The start of the game. Turrican is being dropped onto the planet surface. There are 5 lives and a countdown timer allows 600 seconds to complete this level
I moved to the left of the game area. I could not go far and I triggered a few booby traps, they looked like flowers, so I'm already well into my first life.
The little green thing turned out to be a mine. First life over. When a life is lost the game fills the screen with these tiles and then peels the tiles away to reveal a new 'me' ready to start again
This blue strip is the edge of a waterfall. Its very easy to jump off the last pillar and land in it, which would cost another life.
I'm about as far right as I can go. I'm on top of this pillar because there was a crystal here. The square thing could be an alien sun or it could be a platform
It was a platform, that led to another platform and this bridge. A nice touch is the way the bridge sags slightly under Turrican.
Leapt across the waterfall onto another bridge. Lots of flying insect things and little purple men to deal with / avoid
The red thing may be a good thing. I mistook it for another mine and tried to shoot it, meanwhile a real mine crawled up behind me and ....