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Lukasz T2002-Levelpack updates
And a little older (20.03.2020) but didn´t post as news yet: Lukasz updated most of his T2002-Levelpacks! Best use T-Starter to update all your levelpacks!

  • Small graphical changes sprites and tiles in T2002 moja wersja
  • Beast vs universal soldier more colours
  • Big redesign in Turricane 3.5
  • Big changes in classical Morgul Returns

Amiga Remix Update
New tracks released @ amigaremix.com!

This time including a nice cover auf Turrican3 / Scrapyard by Dr. Future!


Bonus: Check out this cool piano cover of The Great Bath by LightSide:
And finally a real Turrican-like-game: X-Zero, for the Pico-8 virtual console! It´s free, playable in your browser/PC/Raspberry! Lowres pixel-art and a catchy chiptune.

X-Zero: https://www.lexaloffle.com/bbs/?pid=70362#p

More info on Pico-8: https://www.lexaloffle.com/pico-8.php (also check out Voxatron, also from lexaloffle!)
Daiichi Dash
Somehow Turrican on LSD: Quite unusual twinstick-shooter with handdrawn levels, from germany, available on Steam.

More info: http://daiichidash.com/
Broken Core
Already from 2017 but new to me: The author claims it´s like Turrican or Megaman. With Tits (no, really ;).

"Broken core is a PC Windows indie videogame developed by Oscar Celestini. It's a new game with retrogame taste. Do you loved Turrican or Megaman? Add tits and that's it! Playing the Story mode you'll see lots of illustrations between stages. "

Free demo: here

More info: https://oscarcelestini.itch.io/broken-core
Check out Cryogear, a retro themed Metroidvania with some rough similarities to Turrican. Available for Xbox One, Steam and Nintendo Switch.

More info: https://www.polarityflow.com/cryogear/.
One Man & His Machine (Manfred Trenz Documentary Profile)
Nice overview of Manfred Trenz career.

For those who want to know even more, don´t forget to visit the fabulous Manfred Trenz Fanpage. ;)

thx @ Retro Etro
Some years ago Zarlex started a T2002-based Turrican-Prequel named "Tallon", featuring the Hero Devolon, mentioned in the Turrican 1 backstory.

Sadly, he hasn´t time to finish it anymore, therefore he packed the project together and added a 12-page manual for everyone who wants to finish it.

Get it here!

Edit 30.03.2020: re-uploaded with a corrected readme
Merry Christmas!
Merry Christmas to you all!

And if you need a last minute present, have a look at Chris Huelsbecks VIP-Bundle. Quite like Humble Bundle but with a lot of Huelsbeck-Albums!


Amiga Remix Update
New tracks released @ amigaremix.com, including two Turrican Remixes:

Turrican II - The Greath Bath (Christmas Edit) by CZ Tunes
Turrican 2 - The Great Bath - Orchestral by Greg Eaton

Turrican II Tattoo
Marian Rudzynski, Code Sorcerer by profession, has got the most awesome tattoo possible!

large version

Link to his tattoo-artist:
FastLoaders - Amiga Rocks Kickstarter
The Fastloaders "Amiga Rocks" Kickstarter was a success, in case you missed the campaign you can now preorder the triple-cd for £29.99.

Includes quite a few Turrican/Huelsbeck-related tracks.

Also check out a video of fastloaders live with Chris Huelsbeck at Back in Time: https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=4085&v=AO5usfpdWak&feature=emb_logo!

And some free tracks at the almighty Amiga Remix:

Links: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/fastloaders/fastloaders-amiga-rocks

Thanks to Bernd for the tip!
Retrogamer Magazine with Turrican Soundtrack CD
Issue 200 of the english magazine "Retrogamer" included a full "Turrican Ultimate Collection"-Soundtrack (and a nice non-Turrican-pixelart-poster), as well as a full page interview with Chris about all included songs.

It´s a collection of several Chris Huelbecks Kickstarter Soundtracks, track list is:
  • The Final Fight
  • Outpost
  • Metal Stars
  • Tower of Morgul
  • Concerto for Laser and Enemies
  • Exploring Secret Dungeons
  • Scrap Yard I
  • Credits (Turrican 3)
  • Victory
  • The Elevator
  • Check the Gripper
  • Payment Day (Turrican 3)
  • Shoot or Die
  • The Great Bath

https://www.myfavouritemagazines.co.uk/retro-gamer-print-back-issues/ (edit: definitly sold out, I asked myfavouritemagazines.co.uk: "I am sorry we no longer have this issue in stock and none in our office to send you the only thing I can think of trying will be ebay.")

Thanks to pArker for the tip!
Digital Illusions HARDCORE release after 25 years!
25 years ago, DICE/Digital Illusions developed a Turrican-esque game Sega Megadrive named "Hardcore", which was sadly never released and considered lost forever.

