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    Default Which is your favorite - Turrican I or II?

    Be it Amiga, Atari ST or C64 I've always enjoyed Turrican 1 over 2. T2 is a great game but, I just find myself playing the original waaaay more. I feel compelled to ask if only because I made a similar thread on an Amiga board and I found that most responses were that I was a heretic. I wonder though - having come from a heavy console-centric gaming background was that the reason, compared to those that really only gamed on the miggy or ST?

    Everyone here knows their console stuff - what's the opinion here? Consider it a bit of a social experiment. If you haven't played either, perhaps because of their less-awesome console ports, I heartily recommend you start trying them now... I'll wait
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    eh, I prefer neither. I thought they were both pretty crummy. I preferred music from T2 way more, but the gameplay in both was pretty bland.

    Not saying youre a heretic or an idiot or anything for liking them.


    and hey at least the console ports had a frigging jump button. Im strongly anti UP to jump.

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    Oh I'm very anti-Up-as-jump too, but the beauty of Turrican is that it just doesn't *work* otherwise. The jumps required involve moving left and right while holding up, and it just doesn't work with a jump button.

    Case in point - I can beat Turrican I with around 32 lives remaining on my amiga. I can't beat the first level on the Genesis version :P

    ... don't get me started on the TG-16 version either. Gross.
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    Personally, I much prefer Turrican 2 myself. Might have something to do with the fact that I played it first, and the original just seemed less advanced to me.

    Also, I'd like to go on record as saying that the Super Turrican series SUCKS.

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    Regardles of system, Turrican II is by far better than Turrican. I love the stuff that was only in the C64 version, but I prefer the audio and graphical delight that is the Amiga original.

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    hmm the only ones I ever played were Turrican 1 and 2 on C64, Turrican on TG, Super Turrican on SNES and the one on Genesis.


    I didn't enjoy any of them

    i wanted to since the character is so sweet and all, but the gameplay just made me want to smash my face into a train.

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    I've tried really really really hard to enjoy Turrican since it's such a classic game, but I just can't. It's just too difficult to control, like just about any Amiga style platformer. Maybe it's easier to control with a keyboard?

    The only version I could get into at all was the version on the Genesis. Once I got a handle of the controls, it was a lot of fun exploring the levels. I recently bought the European version of Turrican for the NES, which I believe is a mix of Turrican 1 and 2 or something like that. I still prefer the Genesis version.

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    Quote Originally Posted by blue lander View Post
    I've tried really really really hard to enjoy Turrican since it's such a classic game, but I just can't. It's just too difficult to control, like just about any Amiga style platformer. Maybe it's easier to control with a keyboard?

    The only version I could get into at all was the version on the Genesis. Once I got a handle of the controls, it was a lot of fun exploring the levels. I recently bought the European version of Turrican for the NES, which I believe is a mix of Turrican 1 and 2 or something like that. I still prefer the Genesis version.
    Funny - I can NOT play this on the Genesis even though the Genny is one of my favorite systems. The hit detection is awful and the controls are rough. I only had an Amiga for a year now and still prefer it.

    I guess it's a matter of taste but man. I didn't think anyone would like Genesis Turrican
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    Quote Originally Posted by AB Positive View Post
    Funny - I can NOT play this on the Genesis even though the Genny is one of my favorite systems. The hit detection is awful and the controls are rough. I only had an Amiga for a year now and still prefer it.

    I guess it's a matter of taste but man. I didn't think anyone would like Genesis Turrican


    well, for what its worth, the Genesis one sucks. Alot of Genesis games are guilty of clunkery and gimped hit detection.

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    Maybe I'm thinking of the Gameboy version... I know I tried several different versions and I only made real progress in one version. I thought it was Genesis, but maybe it was Gameboy

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    Quote Originally Posted by blue lander View Post
    Maybe I'm thinking of the Gameboy version... I know I tried several different versions and I only made real progress in one version. I thought it was Genesis, but maybe it was Gameboy
    I've heard the Gameboy one was good, that might be it.

    For the record I play Turrican on my miggy with a Genesis controller... B is shoot, C is wave attack. Yeah up is jump but you really do get used to it.
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    One of those European late C64 products the 64 guys like to brag about...see what the Commie can do.....except it doesn't have decent game play

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    Quote Originally Posted by Juganawt View Post
    Regardles of system, Turrican II is by far better than Turrican. I love the stuff that was only in the C64 version, but I prefer the audio and graphical delight that is the Amiga original.
    Actually the C64 version is the original here, although I believe the Amiga version did come out before it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by AB Positive View Post
    I've heard the Gameboy one was good, that might be it.
    I have the Gameboy version, and it's actually fairly good. I mean, as good as you could ever expect it to be in 4-colours on a tiny screen. The gameplay is still mostly intact.

    I always though the Genesis version was decent too. I never had any problem with it anyways.

    For the record I play Turrican on my miggy with a Genesis controller... B is shoot, C is wave attack. Yeah up is jump but you really do get used to it.
    Works nicely with a CD32 controller as well.

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    Quote Originally Posted by AB Positive View Post
    Oh I'm very anti-Up-as-jump too
    That deserves another thread. I wonder if anyone likes the up-for-jump idea employed on some games.

    Personally, I like Turrican II myself.
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    I actually don't like either the first or second games, mainly because of how you take damage. I do like Mega Turrican on the Genesis as well as Super Turrican (not the second game though).
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sonicwolf View Post
    That deserves another thread. I wonder if anyone likes the up-for-jump idea employed on some games.

    Personally, I like Turrican II myself.

    I like it for China Warrior and Vigilante on the Turbo/PCE

    the difference being they arent platformers, you only go right. Never have to jump on or around different heights/stuff.

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