Turrican II

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Turrican II
Intro from the game
Game No. 172
Voting 8.83 points, 71 votes
Developer Manfred Trenz, Andreas Escher, Julian Eggebrecht, Intro: Stefan Albes
Company Rushware, Factor 5
Publisher Rainbow Arts
Musician Markus Siebold, Stefan Hartwig
HVSC-File /Siebold_Markus
Release 1991
Platform C64, Amiga, CDTV, Atari ST, PC, Amstrad CPC, Sinclair ZX Spectrum
Genre Shoot'em Up - Platformer
Gamemode Single player
Operation Icon Port2.pngJoystick Keyboard
Media Diskette Datassette
Language Language:english
Information Forerunner:Successor:

Description[edit | edit source]

In Turrican II - The Final Fight Bren Mc Guire is on the way to the border of our galaxy, together with his crew on the spaceship "Avalon I", into unknown areas from which nobody ever returned. During the briefing the Avalon meets a huge unknown battle cruiser. It directly attacks the Avalon with an unknown light weapon and switches off all defence and weapon systems. Seconds later alien mutants enter the Avalon and kill almost the whole crew. Only Bren Mc Guire survives by chance. When the attacker had left the ship, he goes to the "Turrican" combat suits, puts one on and swears "Revenge!".

The intro

Design[edit | edit source]

Graphics and sound are both at its best. There are 11 levels, 3 of them are Shoot'em Up levels, where Turrican glides inside an orbital glider through the levels. The second to last level (5-1) reminds one a bit of the Alien movies by Ridley Scott. The level build-up is - as already in the first part - conceptionally done very well and has many hidden bonus rooms.

some images from the game
an animation from the game

Hints[edit | edit source]

The hero is steered by joystick in port 2 and the keyboard through 11 huge levels in 5 worlds. Turrican has 3 normal weapon systems, the multiple scatter shot, the laser and the bounce shot. These are activated or upgraded by extras that fly around or are hidden in bonus blocks. Additionally there are special weapons.

  • By pressing the joystick button for a long time, the surround flash is activated. It can be expanded by collecting extras.
  • With the space key you activate the power lines (if the joystick has a second, independent fire button, this will also work). They are limited but can be filled up with extras.
  • If you pull the joystick down and press the space key at the same time, Turrican turns to a wheel and can put down an unlimited number of bombs by pressing the fire button.
  • And finally there is a super weapon, which is triggered by activating the surround flash and pressing the space key. It can be used only once per life and cannot be collected as an extra.
  • The game is paused by pressing CTRL.

World 1
World 2

World 3
World 4
World 5

Solution[edit | edit source]

The end sequence

Cheats[edit | edit source]

There are so many trainer versions that there is no need to enter pokes. If you have the originals, you should enter the pokes with the use of the corresponding cartridge (e.g. Action Replay):

  • POKE 3085,173 - unlimited time
  • POKE 19245,000 - unlimited lives
  • POKE 19319,000 - unlimited power lines
  • POKE 19476,234 - unlimited energy

These pokes were tested with the tape version.

Voting[edit | edit source]

Voting of the C64-Wiki users (10=the best vote):
8.83 points at 71 votes (rank 7).
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64er 10 Issue 6/91
C64Games 10 11th January 2010 - "highlight" - 13.996 Downloads
Lemon64 8,8 11th January 2010 - 166 votes
Gamebase64 10 "Classic!" (Golden Disk 64)
Kultboy.com 9,27 11th January 2010 - 99 votes
ASM 10/12 Issue 5/91
Powerplay 81% Issue 4/91
ZZap64 96% Issue 91/02

Reviews[edit | edit source]

Logan: "The game is just great! Everyone owning a C64 should have it."

Guybrush: "A must-have! As part 1, the game goes beyond the known graphical and acoustical scope of the C64. Again, especially ingenious is the music by Chris Hülsbeck*, I am a proud owner of the official Turrican soundtrack, which is also worth a look for a fan of this game."

Miscellaneous[edit | edit source]

Highscore list[edit | edit source]

The highsore list is saved on disk in Tr12, Se12 hex. (18, 18 dez) when using the disk version. To restore the original entries of the list, you must proeceed as described in this thread in Forum 64 Language German.

Preview[edit | edit source]

In the Game On the first preview was released in April 1991.

Differences of the version[edit | edit source]

The disk and the tape version have some small differences in level design (Level 2-1) and the laser cannot be fully upgraded in the tape version.

Cracks[edit | edit source]

There are many crack versions, but no original from the D64 image (yet). Here a list of the cracks:

  • Action
  • Brutal
  • Genesis Project
  • Hotline
  • Ikari & Talent
  • Lurid & Tricycle (Crack of the tape version)
  • Paramount
  • Triangle (after the crackintro everything looks as in the original game (Fastloader))
  • X-Rated
  • X-Ray
  • IDE64 version
  • CMD version

Cover[edit | edit source]


Video[edit | edit source]

Disk-Label[edit | edit source]


GoldenDisk64[edit | edit source]

In January 1994 Turrican II was rereleased on the Golden Disk 64.

TurricanII GoldenDisk64.jpg

Turrican joystick[edit | edit source]

This game package was published in 1994 and cost between 20,- and 29,- DM. It contained Turrican II in the Amiga and in the C64 disk version, as well as a joystick with normal fire button and permanent fire button.

Turrican Superpack.jpg

Highscore[edit | edit source]

Topscore of LetsDenny
  1. LetsDenny - 8.103.350 (05.09.2017)
  2. Krane - 1.812.250 (10.01.2010)
  3. Werner - 126.800 (14.10.2012)
  4. Camailleon - 41.650 (20.10.2011)
  5. Sledgie - 14.150 (11.01.2010)

#2 Krane #3 Werner
#2 Krane #3 Werner

Links[edit | edit source]

WP-W11.png Wikipedia: Turrican_II