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  • Summary: The carefully selected Turrican Flashback Collection contains 4 of the greatest titles in the history of Turrican in one package:
    • Turrican
    • Turrican II: The Final Fight • Mega Turrican • Super Turrican The remasters bring brand new elements to the tried and true formular
    The carefully selected Turrican Flashback Collection contains 4 of the greatest titles in the history of Turrican in one package:
    • Turrican
    • Turrican II: The Final Fight
    • Mega Turrican
    • Super Turrican

    The remasters bring brand new elements to the tried and true formular offering both old and new fans something unique for this edition:

    A new control scheme
    Making each Turrican game intuitive and easily accessible for all players. Each button and command correspond to action and allows for even more precise shots and jumps than ever before.

    The new “Rewind” feature
    Allowing for an optional easier challenge as the pitfalls for older game designs can be overcome by trial and error instantly. You wish to come back to the adventure at a later time? The save states are there to let you pick up where you left off.

    Customizable display
    Missing the scanlines and curvatures of retro monitors? With one of the best CRT shaders in the industry you can customize your display like you remember it looking on your nostalgic monitor. You can also opt for the new dynamic pixel perfect display – allowing you to minimize the on-screen icons and focus entirely on the gorgeous in-game graphics!

    And – of course – the music!
    Chris Huelsbeck’s legendary scores are on full display. The games have been painstakingly programmed to ensure the highest quality playback of the original audio across the various sound chips Mr. Huelsbeck perfected. Enjoy the 7 minute epica that is “The Final Fight” in Turrican 2 in pristine original quality, or thump your feet to the beat of “Air Combat” in Mega Turrican, each and every track across every game is a bonafide classic!
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  1. Feb 16, 2021
    80
    Although this is not the complete Turrican story, there are nevertheless four extremely playable arcade platform shooters in this collection. Turrican is an iconic 90s series that fits the Switch like a glove.
  2. Feb 1, 2021
    80
    Welcome back... to Turrican. This collection is a wonderfully nostalgic flashback trip to a brilliant run-and-gun franchise, that still shows impressively, why it was so special back in the days.
  3. Feb 1, 2021
    80
    A great collection of legitimate classics that are still fantastic fun to play. If you enjoy run and gun games and have never played the Turrican games this is the best way to experience them today.
  4. Jan 28, 2021
    70
    It’s rare to see Amiga games surfacing at all, so it’s a real treat to have two of the very best available on Switch, along with entirely enjoyable Mega Drive and SNES efforts. We know we’ve harped on this, but it really is a baffling shame that Super Turrican 2 was left off the set, given that it’s still a joyous and impressive experience and that its inclusion would have made this compilation basically complete. As it is, though, Turrican Flashback is still a lot of fun with plenty of gameplay to offer, and a nice window into a type of game you rarely see anymore. Except in Gunlord X, we suppose.
  5. Feb 7, 2021
    70
    It's beautiful (if you like colored pixels), it moves well and lets off steam, with a big dose of challenge. Too bad this compilation took the easy way out because with more games and a bonus section, it would have had a lot more going for it. But fans and the curious will appreciate it.
  6. Mar 1, 2021
    65
    If one’s reaction to the mere mention of Turrican is to jump with excitement, then this package is manna from heaven — buy it now, even though it’s a no-frills, incomplete collection. For newcomers who might be craving some retro action, it’s a solid package that will test one’s skills. Maybe nab it on sale, though.
  7. Jan 25, 2021
    55
    A compilation of some good and some average games, but given the historic nature of them all, it'd have been nice to see a bit more effort put into this package.

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  1. Feb 20, 2021
    9
    I now know and agree that Turrican is a classic, and for good reason. I’ve enjoyed playing each of the games and reading more about theI now know and agree that Turrican is a classic, and for good reason. I’ve enjoyed playing each of the games and reading more about the history of the Turrican Series. If you’ve never played a Turrican game before, this is definitely worth picking up. It’s great to see a game 30 years ago hold its own amongst modern day run and guns. Expand
  2. Jan 29, 2021
    7
    A good collection for fans, emulating the old games with some options to adjust display and sound.
    However, it falls short on a critical
    A good collection for fans, emulating the old games with some options to adjust display and sound.
    However, it falls short on a critical factor: the frame rate is not nearly as good as the 50fps that made the originals stand out.
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