Now, seemingly out of nowhere, it has been finished by "Strictly Limited Games" and will be available for Playstation 4 and Vita!

Get ready for our upcoming adventures in the field of game-archaeology!

Our first quest leads us to a long lost treasure of Swedish gaming history: During the early 1990s, the Swedish video game developer Digital Illusions (also known as DICE) started working on their new game. Developed for Commodore Amiga, Sega Mega Drive / Genesis and Sega Mega-CD, the game was about 99% finished. It already got early previews in many gaming magazines, promoting their “excitement at the fun and guns of Hardcore” (Sega Power, 1994) .

The expectations were high and all the signs were pointing to another hit. But then, out of a sudden, Hardcore was put on hold due to a shift towards the new generation of gaming consoles, most notably the powerful Sony PlayStation with its incedible 3D graphics.

This was a shock for everyone involved, especially for the developers who were commited to their project and working very hard. For the following two decades, the game was considered to be lost forever.

But in 2019, an important piece of video game history will be brought back to the gamers!

More Info here:

Thanks to ScHlAuChi and Arne Döring for the Tip! Also congratulations to ScHlAuChi!
Gunlord X coming to Nintendo Switch
At Factor 5´s Gamescom 2018 booth, NG:DEV.team has shown an early demo of a Gunlord-port for the Nintendo Switch, named "Gunlord X".


Thanks to Bernd & Elsweyr for the tip!
Retro Klub - Turrican
Nice, extensive Turrican History overview by "Retro Klub".

Thanks to Carlo for the tip!
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A Tribute to Chris Hülsbeck
A few days ago, on March 2nd, Chris Huelsbeck had his 50 Birthday, happy Birthday Chris and thanks for all the music! :)

To celebrate this, the collective known as "German Remix Group" released a Tribute CD full of Huelsbeck remixes.


Turrican 2 ⋅ The Final Challenge (Dr.Future Remix)
Jim Power in Mutant Planet ⋅ Level 3: Mutant's Forest (CZ-Tunes Remix)
Danger Freak (SigmaZeven Remix)
Dreamy Bells ⋅ subtune 1 (Snake-TMF Remix)
Turrican 2 ⋅ The Great Bath (Mitch van Hayden Opus Remix)
Turrican 1 ⋅ Outpost (Dr.Future Concert Hall Remix)
The Great Giana Sisters (CZ-Tunes Halloween Remix)
Turrican 2 ⋅ The Wall (Dr.Future Remix)
Bad Cat (SigmaZeven Remix)


Turrican Medley (SunSpire Remix)
X-Out - Loader (Mitch van Hayden Club House Remix)
Spherical ⋅ subtune 1 (Snake-TMF Remix)
Hard'n'Heavy ⋅ Highscore (CZ-Tunes Remix)
The Great Giana Sisters (SigmaZeven Remix)
Gem'X (Mitch van Hayden Celtic HipHop Remix)
Turrican 1 ⋅ Victory (Dr.Future Remix)
X-Out ⋅ Main Theme (CZ-Tunes Remix)
Turrican 2 ⋅ Secret Dungeons (Tronimal Remix)
BONUSTRACK: Chris Huelsbeck SID-Medley (by SigmaZeven)

Get it for free at https://www.germanremixgroup.de/
Tiny Thor
Jochen Heizmann (which I already knew as a composer from the Amiga Immortal CDs) is working on a Jump and Run called Tiny Thor.

It features graphics by pixel-god Henk Nieborg (Lionheart!) and music by Chris Huelsbeck!

"Tiny Thor is a classic Jump'n'Run that cleverly combines elements of action, puzzles and skill. The unique hammer-throwing action spellbinds players right from the start and acquires special superhuman abilities and upgrades as the game progresses."


Tiny Thor was created for Ludum Dare #28 in December 2013. A post-compo version with more versions followed for mobile platforms. Two years later Asylum Square revised the main character of the game and decided to do a brand new, much bigger game based around Tiny Thor.

  • 16-Bit pixel art by legendary Henk Nieborg
  • Soundtrack by Chris Hülsbeck!
  • Throw the hammer to destroy enemies and surroundings!
  • Epic boss fights!
  • Collect jewels and coins!
  • Solve tricky multidimensional switch puzzles!
  • Callback your hammer with your magic gloves!
  • Use your magic belt to shoot plasma beams all around!
  • Explore four big worlds divided into 40 stages!
  • Lots of secrets to discover!

Amiga Joker Returns
There was a special edition of legendary german gaming magazine "Amiga Joker" released in 2017, which featured an interview with Factor 5 about achievements, piracy and comeback plans.

Master Boot Record / VirtuaVerse
I just found a little easteregg in Theta Division´s trailer for their cyberpunk-adventure game "VirtuaVerse", does this remind you of something? :)

The musician is "Master Boot Record", who also made damn fine synth-metal remix of the Turrican title (and quite a lot of other cool stuff).
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