Super Turrican (1993 video game)

Super Turrican is the fifth video game in the Turrican series, released for the Super Nintendo Entertainment System 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
SeriesTurrican
Platform(s)SNES, Virtual Console
ReleaseSNES
  • EU: 1993
  • NA: May 1993
  • JP: September 3, 1993
Virtual Console
  • EU: February 29, 2008
  • NA: March 3, 2008
Mode(s)Single-player

DescriptionEdit

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]

ReceptionEdit

Super Gamer gave the SNES version an overall review score of 89% summarizing: "You’ve got masses of firepower, but while enemies are numerous, there aren’t as many mega-monsters as there could be."[18]

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

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  2. ^ "Unreleased Super NES game to come packed with every Analogue Super Nt".
  3. ^ "The Definitive Version Of Super Turrican Was Denied A Virtual Console Release Back In 2008". Nintendo Life. 25 July 2016.
  4. ^ "Super Turrican SNES Review Score". Archived from the original on 2019-05-29.
  5. ^ "Super Turrican". Electronic Gaming Monthly. Vol. 6 no. 4. April 1993. p. 28. Retrieved August 19, 2021.
  6. ^ Whitehead, Dan (April 3, 2008). "Virtual Console Roundup • Page 2". Eurogamer. Retrieved August 19, 2021.
  7. ^ Skid; Sgt. Gamer; Slick, Tom; The Enquirer (May 1993). "The Viewpoint". GameFan. Vol. 1 no. 6. pp. 19–21. Retrieved August 19, 2021.
  8. ^ Thomas, Lucas M. (March 18, 2008). "Super Turrican Review". IGN. Archived from the original on May 29, 2019. Retrieved August 19, 2021.
  9. ^ Bergeret, Alix (October 18, 2013). "Test de Super Turrican sur Super Nintendo". Jeuxvideo.com (in French). Archived from the original on October 31, 2013. Retrieved August 19, 2021.
  10. ^ Philipp; Stefan; Martin (August 1993). "Super Turrican". Mega Fun (in German). pp. 40–42. Retrieved August 19, 2021.
  11. ^ McFarren, Damien (February 29, 2008). "Super Turrican Review (SNES)". Nintendo Life. Archived from the original on May 29, 2019. Retrieved August 19, 2021.
  12. ^ "Now Playing". Nintendo Power. Vol. 50. July 1993. pp. 102–107. Retrieved August 19, 2021.
  13. ^ Tim; Paul (August 1993). "Super Turrican". Nintendo Magazine System. No. 11. pp. 90–93.
  14. ^ Chris. "Super Turrican". Player One (in French). No. 26. p. 127. Retrieved August 19, 2021.
  15. ^ "Super Turrican". Video Games (in German). September 1993. p. 81. Retrieved August 19, 2021.
  16. ^ Meston, Zach (June 1993). "Super Turrican". VideoGames & Computer Entertainment. No. 53. p. 40. Retrieved August 19, 2021.
  17. ^ Simon; Will (January 1994). "Super Turrican". SNES Force. No. 8. pp. 62–64. Retrieved August 19, 2021.
  18. ^ a b "Super Turrican Review". Super Gamer. United Kingdom: Paragon Publishing (2): 123. May 1994. Retrieved April 2, 2021.

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