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Old 18 May 2015, 18:55   #21
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By skipping Turrican 1 you will never see jetpack level and one silly crack where you can not exit level.
Jetpack level is awesome. Never had that cant exit level though.
You have to play the first one first.

I have to admit, I hate 3. Played 1 min of it and never ever played it again.
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Old 18 May 2015, 19:45   #22
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The 3rd part was way too much influenced by Mega/Super Turrican and lacks imho the spirit of T2.
It's not a bad game once you get used to it. A shame that 2 buttons where Amiga standard at the time. I wish they had made a CD32 version with 6 button support like the SNES or Genesis/MD version.
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Old 18 May 2015, 22:43   #23
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Turrican 2 is the best !
Turrican 1 comes second !
Turrican "3" comes in third place

T2 is pretty much my favorite game ever made !
I still have fun with the game all this years later....
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Old 19 May 2015, 19:29   #24
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T2 is pretty much my favorite game ever made !
I still have fun with the game all this years later....
Don't we all. Only nowadays I try to play it untrained. Even with all the knowledge I have of secrets and enemy placement and such, the game kicks my butt.

The one thing I never really liked about the game is the lack of damage feedback other than a rather unpleasant sound. You can just be cuddled to death by everything that moves and the guy doesn't even flinch.
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Old 19 May 2015, 19:49   #25
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The one thing I never really liked about the game is the lack of damage feedback other than a rather unpleasant sound. You can just be cuddled to death by everything that moves and the guy doesn't even flinch.
This, and also the fact you have to be nearly on the border of the screen to make it scroll..

.. both fails corrected on Turrican 3, which also has a more refined level-design and boss battles that are a lot more epic.

Yet here I am, alone, defending Turrican 3 is the best in the series
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Old 19 May 2015, 19:58   #26
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It would have been.
But not on a 2 button pad/stick.
I think it was just a cheap clone of what it was supposed to be. Mega/Super Turrican.
Iirc they where even developed in parallel.
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Old 19 May 2015, 20:15   #27
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It would have been.
But not on a 2 button pad/stick.
I think it was just a cheap clone of what it was supposed to be. Mega/Super Turrican.
Iirc they where even developed in parallel.
It's not a clone, it's a port.
I don't see any of the problems people have with T3. Besides annoying sprite flickering which could lead to problems, I find no gameplay faults on it at all.
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Ok. It's not that I don't like it. But you really consider the rope no gameplay fault?
So lets say the Amiga version is the cheap little brother.
Sounds better than clone.
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Old 19 May 2015, 22:37   #29
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What's wrong with the rope ?
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Old 19 May 2015, 23:02   #30
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What's wrong with the rope ?
You have no surround weapon anymore like in the first 2 parts and for most of the time it is useles. Thats why I wish we had more buttons.
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You don't have the surround weapon because its not necessary anymore. The Mega-Drive version doesn't have either, it has nothing to do with lack of buttons.

In the mega-drive version you can have rapid fire, and the rope is shot instantly instead of holding a button, so those are advantages of having more fire buttons.
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Old 19 May 2015, 23:51   #32
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Enjoyed part 2 alot but with cheats activated, tough game. I also like turrican 3, but agree that it deviates from the formula, laid out in the first two games.

T3's boss battles are inspired by super proboprotector/contra alien wars.
Yes, the rop was damn annoying and sometimes ended with the loss of a life. Still t3 is eminently beatable and I did finish it more than once. T2 is rock hard.
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Old 20 May 2015, 00:16   #33
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It's odd, but I never found either of the Turrican games to be particularly hard. I finished T2 on my third go, T1 on my fourth - and in T2 I did it without losing any lives.

No trainers, both were originals.

I can't do it now, mind - T2's first boss kicks my ass most of the time!

(T3 was played for 5 minutes and then put back in the box, never to darken my screen again).

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You don't have the surround weapon because its not necessary anymore. The Mega-Drive version doesn't have either, it has nothing to do with lack of buttons.
Exactly what Shatterhand said. It's a different game.
You don't need that beam anymore, but you do need the rope, especially to reach secret places you might have not even tried to get at.

Saying the rope is a "fault" makes absolutely no sense. It's a different gameplay element for a game that plays differently!!!
More buttons weren't needed at all but if you had a Megadrive pad you could use two.

Again, all critiques seem unfounded so far. the main critique seems to be "it's not exactly like Turrican 2!" which sounds preposterous.
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You didn't say "I can only play one of them" so you should obviously start with the first. It's a classic trilogy, not a... mixology so don't miss out on the chance to properly follow this precious piece of Amiga history. It's a great game, tougher and more challenging than T2 and with some amazing music. If you go straight to Turrican II, you will miss the enjoyment of experiencing all the improvements that went into T2.

T3 is good but feels consoley (and yes, I felt it before knowing it's actually a console conversion). Maybe I'll post later if I can figure out in words what made the first two (especially the first) 'computer' games.

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T3 is good but feels consoley (and yes, I felt it before knowing it's actually a console conversion). Maybe I'll post later if I can figure out in words what made the first two (especially the first) 'computer' games.
That's the first time I hear this being bad or good. Interesting distinction. I guess personally I tend to prefer "consoley" games despite never having a games console back then, only computers.
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This, and also the fact you have to be nearly on the border of the screen to make it scroll..

.. both fails corrected on Turrican 3, which also has a more refined level-design and boss battles that are a lot more epic.

Yet here I am, alone, defending Turrican 3 is the best in the series
That's more than fair enough, I'll give it another go with an open mind.
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