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- Turrican was first released 1990 for the C64
- Turrican 1 and 2 were developed simultaneously on Amiga and C64
- while developing, Turrican 1 the C64 Version was ahead, at Turrican 2 it was the Amiga-Version
- Turrican was created by Manfred Trenz
- The Turrican 1 title-picture was inspired by a Manowar-CD-cover
- The Turrican 1 C64 Turrican Soundtrack, Subsong 2 was stolen from "Transformers the Movie" (1985)! Best compare it to the track "Escape".
- The Turrican 2 Extro picture was inspired by "The Book Of Alien" (1979), from a sketch of comic artist Moebius
- The Name Turrican has its origin in the telephone-book of Düsseldorf, from an italian named "Turricano"
- The Story about the Restaurant named "Turricano´s" is wrong, it gets confounded with the Name for Katakis
- Turrican´s worktitle was Hurrican
- As the Turrican 2 Demo was prelaunched on a computer-show in Cologne, so many people tried to get one of the 900 copies that 2 people were injured !
- Turrican 3 was converted to the Amiga by Factor 5 and ex-members of Kaiko
- Turrican 3 was first released for Megadrive as Mega Turrican .
- At first, Factor 5 started Turrican 3 on the Amiga, they even had a demo with the plasma-rope. But then began the problems with the Amiga and they switched to the Sega MegaDrive. One year later Kaiko offered Rainbow Arts to do a Turrican 3 on Amiga, not identical to MegaTurrican. But there were copyright problems, and so MegaTurrican was ported.
- Mega Turrican has better graphics (more colours and animations) as Turrican 3 and even plays different at some Points (e.g. the giant Squid) - but Turrican 3 has better sound
- Turrican 1 was the first part which had a demo version
- The Turrican 3 Demo-Disk was sold for 5 DM and had some surprises included
- The inspiration for Turrican were Metroid (NES, Nintendo), Psycho-Nics Oscar (Arcade, 1987 Data East Corporation ) and Mario (Nintendo).
- In 2000, Turrican 3d was delveloped by Manfred Trenz under the label of THQ - but was stopped and seems to be released never
- Some never-released scenes of Turrican 3d are included in a music-video of the Group Abgehörte Telefonate to their song Ballerspiel
- The Turrican Soundtrack is available on CD
- The Turrican Package and Poster were drawn by Celal Kandemiroglu
- The the Gameboy Turrican-Cover was done by the famous Artist Julie Bell
- Universal Soldier should first have been a conversion of Turrican 2, but someone at Accolade decided, that it would sell better this way
- It once was once planned to beam Turrican star-trek like into the stages, but they were never happy with the results. The remains were used in Turrican 2. This was the particle implosion-system mentioned in the Turrican 1 Demo.
- There exists an official Turrican Joystick
- The Box to activate the elevator in Turrican 1 simply was part of the copy-protection. If you had a copy, it just was not there, as well as some other Bonus rooms.
- Turrican 1 was 1200 screens large
- Turrican 2 was 1500 screens large
- Turrican 3 features 15 levels, 25 musics and 90 soundeffects
- Turrican 2 was sold only 30.000 times (source: Amiga Joker)
- Turrican 3 was preordered about 25.000 times
- There is a complete development diary of Turrican 3
- Probe Software tried and failed to convert Turrican 2 to the Atari ST (read in ASM 11/90)
- Manfred Trenz first planned that Turrican should have 20 Levels
- Regarding to M. Trenz the C64-Version of Turrican 2 sold not as well as Turrican 1
- The german techno-Band Scooter remixed the Turrican 2 Extro-Song "Freedom", the track is named "Level One"
- In Duke Nukem 1 & 2 (the prequels of Duke3d), graphics of Turrican 1 were (ab)used
- In "Earth Defender", only available on the SuperVision-Handheld they even stole the Turrican 1-Cover.
- In Turrican 2 there is a feature out of the arcade-gamke Toki
- Factor 5 owns the US Trademark "Turrican" ( see http://www.uspto.gov/ )
- In germany, SOFTGOLD Computerspiele GmbH, Kaarst owns the Trademark Turrican
- The 2 facts above may be the reason why it is so complicated for both to release a new Turrican.
- "Ghostbusters: The Video Game" contains a Chiptune-Cover of Turrican 2 Title while playing an Arcade game cabinet ingame
- Turrican was performed live, with a full orchestra and choir at Games-Convention opening-Concerts in Leipzig and at the Symphonic Shades-Concert in Koeln.
- The size (of Turrican 2 levels anyway) differs per level, level one is approximatly 130x51 blocks (1 block = 32x32 pixels) so this would be (130x32)/320 = 13 screens wide and (32*51)/200= 8+ screens heigh.
- For every 32x32 Block there are 16 Bytes in a table, which divide the block in 16 8x8 Blocks.
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