I miss Turrican

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What's better??

Poll ended at Sat Dec 24, 2005 5:33 am

Turrican
9
56%
Super Mario
6
38%
Megaman
0
No votes
Shadow of the Beast
1
6%
 
Total votes: 16

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I miss Turrican

Post by Xtatic » Wed Dec 14, 2005 5:33 am

I think that it's one of the best of it's type! And the soundtrack.... Killer. The graphics on the Amiga were outstanding but the music on the intro on the C64 was even more amazing than on Amiga.

And you guys? Do you find Turrican unique or do you rather prefer another game?

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Post by merman » Wed Dec 14, 2005 6:40 am

Turrican is better than Shadow of the Beast or Megaman, but not as good as Mario...

It's a real shame that Turrican3D will never be finished...

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Post by Ghostbiscuit » Wed Dec 14, 2005 6:55 am

Turrican 3D? Oooh, don't know about that. Sounds sacriligious to me.

I'd settle for a cheeky GBA version. With a save option.

Actually, the more I think about that, the more excellent that would be. :D

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Post by CraigGrannell » Wed Dec 14, 2005 7:10 am

It's funny how few 8-bit and 16-bit games ended up on the GBA, seeing as it's the ideal platform for remakes. While Speedball II has a few problems, it's still immensely playable, and the likes of Bubble Bobble, Total Soccer Manager (essentially a slowed-down Kick Off/Sensi-style footie game), and James Pond work rather well.

I would have thought Turrican ideal for the GBA, even as a straight port. But then there are literally hundreds of great classic games that would work well on the platform, yet will never make it there.
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Post by andy vaisey » Wed Dec 14, 2005 12:14 pm

To be honest, while really appreciating the quality of SFX/GFX and amazing gameplay in Turrican and can quite understand why people rave, I never really got into it myself...

...so I'll have to choose Mario (even though I'm a C64'er)... :oops:

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Post by Xtatic » Wed Dec 14, 2005 12:41 pm

On thing that was (and still is) pretty amazing was the hability to put so many hidden bonuses in each level which was pretty funny because we could always explore and find new items (like Mario Bros.). Lots of extras life, etc... And the music was always a big part of the game. Great compositions indeed, still one of my fav.
When Retrogamer did an article about this game I was somewhat disapointed because they didn't talk about the music... but it was great that they reminded this game!

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Post by Darran@Retro Gamer » Wed Dec 14, 2005 3:55 pm

Interesting that everyone is talking about Turrican...
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Post by Xtatic » Wed Dec 14, 2005 4:00 pm

why? :D

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Post by roberthazelby » Wed Dec 14, 2005 4:01 pm

Xtatic wrote:When Retrogamer did an article about this game I was somewhat disapointed because they didn't talk about the music... but it was great that they reminded this game!
The amazing (especially on the Amiga) music always seems to get forgotten.

I remember back in the day (1991) when CU Amiga reviewed it. They gave it a cracking write-up, but my mate and I were stunned that the music didn't get a mention.

As a kid I often used to load the game up, press 'help' and listen to the music.

For those of you who don't have it, I can heartily recommend Chris Huelsbeck's Turrican album, which you can purchase here: http://www.synsoniq.de/productdetails.p ... t=turrican

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Post by Xtatic » Wed Dec 14, 2005 4:19 pm

Same here. I think that the soundtrack didn't get it's recognition at the time... :roll:

Even today I play T2 on the amiga emulator just to hear some tunes. But the SNES version (Super Turrican) has incredible remixes (and the graphics were stunning too). In that article on Retrogamer they didn't even mention Turrican on the SNES, MEGADRIVE that were very succeful. :(

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Post by AmazingJas » Wed Dec 14, 2005 6:52 pm

Check this:

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If you dig around on their main site, you'll find two very interesting things. Firstly, there's an old tech demo you can play, which is still quite good. Secondly, they have a movie showing the latest build which is absolutely jaw-dropping!
http://www.poke53280.de/news/index.php

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Post by Xtatic » Wed Dec 14, 2005 6:56 pm

That's so cool! Thanx for the link. I can't play it because I have Mac... :(

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Post by Turrican » Wed Dec 14, 2005 7:41 pm

Darran@Retro Gamer wrote:Interesting that everyone is talking about Turrican...
Yeah Darran... tell us.... we must know.

and I'm obviously going to be a little biased on this topic, don't you think? :D
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Post by markopoloman » Wed Dec 14, 2005 9:36 pm

Out of the 4, I'd go for Turrican. Cool game on Amiga and C64.

Never really been into Mario, so that slides down to 3rd - with Shadow of the beast in 2nd.

Coming in last is megaman - never ever ever in my life played that one!

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Post by CraigGrannell » Thu Dec 15, 2005 4:42 am

Shadow of the Beast just brings back horrible memories for me. I despised that game. It had lovely music and great graphics, but the gameplay was practically non-existent. The only plus point was that I didn't buy it—a friend was unlucky enough to spend huge piles of cash on one of the most tedious games I've ever played.

The C64 version was a slight improvement, seeing as you had more lives, and they made a decent stab at converting the music, but it still sucked.
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