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Super Turrican 1 & 2 coming to the Virtual Console

Posted by Darren Calvert

There was a pleasant surprise as two top notch retro blast-em-ups were rated by the ESRB for release on the Wii Virtual Console. Factor 5's Super Turrican and Super Turrican 2 are both top quality games. The series started life in 1990 on the Commodore..

There was a pleasant surprise as two top notch retro blast-em-ups were rated by the ESRB for release on the Wii Virtual Console. Factor 5's Super Turrican and Super Turrican 2 are both top quality games.

The series started life in 1990 on the Commodore 64, it was similar to Nintendo's Metroid in many respects. Your character can morph into a ball and exploration plays a big part of the gameplay.

Proving a popular series on home computers the TurboGrafx and Megadrive even got Turrican games too. The Super Nintendo games are really the pinnacles of the series so we're glad to hear that they are on the way.

In other news Shining Force was also rated by the ESRB recently too so it probably won't be long until it's on the VC. We did already know about this due to the Australian OFLC rating some time ago but it's always good to know it's not been forgotton about!

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User Comments (14)

__onizuka sensei

#1

onizuka sensei said:

Oh Turrican, this game gave me and friends hours of fun in our teens, back on the Amiga. Chris Huulsbeck soundtrack and an excellent, large scrolling shooter. Both of these are worth shelling out the points for, along with giving younger gamers a dose of how games used to be.

Shining Force 1 and 2 are also both great games.

I think Thornado was supposed to be the next game in the Turrican series, but it disappeared from view.

Starwolf_UK

#2

Starwolf_UK said:

Now this is interesting. Ocean were the ones to publish these games back in the days but they went under. And so this is coming straight from the developers themselve Factor 5.

morphballer

#4

morphballer said:

That's sweet! I've heard great things about Turrican but I've never played it. Same with Shining Force.

neuzd

#5

neuzd said:

Well, "exploration" is a pretty big word.
They're great, loved the first two episodes, but this is no Metroid: adventure and exploration are almost absent.

If you feel that finding a hidden power-up is equally disturbing as going back and forth through the caves of Zebes.....

__Cabbageheat

#6

Cabbageheat said:

Sounds interesting. But where is TMNT 2? that was rated months ago, and still hasn't made an appearance. How long do we have to wait for these titles?

DrakeStaff

#7

Drake said:

Man, there's loads of titles that were rated months ago. There's titles that were rated around the Wii launch that still aren't out. Be patient.

StarSoldier1

#8

StarSoldier1 said:

The Super Turrican 2 game was one of the best looking action titles for the Snes and it didn't get a wide release either when it first came out.

__moray

#10

moray said:

does anyone know if there are any plans to release the original mega-drive/Genesis version of Turrican?

Kelvin

#11

Kelvin said:

I'd prefer the original Amiga/C64 versions, but the SNES games weren't too bad at all.

Moray, it is possible that the MD version will come out, since it is a completely different game, and not a port of the SNES versions. Also, Factor 5 produced MD Turrican as well as the SNES editions.

__moray

#12

moray said:

thanks, yeah I actually prefer the Amiga version's also. Turrican 2 had some of the most amazing music I have ever heard in a video game. I'm hoping as a C64 VC channel is rumored to be released later this year, that an Amiga 500 one might follow.

Pegasus

#13

Pegasus said:

I wouldn't say I'd prefer the C64 versions. I've played those and they weren't anywhere as good as the Amiga versions. I've never had a chance to play the SNES games so this should be a treat. =)

The good ole days of Rainbow Arts - they didn't become Factor 5 until some time later. That said, it's too bad they never released a version of M.U.D.S. (Mean Ugly Dirty Sports) on consoles.

neuzd

#14

neuzd said:

moray, no C=64 emulation will come to the VC.

It was a misunderstanding of the Norwegian site of Nintendo.

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