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Super Turrican (SNES)

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Title Screen

Super Turrican

Developer: Factor 5
Publishers: Seika (US), Hudson Soft (EU), Tonkin House (JP)
Platform: SNES
Released in JP: September 3, 1993
Released in US: May 1993
Released in EU: 1993

SoundtestIcon.png This game has a hidden sound test.
LevelSelectIcon.png This game has a hidden level select.

A solid, technically impressive action game developed by Factor 5 for the Turrican series. Semi-notoriously got downsized from a 6mbit cartridge to a 4mbit one during development, leading to the game being somewhat unfinished. (It's still not as bad as Super Double Dragon in that regard, though.)

In 2018, a fully restored version of the game, entitled Super Turrican: Director's Cut, was bundled in alongside the sequel with the Super Nt, an FPGA-based reproduction of the SNES developed by Analogue.

To do:
Investigate Super Turrican: Director's Cut, and find out what's unused in the original version. Given the development, there's bound to be at least a decent amount of stuff.

Level Skip

During gameplay, pause and press Right, Left, Down, Right, A, Start to advance to the next level.

The pause input to skip levels is slightly different in Super Turrican: Director's Cut, as you need to press and hold L + R + Select before unpausing.

Sound Test

Super Turrican (U)000.png

While highlighting "Exit" in the Options menu, hold L + R + X + A and then press Start.