Super Turrican 2
The Super NES is alive and well, and what better game to remind us of that than Super Turrican 2, the sequel to one of the system's most underrated games.
Kitchen Sink Included
Super Turrican 2 comes out with both barrels blazing and doesn't let up for a moment. This game has everything -- excellent explosions, gigantic bosses, multiple weapons, stunning visuals, and flawless controls.
The battlefields depict various settings: Whether you're fighting on a bombed- out high-rise or a pirate spaceship, side-scrolling shoot-em- up fans will find plenty of challenges against an army of foes. Driving and shooting sequences add further diversity: One of the shooter scenarios bears a striking resemblance to Axelay, as you fly over a fiery planet.
Veteran Turrican players will also find a new piece of hardware -- the grappling hook that lets you grab onto low ceilings and scale walls. And you can net hard-to- reach items.
Turrican's control is flawless, and you can also configure the buttons. You'll want to configure your top two buttons for the grappling fiook- and freeze beam: In several instances, you must scale buildings and Ire simultaneously.
Mr. TUrrican's Wild Ride
Turrican pulls out all the stops, especially with respect to the graphics and sounds. Explosions, Mode 7 effects, and a barrage of sprites provide a colorful eyeful. Some driving sequences -- like the water spiral sequence -- almost induce motion sickness. Fine details, such as the spent shells that pop out of your weapon with each fired round, are especially cool.
The symphonic overtures in the early stages sound more like ActRaiser than a blistering shootout. The later stages set the musical mood with militaristic overtones and beautiful, subtle tunes in the underwater stages. The sound effects blast a barrage of explosions, but mumble muted weapon discharges.
A Bit Too Far
Super Turrican 2 has been in the works for some time, and it's been worth every waiting moment. In an age filled with anxiety about system wars, Super Turrican 2 is one heck of a show, thanks to an entertaining little war of its own.
Download Super Turrican 2
- PC compatible
- Operating systems: Windows 10/Windows 8/Windows 7/2000/Vista/WinXP
- Pentium II (or equivalent) 266MHz (500MHz recommended), RAM: 64MB (128MB recommended), DirectX v8.0a or later must be installed
- Super NES
The battles of Turrican continue with this hard-hitting sequel. Super Turrican 2 improves over the first game by making the graphics better, adding new technique and having a whole arsenal of weapons.
It seems that the evil forces have returned, and it's up to the Turrican warrior to stop them before they destroy the world. Like before, there are huge Bosses, infinite swarms of attacking enemies and lots of power- ups to be had.
Super Turrican 2 is much more than a sequel. For example, you now can swing via a grappling hook like the old game Bionic Commando! This opens up new ways to explore. If you want an action game rich in technique and great in graphics, try out this one!
- Manufacturer: Seika
- Machine: Super NES
- Theme: Action
Last month we showed you a sneak peek at what might be one of the best action titles of the year: Super Turrican 2. Going above and beyond becoming just a simple sequel, this all-out action game brings you more weapons, more technique and a lot of hot levels to go through.
Seika is still working hard to make this the best it can be. More enemies have been programmed in since last time, and all new features like an armored war tank are now here.
There are all new effects that can't be described with mere words in this cart. For example: the first Boss pulses with a weird life of its own. Strange!
Keep looking in the pages of EGM to get the latest news on this radical new action game.