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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.
snajper  - 19.05.2024 - 11:49
you're talking about this? https://archive.org/details/Turrican3PaymentDay_1020
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Someone is working on a tiny Turrican-port for Pico-8, Picocan.

See https://twitter.com/PeaksEGA/status/1582796938142830592 for more.
Atmosphere Album Crowdfunding Campaign by Kordian Więcek
Kordian, who brought you the epic Dueling Pianos: Turrican Piano-Arrangement, has a croundfunding-campaign for a (not Turrican-related) Piano-CD:

"After long work and 2 albums I'm starting a crowdfunding campaign to produce an album with my songs. The videos I uploaded earlier pretty much reflect my taste in music, however this is not a classical music album. I would like the whole thing as an ambient music with different influences, e.g. describe Japanese composers. You will find a lot of information on the Startnext campaign, otherwise post your questions.

I would appreciate your support so that we can join this musical journey together. Only digital download for international backers"

Sounds wonderful so far, plus the album gehts mastered by Markus Kludzuweit, who also made the "The Settlers"-Amiga-soundtrack, which is surprisingly complex and also got covered by Kordian.

But hurry, only 6 days left to give a fellow turrican fan some support! Please help spread the word ;).

Mega Turrican STAGE 1-1 THEME - Metal Cover by ToxicxEternity
Snajper just made an one hour version of this very cool Mega Turrican STAGE 1-1 THEME - Metal Cover by ToxicxEternity :)
Turrican Freedom Cover by Michael Gibs
More Gibs:

https://soundcloud.com/michael-gibs (see here for version without glitch noise)

PS: is it just me or are the strings in the background somehow disharmonic @ 02:15? Great remix, as always from gibs, however :)
Turrican 2 PC as AGA Amiga update
"Another great Amiga update through Indie Retro News, as yet again Saberman was kind enough to contact us via Facebook, that Muzza has just released another update for the work in progress MS-DOS to Amiga conversion of the classic action shooter game Turrican II...."

More/Source: http://www.indieretronews.com/2022/04/turrican-2-as-work-in-progress-ms-dos.html
Even more details: EAB
Mega Turrican // Stage 1-3 // Full Band Cover by The Mad Gear
Wonderful cover, wonderful video!

They´ve also got a wonderfol homepage :D
Turrican vs. Terminator
Daniele Spadoni, which seems to a lot of funky crossover games (including Rick Dangerous in Rainbow Island), created a Turrican vs. Terminator Crossover in OpenBOR (Beats of Rage-Engine), for free download.

Trailer (youtube)
Daniele Spadoni´s Homepage
Rendering Ranger makes a comeback
Rendering Ranger, another Masterpiece by Manfred "The Master" Trenz, for Super-Nintendo, seems to make a comeback.

Which is nice, because it is nearly unknown and has a tragic backstory. First it featured hand-drawn graphics but then got changed to prerendered graphics because Donkey Kong Country was so successfull at the time. And then it only got released in Japan (!) and only 10.000 units were produced. So it´s sadly mostly known as overprices collectors-item.

Ziggurat Interactive announced the got a licence for it, I guess they´ll re-relase it in some emulated form.

"Rainbow Arts’ most prominent release, Rendering Ranger: R2, is one of the most sought-after games for the Super Famicom, as only 10,000 copies were manufactured and were only available in Japan. As part of the agreement, Rendering Ranger R2 joins Ziggurat’s extensive library, and the company has promised an update on their plans for Rendering Ranger: R2 later this spring."

Note: ("most prominent release" - what?!)

Celâl Kandemiroğlu passed away
I´m still shockend and deeply saddened, Celâl Kandemiroğlu, the creator of the iconic Turrican-covers and a damn lot of fantastic german 80s commodore videogame- and magazine-covers passed away about 11-03-2022, much to early.

My sincerest condolences to his family and friends.

A bit more at my Temple of Celal.
Turrican for MSX
There really is an MSX port of Turrican underway!

Playable (in browser!) tech demo: https://homebrew.file-hunter.com/index.php?id=turrican
Permission by Jullian Eggebrecht: https://www.facebook.com/578819881/posts/10159649521259882/
More information & tech: https://www.msx.org/forum/msx-talk/development/project-t-first-wip
Facebook Creator: https://www.facebook.com/thegepsPhaze101/
Twitter Creator: https://twitter.com/thegeps74

Thanks to Arnaud de Klerk for the tip!

Hey, Martin, still time to finish Game Gear Turrican faster, we are still waiting! :)

And: Merry Christmas to you all!

