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Old 04 April 2021, 19:04   #1
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Turrican on Switch

I learned that Turrican is now available on Switch and I wonder if it is worth it. Somehow I missed Turrican when it came out, but I love Metroidvania style games, and I got the impression that Turrican is this kindof. And of course it is always listed as a great game, so I wonder if it is worth getting.
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They've put in quite a few worthwhile features, such as improved controls for the Amiga games and rewind
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I learned that Turrican is now available on Switch and I wonder if it is worth it. Somehow I missed Turrican when it came out, but I love Metroidvania style games, and I got the impression that Turrican is this kindof. And of course it is always listed as a great game, so I wonder if it is worth getting.
Turrican 1 and 2 have some big levels but are not Metroidvanias. Not even barely. They are brilliant though, specially the second one.
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I learned that Turrican is now available on Switch and I wonder if it is worth it. Somehow I missed Turrican when it came out
You missed the old thread too: http://eab.abime.net/showthread.php?t=103719
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You missed the old thread too: http://eab.abime.net/showthread.php?t=103719

Thanks! I didn't know that this is already that old.
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I learned that Turrican is now available on Switch and I wonder if it is worth it. Somehow I missed Turrican when it came out, but I love Metroidvania style games, and I got the impression that Turrican is this kindof. And of course it is always listed as a great game, so I wonder if it is worth getting.
I mean if you want to play it on your Switch sure. It has some nice display enhancements that can make it preferable over playing it in a PC emulator or on the real thing (blasphemous, I know).

Just be aware that you get Mega Turrican, not Turrican 3 Amiga.
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It has some nice display enhancements that can make it preferable over playing it in a PC emulator or on the real thing (blasphemous, I know).
I doubt very much these can match PC shaders, nevermind beat them.

For me, 30USD for few old games is simply too much, especially for a digital-only version. I'd wait till they drop the price or when it goes on sale.
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It'd be awesome to have a scanlines filter, but ultimately widescreen support and the changed hud are already nice features that make it optimal for playing on a modern TV. Which ultimately is what the choice is all about.

If you have a Switch or a console of any kind you are pretty much willing to spend money to play stuff on it so the cost thing isn't really a factor.
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If you have a Switch or a console of any kind you are pretty much willing to spend money to play stuff on it so the cost thing isn't really a factor.
Eh?
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If you have a Switch or a console of any kind you are pretty much willing to spend money to play stuff on it so the cost thing isn't really a factor.
Nobody pays to play crap games, my dude. So that invalidates what you said right out of the gate.
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Nobody pays to play crap games, my dude. So that invalidates what you said right out of the gate.
... no, because Turrican isn't crap :/ Please refrain from saying "my dude" if you're going to associate it with such statements. I don't want to be involved.

I guess my point wasn't clear. People pay extra money to play games on a Switch because they want to play games on the Switch, it doesn't matter if the game can be played on a different device cheaper or even free.
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... no, because Turrican isn't crap :/ Please refrain from saying "my dude" if you're going to associate it with such statements. I don't want to be involved.

I guess my point wasn't clear. People pay extra money to play games on a Switch because they want to play games on the Switch, it doesn't matter if the game can be played on a different device cheaper or even free.
At what point did I say that Turrican is crap, my dude? I said that people don't pay to play games they don't like. Which is the opposite of what you said.
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