the 8- and 16-bit era, which is a partially comfy, partially nerve-wracking time for TMNT games. Thankfully, that’s where modern features can lend a hand.

“Combined with Rewind and Save Anytime, we’re designing custom game guides harkening to the aesthetic of the video game magazines from the ’80s and ’90s to help get players through some of those notoriously tricky parts,” notes Konami senior producer Charles Murakami. “You know what we’re talking about!” That damn dam level.

TMNT Tournament Fighters SNES screenshot

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: The Cowabunga Collection will launch on PS4, PS5, Steam, Switch, Xbox One, and Xbox Series X/S in 2022. It’s $40, and it’ll have a physical edition.

As much as I don’t like modern-day Konami, at least we’re still getting retro collections.

Jordan Devore
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