COWABUNGA COLLECTION — GeekTyrant

Earlier this year, Konami launched Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: The Cowabunga Collection On Nintendo Switch, PC (Steam), PS4/PS5 and Xbox (affiliate link). When it was first released, I had a lot of fun with it, despite some flaws. Konami has made the collection even better with its first major update. The update added a lot and so I won’t go into details about everything, but you can read the full patch notes at the end of this article. Some highlights include new color options for all Game Boy games, visual settings now saved on a per-game basis, customizable button mapping, online multiplayer Turtles in Time, and more. This is absolutely amazing and with the holidays approaching, Cowabunga Collection It can be a great way to spend time with your friends and family. Which part of the update got you most excited?

  • Full patch notes:

    • New additions:

      • Changed Main Menu icon to box art. (Change)

      • PS4 controller is now supported. PS4 joystick support now implemented (PS5)

      • Xbox arcade stick is now supported. Xbox joystick support now implemented (XB1/XSX)

      • When creating an online lobby, the player can now adjust the lobby size for two arcade games. The host can limit it to 2, 3 or 4 players.

      • When creating an online lobby, the player can now set the frame delay to “Auto”. When this is set, the input lag is adjusted based on the number of players.

      • Added a new enhancement to SNES and Super Famicom TMNT: Tournament Fighters. Ultimate Attacks can now be activated when Story Mode is ON/OFF.

      • Added a new enhancement to Super Famicom TMNT: Tournament Fighters. “Group Mode” can now be enabled ON/OFF. (Available only in Japanese version.)

      • A new enhancement has been added to Arcade US/JP Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. The number of lives per coin can be adjusted from 1-5.

      • Added a new enhancement to Arcade US Turtles in Time. The number of lives per coin can be adjusted between 1-8.

      • A new enhancement has been added to Arcade US/JP Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. Difficulty is adjustable.

      • Added a new enhancement to Arcade US Turtles in Time. Difficulty is adjustable.

      • Added a new enhancement to Arcade US Turtles in Time. Game Loop can now be turned ON/OFF. When ON, the game restarts from the beginning after the credits.

      • Added new button action to “Arcade US/JP TMNT”, “Arcade US Turtles in Time”, “SNES/Super Famicom Turtles in Time” and “Genesis/MegaDrive Hyperstone Heist”. Players can now assign a button to “Custom”. This button makes it easy to perform special attacks by pressing “Attack” and “Jump” together.

      • A new color enhancement has been added to all Game Boy games. Added GBC Mode ON/OFF. Added a new “Color Palette” option to the Pause Menu for all Game Boy games. In addition to other filters, players can choose from 4 color palettes: 1. black and white, 2. Game Boy green, 3. Game Boy Pocket green, 4. Game Boy Light blue.

      • Sound and Main Menu adjusted for various games

      • Added additional pages to the Strategy Guide for NES Tournament Fighters and GEN Tournament Fighters.

      • Added additional page for GEN Tournament Fighters and GEN Hyperstone Heist to Strategy Guide.

      • Visual settings are saved per game.

    • Fixed issues:

      • Fixed the German translation of “Push repeatedly” on page 11 of the strategy guide.

      • In the music player, the cassette icon of the arcade TMNT show now displays the correct icon.

      • Changed the Turtle Type 3 screenshot on page 5 of the Strategy Guide (SNES Turtles in Time).

      • On SNES Turtles in Time, Stage Select enhancements now work even after changing settings in Options.

      • Scene Selection improvements in Hyperstone Heist now work when selecting 2 players.

      • Easy Menu Navigation enhancement for TMNT III Manhattan Project (NES) /TMNT 2 Project Manhattan (Famicom) now works.

      • Extra Credits improvements for SNES Tournament Fighters now work.

      • The SNES Turtles Time handbook at the museum now contains missing pages 18-19.

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