Universal Soldier is a conversion of Turrican 2 for the Sega Genesis/Megadrive. The story here is different though (whilst the gameplay is identical!) taken from the cinema movie Universal Warrior, where Jean Claude Van Damme (featuring an android) fights in order to bring down the corrupt government that created him. The gameplay is identical to the Amiga release (Turrican 2), offering great eight-way side-scrolling action. Most of the level design is same as Turrican 2 though there are a few different stages. Other than that, gameplay is identical. You may collect power ups for upgrading your weaponry or increasing your precious health. There is also a very powerful secondary weapon activated by holding down the fire-button! Note that at the end of each level, a level boss is waiting for you... Use your firepower and speed to take him down the faster.
Universal Soldier is an excellent piece of action shooter, offering great arcade-style gameplay with nice visuals (and sound).
This game is based on the almost perfect Amiga Turrican 2 engine, but with some differences in level designing. Graphics are quite close to the Amiga version but somewhat inferior due to the smaller color palette used.
The intro music is much different from the original and the in-game scores are nicely composed though they cannot compete with the Amiga's perfect synthesized scores. Sound FX are identical to the Amiga version, with stereo noises filling your speakers.