Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: The Cowabunga Collection Reviews

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: The Cowabunga Collection is ranked in the 83rd percentile of games scored on OpenCritic.
8 / 10
Aug 29, 2022

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: The Cowabunga Collection is a great package. While not every game is a winner - and a lot of them are variants of other games in the collection - there's still lots here to love. It brings two of the most beloved beat-'em-ups in history to modern platforms, and is host to some hidden gems like Radical Rescue. This is all polished up with a host of great enhancements and the fantastic Turtle Lair gallery, which - for any TMNT fan - may be worth the price of admission alone.

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8.8 / 10.0
Aug 29, 2022

TMNT: The Cowabunga Collection is an ode to the classic TMNT titles and the best Konami ever. A must have title for all TMNT fans.

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8.5 / 10.0
Sep 6, 2022

The Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles franchise rarely had a miss with games back in the ’80s and ’90s and this compilation exemplifies that. Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: The Cowabunga Collection is a love letter to fans of that era that can be equally appreciated by old and new generations of Turtles fans alike.

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7 / 10
Sep 2, 2022

Konami opted for prudence with TMNT The Cowabunga Collection and it was the best thing to do. This compilation brings together the most iconic old Ninja Turtles games but offers the opportunity for those who want to add a modern touch. Fans will be ecstatic with the impressive museum. A must have !

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Aug 28, 2022

Overall, then, The Cowabunga Collection is a great look back at the Turtles games of yore. The franchise's stranglehold on side-scrolling beat 'em ups is fully on show with some of the best examples from the era, while the rest of the collection is still worth playing. A worthy selection for TMNT fans looking to delve into the past.

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7 / 10.0
Aug 29, 2022

If the excellent TMNT: Shredder's Revenge has not yet quenched your hunger for ninja turtles, with The Cowabunga Collection get ready for indigestion: Digital Eclipse has done a really good job in adapting 13 products that have made the history of the Konami series.

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Aug 29, 2022

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: The Cowabunga Collection is a true labor of love from Digital Eclipse. Although the quality of the games included may be scattershot, ultimately, there's still enough good content to appeal to fans and non-fans alike.

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Aug 29, 2022
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92 / 100
Aug 29, 2022

In a year with good collections, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: The Cowabunga Collection manages to stand out as one of the best packages of its kind. Digital Eclipse's work pays a fantastic homage to the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles and Konami's work on this property.

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9 / 10
Aug 29, 2022

TMNT: The Cowabunga Collection is indisputably the best thing Konami has released in a long while, meeting all expectations and then some. Bar absent difficulty settings for the arcade games, it's an anthology that finally gets it totally right. Digital Eclipse and Konami have done the fans justice, offering a comprehensive library that doesn't hide content behind a paywall, while going above and beyond in terms of features and bonuses. With online functionality and rollback netcode being the icing on the cake, this is now the gold standard for retro collections. Capcom, pay close attention.

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8 / 10.0
Sep 3, 2022

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: The Cowabunga Collection is a well-presented time capsule of classics, porting its beloved titles not only without lag but with modern-day improvements and a smorgasbord of extras to boot. While the collection won't be for everyone, those willing to dive in and see what Digital Eclipse have to offer should be blown away with what they find. For those who've missed that nostalgic feeling, it's truly time to love being a turtle once again.

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80%
Aug 30, 2022

Did you grow up with the Turtles? Then we don't need to tell you that you need to buy Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: The Cowabunga Collection right away. For anyone else even moderately curious about the TMNT's 8 and 16-bit past, jump in – the sewer water is lovely.

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8 / 10.0
Aug 30, 2022

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: The Cowabunga Collection really nails what a library of retro titles should look like. Hitting that sweet spot between nostalgia and playability, it is clear that Konami and Digital Eclipse have gone to great lengths not only to preserve some of the best beat-'em-up titles from the late 80s and early 90s, but to make them accessible to younger Turtles fans as well. With stacks of bonus content to explore as well as online and offline multiplayer modes, grab yourself a pizza and kick some shell.

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8 / 10
Aug 29, 2022

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: The Cowabunga Collection is an excellent package and another wonderfully executed preservation job from Digital Eclipse. Not all the games hold up under a modern lens, but this is still a must own for any TMNT fan.

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Unscored
Sep 17, 2022

Not every game is worth playing, and the online component requires a serious overhaul, but for Turtles aficionados focused on solo and couch co-op play, this collection is like a pepperoni pie from Antonio's, the turtles' favorite pizza joint — a must-have.

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7 / 10.0
Sep 8, 2022

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: The Cowabunga Collection is one of the best retro gaming collections to come out in years. Obviously the developers absolutely loved the series, because every single moment of this collection is bursting with Ninja Turtle love. From including some of the best home console and arcade games, to including the most in-depth behind-the-scenes look at the games, The Cowabunga Collection sets the new standard for how retro collections should be. While the collection includes a few less than stellar games you should probably avoid, there are 8 great games to jump in to and have a great time. These are some of the best games to appear on a Nintendo (or Sega) console in the past and a great way to revisit these classics again today on Nintendo Switch.

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7.5 / 10.0
Sep 7, 2022

Preserving licensed games is a noble endeavor, and Digital Eclipse are the best in the business, but many of The Cowabunga Collection's inclusions are best left in the '90s.

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8.5 / 10.0
Aug 29, 2022

To finally have proper, unspoiled versions of TMNT Arcade and Turtles in Time that I can play whenever I want without having to spend hundreds on a replica arcade machine makes the TMNT: Cowabunga Collection worth it alone. Everything else is a welcome bonus.

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8.2 / 10.0
Aug 29, 2022

A valuable collection for every Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles' longtime fan.

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4 / 5.0
Aug 29, 2022

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: The Cowabunga Collection is a Turtle treasure trove, including every TMNT game released for arcade and console between 1989 and 1993.

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