Tuesday, 26 April 2011

Turrican Collection CD32 (Amiga CD32) [Keyboard Required]

Copyright Factor 5, 1990-1993 (Rainbow Arts)
Unofficial Amiga CD32 Compilation By Heavy Stylus
WHDLoad Patches By Wepl (Turrican & Turrican 2) & Mr Larmer & Psygore (Turrican 3)


This compilation includes all three Turrican games released for the classic Amiga on one disc for use with the CD32 (the CDTV versions of Turrican & Turrican 2 have been excluded). The Turrican series was Factor 5's most sucessful franchise, and to this day they remain as popular as ever across a wide range of platforms.

It's interesting to note that adverts for Turrican 3 state that a CD32 version would be 'available soon', although it sadly never materialised. Considered by many to be the weakest game in the series, it would be interesting to know whether or not the CD32 version had any extra features planned (AGA enhancements, extra levels, CD audio, etc.) - or perhaps even if an official compilation would have been viable for the console.

Unfortunately, all three games require some keyboard input (the main culprit being the high score entry, and Turrican additionally requires the 'Alt' key to fire grenades) - but they are still playable (to a degree) without one.

Over the years there have been many remakes and modern day tributes to the Turrican series (not forgetting exclusive Super Turrican games on the SNES), but in our opinion nothing beats the frantic pace and game-play of the Amiga versions. This compilation will certainly make buying a keyboard for your CD32 worthwhile.


Turrican Collection CD32 Front CD Insert
Turrican Collection CD32 Back CD Insert
Turrican Collection CD32 (Full Game .iso)

(Return to the Unofficial Amiga CD32 Conversions page).