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Retro Pedro  - 23.06.2024 - 16:54
Hey, a very interesting Documentation about Factor 5: https://youtu.be/8rRVzPAD5SE?si=Ac1JjFYmziOL6MRu.
t.r.schmidt  - 16.06.2024 - 14:58
New music from Kordian! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8oZPPcbS0tY
t.r.schmidt  - 16.06.2024 - 14:58
Sorry, also didn´t find anything about it
RagingRowen  - 21.05.2024 - 17:18
Not those. I mean I recall seeing enemy and boss sprites that were akin to the style of Turrican 2 on PC.
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The Lost Super-Turrican Level
As stated on factor5.com, to fit on the cartridge several features and a whole level were cut from the final game.

Quote from http://www.factor5.de/secrets_super_turrican.shtml:
"On a final note about Super Turrican, if you look at the Enemy Gallery in the game manual that can be brought up by pushing the home button on the Wii-Remote, there are several nasty critters in there that you won't find in this official retail version of Super Turrican due to memory constraints. We were told to deliver the game in 4 Mbit (512 KByte), the smallest size cartridge available at the time, after finishing it as a 6 MBit title. Not only did we have to cut bits of art in several places, but also a full stage and a feature of the new Beam weapon: Not only could it freeze enemies, but also melt frozen ones, something that the player had to discover in the Ice World and that led into a stage set on a Robot Transport hurtling through the clouds. But it wouldn't fit - and thus, somewhere, on a forgotten floppy disk, there still might exist the original Super Turrican - Director's Cut."

Thanks to Robert for the tip and see original discussion/request here:

Also, added to game facts:
Super Turrican
Bitjam Turrican Podcast is out!
"Episode #151 - Turrican Special The classic "Turrican" games brought nonstop action to all gaming systems of the 80's and 90's (including the C64, Amiga, Atari ST and PC, as well as the Sega Genesis and Super Nintendo). The beautiful synthesizer soundtracks for the series were created by Chris Huelsbeck, arguably one of today's most popular game music composers in the world. His music certainly played a major role in shaping "Turrican" into a digital legend over the years. Chris has recently announced plans to bring the cosmic warrior back from retirement, with the production of a "Soundtrack Anthology" - an epic limited edition box set of no less than four CDs, which will feature almost every melody from the saga in newly arranged and recorded versions! More information on this box set, which will only be available until June 3rd, 2012, can be found at www.turricansoundtrack.com.

Almost two decades after the last "Turrican" title was released, BitJam pays tribute to these games and their wonderful music with a dedicated podcast episode. Featured tracks include remixes by Chris himself, as well as a selection of fan arrangements, handpicked by Huelsbeck and the co-producers of his "Turrican Soundtrack Anthology". Mixing by Vincenzo, logo #151 by H2O, compiled by Chris Huelsbeck, Jan Zottmann & Thomas Böcker. Thank you to Bobic for his help!

01. Chris Huelsbeck - Turrican Anthology Teaser Demo
02. Chris Huelsbeck - Mega Turrican 'Second Floor' - Level 1
03. Mastertronic - Turrican 1 Amiga Intro Remake
04. Dreamtime - Turrican 2 Main Title (Dosk Mix)
05. Peter W - Turrican II (Concerto For Laser And Enemies Enhanced Mix)
06. Rafael Dyll - Turrican 2 - The Final Challenge
07. Fabian Del Priore and Jan Zottmann - Super Turrican 2 "Submerged' - Level 3
08. Mordi - The Great Bath (of the Seven Seas)
09. duesenberg - Turrican 3 (reloaded)
10. Fabian Del Priore and Jan Zottmann (featuring Henning Nugel) - Super Turrican 'Steam and Pressure' - Level 2
11. Char7ie - Turrican 2 - The Explorer
12. Scaredsim, Wild_Cat - Mega Turrican 'Turrimann' OC ReMix
13. Mastertronic - Super Turrican II Wormland Remix
14. Chris Huelsbeck - Turrican 3 'Freedom' - Credits
Total playtime: 50:30min."

In german:

"In den 1980er und 1990er Jahren brachten die Spiele der Turrican-Reihe pausenlose Action auf alle möglichen Computer- und Videospielsysteme (einschließlich dem C64, Amiga, Atari ST und PC, sowie dem Sega Mega Drive, Super Nintendo und Game Boy). Die herrlichen Synthesizer-Soundtracks dieser Spiele wurden von Chris Hülsbeck komponiert, einem der beliebtesten Spielemusikkomponisten der Welt. Seine Musik hat einen wichtigen Teil dazu beigetragen, damit Turrican über all die Jahre hinweg zu einer digitalen Legende wurde. Erst kürzlich hat Chris angekündigt, den kosmischen Krieger aus dem Winterschlaf zurückholen zu wollen - in Form der "Turrican Soundtrack Anthology", einer umfassenden, limitierten CD-Box mit nicht weniger als vier Silberscheiben! So gut wie jede Melodie aus der Turrican-Saga wird darauf in neu arrangierten, überarbeiteten Versionen zu hören sein. Weitere Informationen zu diesem Box-Set, welches nur noch bis zum 03. Juni 2012 vorbestellbar ist, sind unter www.turricansoundtrack.com zu finden.

