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Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: The Cowabunga Collection is a compilation of classic Konami titles for the Nintendo Switch, PC, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox One, Xbox Series S and X, released on August 30, 2022. It includes 13 different TMNT games that were originally released for the arcades, Game Boy, NES, SNES and the Sega Genesis.

Included games[]

Additional features[]

  • Strategy guides for all games.
  • Eleven Japanese regional versions, minus the arcade version of Turtles in Time and the NES version of Tournament Fighters due to the lack of a Japanese release.
  • Enhancement mode for all games which is accessed by highlight each game in the main menu. The amount that is available is dependent on game used. Several examples include:
    • God Mode giving the player near-invincibility and the ability to defeat enemies with little effort.
    • Removing the previous flickering or slowdown issues with all the NES titles due to the limited memory issues those versions have.
    • Additional or unlimited lives.
  • The ability to watch the CPU play the game in a perfect play via accessing it when highlighting the game from the main menu. Also includes a rewind and fast forward feature when watching the footage. The player able to join in to take over gameplay at any time at any time.
    • In Radical Rescue however, the CPU does not pick up any Life Ups.
  • Save and rewind functions
  • Online play and local play but only for both arcade games, Hyperstone Heist and the SNES version of Tournament Fighters, but omits the extra features for those games.
  • Museum gallery which is listed as "Turtles' Lair".
    • Music player for all games.
    • Box art and instruction manuals for all console-based games.
    • The original advertisements for the several games.
    • Behind the Scenes artwork for character designs and game designs for most of the NES, Game Boy, and SNES titles excluding Radical Rescue and the NES version of Tournament Fighters.
    • Episode pictures and comic book covers with the original release dates.
      • While it does have the option of listing character names for the ones seen in the episode pictures and comic book covers, only the characters that appeared in any of the games for this collection are included.
        • Due to the minor role of the Triceratons outside the original comics prior to the 2003 series, the Triceraton characters are listed as "Triceraton" in all the pictures they appear in.
      • Consists of almost every episode of the 1987, 2003, 2012, and Rise of the TMNT series. The only exception is the 1987 series episodes "Planet of the Turtleoids" and "Rock Around the Block".
        • Several mistakes for the episode listing of the 1987 series is that while the episodes in the seasons are listed by the ones seen in the official DVD Listing (which included the Vacation in Europe Sideseason being released as part of Season 7), however the information and pictures for the first two episodes of Seasons 7-10 are listed in the preceding season when seen in the gallery.
        • Due to the delay of the 2003 series episode "Insane in the Membrane" in the US due to content issues, the original airdate for the UK version October 14, 2006 is used instead.
      • Comic book covers for the Mirage (1-61 only, minus 23-26), Archie (minus 32-27), IDW (1-100 only) and Urban Legends series. IDW's other limited run series Turtles in Time and Universe are also listed as separate entries. Variant covers are also included.
        • First comic book appearances of most characters that appear in the games are included. The Utroms are the only characters that are listed who do not appear in any of the games due to their connection to Krang.

Trivia[]

  • In the original English release of Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles II: The Arcade Game, in the first two levels there were minor references seen in the background to the pizza restaurant chain "Pizza Hut". However as the license to this reference had already expired, the game received editing similar to the Japanese version in this release to remove those references.
  • The Main menu music for the game is directly taken from the first stage of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (2003 video game)
  • Since March 29, 2024, this game is no longer available on all platforms' online stores in Japan, while other regions are not affected. [1]

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External links[]

  Video games [view]
Konami Era 1
1989 home game · Arcade game · Fall of the Foot Clan · Manhattan Missions · The Manhattan Project · Back from the Sewers · Turtles in Time · The Hyperstone Heist · Radical Rescue · Tournament Fighters (NES, Super NES, Genesis) · The Cowabunga Collection
Konami Era 2
2003 game · 2003 (GBA) · Battle Nexus · Battle Nexus (GBA) · Mutant Melee · Mutant Nightmare
Ubisoft
TMNT (console) · TMNT (handheld) · TMNT (GBA) · Turtles in Time Re-Shelled · Smash-Up · Arcade Attack
Activision
Out of the Shadows · 2013 game · 2014 game · Danger of the Ooze · Mutants in Manhattan
Mobile Games
Ninja Training NYC · Power of 4 · The Ninja Tribunal · The Shredder Reborn · Rooftop Run · Mutant Rumble · Brothers Unite · Legends · Monster Strike · Rěnzhě Guī OL · Battle Match · Half-Shell Heroes · Mutant Madness · Portal Power · Ninja Run · Power Up!
Other
World Tour · GBA Video · Imagicard · Mutagen Mania · Ninja Adventures · Training Lair · 2017 arcade game · Shredder's Revenge · Kart Racers 2: Grand Prix · Nickelodeon All-Star Brawl · Nickelodeon Extreme Tennis · Kart Racers 3: Slime Speedway · Nickelodeon All-Star Brawl 2 · TMNT: Battle Tycoon
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