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Old 04 October 2020, 18:54   #201
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What the hell have we been talking about for the last few pages?
Borgy created a new thread under the "News" section.

A GMod obviously then merged his thread / post into this one...
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Old 04 October 2020, 18:56   #202
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Exactly as DamienD stated.
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Old 05 October 2020, 00:24   #203
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I play now Turrican II remixes from Fastloaders Amiga Rocks album, nicely done.
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Old 05 October 2020, 12:55   #204
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In case some folks have missed this announcement for Turrican's 30th anniversary:

Strictly Limited Games are releasing all sorts of Turrican versions in limited editions early next year. Awesome!


https://store.strictlylimitedgames.c...tions/turrican

Some editions are sold out already but most still available at time of writing.

Mine is pre-ordered.



Which version did you go with in the end, Borgy?
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Old 13 October 2020, 23:07   #205
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Play-Asia listing has been updated with new information and box art

https://www.play-asia.com/turrican-flashback/13/70dq59

Save states and rewind, oh lawdy!

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Old 15 October 2020, 19:05   #206
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Save states and rewind, oh lawdy!
Ha ha Almost like it's emulated!
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Old 13 November 2020, 15:56   #207
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Turrican is back?

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Nintendo and Sony ONLY?
Just a collection of T1, 2, 3 for consoles...?
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Old 13 November 2020, 16:14   #208
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Existing thread about the topic.
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Old 13 November 2020, 16:41   #209
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Ah thanks, I couldn't find one so I opened this one
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Old 13 November 2020, 16:55   #210
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Pro tip: check the "search titles only" checkbox when using the search. That's how I found the link, as without it you get almost the entire forum in the search results
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Old 13 November 2020, 16:59   #211
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without it you get almost the entire forum in the search results
Very probable, when searching for "Turrican" in Amiga forum
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Threads merged.
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Oh nice, more livestream goodness.

A day or two ago World of Longplays also did a livestream playing through the three Turrican games (although Turrican 3 was Mega Turrican) in one sitting through this collection package - no savestates. It was quite enjoyable to watch, the host (ScHlAuChi) is pretty good at the games, far better than me in any case Some visible slowdowns here and there though that I don't remember seeing while playing on the real thing.

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Made me realise that I need to stop pretending that Turrican 3 is worse than the first two.

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Old 01 February 2021, 19:51   #215
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The real killer for t3 is the fact they got read of the beam, else is almost as competent of the first two: wish however that Amiga version got the parallax layer twisting like in the megadrive version - and btw megadrive music is good but Amiga version has some jewels that sounds even better than T2
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It was almost a crime to have a game released in 1993 held back by a 512k amiga configuration. T3 could have been much closer to the megadrive version.
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Old 01 February 2021, 22:25   #217
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I always found the beam a little janky to be honest, it stops the game dead since you have to stand still and wait a moment for it to startup. Plus the fact that you keep hovering in the air when you blast away the floor beneath you... 1/10 unplayable!
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That's a bit harsh. The beam was the best part of the game for me.
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I really liked Turrican 3. In general I thought it was a well thought out successor.
After playing it alittle I could live very well with the beam, and found it to be a nice new gameplay mechanic.

Unfortunately the Amiga version had it's drawbacks.
- The parallax backgrounds are missing mostly and are replaced with something much simpler. But I can live with that.
- In the level with the spaceships platforming they're stationary in the Amiga version, which was very boring. In the Megadrive version they fly around.
- In the junkyard level everything is plain grey. Enemies, crates, items, floor. This level looks really shitty
+ Music is great !
+ At least two button control
+ One disk, so no swapping

But also the Megadrive version has some elements which I don't like.
- Too many explosions, even when shooting small enemies. I find it rather annoying
- The stretching background in the Alien level is also very annoying
- The music is good, but IMO far from the quality of the Amiga version
+ 3 button controls
+ very colorful

I'm really torn which version I prefer. The only thing that rescues the Amiga version for me is the music, and that's a big important factor for me when playing a game.
But in the end it's the Megadrive version for me, I think.

There was a series in a german magazine, "Amiga Games" I think, with a "developers diary" of sorts.
Couldn't wait to buy the game after reading it. Was one of my best buys back then.

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Old 02 February 2021, 13:08   #220
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That's a bit harsh. The beam was the best part of the game for me.
So it is better for you than the music, the level design, the wide variety of enemies, the colorful graphics, the technical wizardry of the Amiga versions... That is what I call harsh.
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