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Game #1751
Hall of Belated Fame Inductee  Turrican II    View all Top Dogs in this genre
Action   Platformer

Rating: 8.91 (331 votes)

Turrican II box cover

Turrican II screenshot
Ok, let's face it: Factor 5's Turrican II was one of the best games to see its light on the Amiga and is probably the best action game ever produced on any platform. 4 years(!) after the initial Amiga release, Rainbow Arts released the IBM-PC version of this classic shooter with very little fanfare. How does it compare to the Amiga game? Well, surprisingly not that bad at all. Scrolling is ultra-smooth, gameplay is nearly as good as in the original game, and the graphics - though slightly changed to the Amiga game - are great. I can't tell about the music as I didn't get the music to work on my PCI soundcard, but I suppose Sun-Project used a TFMX playing routine to reproduce the original Amiga music on the IBM-PC port and that, of course, would be great as the music was one of the best ever heard in a computer game. Two thumbs up, way up!

Reviewed by: Rob
Designer: Manfred Trenz
Developer: Sun-Project
Publisher: Rainbow Arts
Year: 1990
Software Copyright: Rainbow Arts
Theme:  
Multiplayer:  
None that we know of
System Requirements: DOS
Where to get it:
Related Links: Games Domain review, Turrican Forever, Turrican Webring (German)
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If you like this game, try: T2002, If It Moves, Shoot It!, Raiden

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