Hiya 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 basic Konami TMNT video games produced within the 80s and 90s for residence consoles, portables, and the arcade.
With all 13 video games included within the Cowabunga Assortment, you possibly can see the mutation of TMNT video games unfold in entrance of your eyes. Immediately, we thought it will be enjoyable to have 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 battle is happening, Rocksteady stands guard over April O’Neil. For those who contact Rocksteady, he’ll do injury to you—there’s no strategy to beat him now, simply focus on 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 whenever you suppose you have got 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 basic four-player expertise. Once more with a machine gun, he fires diagonally to punish you for doing too many bounce 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 variety of useful choices that may beat them, together with Rewind, Save/Load wherever, and a customized Watch Mode that allows you to view a playthrough of every recreation and bounce in any time to start out taking part in.
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 similar tips within the Ripple Laser and machine gun. Thankfully, on this model, you possibly can knock down their projectiles with a well-timed assault, making these mutated punks a few pushovers. (Try Bebop’s goofy injury animation within the unique design doc!)
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles II: Again From The Sewers (Handheld)
Rocksteady doesn’t battle truthful whenever you encounter him on this transportable sequel, calling in a bunch of Foot Troopers to drop flowerpots on prime of your head. Bogus certainly!
Again From The Sewers is a novel mixture of side-scrolling and three-quarter-view motion; the Rocksteady battle takes place in side-scroll mode whereas the Bebop battle later is within the three-quarter view.
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles III: The Manhattan Mission (8-bit)
An 8-bit masterpiece, with tons of phases and lots of creative bosses, you see Bebop and Rocksteady start to get a bit of extra inventive 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 connected to his head that he swings round together with his neck muscle tissue earlier than launching at you. Did he design this himself? Is he okay? Has anyone checked in on Bebop currently?
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 stage, “A.D. 1530: Cranium And Crossbones.”
Since that is ye olden instances, they’re wearing elegant finery, and Captain Rocksteady assaults with a chic 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 finest pal.
Do Your Personal Analysis!
On this journey by way of 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? Once you load up the Cowabunga Assortment, you’ll have the ability to dive into the Turtles’ Lair and dig by way of tons 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!