Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: The Cowabunga Collection Remixed For Sega Dreamcast
December 24, 2022
Konami and Digital Eclipse teamed up to bring a collection of all of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles games released by the publisher between 1989 and 1994 to modern platforms this year entitled The Cowabunga Collection, but since the Sega Dreamcast fans were feeling left out (as the console was discontinued over twenty years ago), they decided to do something about it. I expect the lawyers will be working overtime this Christmas, but in the meantime here is a Dreamcast take on The Cowabunga Collection that includes all of the official collection's NES, Super NES, Genesis, and Game Boy games along with bonus games not found on the retail collection including titles for the ZX Spectrum and the Dreamcast itself. There's even a homebrew take on the official version's museum materials with the inclusion of VHS versions of the pilot episode of the 1987 TMNT cartoon, behind the scenes promotion video of the Coming Out Of Their Shells tour, music videos from Vanilla Ice, and much more. Homebrew coder Ian Michael spent five months refining this collection and working out the technical kinks on the emulator, and now the result is available to download, burn to a CD, and play on your Dreamcast. I love it when fans take on a "because we can" attitude to homebrew conversions and hacks of familiar games (even if the copyright owners do not), and while the official version is the best way to play these games today, this Dreamcast version is worth a look for the sake of curiosity.