Super Turrican (1993 video game)

Super Turrican is the fifth video game in the Turrican series for the SNES released in 1993.[1] Super Turrican was also released on the Virtual Console in Europe and Australia on February 29, 2008, and in North America on March 3, 2008.

Super Turrican (Super NES)
Super Turrican (USA).png
North American cover art of Super Turrican (SNES)
Developer(s)Factor 5
Publisher(s)Seika Corp.
Hudson Soft
Tonkin House
Factor 5
Producer(s)Julian Eggebrecht
Designer(s)Julian Eggebrecht, Holger Schmidt, Frank Matzke
Artist(s)Frank Matzke, Ramiro Vaca, Andreas Escher
Composer(s)Chris Huelsbeck
Platform(s)SNES, Virtual Console
  • EU: 1993
  • NA: May 1993
  • JP: September 3, 1993
Virtual Console
  • EU: February 29, 2008
  • NA: March 3, 2008


Super Turrican was developed by Factor 5 and published by Seika. It plays similarly to Mega Turrican (also developed by Factor 5) and shares a similar visual style. The game has a different set of levels, however, and features a freeze beam in place of the original lightning whip. The game only features 4 worlds and ends with the H. R. Giger-inspired alien boss, despite a representation of 'The Machine', similar to that featured in Mega Turrican, appearing in the prologue.

Super Turrican: Director's CutEdit

A previously unreleased uncut version of the game, titled Super Turrican: Director's Cut, was included with the Analogue Super Nt console.[2] Previously, this uncut version was considered for release on the Nintendo Wii's Virtual Console, but was rejected by Nintendo due to not being previously released on consoles.[3]

See alsoEdit


  1. ^ "Super Turrican". 8 January 2010.
  2. ^ "Unreleased Super NES game to come packed with every Analogue Super Nt".
  3. ^ Life, Nintendo (25 July 2016). "The Definitive Version Of Super Turrican Was Denied A Virtual Console Release Back In 2008".

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