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Category Description User Score
Gameplay How well the game mechanics work (player controls, game action, interface, etc.) 3.4
Graphics The quality of the art, or the quality/speed of the drawing routines 3.7
Personal Slant How much you personally like the game, regardless of other attributes 3.3
Sound / Music The quality of the sound effects and/or music composition 3.0
Overall User Score (9 votes) 3.4

Critic Reviews

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Crash! (Jun, 1990)
Wow, it' a long time since I've seen this much offensive weaponry in a game!! Turrican is pure blast-'em-up action all the way with a wonderfully detailed main sprite blasting the living daylights out of the enemy hordes. My personal favourite is the Alien world which Is obviously inspired by the Giger-esque monsters from the Ridley Scott movie. The backdrops are as colourful and varied as the character sprites. Turrican is a no holds barred shoot-'em-up that no joystick mangling fan should miss.
Your Sinclair (Aug, 1990)
Even if for some reason I can't quite get a firm focus on Turrican (although Rainbow Arts stuff has improved vastly of late it still carries slight traces of the days when everything they brought out was a direct and slightly soulless rip-off of something else - remember Great Giana Sisters?) it's still a spectacular achievement. I can't wait for the next one (something called Apprentice, I believe) because if they manage to combine the sheer professionalism and hard work that's been put into this game with a truly original concept or a strong, distinctive character (heck, Little Puff In Dragonland has more soul than this!) the results would be absolutely spectacular! Still, let's not knock it - as a technical and graphical achievement this is one of the best games of this year, and a bit of a 'Must Buy'. Hurrah!
Graphics are colourful (if a little blocky), move well and the play area is huge. The internal speaker is used with successful results and the game as a whole whilst perhaps not groundbreaking, retains the playability of the original.
Sinclair User (Aug, 1990)
MASSIVE blast! Not the most beautiful game in the world, but it's so BIG!!!