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Mega Turrican

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Title Screen

Mega Turrican

Developer: Factor 5
Publishers: Data East (US), Sony Digital Publishing (EU)
Platform: Genesis
Released in US: June 7, 1994
Released in EU: 1994

GraphicsIcon.png This game has unused graphics.
MusicIcon.png This game has unused music.
Carts.png This game has revisional differences.

Unused Graphics

MegaTurrican-Sonic.png MegaTurrican-Mario.png

Sprites of Mario and Sonic seemingly frozen in carbonite are found in the VRAM tiles of the first stage. Judging by a screenshot in the game's development diary in German magazine Amiga Games, these were to appear shortly after the first miniboss.

Early Final
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(Source: Sonic Retro, Turrican 3 Development Diary)

Unused Music

This song is easily accessible through the sound test as track 11, but it never appears in-game. It resembles part of a track from its Amiga port, Turrican 3, where the song did actually appear in-game (albeit extended).

Virtual Console

The game was rereleased for the Wii Virtual Console in 2008 with some changes. Unlike most edited Virtual Console games, which use patches, the changes to Mega Turrican were baked into the ROM itself.

The ROM's file name is "MegaTurrican_JUE_noDECO.SGD". As it suggests, all references to Data East were removed from the game.

Original Virtual Console
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Factor 5's address at the end of the credits was also updated.