I bought Super Turrican when it was released for the SNES. The level design it's more like in Turrican 1&2. They removed the rope and brought back the surround beam, sadly you can only freeze the enemies with it.
Pretty nice game, i find it's better than Mega Turrican/Turrican III. Anyway, it's a matter of taste. I've played Super Turrican 2 only in emulation, it's another Contra-like game. Not my cup of tea.