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Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: The Cowabunga Collection
« on: March 09, 2022, 10:27:49 PM »
Today Konami revealed the TMNT: The Cowabunga Collection. This collection contains the following titles -

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 (Super Nintendo)
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Tournament Fighters (Super Nintendo)
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 (Game Boy)
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles II: Back From The Sewers (Game Boy)
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles III: Radical Rescue (Game Boy)

This is easily a day 1 purchase for me. Can't wait to play some of the game boy games again. Fall of the Foot Clan was one of the few GB games I actually owned.






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Re: Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: The Cowabunga Collection
« Reply #1 on: March 10, 2022, 06:26:21 PM »
The TMNT arcade game was greatness.  The Ultra NES TMNT was frustration boxed and sold.

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Re: Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: The Cowabunga Collection
« Reply #2 on: March 10, 2022, 09:30:06 PM »
The Ultra NES TMNT was frustration boxed and sold.

I found it funny that they advertised the save and rewind feature just before they showed the game footage of that game.

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Re: Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: The Cowabunga Collection
« Reply #3 on: March 14, 2022, 12:54:27 AM »
underwater stages are the worst

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Re: Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: The Cowabunga Collection
« Reply #4 on: April 06, 2022, 07:18:48 AM »
I went ahead and preordered. Best Buy says Dec 31st, Please tell me that's a place holder date and it'll be out quicker!

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Re: Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: The Cowabunga Collection
« Reply #5 on: April 09, 2022, 12:12:52 PM »
well... after how long it took for the Lego Skywalker Saga to come out, I would no longer assume something is a placeholder lol  ;D

GREAT POST @CreepinDeth  ... I am going to pre-order as well.  This is quite a collection!

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Re: Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: The Cowabunga Collection
« Reply #6 on: April 10, 2022, 10:11:43 AM »
watch - all the trophies and achievements work around NOT using the rewind function!

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Re: Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: The Cowabunga Collection
« Reply #7 on: April 10, 2022, 10:45:41 PM »
@targetrasp - Word on the street is June for the release. I don't think anything definitive has said.

@BLUEVOODU - Thanks! I'm glad there are a few of you who enjoyed these games as much as I did back in the day. Definitely going to play this on my Steam Deck!  8)

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Re: Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: The Cowabunga Collection
« Reply #8 on: June 02, 2022, 09:32:41 AM »
With the rumors Shredders Revenge is releasing June 16th wouldn't it seem more likely this game gets released much later

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Re: Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: The Cowabunga Collection
« Reply #9 on: August 04, 2022, 12:19:41 AM »
Release date has been announced.

August 30th, 2022

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Re: Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: The Cowabunga Collection
« Reply #10 on: November 03, 2022, 10:52:45 AM »
Been really enjoying this collection. I've ran through the first nes game and the first arcade game. Really good at satisfying that nostalgia itch

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Re: Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: The Cowabunga Collection
« Reply #11 on: November 03, 2022, 10:06:51 PM »
By "ran through the first game" I am not taking that as you beat it, right? Because, seriously, after stage four, that game is super difficult. I think I spent most of 5th grade trying to beat that game.  That NES TMNT made by Ultra was Turtles, but it doesn't hold a candle to the TMNT arcade game.

That water level with the electrified seaweed still gives me shivers.

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Re: Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: The Cowabunga Collection
« Reply #12 on: November 03, 2022, 11:56:52 PM »
The NES TMNT Arcade game was really good for how much it was downgraded to work on the NES.

I still throw this on every now and then.


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Re: Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: The Cowabunga Collection
« Reply #13 on: November 07, 2022, 08:57:26 AM »
yeah i beat it! Back in the day I had to beat it with the game genie to figure out where everything was. trick is don't lose a turtle and find the buildings and sewers with a pizza close by; go in, heal up, get out, repeat.

Where I always struggle is in the technodrome. I always get decimated. using Donnie or Leo on the clearable parts and ralph or mikey as the sacrificial lambs in that last part part before shredder is the only way i can make it through. As long as Donnie is alive; Shredder doesn't get a hit in.

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Re: Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: The Cowabunga Collection
« Reply #14 on: November 18, 2022, 10:54:08 PM »
Renee and I played through Turtles in Time in one sitting. There is a bit of nostalgia there, but that game's responsiveness has not aged well.

I think we'll have to go straight back to the TMNT arcade game. I spent so many quarters on that back in the nineties!

I do not want to ever play the NES original TMNT game by Ultra though. That water level still gives me the shivers!

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« Reply #15 on: November 20, 2022, 02:45:59 PM »
I absolutely hated that level when that game was new, matter of fact I never revisited the game until the Cowabunga Collection just because of said level.

This time around it didn't seem so hard. I "cheated" and looked at a map because always ran out of time back tracking. As a kid, getting killed a billion times trying to sketch out a map was part of it. Unless Nintendo Power had a map you were completely blind. If there was one back then, I must have missed that issue or it was on the back of one of the posters hanging in my room.

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Re: Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: The Cowabunga Collection
« Reply #16 on: November 20, 2022, 07:57:51 PM »
The NES TMNT was one of those games that I beat once, then never picked it up again. That game was hard beyond the point of challenging and far into the zone of being frustrating. I spent most of 5th grade trying to beat that game. I think that 7th grade was dominated by Castlevania III, then 8th grade into freshman year was Mega Man 7. Those three games were all a pain to beat. I remember Castlevania more fondly though.

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« Reply #17 on: November 21, 2022, 09:24:36 AM »
castlevania was difficult for sure... there's a brick wall i run into late game that I just can't get past, even taking advantage of the rewind function on the anniversary collection i haven't been able to get past it. Super frustrating!

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Re: Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: The Cowabunga Collection
« Reply #18 on: November 24, 2022, 02:02:28 AM »
Sometimes brick walls have meat.


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