Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: The Cowabunga Collection has been praised for bringing together 13 games in a pleasing way, even if not all the games are a hit.
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: The Cowabunga Collection is a collection of 13 games. Critics have been praising the collection for the amount of games included in one package at the price point it’s being sold at. Some of the games have been described as being classics, whilst others have been criticised for not being very good, and questioned why they’ve been included. There has been more praise on the collection because of quality of life improvements added, such as the rewind function and save states which have been well received due to the difficulty of the games. The variety on display in the collection has also been noted as a highlight.
Presentation of the collection has been well received and many critics have praised the visuals and the soundtracks of the different games, with extra attention that’s been paid to the menus. The vast array of extras that can be collected has also received widespread praise, items such as box art, TV stills and more can be viewed in the “Turtle Lair” and it’s been noted that the ease of access to these things is a standout feature.
The game features online co-op for some of the games, but not all, and there have been criticisms of the online play not working, but couch co-op has been a hit with the critics. It has also been noted that there are no noticeable bugs with the running of the games.
Many reviewers have praised the feeling of nostalgia the collection evokes, however, some have pointed to this also being an indication of how much enjoyment the player will get out of the collection.