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Ob auf dem C-64, Amiga oder Atari ST, Turrican 2 ist trotz seines Alters immer noch ein Meilenstein am Action-Himmel und sollte wirklich JEDEM Retro-Spieler bekannt sein!
So, all in all, Turrican II is one hell of a big game, with a fair old rake of diversity flung into it. In fact, this is a dead impressive piece of ST programming overall, with smooth multi-scrolling that puts some Amiga titles to shame. If shoot ‘em ups are your bag then Turrican II is well worth checking out. In fact, it is “an essential purchase”. Oh, and by the way, he is not really after his mountain bike, er, that was sort of a ‘joke’.
There are games which overwhelm you with difficulty and still aren't particularly compulsive. Turrican II isn't one of them though. It has the lot - superbly animated graphics, a rousing soundtrack and FX, and a grab factor that could break your arm. It's so addictive it should carry a government health warning. If you only buy one game this month, get Turrican II. You won't feel cheated.
Incredible! Although not as quite as slick as the Amiga version, what Rainbow Arts have achieved on the humble ST would be considered by many to be impossible! Gasp at the parallaxed backgrounds! Quake at the speed of alien attack! Scream at the size and ferocity of the end-of-level monsters! Even the tunes are great rather than grating! I don't think there are enough superlatives and exclamation marks on my keyboard to express how good this game is. Without any doubt the best shoot-'em-up on the ST.
Turrican 2 has a huge playing area. Each level has loads to explore, and there are plenty of them. The change in style between the levels gives arcade fans a lot to play with. The game is certainly difficult enough to challenge even the most accomplished arcade fan, but not so hard that it's going to stop your average game-player from making progress.
The sound of the Atari ST version is made by Jochen Hippel
and is an excellent conversion of the original music composed by Chris Hülsbeck
. The sound effects are nothing special: just the usual sound of laser fire and explosions.
I like Turrican II
a lot. It's a good demonstration of what a ST is capable of and a great game as well. The game difficulty is high but there are a lot of things to discover. The programmers were obviously much inspired by Japanese video games.
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.
Auf dem ST fällt der Actionknaller grafisch und akustisch naturgemäß ein wenig ab, der Levelaufbau wurde jedoch Amiga-getreu auf den Atari übersetzt. Kaufen!
Turrican II è un titolo brillante anche sul 16 bit Atari. La Factor 5 riesce, infatti, a mantenere gran parte del feeling della versione Amiga, riducendo il più possibile i comunque notevoli compromessi audiovisivi, inevitabili in una conversione tra due sistemi con potenzialità grafiche e sonore così diverse. Per fortuna la giocabilità è ottima anche sull'Atari ST dove T2 continua a garantire la sua generosa dose di divertimento.