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The Cowabunga Collection heads to Dreamcast

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For these few individuals who frequent this weblog who will not be additionally members of the superior Dreamcast-Talk boards, permit me to say this: you might be lacking a trick. See, so many fascinating and funky Dreamcast-related tasks are borne out of these hallowed threads that it is truly fairly arduous to maintain up; and I begin this publish in a such a fashion that I would give full and unadulterated credit score the place it’s due. To wit: this can be a story which begins life over on the aforementioned discussion board – Dreamcast coding legend Ian Michael is porting Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: The Cowabunga Collection to the Dreamcast. Sort of.

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: The Cowabunga Collection launched on present gen techniques within the latest previous and is basically a potted historical past of the heroes in a half shells’ Konami-developed titles from the late Eighties by means of to the mid Nineties. Perhaps just a little disgruntled that this journey by means of the halcyon days of the Turtles’ domination of arcades and residential consoles is not formally Dreamcast-bound, Ian Michael has turned his appreciable abilities to cramming a handful of 8 and 16-bit Turtles titles onto a Dreamcast disc, full with a correct entrance finish choice display screen, music, VMU compatibility and even a couple of unique Dreamcast-specific extras for good measure.

It’s nonetheless a piece in progress and whereas the mission will fetaure SNES, NES, Megadrive and Gameboy titles, Ian has expressed that Gameboy Advance video games won’t be included as a result of Dreamcast’s means to emulate mentioned system being lacklustre: “No GBA video games – please do not ask once more! I do not need crap operating. Not even I could make a GBA emulator value a shit run effectively sufficient…” And to be truthful – he is not mistaken. Quality over amount and all that.

No phrase but on when The Cowabunga Collection will launch on Dreamcast, however just like the Technodrome, we’ll be maintaining one huge mechanical eye on the Dreamcast-Talk thread, and so do you have to. You may also discover extra movies of various Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles video games from the gathering operating on Dreamcast over at Ian Michael’s YouTube Channel.



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