Konami relives old times with TMNT: Cowabunga Collection

The Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles might not be as popular as they were in their prime, but that doesn’t stop game publishers from hurling half-shell-themed games at us. After Dotemu’s announcement of Shredder’s Revenge, Konami is also looking to punch through with the Cowabunga Collection, an assortment of classic NES, SNES, Game Boy, and Mega Drive games.

Rest assured, Konami knows just who to hire for that project. Together with the good folks at Digital Eclipse, Konami aims to bring the good old days to the present. Without disrupting that old-school TMNT-games vibe, the Cowabunga Collection implements a few tweaks to modernize it slightly.

Back in the day, nobody cares about saving and rewinding options, unless you worked at Blockbuster. But nowadays gamers kinda do, apparently. That’s why every single incorporated boasts those features in this collection. So, what’s in this collection? Here’s a handy overview, my classic wannabe kung-fu master.

  • TMNT (Arcade)
  • TMNT: Turtles in Time (Arcade)
  • TMNT (NES)
  • TMNT II: The Arcade Game (NES)
  • TMNT III: The Manhattan Project (NES)
  • TMNT: Tournament Fighters (NES)
  • TMNT IV: Turtles in Time (SNES)
  • TMNT: Tournament Fighters (SNES)
  • TMNT: The Hyperstone Heist (Mega Drive / Genesis)
  • TMNT: Tournament Fighters (Mega Drive / Genesis)
  • TMNT: Fall of the Foot Clan (Game Boy)
  • TMNT II: Back From the Sewers (Game Boy)
  • TMNT III: Radical Rescue (Game Boy)

That’s a whole lot of TMNT there. And to top things off, you’ll be receiving both the Western and the Japanese versions of almost every game. Except for TMNT and Tournament Fighters, because they didn’t have Japanese versions.

If you’re more of a multiplayer type of turtle, there’s even something for you in this package. TMNT, Turtles in Time, TMNT Tournament Fighters, and The Hyperstone Heist will be your go-to games.

So, now to the million-dollar question: what’s it gonna cost ya? For the price of a few family-sized pizza pies – $39.99, to be exact – you’ll become the proud owner of this majestic collection once it drops later this year. Just make sure you have a PlayStation, Xbox, or PC. Both old- and current-gen will do. Just not too old-gen, got it?