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Retro Pedro  - 11.07.2024 - 10:28
The infobox on page 8 also reveals, that Factor 5 is already working on Turrican IV because of the massive Pre-Orders of Part III.....so there ist still hope
Retro Pedro  - 11.07.2024 - 10:26
PAge Nr. 8: https://www.kultboy.com/index.php?site=kult/kultmags&km=show&id=286.
REtro Pedro  - 11.07.2024 - 10:25
Funny, I found some information about the sales of Turrican III in the Amiga Games 1/94: it Says that there are 25.000 Preorders already which would mean a massive Top selling product!
t.r.schmidt  - 01.07.2024 - 20:47
See: HOL https://amiga.abime.net/games/view/turrican-3#scan1537_2
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TURRiCANOS • Game Project • WiP
As already seen in the shoutbox, a while ago I received an email about a promising new Turrican-Project, currently named "TURRiCANOS":

About two years ago I started working on the Turricanos project. And now, after two years, I'm coming back to it again because I had to put it down at the time. I have created a development log at the https://forum.godotengine.org/t/turricanos-game-project-wip/34664

I would like to finish it this year. Most of the work on it is already done ( levels, enemies, etc. ). I'm currently putting it together and remembering how I did it all two years ago. :)

I'll post progress and how the project is progressing at the above address.

So I'm answering the challenge on your site, I've been following your site for a very long time and I'm a big fan of Turrican since the AMIGA and C64 days.

It´s an attempt to remake Turrican 1-3 into one, apparently written in the Godot-Engine and already features some tasty particle-effects.

Follow it here:

Bonus: there´s a really nice Turrican-Piano cover hidden in die comments on this page!
The Piano Collection - Volume II - The Players Choice
Chris Huelsbeck just released a new Piano Album on Bandcamp [edit*]:

"This is the long anticipated follow-up to the original Piano Collection, with 18 brand new arranged Piano renditions of many of Chris Huelsbeck's fan-favorite tracks. In fact, most of the playlist was curated through an online poll by the fans in 2020. Patrick Nevian is once again the performer and arranger for this new album and we hope you will like the result as much as we do!"


Also check out the wonderful Amiga meets piano-Albums by Patrick Nevian if you haven´t!

*Thanks, Robert!
Turrican Review/Series Retrospective - Kimble Justice
Another nice Turrican overview video.

"Finally. People have requested Turrican for a pretty damn long time, and even though I'm kind of crap at the games...well, here it is! Finally. This video covers pretty much all the Turrican games out there, mostly focusing on the Amiga versions - all the three big games are there, Super Turrican on the NES and SNES, a whole bunch of ports...and yes, there's room for Universal Soldier too! So do enjoy this look back at one of Europe's more influential series of games. Remember, shoot or DIE!!!"

Thanks to Retro Pedro for the tip! :)
Impressions from Amiga38
Nice impressions without any talking from the Amiga38, including Turrican and Factor 5.

Legends say Robert was also there, but is there proof?
Today is the Amiga38-Event in Das Rote Krokodil - Kunstwerk Mönchengladbach!

Chris Huelsbeck is there, also Ravenlordess as LeChuck.

Chris will also be at Play Expo Blackpool, UK.

More Info

A Deep Dive into Turrican Oddities
Luna Morley extensively reviewed some of the more obscure Turrican Versions and spinoffs and even bought an Siemens M65 phone for that. Did anyone else really play that through, I mean, seriously? :)

And if anyone has insights on the making of "Apocalypse 3000", please let us all know!

"Last year, we covered the Amiga games, console sequels by Factor 5, and the recent collections for modern consoles. Now let's cover...everything else. Get strapped in because there's a lot to go through and things might get weird."
Project T.U.R.R.I.K.A.N. by finnish developer Ari Liukkonen is looking for new members to join the team.

  • Code Unreal Engine 5
  • Sounds
  • Visual effects
  • Music

See Facebook for a gameplay-video and a playable beta-demo!

T.U.R.R.I.K.A.N. at Facebook
Turrican by Eleventh Pixel
At https://eleventhpixel.itch.io/turrican-4 a Pixel artist named Eleventh Pixel is working on a free Turrican-game using a codeless game-engine.

Not much to see so far, but nice titlescreen so far :)

Thanks to Bernd for the tip :)
New Huelsbeck Albums
Chris Huelsbeck has released two new albums:

Tiny Thor
Dressed to Chill

The Tiny Thor soundtrack contains some nice reminiscences to Turrican and Giana Sisters (and other things I might have overheard), see if you can spot them, too ;).
If you haven´t seen Tiny Thor yet, check it out, it´s a retro themed jump´n´run with graphics made by Henk Nieborg and was created by Jochen Heizmann, which also was active in the amiga scene.

Tiny Thor on GOG
Turrivania released
Łukasz Maniewski T2002-Levelpack is released!

Best get it using T-Starter, but first get T2002 here -> T2002-all-included.zip!
WIP-Shot of Ravenlordess new Turrican suit
Here a WIP-shot of Turrican-suit number 3. Roughly 50% done but not yet painted.
Turrican Cosplay by Ravenlordess
A while ago I contacted cosplayer Ravenlordess, which does some amazing Turrican cosplay, if she could send me some pictures so I could add them to the bonusfiles.

So she did and after sleeping on my harddrive for I year I finally managed to put together a new subpage, including a short chat, enjoy!
Especially check out the video at the bottom!

A third Turrican suit is in the making, so please support and motivate her at the platform of your choice.


Post from Willi Bäcker, Factor 5 @EAB:

"If any of you are at gamescom in Cologne this year, you are welcome to visit us in the retro area in Hall 10.2. Almost the entire Factor 5 team is on site."

(Picture is from 2022, from left to right: Achim Moller, Frank Matzke, Rudolf Stember, Willi Bäcker, Chris Hülsbeck)

Anyone here visiting the Gamescom this year? :)

EAB Thread
Turrivania nearly finished
Łukasz Maniewski´s Turrivania, a T2002X Levelpack based upon Lionheart, Ruff 'n' Tumble and Castlevania is nearly finished and will be released the following week.

Sadly, he says it will be his final levelpack.
Turrican for MSX new WIP
Turrican for MSX is making progress, the author asks to support him by subscribing to his youtube-channel, so, please subscribe :) Even Willi Bäcker from Factor 5 commented on the EAB-thread, nice:
Pixelbeschallung Podcast - Hinter dir, ein dreiköpfiger Morgul!
Pixelbeschallung, a retrogaming-podcast from Austria, has released a rather amusing episode about Turrican. Enjoy! (german only, sorry...)

Turrican 2 AGA (PC-DOS conversion) released
The Turrican 2 PC/Dos to Amiga/AGA-Conversion is released, what a nice christmas present! :)

Download: https://sonicslothgames.itch.io/turrican2aga
More Info: http://eab.abime.net/showthread.php?t=112916
Merry Christmas
Merry Christmas to you all!

Whisper in Turrican II
Furrican the Wolf released a game called "Whisper in Turrican II", where you can play Whisper, which is a sonic/Sega-Character in Turrican 2. The game itself is based on a scratch-version of Turrican II.



Original scratch-Game: https://scratch.mit.edu/projects/174671513
Łukasz Maniewski is working on a new T2002-levalpack based on Lionheart and castlevania named Turrivania, some preview-images here:

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