Still stay safe! :)

D4XX REMIX - Best of Turrican Remixes Vol​.​1
D4XX released a new Turrican-Album @ Bandcamp, featuring 12 great remixes.

Also check out his other albums and youtube-channel for more great Amiga-remixes if you haven´t yet!


Thanks to Bernd for the tip! ❤
Dueling Pianos: Turrican by Kordian Więcek
What a nice surprise in the morning: Kordians fantastic Turrican-arragemenent got released as an album by Chris Huelsbeck, congratulations!

"Chris Huelsbeck Productions just released Dueling Pianos: Turrican by Kordian Więcek, check it out here.

“Check out this new suite of Turrican piano arrangements for 2 players / 2 full instruments (also known as Dueling Pianos) created by Kordian Więcek, who is an accomplished piano lecturer (instrumental pedagogy) and musical educator!

He had the idea in 2014 to arrange “The Great Bath” for 2 pianos played by 2 students and adapt the piece for their skills. The result was an independent and varied version of the work. Having a lot of fun arranging, the “Opening” was written 2 months later, which consists of all 3 Main Themes of Turrican, with the theme of the second title forming the main motif.

The remainder of the album - which was designed in the style of program music - was created in 2 weeks during the autumn break and was completed in October 2014.

The work musically reproduces the gaming experience that one can live through in a video game.

The world premiere took place on March 21, 2015 in Siegburg."
Super Metroidican
Lukasz has finished his Super Metroidican levelpack and it is looking and sounding awesome!

All hope lies on Robert to save the world and upload it to the T2002-Levelbase!

Edit: Super Metroidican is now available in the levelbase!

Best get it using T-Starter, but first get T2002 here -> T2002-all-included.zip!
Turrican 2 PC as AGA-Amiga Port
Someone really is porting the Turrican 2 MS-DOS-Version to AGA-Amigas!

Although noone likes the main sprite, technically very impressive! And there even is a demo available.
Edit: He´s even working on an option to switch the sprite, wow ;)!

"I've shared my work in progress conversion of MS-DOS Turrican 2 in the zone. This is basically the same as the Turrican 2 we know and love, but with more colours. This is a project I started initially to learn Amiga ASM, although much of it is written in C in the end. I also wanted to create an AGA game - something I couldn't do in AMOS back in the 90s.

It is only the first level, and various features are missing - most notably the bounce weapon does not bounce, there is no mid-level boss and the player cannot die. However most other features are working - even if many require extra polish. It requires Fast RAM to run at 50hz on an A1200. From testing I found it can run at 50hz on a base A1200 but only if I reduce the number of bitplanes. I may do this eventually, but for now I'd rather get it working without modifications to any of the source artwork. Currently it uses 8 bitplanes.

I've tested on my real A1200 with Blizzard 1220/4 plus various WinUAE configs, but as this is the first thing I've released on the Amiga in the last two decades there may be unknown compatibility problems. Please let me know if it has problems on your machine."

Read more @eab:
The inofficial Mega Drive Pixel book preorder
Looks like a nice pixel-art-book, including Mega Turrican and an interview with Factor-5-member Andreas Escher about his experiance with 16bit programming.

Vulcano - A Turrican SHMUP
Original Idea: A Turrican SHMUP, by Steevtee:

"A playthrough of the first stage of my WIP Shmup 'Vulcano', expanding on the 3 scrolling shoot 'em up stages from Turrican II."

No release date or demo yet:
"I do not know when I will finish it, it's an ongoing passion project. No demo yet either, but I'll let you know when I have one!"
Super Metroidican
Lukasz is working on a follow up to his T2002-Metroidican-Levelpacks:

Super Metroidican!

And currently he´s got the coronavirus, get well soon, Lukasz!

Here some fresh and crispy preview images for you!

Turrican Flashback
In case you have missed the Turrican Anthology by Stricly Limited Games or can´t wait until it gets delivered, there now is a cheaper alternative, Turrican Flashback.

It contains:
  • Turrican
  • Turrican II: The Final Fight
  • Mega Turrican
  • Super Turrican

And also features better controls and a rewind-feature.
Merry Christmas!
Merry Christmas to you all!

Stay safe! :)

30 Years of Turrican - Announcement
Today! 20:00 CEST:


26. Aug.

Factor 5's #Turrican is finally back after 30 years of dormancy! #gamescom2020
#Turrican30th The pre-order will be announced during @gamescom
ONL - then immediately go live at our store.

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