The Cowabunga Collection Brings 13 Classic Games to PC This Year
It really feels like 2022 has become the year of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, especially after today’s announcement. During the first PlayStation Game StatusKonami pulled off a quick one by revealing something that didn’t immediately piss people off. Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: The Cowabunga Collection is an anthology of 13 classic Turtles games, and it’s coming to PC later this year.
It’s an impressive set. I’m sure there’s an argument to be made that not all of these games are the best, but there are quite a few heavy hitters in the bunch. TMNT: The Cowabunga Collection includes games from the NES as well as Game Boy systems. Yes, that means you can relive the pain of playing through the fucking level of Teenage Mutant Turtles for the NES (and that stupid jump). However, the collection also covers arcade games, Sega Genesis and Super Nintendo.
TMNT IV: Turtles in Time is a no-brainer, but there are unexpected inclusions. The Cowabunga Collection also includes The Hyperstone Heistwhich was like a modified version of turtles in time for Genesis. It also includes the SNES and Genesis versions of Tournament fightersso now you and your friends can compete to play the right version or not.
Here’s the full list, courtesy of Konami:
- 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 (SuperNintendo)
- Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Tournament Fighters (SuperNintendo)
- 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 (Gameboy)
- Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles II: Return of the Sewers (Gameboy)
- Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles III: Radical Rescue (Gameboy)
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That’s an impressive list of Turtles games, but that’s not all the collection has in store. TMNT: The Cowabunga Collection will also feature quality of life changes such as save states, rewind, remappable buttons, and a game guide. Five games are also compatible online, including TMNT (arcade), turtles in time, The Hyperstone Heistand the SNES version of Tournament fighters.
TMNT: The Cowabunga Collection comes to us from the folks at Digital Eclipse, and will be released on PC this year for $39.99 USD. He will soon join Splinter in TMNT: Shredder’s Revenge. The year of the turtle, indeed.