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Turrican - Game Boy

Game description:

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Game Boy control:
Start/Stop Enter
Select Shift
button A X
button B Z
Save/Load F7/F8

Emulator selection:

The following emulators are a­vai­lab­le for this game: NeptunJS (Ja­va­Script), Nesbox (Flash), Ret­ro­Games (JS) and JavaBoy (Java).


Other platforms:

This game can be played also in a version for Ge­ne­sis. We are wor­king on the others.



Game info:
Turrican - box cover
box cover
Game title: Turrican
Console: Game Boy
Author (released): Rainbow Arts Software (1990)
Genre: Action, Platform, Shooter Mode: Single-player
Design: Manfred Trenz, Holger Schmidt, Julian Eggebrecht, ...
Music: Chris Hülsbeck, Jochen Hippel
Game manual: manual.pdf

File size:

2120 kB
Download: Turrican.gb

Game size:

128 kB
Recommended emulator: Visual Boy Advance

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia:

   Turrican is a 1990 video game programmed and designed by Manfred Trenz. It was developed for the Commodore 64 by Rainbow Arts, and was ported to other systems later. In addition to concept design and character creation, Trenz personally programmed Turrican on the Commodore 64. A sequel, Turrican II: The Final Fight, followed in 1991 for the Commodore 64 and other platforms.
   The lost colony of Alterra is a completely man-made world abandoned long ago in a nearby galaxy. Alterra is actually five colonies in one. Each self-contained habitat has been separately bio-engineered by a powerful ecosystem generation network known as a Multiple Organism Unit Link. MORGUL, for short. Early colonists used MORGUL to render Alterra inhabitable. But a cataclysmic quake severed all system interface functions, and MORGUL murderously rebelled. The few colonists lucky enough to escape told a grim tale of a higher intelligence gone berserk.
   For generations, mankind sought a return to Alterra. Finally, genetic science created a saviour: Turrican, a mutant warrior, bio-engineered for the task of planetary reclamation. In the meantime, MORGUL has diligently twisted Alterran life forms to his brutal, destructive purposes. Thus, Turrican's challenges consist of eliminating hostile organisms from Alterra's five multi-level worlds and, finally, destroying the three faces of MORGUL.
   The series started in 1989 on the Commodore 64 with a demo level of the full game which was released in 1990. Turrican became very popular due to its high technical achievements, demonstrating graphics which many did not believe to be possible on a C64.
   Turrican was developed mainly by Manfred Trenz and published by Rainbow Arts. A later Amiga conversion was produced by Factor 5. The Spectrum version of the game went to number 2 in the UK sales charts, behind Shadow Warriors.
   Turrican was also released for the Atari ST, Amiga, CDTV, Mega Drive/Genesis, Game Boy, PC Engine, ZX Spectrum and Amstrad CPC. The console ports were handled by The Code Monkeys and published by Accolade. A conversion of the game for the Atari Jaguar was under discussion by German studio Softgold, but work on the port was never stated beyond the discussional phase.
   The Turrican series is well known for the quality of its soundtracks. Chris Huelsbeck composed music for the Amiga conversions of Turrican, Turrican II and Turrican 3, as well as Mega Turrican for the Mega Drive and Super Turrican and Super Turrican 2 for the SNES. Music from Turrican II was performed live by a full orchestra at the second Symphonic Game Music Concert in 2004. The event took place in Leipzig, Germany. The music from Turrican was released in the Turrican Soundtrack Anthology on November 24, 2013 as a 4-volume digital download.
   In addition, 'Subsong 2' from Turrican, arranged by Ramiro Vaca, was copied from the song 'Escape' of The Transformers: The Movie soundtrack. The title screen for Turrican is based upon the Manowar album cover Kings of Metal.
   Turrican can be described as a cross between Metroid and Psycho-Nics Oscar. While the huge levels and the morph-ball function were inspired by Metroid, the overall graphics design and weapons were inspired by Psycho-Nics Oscar. Unlike many other action games of its time, Turrican did not force the player to complete a linear level. Instead, the player can explore each level and uncover secrets.

More details about this game can be found on Wikipedia.org.

For fans and collectors:
Find this game on video server YouTube.com or Vimeo.com.
Buy original game or Game Boy console at Amazon.com, eBay.com or GOG.com.

The newest version of this game can be purchased on Xzone.cz, GameExpres.cz or GameLeader.cz.

 
Videogame Console:

This ver­sion of Turrican was de­sig­ned for the Ga­me Boy con­so­le, which was an 8-bit hand­held vi­deo ga­me con­so­le ma­nu­fac­tu­red by Nin­ten­do in the years 1989 - 2003. It was the first ever hand­held vi­de­o ga­me con­so­le with ex­chan­ge­able ga­me car­trid­ges, but it on­ly sup­por­ted black and whi­te screen. The Ga­me Boy con­so­le has been ex­tre­me­ly com­mer­ci­al­ly suc­ces­s­ful and has sold mo­re than 118 mil­li­on u­nits (in­clu­ding its suc­ces­sors Ga­me Boy Poc­ket and Co­lor). Its u­nit pri­ce on US mar­ket was $ 90. Mo­re in­for­ma­ti­on about the Ga­me Boy con­so­le can be found here.


Recommended Game Controllers:

You can control this game easily by using the keyboard of your PC (see the table next to the game). However, for maximum gaming enjoyment, we strongly recommend using a USB gamepad that you simply plug into the USB port of your computer. If you do not have a gamepad, buy a suitable USB controller in Amazon or in some of your favorite online stores.

 
Available online emulators:

4 different online emulators are available for Turrican. These emulators differ not only in the technology they use to emulate old games, but also in support of various game controllers, multiplayer mode, mobile phone touchscreen, emulation speed, absence or presence of embedded ads and in many other parameters. For maximum gaming enjoyment, it's important to choose the right emulator, because on each PC and in different Internet browsers, the individual emulators behave differently. The basic features of each emulator available for this game Turrican are summarized in the following table:
 

Emulator Technology Multiplayer USB gamepad Touchscreen Without ads
NeptunJS JavaScript YES YES NO NO
NesBox Flash NO YES NO YES
RetroGames.cc JavaScript YES YES YES NO
JavaBoy Java applet NO NO NO YES

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