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DescriptionThe Earth is separated by an invisible barrier from the Lost Land, a realm in which time has no meaning, and which is inhabited by ferocious dinosaurs and aliens. For many generations, the mantle of Turok has been bestowed upon those who saw the protection of the barrier as their sacred duty. But an evil lord named Campaigner is seeking for an artifact that is capable of destroying the barrier, striving to dominate the entire universe. This artifact, known as the Chronoscepter, was broken into pieces which were then hidden away. Tal'Set, a Native American and the last Turok, must find the scattered pieces of the Chronoscepter, and stop the Campaigner from obtaining them.
Turok: Dinosaur Hunter is a first-person shooter with platforming and light puzzle-solving elements. Much of the game is set in outdoor environments, and requires the player to explore them by finding various paths, jumping, swimming, and climbing. The game's most notable enemies are dinosaurs of various sizes, though the levels also include human and demonic enemies, as well as wildlife. The player gradually gains access to thirteen weapons (plus the Chronoscepter, assembling which is the game's main objective); these include a knife, a bow, as well as high-tech firearms such as a rocket launcher and an atomic fusion cannon.
- "時空戦士テュロック" -- Japanese spelling
- "恐龙猎人" -- Simplified Chinese spelling
- "Turok: Łowca Dinozaurów" -- Polish title
- "Turok: Cazador de Dinosaurios" -- Spanish title
- "Tokisora Senshi Turok" -- Japanese title
Part of the Following Groups
- Animals: Dinosaurs
- Console Generation Exclusive: Nintendo 64
- Gameplay feature: Auto-mapping
- Inspiration: Comics
- Protagonist: Native American
- Turok licensees
|Computer and Video Games (CVG)||Mar, 1997||100|
|GamePro (US)||Apr, 1997||5 out of 5||100|
|64 Extreme||Apr, 1997||97 out of 100||97|
|Consoles Plus||Mar, 1997||96 out of 100||96|
|X64||Oct, 1997||91 out of 100||91|
|Video Games||Feb, 1997||90 out of 100||90|
|Super Power||Jul, 1997||90 out of 100||90|
|Gaming Age||Sep 19, 2004||89 out of 100||89|
|Retroage||Jan 30, 2008||8 out of 10||80|
|Electronic Gaming Monthly (EGM)||Mar, 1997||27.5 out of 40||69|
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|Neat!||3||GAMEBOY COLOR! (2002)
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Console FirstsWas the first 1st-person shooter on the console. It was also the first third-party release for the Nintendo 64.
German CensorshipThe German version of the game was censored. All human opponents were replaced by robots - some of them were exclusively modeled for this release, others were just taken from the last level of the game and used throughout all the other levels as well.
Japanese TitleThe Japanese title translates to Space-time Soldier Turok in English.
Memory Card GoofIn the United Kingdom, Turok: Dinosaur Hunter was the first N64 game released there to require an expansion memory-card in order to save your in-game progress. The only problem was, Nintendo had not yet made their official memory-cards available for retail sale in the UK. Scrambling to meet market immediate market demand, third-party accessory manufacturers were able to swoop in and fill the gap. A notable misstep by Nintendo which could have tanked the release of Turok for the UK.
SoundtrackThe soundtrack has only five original tracks from the game. There are also four official remixes included as a bonus. The soundtrack was released in 1997.
- Technosaur Radio Edit
- Deep Jungle Mix
- Tyranosaur Club Edit
- The Jungle
- Boss Encounter
- The Treetops
- Lava Land
- Campanier Boss Encounter
Turok OriginsTurok: Dinosaur Hunter is based on a comic book series of the same name, and not the other way around as most people seem to think. The series is published by Acclaim Comics and written by the great Fabian Nicieza.
Iguana, who were owned by Acclaim at the time, developed the original Turok. A year or so later, Acclaim merged Iguana and Probe, one of the other developers owned by Acclaim, into one single developers' house, Acclaim Inc.
Related Web Sites
- Turok: Dinosaur Hunter (official website)
- Official Acclaim web site (The makers of Turok - Dinosaur Hunter, and many more.)
- Wikipedia: Turok: Dinosaur Hunter (Information about Turok: Dinosaur Hunter at Wikipedia)
Kartanym (12705) added Turok: Dinosaur Hunter (Nintendo 64) on Apr 08, 2001
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