Mega Turrican

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Mega Turrican
System(s): Sega Mega Drive, Virtual Console
Publisher:
Sega Mega Drive
Konami (cancelled)
Sega Mega Drive
Data East (US)
Sega Mega Drive
Sony Electronic Publishing (Europe)
Developer:
Sound driver: A.U.D.I.O.S. Wave Slave MD
Peripherals supported: Six Button Control Pad
Genre: Action

















Number of players: 1
Release Date RRP Code
Sega Mega Drive
US
$59.9559.95[1] T-13086
Videogame Rating Council: GA
Sega Mega Drive
EU
T-93246-50
ELSPA: 3+ OK
Sega Mega Drive
PT
Sega Mega Drive
UK
T-93246-50
ELSPA: 3+ OK
Sega Mega Drive
CZ
Sega Mega Drive
AU
OFLC: G8
Wii Virtual Console
US
800pts800[5]
ESRB: Everyone 10+
Wii Virtual Console
EU
800pts800[5]
PEGI: 7+
Wii Virtual Console
AU
800pts800[3]
OFLC: PG
Non-Sega versions

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Mega Turrican is a Sega Mega Drive platform run and gun game developed by Factor 5. Originally developed as the third entry in the popular Turrican series, it was first published in the United States by Data East in March 1994[1], and was later brought to Europe later that November courtesy of Sony Electronic Publishing.[2]

History

Mega Turrican was the first and only Turrican game to be produced with Sega hardware in mind. It was developed and completed in 1993 by Factor 5. A prototype dated May 18, 1993 suggests that the game was initially going to be published by Konami.[7] However, it seems this deal fell through, and the game was then put on hiatus due to an inability to find a new console publisher for the game. Rainbow Arts, responsible for the original releases on home computers such as the Amiga, were unable to publish it themselves, however would go on to publish an Amiga port of the game by NEON Studios, relabeled Turrican 3. The Amiga version of the game was consequently released before the Mega Drive version, despite being finished at a later date.

Mega Turrican was eventually published in 1994 by Data East in North America, and Sony Electronic Publishing in Europe. Much of the content of Mega Turrican (most notably the music) was recycled for use in the Super Nintendo game, Super Turrican.

Production credits

A Factor 5 Production
A Game by Thomas Engel
Mega Turrican
  • Designed by: Thomas Engel, Frank Matzke, Julian Eggebrecht
  • Main Programming: Thomas Engel
  • Additional Programming: Holger Schmidt
  • Graphics Design: Frank Matzke
  • Additional Graphics: Ramiro Vaca
  • Music and Sound Effects: Chris Hülsbeck
  • Map Design: Thomas Engel, Julian Eggebrecht, Willi Bäcker, Lutz Osterkorn
  • Additional Production and Support: Rene Henke, Silvia Schmidt, Anja, Jens Petersam, Peter Drescher, Rudolf Stember
  • Produced by: Julian Eggebrecht
  • Based on a Character Created by: Manfred Trenz
This game was created using Pegasus Mega Drive
All programs, graphics, music, sound effects, and other data in any form related to this game © 1994 by Factor 5 Productions
  • Regards to: Achim Moller, Stefan Tsuparidis, Nils Meier, Sven Meier, Andreas Escher, Andreas Hagemann, Axel Bialke, Bitmap Brothers, Blue Byte, Christian Awizio, Christoph Weise, Cybermedia, Dirk Jagalski, Doc Bobo, Graftgold, Hans Ippisch, Heinrich Lenhardt, Jan Delgado, Klaus Dieter Hartwig, Kristin Dodt, Lucasfilm Games, Marc Bonn, Neon, Renegade, Sirus Ahmadi, Sven Werner, Thalion, Torsten Opperman, Tina Lustig, Ulli Mühl, Powerplay and the Chillur Empire
  • Presented by: Data East
Source:
In-game credits
Mega Turrican MD credits.pdf
[8]


  • Special Thanks to: Jonathan Seidenfeld, David Hoffman, Brian Balistreri, Sirus Ahmadi, Factor 5
Source:
US manual
Megaturrican md us manual.pdf
[9]

Magazine articles

Main article: Mega Turrican/Magazine articles.

Promotional material

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Print advert in Electronic Gaming Monthly (US) #57: "April 1994" (1994-xx-xx)
also published in:
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Print advert in Mean Machines Sega (UK) #26: "December 1994" (1994-10-28)

Physical scans

Sega Retro Average 
Publication Score Source
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Based on
0 review
Sega Retro Average 
Publication Version Score
1700 igr dlya Sega (RU)
60
[12]
Computer & Video Games (UK)
83
[13]
Electronic Games (1992-1995) (US) NTSC-U
87
[14]
Electronic Gaming Monthly (US) NTSC-U
82
[15]
Entsiklopediya luchshikh igr Sega. Vypusk 1 (RU)
60
[16]
GameFan (US) NTSC-U
90
[17]
Game Players (US) NTSC-U
88
[18]
GamePro (US) NTSC-U
85
[1]
Gamers (DE) PAL
73
[19]
GamesMaster (UK)
77
[20]
MAN!AC (DE) NTSC
83
[21]
Mega (UK) NTSC-U
83
[22]
Megablast (DE) PAL
80
[23]
Mega Force (FR) NTSC-U
93
[24]
Mega Fun (DE) NTSC-U
88
[25]
Mega Play (US) NTSC-U
86
[26]
MegaTech (UK) NTSC-U
70
[27]
Mean Machines Sega (UK) NTSC-U
89
[28]
Player One (FR)
89
[29]
Play Time (DE) PAL
65
[30]
Sega Power (UK) NTSC-U
87
[31]
Sega Pro (UK) NTSC-U
78
[32]
Sega Zone (UK) NTSC-U
83
[33]
SuperGamePower (BR) NTSC-U
80
[34]
Tricks 16 bit (RU)
70
[35]
Video Games (DE) NTSC-U
80
[36]
VideoGames (US) NTSC-U
80
[37]
Sega Mega Drive
80
Based on
27 reviews

