Alterra was once inhabited by human colonists. It was a completely human engineered "lifeworld" in a distant galaxy. Alterra contains four individual colonies, each with an ecosystem individually bio-engineered by a powerful network known as the Multiple Organism Unit Link, or MORGUL.
But a great quake disrupted MORGUL's functioning, making it rebel murderously against the colonists. Few colonists were lucky enough to escape with their lives. For generations, mankind has wanted to return to Alterra. Now there may be a way. Turrican, a bio-engineered warrior, has been sent to Alterra to clear it out and make it inhabitable again.
Turrican is a 2D platform shooting game similar to Metroid. Turrican can jump, shoot, and curl up and roll around in a buzz-saw ball. Turrican has a variety of weapons at his disposal, and can pick up many power-up types that will increase his weapon abilities, restores some health, or protect him from attack.
Players must guide Turrican through the game's four multi-level colony stages clearing out the enemies, eventually culminating in a showdown with the insane AI known as MORGUL. Turrican has a life bar that depletes every time he's hit by an enemy; if the life bar is completely drained, Turrican will lose a life. ~ Kyle Knight, All Game Guide
|Turrican [European Release]||Commodore Amiga|
|# of Same Screen Players||1|
|Tech Support Phone||949-724-0010|
|Catalog/Product Number||DMG P TQ|
|Legal Copyright/Trademark Line||Softgold GmbH|
|Legal Copyright/Trademark Line||©1991 Accolade, Inc.|
|Legal Copyright/Trademark Line||©1991 Nintendo of America, Inc.|
|Feature 1||Battle across 13 side-scrolling levels|
|Feature 2||Roll into a ball to evade or attack enemies|
|Feature 3||Features ten futuristic weapons|