Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: The Cowabunga Collection Arrives This August

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Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: The Cowabunga Collection is battling its way onto PC and consoles this August.

The Cowabunga Collection, which features thirteen classic TMNT titles, has been in the works for some time, tantalising anyone with a taste for retro-gaming. There are even several elaborate and correspondingly expensive special editions, though if we were in charge we’d have stuck the goodies in a resin copy of Michaelangelo’s grinning face and called it The Turtle’s Head Edition.

What has been missing, however, is a release date. Konami has now confirmed that Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: The Cowabunga Collection arrives on all formats this August 30th. The basic collection is priced at £39.99 / €39.99 and will include the following games:

  • 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)

Eleven of the games will also feature additional Japanese variants, just for completists. We thought there’d be a UK version of Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Arcade, but it turns out that we were misremembering. TMNT was called Teenage Mutant Hero Turtles when it hit UK shores, due to the BBFC having a bee in its bonnet about ninjas and ninja weapons, but the arcade machine escaped censorship.

Related: Looking Back on Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Fall Of The Foot Clan

£39.99 might seem pricey, but it’s pretty good value for thirteen titles that should keep you very busy. Aside from the nostalgia factor, several of the titles on this list are quite tricky, so don’t count on being able to whizz through the games because they’re old. It’ll be available physically, digitally and, in the US at least, the limited edition is also still available.

You can pick up Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: The Cowabunga Collection when it launches on PS5, PS4, Xbox Series X|S, Xbox, PC via Steam and Nintendo Switch this August 30th.

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