Knapp zwei Jahrzehnte, nachdem der letzte Turrican-Titel veröffentlicht wurde, erinnert man sich beim Demoszene-Portal BitFellas an diese Spiele und ihre Musik in Form eines Podcasts. Der BitJam Podcast #151: Turrican Special wurde von Chris Hülsbeck selbst in Zusammenarbeit mit Jan Zottmann (Produzent von Immortal 4) und Thomas Böcker (Initiator der Symphonic-Konzerte) zusammengestellt. Er beinhaltet die beliebtesten Turrican-Remixe der drei Musikspezialisten, darunter auch eine wunderschöne Neuauflage des bekannten "The Great Bath"-Themas aus Turrican 2 im Piraten-Stil, sowie hervorragende Synthie-Covers von Mastertronic und viele andere hochinteressante Klangvarianten. Von Chris Hülsbeck selbst stammt nicht nur der Turrican Anthology Teaser, sondern auch die Musik aus dem Level 1-2 aus Mega Turrican, sowie der Turrican 3 "Freedom" Song vom seinem ersten Turrican-Album. Außerdem richtet der Soundmagier zu Beginn ein paar Worte an die BitJam-Hörer und seine Fans. Jan Zottmann und Fabian del Priore (u.a. Giana Sisters DS, Cultures 2) zeichen sich hingegen für zwei bislang unveröffentlichte Lieder verantwortlich, die in diesem Podcast zum ersten Mal der Öffentlichkeit präsentiert werden.

Der BitJam Podcast #151: Turrican Special ist kostenlos im MP3-Format erhältlich. Ein CUE-Sheet zum Erstellen der passenden Audio-CD existiert ebenfalls."

Link: http://www.bitfellas.org/page.php?100
Turrican Lego Animation
At brickshelf.com someone called "Hoppe" created a Turrican-Sprite animation (!) out of Legos.
Turrican Soundtrack Anthology by Chris Huelsbeck - huge success
1,561 Backers pledged $124,729 of the $75,000 goal and still 21 days to go!

Until 3. of June you can join in and spend $25 for the album as MP3-Download or $50 for a CD-Box. Various other specials (including concert tickets and vinyl-records) at kickstarter.com.
Chris Hülsbecks Turrican Podcast on BitJam
Quote from http://www.bitfellas.org/:
"Am kommenden Sonntag, den 13.05.2012, verwandeln die Jungs von BitFellas.org den Muttertag zum Turrican-Tag. Dann wird der BitJam-Podcast #151 veröffentlicht, der sich voll und ganz der Musik aus der Welt der Turrican-Spiele widmet.

Chris Hülsbeck selbst hat diesen gemeinsam mit Jan Zottmann (Produzent der Turrican Soundtrack Anthology und Immortal 4 CDs) und Thomas Böcker (Initiator der "Symphonic"-Konzerte) zusammengestellt. Die Playlist umfasst dabei nicht nur Remixe der Musik aus den Spielen der Turrican-Reihe von Chris Hülsbeck selbst, sondern auch zwei bislang unveröfffentlichte Titel, die von Jan Zottmann und Fabian del Priore komponiert wurden. Weiterhin haben Chris, Jan und Thomas ihre persönlichen Highlights aus der Remix-Szene ausgewählt, die von BitFellas-Soundspezialist und Demoszene-Musiker Vincenzo zusammengemischt wurden. Chris selbst meldet sich im Mix mit einer persönlichen Grußbotschaft an seine Fans zu Wort.

Der BitJam Podcast #151: Turrican Special wird im Laufe des kommenden Sonntags zum kostenlosen Download im MP3-Format erhältlich sein."

Short in english:
Podcast about Turrican Music and remixes compiled by Chris Hülsbeck, Jan Zottmann (producer of the Turrican Soundtrack Anthology and Immortal CDs) and Thomas Böcker (Initiator of the "Symphonic"-Conzerts). Including two unreleased tracks composed by Jan Zottmann and Fabian del Priore, available for free today at http://www.bitfellas.org/!
Turrican Soundtrack Anthology by Chris Huelsbeck
Chris Huelsbeck wants to produce a new Turrican-Soundtrack-Album and startet a fundraiser on kickstarter.com!

