Turrican-Return of the 90’s Icon

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The original Turrican was a Commodore 64 classic developed mainly by Manfred Trenz. It’s a 2D sidescrolling 90’s indie darling that gave the player a lot of freedom in wide, open levels. The games feature intense shooting, a soundtrack that pushed technical limitations at the time, exploration, vehicles, and platforming. The complete package of the original Turrican was unlike anything else at the time of it’s release and the series will finally return on modern platforms.

From the official Press Release:

During yesterday’s Gamescom Opening Night Live Show, the return of a video game icon was celebrated with an exclusive trailer. On this Turrican’s 30th Anniversary, the classic video game franchise will rise in full force!

Factor 5 and Strictly Limited Games are above and beyond pleased to present you with a new chapter in the history of Turrican, a complete compilation of the classic action series – now on modern platforms.

The sensational Turrican series has been heralded as one of the finest video games of all time, mixing exploration with non-stop action, and one of video game’s finest soundtracks by legendary German composer Chris Huelsbeck. The optional in-game soundtrack has been fully remastered and re-arranged.

Along with the original team at Factor 5, Strictly Limited Games curated and developed an anthology that not only lets you play through the history of Turrican’s finest moments, but also discover new information and secrets from the many extras packed in.

The classic series comes with a selection of filters and borders to customize the experience. Additionally included is the fabled and long-lost Super Turrican Director’s Cut, which features all the cut content reinstated, as well as the brand new Score Attack version. The legendary music can now be enjoyed in two ways: In-game, the player can choose between the original chiptune soundtracks or the new arranged versions by composer Chris Huelsbeck.


Turrican Anthology Vol. 1

  • Turrican (Amiga)
  • Turrican 2 (Amiga)
  • Super Turrican (SNES)
  • Super Turrican Director’s Cut (SNES)
  • Mega Turrican Score Attack (MD/GEN)

Turrican Anthology Vol. 2

  • Turrican 3 (Amiga)
  • Mega Turrican (MD/GEN)
  • Mega Turrican Director’s Cut (MD/GEN)
  • Super Turrican 2 (SNES)
  • Super Turrican 1 Score Attack (SNES)

Both collections will be priced at $35 for Nintendo Switch and Playstation 4. The Turrican Collector’s Edition will be priced at $99.99 and the Turrican Ultra Collector’s Edition will be $199.99. Both of these collections will include Volumes 1 and 2 as well as various collector’s items such as a poster, artbook, soundtrack CD, and more.

About Henry Buehler

Henry is a huge fan of JRPGs, tokusatsu, video games, and writing! Henry is new to Operation Rainfall but a longtime fan of various niche hobbies and the world of video games!