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One of the best platformers ever made. Period. phlux (4338) unrated

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Category Description User Score
AI How smart (or dumb) you perceive the game's artificial intelligence to be 3.4
Gameplay How well the game mechanics work (player controls, game action, interface, etc.) 4.1
Graphics The quality of the art, or the quality/speed of the drawing routines 4.2
Personal Slant How much you personally like the game, regardless of other attributes 4.0
Sound / Music The quality of the sound effects and/or music composition 4.3
Story / Presentation The main creative ideas in the game and how well they're executed 3.0
Overall User Score (41 votes) 4.0

Critic Reviews

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100 (Aug, 2003)
Fazit: "Turrican 2 - The Final Fight" ist trotz seines Alters immer noch ein Meilenstein am Action-Himmel und sollte wirklich JEDEM Retro-Spieler bekannt sein!
GamesCollection (Nov 13, 2010)
Turrican2 è gaudio, commozione, meraviglia, un capolavoro di adrenalina pura, un esperienza che vi segnerà per il resto dei vostri giorni, un avventura che una volta terminata, ricomincerete da capo, ancora più avidi di conoscenza e desiderosi di scovare i numerosi bonus e le stanze che Manfred vi ha tenuto nascoste. Un titolo da avere ed assaporare.
Turrican II is absolutely stunning in all respects - the graphics are brilliant, and the sound is a real treat to the ears, with lot's of explosions and speech, and some cracking soundtracks too! As far as playability is concerned, Turrican II is one of the most addictive and playable blasters I've seen in many a moon. Once you start, you'll have a hell of a job putting the joystick down again! If you liked the original, get this - you won't be disappointed!
CU Amiga (Feb, 1991)
In all, Turrican II is another fine product from Rainbow Arts and a perfect follow-up to the superb original. It surpasses everything they went out to achieve and is a game that any self-respecting shoot ‘em up fan should own.
Zzap! (Mar, 1991)
It's the last day of schedule, but we can't miss the conversion of last month's C64 Gold Medal winner. The story obviously remains the same, the planet Landorin has been invaded by the massed forces of The Machine. Turrican answers an SOS and is soon knee-deep in attack robots.
The One (Mar, 1991)
This is easily one of the best shoot 'em ups to date and could sit quite happily in any arcade -.the only game that comes anywhere near is the original Turrican. Don't miss it.
Score (Dec, 1995)
Turrican 2 je i po letech, které od jeho vzniku uplynuly, bezesporu jednou z nejlepších platformových stříleček všech dob. Kombinuje v sobě fantastickou prezentaci s extrémní hratelností a zábavou. Na svou dobu se jednalo o grafický zázrak a Chris Huelsbeck není nikdo menší než génius. Jestli máte tu možnost a akční hry vám nejsou vzdáleny, pak se po této dnes již kultovní záležitosti určitě podívejte.
90 (Mar 07, 2008)
Turrican 2 si “limita” a riaffermare con voce ancora più forte, se davvero ce ne fosse stato bisogno, di essere IL titolo simbolo di un computer, l’Amiga, che ha ospitato nel corso della sua esistenza alcuni dei più grandi capolavori di sempre e a cui tutti i retrogamers sono indissolubilmente legati. Ha davvero senso aggiungere altro?
Zero (Feb, 1991)
Turrican II plays exactly the same as its ST counterpart, although, obviously, there is rather more in the colour and sound departments with judicious lashings of multi-layered parallax scrolling dotted about. There is not really a great deal to add, short of repeating the ST review word for word, so, er, that is that basically – an essential purchase. A gigantic game – although some may feel it is a bit on the hard side.
Definitely a case of familiarity breeding content. Apart from the colourful sky shading and the sampled voices, the improvements on the original Turrican aren't immediately obvious. However, the excellent parallaxed backdrops are even smoother, the aliens' intelligence is better and the gameplay has been tweaked and polished until it sparkles. I expect fans of the original will already have placed their orders; newcomers should join the back of the deservedly long queue pronto.
Amiga Joker (Mar, 1991)
Abgesehen von den Raumschiff-sequenzen wird bei Turrican II nichts grundlegend Neues geboten, was aber angesichts der technischen Perfektion des Spiels leicht zu verschmerzen ist: Die Animationen der Sprites und die Hintergrundgrafiken sind besser denn je, das Scrolling ist butterweich, Chris Hülsbeck hat jeden Level mit einer anderen Begleitmusik (gemischt mit zackigen FX und Sprachausgabe) ausgestattet, und die Steuerung ist hervorragend. Ballerneulinge werden wegen des hohen Schwierigkeitsgrades zwar ihre liebe Mühe haben, aber geübte Joystickartisten kommen voll auf ihre Kosten. Alles ist (irgendwie) machbar, es gibt praktisch keine unfairen Stellen, kurzum: Turrican II ist eine absolute Ballersensation!
Amiga Action (May, 1991)
The original Turrican has been around for some time now and when it was released all those moons ago it was a great success. In this age of sequels and remixes it was inevitable that it was come out of retirement. The graphics and sound are excellent. What really keeps you coming back for more is the gameplay, although a little tough it is addictive. Considering the vast amount if weaponry the controls are still simply to use. Rainbow Arts have definitely improved on their successful formula with this offering and I can recommend it to anybody and everybody.
In technischer Hinsicht bietet Turrican II die Perfektion schlechthin. Absolut butterweiches Scrolling – selbst in mehreren Ebenen – endlose Farbverläufe, hervorragende Animationen, Schnelligkeit und Vielfalt sind nur wenige Stichworte. Das Spielprinzip vom ersten Teil wurde natürlich beibehalten. Es läßt sich auf keinen Fall verkennen, daß es sich hier um Turrican II handelt.
Power Play (Apr, 1991)
Obwohl ein Gros der Spielelemente und Situationen nahezu unverändert vom Vorgänger übernommen wurde, ist "Turrican 2" definitiv noch besser als der erste Teil.
Amiga Format (Mar, 1991)
Despite these impressive changes, the basic game design is very similar to Turrican. The characters may look different and there may be extra weaponry and levels, but the gameplay itself has not been hugely modified or improved. This will come as good news to those who are avid Turrican fans and want to play more of the same kind of stuff, but your average gameplayer may find the sequel game slightly disappointing. This is a real shame, since the framework of the game is very solid and enjoyable, but simply making a few cosmetic changes and throwing in a couple of extra features just is not QUITE good enough these days. Still it is a fair enough blaster which should appeal best to all those who do not own a copy of the original.
Amiga Power (May, 1991)
Better than the original, but that's the only way in which it's different.