The Cowabunga Assortment – PlayStation.Weblog

Good day on the market in PlayStation-land! That is Chris Kohler—I’m Editorial Director at Digital Eclipse, co-developer of the upcoming Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: The Cowabunga Assortment. We’re excited for the upcoming launch of a landmark assortment containing 13 traditional Konami TMNT video games produced within the 80s and 90s for residence consoles, portables, and the arcade.

Become a Bebop & Rocksteady Expert In TMNT: The Cowabunga Collection

With all 13 video games included within the Cowabunga Assortment, you may see the mutation of TMNT video games unfold in entrance of your eyes. Right now, we thought it could be enjoyable to take a look at the evolution of two mainstays of the Turtles video games—Shredder’s loyal however hapless goons, Bebop and Rocksteady.

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (8-bit)

You encounter the pair early on within the first TMNT residence recreation. Bebop is the sport’s first mini boss, attacking you in a cramped sewer hall. Whereas this struggle is occurring, Rocksteady stands guard over April O’Neil. When you contact Rocksteady, he’ll do harm to you—there’s no option to beat him now, simply think about Bebop. Bebop doesn’t hearth a weapon; he simply tries to ram you! On the finish of stage 1, you get the prospect to tackle Rocksteady and his trusty machine gun. Simply once you suppose you’ve an higher hand, Shredder exhibits up and kidnaps April but once more!

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles The Arcade Sport (Arcade/8-bit)

Rocksteady is the primary boss you tackle within the traditional four-player expertise. Once more with a machine gun, he fires diagonally to punish you for doing too many leap kicks. Bebop exhibits up on the finish of the subsequent stage, packing a Ripple Laser weapon. And as if that weren’t sufficient, Bebop and Rocksteady present up collectively on the finish of stage 4!

Don’t let these two goons get you down, we now have a spread of useful choices that can beat them, together with Rewind, Save/Load anyplace, and a customized Watch Mode that permits you to view a playthrough of every recreation and leap in any time to start out enjoying.

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Fall of the Foot Clan (Handheld)

Within the fearsome foursome’s first transportable journey, Bebop and Rocksteady are armed with their identical methods within the Ripple Laser and machine gun. Happily, on this model, you may knock down their projectiles with a well-timed assault, making these mutated punks a few pushovers. (Take a look at Bebop’s goofy harm animation within the unique design doc!)

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles II: Again From The Sewers (Handheld)

Rocksteady doesn’t struggle truthful once you encounter him on this transportable sequel, calling in a bunch of Foot Troopers to drop flowerpots on high of your head. Bogus certainly!

Again From The Sewers is a novel mixture of side-scrolling and three-quarter-view motion; the Rocksteady struggle takes place in side-scroll mode whereas the Bebop struggle later is within the three-quarter view.

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles III: The Manhattan Challenge (8-bit)

 An 8-bit masterpiece, with tons of levels and lots of creative bosses, you see Bebop and Rocksteady start to get a little bit extra artistic with their ambushes. Rocksteady emerges from the Key West surf firing a spear-fishing gun. (Whoops, did we interrupt his trip?)

In the meantime, Bebop goes ridiculous with a ball and chain hooked up to his head that he swings round together with his neck muscle mass earlier than launching at you. Did he design this himself? Is he okay? Has anyone checked in on Bebop recently?

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles IV: Turtles In Time (16-bit)

Though Bebop and Rocksteady didn’t make an look within the Turtles In Time arcade recreation, the duo is within the expanded 16-bit model because the bosses of the pirate ship degree, “A.D. 1530: Cranium And Crossbones.”

Since that is ye olden instances, they’re wearing elegant finery, and Captain Rocksteady assaults with a sublime epee, whereas poop-deck-swabbin’ sailor Bebop tries to tame you together with his whip.

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: The Hyperstone Heist (16-bit)

Rocksteady with out Bebop? That’s Peanut butter with out chocolate! Pizza with out cheese! However it’s true, this journey is the one time within the Assortment Rocksteady and the dependable machine gun present up as a boss with out his greatest pal.

Do Your Personal Analysis!

On this journey by Turtle instances previous, we’ve checked out some never-before-seen design paperwork from the Konami archives and a glimpse how these legendary video games have been created. Wish to see extra? If you load up the Cowabunga Assortment, you’ll be capable to dive into the Turtles’ Lair and dig by lots of of pages, with secrets and techniques round each nook!

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: The Cowabunga Assortment hits PlayStation 5 and PlayStation 4 actual quickly. We all know the ready is tough as shell… nevertheless it’ll be value it!


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