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.
10 / 10.0
Aug 29, 2022

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: The Cowabunga Collection is a must-play title for retro game lovers or turtle fans. Having all these games from all the different consoles in one collection is amazing - so much easier than pulling out and hooking up all the systems!

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Sep 15, 2022

Overall, The Cowabunga Collection is a near-perfect representation of what a fan wants out of the package. 13 great games, an incredible amount of bonus content, and adding optional enhancements make The Cowabunga Collection well worth the $39.99 asking price.

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9.5 / 10.0
Aug 29, 2022

I would have already loved Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: The Cowabunga Collection if it were a mere collection of a handful of TMNT titles from back in the day, with little to no extras. But the addition of online co-op, gameplay modifiers, regional variants, and that adorable Nintendo Power-esque tips guide for each title just elevates this compilation to nonsensical heights. This is Rare Replay levels of good, one of the best retro compilations of the past years.

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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

If you're a fan of the Turtles, this is the collection for you. If you're a fan of arcade brawlers, this is the collection for you. If you're simply curious about this specific time in gaming history, the Cowabunga Collection is still worth owning. It's a phenomenal piece of work and a reminder of why the Turtles remain such a relevant franchise in video games to this day.

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Aug 29, 2022

A great selection of games make this a strong collection, and I also appreciate the accoutrements that Digital Eclipse has thrown into the package. If you’re a beat-’em-up or a TMNT fan, The Cowabunga Collection is going to offer a lot of fun for you and your friends.

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90 / 100
Aug 29, 2022

TMNT: The Cowabunga Collection is a painstakingly crafted love letter to a by-gone era of gaming, bringing 13 classic games to the modern age while adding in a slew of features including the ability to rewind, save, and toggle enhancements which greatly enhance the gameplay experience. Add in the impressively comprehensive list of documents available in the Turtle's Lair and you have a collection well worth the asking price.

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Ken McKown
Top Critic
9 / 10.0
Aug 29, 2022

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: The Cowabunga Collection is an overdose of nostalgia for me. I grew up with TMNT constantly on the brain. These games are a treat to revisit mostly because of the quality of life updates the developers have added. I just spent an entire day digging back into all of it. Playing through both arcade games, and of course watching the video of someone beating the dam level, because I cannot do that. This collection is outstanding and I cannot wait for their release of the 50th Anniversary of Atari later this year.

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9 / 10.0
Aug 31, 2022

We now live in a world where we have a brand new TMNT game, and the granddaddy of them all, with 12 of his other children. Between the Gallery, the enhancements, the different types of games, and online play, you can't beat the $40 price tag. These games will keep you busy and give you a history lesson at the same time. There's no reason to skip this collection. Konami did us proud, so go get it and play it with everyone. Your childhood deserves it.

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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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9 / 10.0
Aug 29, 2022

Or maybe you just want to watch a playthrough of Hyperstone Heist just because. Cowabunga Collection presents so many ways to experience the Turtles games of the '80s and '90s, making it enjoyable for anyone who has any interest in the Turtles or their video game exploits. This truly is radical.

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9 / 10.0
Aug 29, 2022

The Cowabunga Collection is a definite example of how a compilation should be, both with the number of games it contains and features and extra content it offers. Obviously, Digital Eclipse acted with great respect for both its work and the history of the series. For fans of the series, it's a dreamlike time machine that takes you back to the golden days of Ninja Turtles.

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Cubed3
Top Critic
9 / 10
Sep 28, 2022

Although inconsistent in game quality, if you are looking for the ultimate TMNT package, it's here. Excellent games with a host of enhancements to improve the experience as well as a well thought out, well researched slice of pizza in it's extras section. Online only adds to the brilliance allowing that arcade experience from the comfort of your own sewer. Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: The Cowabunga Collection has all the T.U.R.T.L.E Power that is ever needed. Cowabunga!

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4.5 / 5.0
Aug 29, 2022

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: The Cowabunga Collection is a great ensemble for retro gamers and newcomers alike.

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9 / 10.0
Aug 29, 2022

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: The Cowabunga Collection is a true love letter to Konami's own TMNT titles, and one of the best collections of this kind seen to date, with a huge amount of content and extra features such as online play and a very complete Ninja Turtles encyclopedia. A must buy for every lover of the classic TMNT games.

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9 / 10.0
Aug 29, 2022

It’s amazing to see all these classic games ported to modern consoles. The Ninja Turtles, plus all their friends, and even the villains, have always had a special place in the hearts of fans around the world. These games played a huge part in not only the Turtles’ legacy but also video game history. Reliving these classics offline and online, and going through all their history in the Turtles Lair will create one shell of a trip down memory lane. Even if Konami has been a shell of its former self in recent years, ‘Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: The Cowabunga Collection’ is one of the best things they’ve ever done and gives the people what they want. COWABUNGA DUDE!

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9 / 10.0
Sep 1, 2022

The effort put in Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: The Cowabunga Collection turns this collection into an example to be followed. Konami hit the jackpot in putting this job on the hands of Digital Eclipse, who already has a vast experience in gathering big franchises' classics competently. What we have is a delicious "nostlagia and fun" flavor pizza, seasoned with competence and topped with a great legacy.

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9 / 10.0
Sep 5, 2022

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: The Cowabunga Collection may be one of the most heartfelt compilations created to date, with all the fan service and love any fan of a turtle in a half shell could ever want.

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90 / 100
Sep 5, 2022

The Cowabunga Collection is the definitive compilation of famous childhood characters. Through 13 of the best games developed by Konami we will discover a bit of video game history with a selection of titles that come loaded with improvements, news and extra content. An essential compilation that we cannot ignore.

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9 / 10.0
Sep 7, 2022

Unless you already own all of these games on their intended, initial platforms, you will undeniably get your money’s worth from The Cowabunga Collection’s varied Ninja Turtle action. However, retro game haters and those who don’t care for “The Heroes in a Half Shell” will find little to no value in Digital Eclipse and Konami’s blast from the past.

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