TEST Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: The Cowabunga Collection, the best compilation ever!

TEST Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: The Cowabunga Collection, the best compilation ever!

In the 90’s gamers discovered a lot of video games based on the license Ninja Turtle. Thus, the consoles Nintendo Y SEGA they knew how to house explosive pearls that marked an entire generation. These old fans still remember the arcades with titles TMNT who knew how to empty their wallets. Konami For this reason, it returns with force offering a compilation of all these pearls of yesteryear that make your mouth water excessively: Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: The Cowabunga Collection (see list of productions). We had the opportunity to try this collection before it appeared on the shelves, what to tempt or not?

A great idea.

So we have old pixelated titles in front of us that can sting the retina if you don’t play them on a cathode ray screen. The developers in digital eclipse I know, you have to soften all this by offering visual filters, and that’s what they did. Therefore, we have the option of several representations, namely “TV Filter”, intended mainly for home console games, “Monitor” for arcade, and “LCD Filter” for portable productions. So yes, the graphics are slicker, the retina feels less stressed, but these filters feel a bit too pronounced for our liking. Well, at least they are present and thought “for”, that’s all.

In addition, we can change the size of the screen and choose between “Original” which shows the base game, “Full screen” by simply increasing the resolution to the edges of the TV and “Wide” which stretches, widens and distorts the image to display a representation catastrophic; Honestly, avoid these types of options that completely distort the graphics of the games. Lastly, you can add very nice borders to the sides in the colors of a title instead of leaving black borders soulless; do not hesitate to put them on, they are super elegant.

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Cowabunga Collection Images (3)Let’s talk little, let’s talk well, are there additional parameters to enjoy these experiences of yesteryear as it should be? Well yes and there are many of them. First, In the game, we can “rewind” a moment a few seconds. In short, if you lose, you can go back to resume your adventure and avoid a mistake. In addition, we can save and load a game whenever we want. Do you want more ? A strategy guide is there to give us some advice; yes, yes, like in the old magazines of the 90s. A great idea.

Let’s continue with our momentum, before starting a game, we can choose its region: USA or Japan. Something totally crazy that has been added, the cheat options are there to make our lives easier. for example in Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles IV: Turtles in Time, we can select the initial level or even add additional lives. Within tournament fighterswe have the possibility to play bosses, increase speed, etc. On NES productions, hold on tight, we can eliminate slowdowns and especially screen flickering. spritesand damn, it feels so good!

The hairs stand up.

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Cowabunga Collection Images (20)As you probably know, games are made to be played multiplayer. Of course, by connecting a second (third and fourth) controller locally, you can have fun with a group of friends at home. But where the team makes us happy is by adding an “Online” mode., to have fun with friends anywhere in the world; mode often forgotten in this type of compilation. In other words, pure happiness!

On the bonus side, it is a great gift that we offer. Konami. In fact, the firm does not laugh with fans and shares documents about game design! Character sketches, levels, enemies, it’s just amazing. We are also entitled to press kits, magazine advertisements, comic book covers, an overview of animated series and American and Japanese boxes… A real gold mine! Not forgetting the audio player to listen sound electricity from beyond the grave The hairs stand up.

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Let’s not beat around the bush, this is exactly what gamers, and more particularly fans of a license, want when a publisher decides to release a compilation. Absolutely everyone should learn from Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: The Cowabunga Collection! In addition to games and countless options, Konami did not hesitate to bring up old files and documents (especially those focused on design) to blow the brains of lovers of TMNT. My only regret in all of this is that there are no “PAL” files, it’s just about the Land of the Rising Sun and North America. But beyond that, we have here a collection of video games that is clearly worth the detour. Special mention to the Nintendo Switch that, thanks to its small screen, shows a fine and pleasant image with the filters it offers. In short, do you like Ninja Turtle ? Did you love the games of yesteryear? Look no further and break! We have one last thing to say to all the people who released this build: congratulations and most of all thank you.

You can pre-order Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: The Cowabunga Collection on Amazon starting at $39.99.

The best

  • All the old TMNTs grouped together
  • Bonds, a real gold mine
  • Online game, the best
  • On Switch, it’s perfect
  • All additional settings, purely amazing!
  • Filters that smooth the rendering…

the least

  • … but which are a bit too pronounced for our liking
  • Nothing about the PAL territory, too bad

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