Which is the best Turrican game?

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Which is the best Turrican game?

Post by outdated_gamer » Mon Jul 07, 2014 12:50 pm

A classic "run n gun" series for sure, but which one is the best or the one you liked most? There's many ports, sequels and semi-sequels - which would you consider best? Or better, which you have most fond memories of?

I'm alternating between Mega Turrican for the MD and Super Turrican 2 for SNES, but the early home computer ports and Amiga version look nice too, respectful of the hardware running on. There were some unreleased and/or planned games too.

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Re: Which is the best Turrican game?

Post by necronom » Mon Jul 07, 2014 1:00 pm

I've always liked Turrican II on the Amiga the best, though I haven't played the others much.
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Re: Which is the best Turrican game?

Post by PostieDoc » Mon Jul 07, 2014 3:15 pm

Turrican II on the Amiga is superb, one of my favourite games for the platform.
Oh and what a soundtrack!

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Re: Which is the best Turrican game?

Post by Black Ridge » Mon Jul 07, 2014 3:29 pm

Turrican is one of those games I've always wanted to play but never got round to it or owned a system to play it on. I had Super Probotector as a kid though so I did have one of the best run n guns to play

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Re: Which is the best Turrican game?

Post by TMR » Mon Jul 07, 2014 7:48 pm

Turrican 2 on the C64 or Amiga, completed it on both a few times over the years...

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Re: Which is the best Turrican game?

Post by silvergunner » Mon Jul 07, 2014 10:55 pm

Universal soldier on the megadrive..... Nah just kidding :wink:

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Re: Which is the best Turrican game?

Post by ShadowMan » Tue Jul 08, 2014 2:40 am

Another vote for Turrican 2 for the Amiga here. It looked, sounded and played amazing. Its still one of my favourite games of all time. Super Turrican 2 is also a huge favourite of mine, even though its quite different to the main Amiga Turrican games its a really solid shooter from beginning to end.
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Re: Which is the best Turrican game?

Post by Hiro » Tue Jul 08, 2014 7:01 am

The three Turrican games on the Amiga are all awesome, but if I had to choose, Turrican 2 is the best of the pack. Turrican 1 has a couple of irritating levels near the end, T3 has less exploration. But they're three masterpieces, insanely playable, with a fantastic soundtrack by Chris Huelsbeck.

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Re: Which is the best Turrican game?

Post by merman » Tue Jul 08, 2014 9:52 am

Turrican 2 on the C64, for so many reasons. Shows what the machine can do.
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Re: Which is the best Turrican game?

Post by NickThorpe » Tue Jul 08, 2014 10:55 am

Universal Soldier on the Mega Drive.

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Re: Which is the best Turrican game?

Post by RetroBob » Tue Jul 08, 2014 12:03 pm

Ha, yeah it's interesting that they used it for Universal Soldier.
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Post by Mayhem » Tue Jul 08, 2014 12:11 pm

In some ways Turrican is better than Turrican 2 on the C64, it's harder for starters. But as an overall game, T2 is probably better.
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Post by jdanddiet » Wed Jul 09, 2014 12:24 pm

NickThorpe wrote:Universal Soldier on the Mega Drive.

*strolls off casually, oblivious to the anguished cries of Turrican fans*
I like universal soldier!

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Re: Which is the best Turrican game?

Post by nakamura » Wed Jul 09, 2014 2:49 pm

I like the Turrican games but don't feel any are outstanding. However I do think Super Turrican 2 and Mega Turrican are the best ones. They all have great sound which in truth is probably their strongest aspect.
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Re: Which is the best Turrican game?

Post by Son_of_Shinobi » Wed Jul 09, 2014 2:53 pm

Mega Turrican on the Megadrive is wicked. Costs a pretty penny too nowadays

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