There’s also a reasonable $40 standard edition
How much money is too much money to drop on a limited edition game? Well, plenty of us are stoked about Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: The Cowabunga Collection, but are we “pay $150 for a collector’s edition” stoked? I can see the crowd dispersing already.
Priced at a steep $150, this limited edition release of TMNT: The Cowabunga Collection includes a physical copy of the game, a 16″ by 24″ cloth poster, a 4.5″ by 5″ layered acrylic diorama, five enamel pins, 12 translucent trading cards, and a 5.5″ by 8″ 180-page artbook with “a chapter dedicated to each of the 13 games in the compilation.” That said, the lack of a cool soundtrack inclusion in this set will be a deal-breaker for some fans.
Maybe you’ll just stick to the digital copy, but the allure of a physical version is pretty strong here given some of the beloved games in this compilation like Turtles in Time. Thankfully, there’s a standard edition, too — it’ll be available for $40. Among other retailers, Amazon is currently taking pre-orders for PS4, PS5, Xbox, and Switch.
What about pizza?
My favorite part of all of this: someone asked about a possible Pizza Hut coupon in the game’s customer Q&A section on Amazon.
I see you, and I get you.
To not-so-quickly recap, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: The Cowabunga Collection comes with a bunch of games — TMNT (arcade), Turtles in Time (arcade + SNES), TMNT (NES), TMNT II (NES), TMNT III (NES), Tournament Fighters (NES + SNES + Genesis), The Hyperstone Heist (Genesis), Fall of the Foot Clan (Game Boy), Back from the Sewers (Game Boy), and Radical Rescue (Game Boy) — so it should be a damn good time. I almost can’t believe it’s real.
If you’re curious about the artbook (I am!) and are skipping the collector’s box, the game itself will have “never-before-seen development art, sketches, and game design material.”