Turok: Dinosaur Hunter Trivia
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.