Turrican III Preview
|Turrican III Preview|
|Developer||Chester Kollschen, Stefan Gutsch|
|Genre||Shoot'em Up, Platformer|
|Gamemode||Single player |
|Information||Forerunner: Turrican, Turrican II |
Successor: Turrican III
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|6.13 points at 15 votes (rank 591).|
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|C64Games||5||12th July 2006 - "satisfactory" - 140 downs|
From 1997-1998 PTV tried to make an inoffical follower of the legendary Turrican series. The development had proceeded very fast. The status was at an estimated 60%. Unfortunately, several reasons against which we were powerless spoiled our appetite to continue the development and we had to stop the project. Until now there is only one preview of this version, which at that time had beend stolen by Laxity at a party (Preview-v1). Now is the time to give some further insight into the project of that time.
As a buyer of Hockey Mania you get the latest executable preview (Preview-v2) of the game, that could be found. However, the level design is not 100% finished here and there, although it has been developed further. But it is no problem to walk around in the worlds and get a certain impression. But you should always have in mind, that nothing in this game had a status of 100%.
On the disk you find the worlds:
1-1 basic (slightly different level design)
1-1 advanced (further advanced)
2-1 (completely accessible)
2-2 (completely accessible)
4-1 (only a small part accessible)
5-1 (big part accessible)
Note for level 1-1 advanced:
This is further developed in level design & end boss. The latter was missing in the Laxity version. While playing this level please keep the floppy switched on, as the game reloads in the background unnoticably. This was the only way the huge animations of the boss could be brought to the memory. Have fun while walking through the levels...
Level 1-1 (adv)
Level 1-1 (basic)
- In level 1-1 (Preview-v1) the error message "Waiting for PC..." appears after you have lost all lives. After that the program crashes.
- There is no solution possible in this preview, as it is in a rather early development phase and the availalbe levels can only be played individually.
- Cheats as unlimited time and unlimited lives are partially still built into the available levels and do not have to be activated seperately.
Örg: "The game is literally SH*T! I rather play the real Turrican III to 999999%. What kind of crap have the coders done here?!".
Logan: "Why did they mess things up? Technically seen it is programmed well. The game has ingame music and sound effects. The weapon systems are similar to those of the other parts, only the rotor and the allround shot are missing. The mines and smartbombs have already been missing in Turrican II. The enemies (also the extra lives) are also only gone when you have shot (collected) them. And if you think the preview was difficult, you should play Turrican III (from about level 3-2) by Smash Designs."
H.T.W: "Utterly interesting preview of an unfortunately never finished Turrican version. In preview-v2 you see rudimentarily how the end product could have looked."
- Highscore does not make sense.