First announced in March of this year, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: The Cowabunga Collection has finally arrived on consoles and PC. The collection boasts 13 classic TMNT games and a deep-dish serving of bonus materials that would make any other retro compilation green with envy. What's more, 6 of the included games have local co-op, and three of them support online co-op to boot. That's a lot of bang for your nunchuck!
The Cowabunga Collection features all 13 TMNT games from 1989-1994:
Games with online and local co-op
- Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (1989, Arcade, 4 players)
- Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Turtles in Time (1991, Arcade, 4 players)
- Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: The Hyperstone Heist (1992, Sega Genesis, 2 players)
Games with local co-op only
- Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles II: The Arcade Game (NES, 2 players)
- Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles III: The Manhattan Project (1992, NES, 2 players)
- Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles IV: Turtles in Time (1992, Super Nintendo, 2 players)
Games without co-op
- Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (1989, NES)
- Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Tournament Fighters (1994, NES)
- Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Tournament Fighters (1993, Super Nintendo)
- Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Tournament Fighters (1993, Sega Genesis)
- Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Fall of The Foot Clan (1990, Game Boy)
- Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles II: Back From The Sewers (1991, Game Boy)
- Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles III: Radical Rescue (1993, Game Boy)
Now that the game is out, we can also share how impressed we are with the game's Turtles' Lair section. Inside the lair, players can find the following bonus content:
- Boxes: American and Japanese box scans for each game
- Manuals: American and Japanese manual scans for each game
- Magazine ads, catalogs, and media kits
- Comic book covers spanning each era of the comics
- Screenshots from every animated show released so far
- Style guide excerpts
- Concept art and design documents for 7 games
- Music: sound tests for all 13 games
- Strategy guides: 2-plus page guides for each game, some with interactive elements
That's so much content, and there's even a search feature!
As for the games themselves, they're very well-emulated and feature various optional enhancements. Gamers of all skill levels should be able to beat most or all of the games on the collection.
To learn about how The Cowabunga Collection came to be, and the tremendous effort that went into it, check out our developer interview!
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: The Cowabunga Collection sells for $39.99 digitally on Xbox, PlayStation, Switch, and Steam. It's also available physically on Xbox, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, and Switch.
For more Turtles love, don't miss our co-op review of TMNT: Shredder's Revenge!