Super Turrican is the first SNES installment in the popular Turrican series that takes the action and graphics on another level due to the SNES' power. The game was developed by Factor 5 / Seika back in 1993.
Turrican, the famous United Freedom Forces commando, is called to battle once more the alien forces of an evil breed called The Machine. The Machine launched an attack against humans and now they pose a great threat to the Galaxy. The path for Turrican is hard to cross, but the hero is armed with a great variety of weapons and power-ups, aiming to destroy and finalize the aliens' plans. It is imperative to survive and bring peace to the Galaxy.
The graphics are awesome. The SNES offers better graphics than any other 16bits version (although the Megadrive/Genesis version -the Mega Turrican- sports great quality). The SNES version features huge sprites and colorful backgrounds combined with smooth animation. The sound is concrete with stereo sound FX and some music scores that remind us of the original. This version was developed in 1993, three years after the Amiga version and it is technically advanced since it uses the SNES' Mode 7 graphics technique. The whole package makes the series look better than ever. But, besides this technical superiority, Super Turrican lacks the Amiga's great intro theme music, that stayed in everyone's memories for years.
In-game music sample:
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