"Almost 20 years have passed since the last game in the series was released, but Chris has big plans to bring »Turrican« back from retirement –at least musically– with the production of the »Turrican Soundtrack Anthology«: The idea behind this is an epic limited edition box set of at least three CDs, which will feature almost every melody from the saga in newly arranged and recorded versions (including titles like »Concerto for Laser and Enemies«, »Metal Stars«, »Hall of Heroes«, as well as full length versions of all main titles and end-credits!). While this box set is bound to please every synthesizer music fan out there, new bonus recordings with the WDR Radio Orchestra are also lined up for the project, to be realised in the context of a new symphonic game music concert in November and supervised by the producers of the acclaimed »Symphonic Shades – Huelsbeck in Concert« event and album.

In order to realize these ambitious plans, a budget of at least 75,000 US-Dollars (about 58,000 Euro) has to be secured. To achieve this, Chris Huelsbeck is now asking his fans to support him in a Kickstarter campaign to make the »Turrican Soundtrack Anthology« become a reality. »My first Turrican album has sold roughly 10.000 units over the years«, Huelsbeck says. »I know that the games still have a following, too. This project is a personal dream of mine and I hope that together with all the fans, we can make this happen!«"

So, if you want this to happen, spend some money at kickstarter.com!

878 people already payed $56,755 of the needed $75,000 goal!

More Information at:


Official beta for Hurrican on MacOS/X
"After releasing the Hurrican Source-Code some weeks ago, several people started porting the game to different platforms. Jens Restemeier works on porting Hurrican to MacOS/X. The port is currently in beta status."
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Gunlord still looking awesome!
Well, watch the second trailer and order it!

More infos and new screenshots at gunlord.com!

New release dates (according to video):
NEO·GEO™ MVS 26th March 2012
Dreamcast™ 14th June 2012

Thanks to Bernd for the tip!
Hurrican Source Code released!
Eiswuxe, the programmer of the successful Turrican clone Hurrican (->see Turrican Clones section), has released the sourcecode!

So, get it at http://www.eiswuxe.de/hurrican-source-code-released/ as long as it´s there and make us a nice Xbox-360-Version of it :)!

Thanks to Robert for the tip, and thanks to Eiswuxe for releasing it!
Lukasz Maniewskis Turricane 3.5 Final Mission released!
Lukasz Maniewskis T2002 Levelpack Turricane 3.5 Final Mission is now released, get it at the Levelbase, or better using Roberts great T2002-Launcher "T-Starter" (also available at the levelbase!).

See promovideo two posts below!
T2002 GBA finally released!
As a total surprise (at least to me ;) ) and just in time for the 10th anniversary of T2002, Pekaro released T2002 GBA!

Get it at their freshly redesigned webpage www.pekaro.de!

The game runs well with gameboy Emulators like Visual Boy Advance. If anyone has a Gameboy Advance with flashable cartridge, I´d be glad about some feedback here!
Lukasz Maniewskis Turricane 3.5 Final Mission nearly finished
A promising T2002-Levelpack by Lukasz Maniewski, featuring musics by CJoe and Peter W. Soon in the Turrican Levelbase!
Still no Turrican from Manfred Trenz
But he´s done a new licensed Nintendo 3DS-game for RTL-Television: "Alarm für Cobra 11": See on youtube

Source: nexgam.de/forum/
Hurrican Remixes
Not many soundtracks of fangames are so unique, they get their own remixes: Hurrican is one of them!

Eiswuxe send me some fanmade remixes by l33t-Gu1t4R, get them at the Turrican Soundbase, under "Hurrican", everything with "remix".

And happy new year! :)
11 years of Turrican SETA
Rock into the 11th year of Turrican SETA with great hand-played E-Guiter covers of Turrican 2 from Erik "Emberdefender" Antares!

Get them, as usual, at the Turrican Soundbase and don´t forget to visit his Youtube-Channel.
Katakis 2 Update
The new release date for Katakis 2 ist spring/summer 2012, and it will also be released for MAC (source: games4mac).

Meanwhile, you can give some creative feedback at the official Katakis-Facebook-page.
Chris Huelsbeck @ SoundTrack_Cologne
Chris Huelsbeck will speak at the Next Level II/SoundTrack_Cologne, Saturday the 05.11.2011, 12:00 - 13:30.

More details are available at http://www.soundtrackcologne.de/.
Gunlord-Trailer is out!
Well, looks and sounds as close to Turrican as it can get, watch the preview!

Release dates are:
NEO·GEO™ MVS December 2011
Dreamcast™ 2012

There are several versions (including some collectors editions) ready to preorder.
More infos and new screenshots at gunlord.com!

Thanks to Jan for the tip!
Selmiak and Andreas Goller finished mapping all Turrican 1 C64-levels, get them at Selmiaks Homepage !
Original Turrican 2 Crash Magazine Cover-Art for Sale
At http://www.oliverfreyart.com, for 435€ you can buy the original Turrican 2 Crash Magazine Cover art, done by Oliver Frey in 1991!

And if you´ve done so, you can submit a good scan to me for our Wallpapers, thanks ;).

Turrican also appears on Zzap!64 magazine #64, see here!

Thanks to Slayer for the tip!
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