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TMNT Cowabunga Collection Boss Gameplay Showcased

TMNT Cowabunga Collection

The Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles have been around for a long time. Long enough to have had multiple generations of home game adaptations based on them. Konami is collecting them all in the TMNT Cowabunga Collection, a playable bundle of thirteen games releasing later this year. The PlayStation Blog’s PlayStation Underground program showcased boss gameplay from the collection in a special program.

Check it out below. The program is hosted by presenters Tim and Brett, developer Digital Eclipse’s Chris Kohler, and Konami’s Charles Murakami.

The program features boss battles against Bebop and Rocksteady, the mutant minions of Shredder. The gameplay showcase shows off how the different games interpreted the ninja turtle quartet and their most persistent foes. Mechanically, the games range from side-scrolling platformer style to a more roaming brawler format.

The TMNT Cowabunga Collection games were all developed by Konami during its arcade heyday. The included titles range from the 1989 Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles arcade game to the classic SNES version of Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles IV: Turtles in Time. Three TMNT Game Boy titles are also part of the pack, as are eleven Japanese regional versions. A gallery of “Historic TMNT media content” and “unique development art and sketches” will be available to browse in the final release.

All of the games are remastered to play on modern platforms, including local co-op play. Four of the titles support online multiplayer as well. Other modern conveniences include the ability to save anytime and rewind the game, as well as custom button mapping.

The TMNT Cowabunga Collection is in development for PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Nintendo Switch, Xbox One, Xbox Series S|X, and PC. It’s due for a 2022 release.

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