Turrican

a game by The Code Monkeys
Genres: Arcade Classics, Platformer
Platforms: Sega GenesisGenesis, GameBoy
User Rating: 6.0/10 - 1 vote
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Turrican
Turrican
Turrican
Turrican

Just when You think mankind has entered a permanent state of peace, some mega-computer goes haywire and levels an outer-space colony. In Turrican from Accolade the wayword electronic brain is the Multiple Organism Unit Link (MORGUL). Turrican is the man with a plan to dethrone MORGUL--but this plan has some flaws.

MORGUL'S defenses on Alterra's four multi-level stages make Fort Knox look like Pee Wee's Playhouse. This planet 'o death is laced with swarms of gun emplacements, dive-bombing drones, rampaging robots, and confidence-shattering bosses.

Turrican takes on overwhelming odds with six nuke 'em weapons. His main weapon, the Gun, can power up to a three-way rifle or a laser pistol. Other Turrican tools include the Lightning Whip, Power Line, Mine, Grenades, and Buzzsaw.

Turrican's one tough customer-too tough for its own good. Turrican's sprite is small even by Game Boy standards, and some of the enemies are positively miniscule. Although the tunes are decent. there's no damage-beep (or graphic-flash) to let you know you're being hit! To top it off, you only get three continues and no passwords, making thistoo-tough title nearly impossible. Think no Game Boy can make you beg for mercy? Turrican...can.

ProTips:

  • Before you battle level boss number one, grab the invincibility icon located in a hidden block at the beginning of the battle area.
  • Flail everywhere with the Lightning Whip and you're bound to find a secret stash of arms.

Download Turrican

Genesis Download

System requirements:

  • PC compatible
  • Operating systems: Windows 10/Windows 8/Windows 7/2000/Vista/WinXP
  • Game modes: Single game mode

Player controls:

  • Up, Down, Left, Right - Arrow keys
  • Start - Enter (Pause, Menu select, Skip intro, Inventory)
  • "A" Gamepad button - Ctrl (usually Jump or Change weapon)
  • "B" button - Space (Jump, Fire, Menu select)
  • "C" button - Left Shift (Item select)

Use the F12 key to toggle mouse capture / release when using the mouse as a controller.

Gameboy Download

System requirements:

  • PC compatible
  • Operating systems: Windows 10/Windows 8/Windows 7/2000/Vista/WinXP

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Sega Genesis/Mega Drive Screenshots

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