Mega Turrican

Mega Drive, US
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Cover
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Cart
Megaturrican md us manual.pdf
Manual
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PCB
Mega Drive, EU
MegaTurrican MD EU Box.jpg
Cover
MegaTurrican MD EU Cart.jpg
Cart
Mega Turrican MD EU Manual.pdf
Manual
MegaTurrican MD EU pcb.jpg
PCB
Mega Drive, PT

Mega Drive, CZ
MegaTurrican MD CZ Box.jpg
Cover
MegaTurrican MD EU Cart.jpg
Cart
Mega Drive, AU
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Cover

Technical information

ROM dump status

System Hash Size Build Date Source Comments
Sega Mega Drive
CRC32 fe898cc9
MD5 8d73db292f0f4c838e72086fb3d5896b
SHA-1 180285dbfc1613489f1c20e9fd6c2b154dec7fe2
1MB 1993-12 Cartridge (US)
Sega Mega Drive
CRC32 b1d15d0f
MD5 de3c63abb34a54d264f8d5ea1bcb40d9
SHA-1 00ad2cf231bedbd373253b169e170e8b0db4c86a
1MB 1993-12 Cartridge (EU)
Sega Mega Drive
 ?
CRC32 11326504
MD5 2a69cba305fc404f9e50b3ba1683d3a3
SHA-1 5955517511ac064b66274f60e984d2ffee84a91a
1MB 1993-12 Page

External links

  • Nintendo catalogue pages: UK, AU

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 GamePro, "March 1994" (US; 1994-xx-xx), page 52
  2. 2.0 2.1 Sega Magazine, "November 1994" (UK; 1994-10-15), page 88
  3. http://www.nintendo.com.au/index.php?action=catalogue&prodcat_id=41&prod_id=19754&pageID=4 (Wayback Machine: 2012-04-03 01:44)
  4. https://www.nintendo.co.uk/Games/Virtual-Console-Wii-/Mega-Turrican--278128.html (archive.today)
  5. 5.0 5.1 http://www.nintendolife.com/reviews/2008/03/mega_turrican_virtual_console (Wayback Machine: 2019-05-03 17:00)
  6. http://www.nintendo.com/whatsnew/detail/IMOTteeJDspEDNbie3zCZC0suT-skBFt (Wayback Machine: 2008-04-21 01:34)
  7. Hidden Palace: Mega Turrican (May 18, 1993 prototype)
  8. File:Mega Turrican MD credits.pdf
  9. File:Megaturrican md us manual.pdf, page 19
  10. GamePro, "April 1994" (US; 1994-xx-xx), page 33
  11. Electronic Gaming Monthly, "May 1994" (US; 1994-xx-xx), page 35
  12. 1700 igr dlya Sega, "" (RU; 2003-03-10), page 127
  13. Computer & Video Games, "December 1994" (UK; 1994-11-15), page 143
  14. Electronic Games (1992-1995), "March 1994" (US; 1994-02-22), page 68
  15. Electronic Gaming Monthly, "February 1994" (US; 199x-xx-xx), page 40
  16. Entsiklopediya luchshikh igr Sega. Vypusk 1, "" (RU; 1999-xx-xx), page 332
  17. GameFan, "Volume 2, Issue 4: March 1994" (US; 1994-xx-xx), page 14
  18. Game Players, "Vol. 7 No. 5 May 1994" (US; 1994-0x-xx), page 50
  19. Gamers, "Januar 1995" (DE; 1995-01-08), page 32
  20. GamesMaster, "May 1994" (UK; 1994-04-28), page 74
  21. MAN!AC, "05/94" (DE; 1994-04-13), page 37
  22. Mega, "May 1994" (UK; 1994-04-21), page 26
  23. Megablast, "2/94" (DE; 1994-03-30), page 34
  24. Mega Force, "Juillet/Août 1994" (FR; 1994-07-04), page 94
  25. Mega Fun, "05/94" (DE; 1994-04-20), page 102
  26. Mega Play, "February 1994" (US; 199x-xx-xx), page 44
  27. MegaTech, "May 1994" (UK; 1994-04-21), page 48
  28. Mean Machines Sega, "June 1994" (UK; 1994-04-30), page 1
  29. Player One, "Décembre 1994" (FR; 1994-1x-xx), page 138
  30. Play Time, "2/95" (DE; 1995-01-04), page 112
  31. Sega Power, "May 1994" (UK; 1994-03-31), page 54
  32. Sega Pro, "May 1994" (UK; 1994-04-21), page 48
  33. Sega Zone, "May 1994" (UK; 1994-04-xx), page 26
  34. SuperGamePower, "Maio 1994" (BR; 1994-0x-xx), page 37
  35. Tricks 16 bit, "Tricks Sega Gold 800 igr" (RU; 1998-03-20), page 19
  36. Video Games, "7/94" (DE; 1994-06-29), page 88
  37. VideoGames, "May 1994" (US; 1994-0x-xx), page 80


Mega Turrican

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Prereleases:
Sega Mega Drive
Prototypes: 1993-12



Turrican games for Sega systems
Sega Mega Drive
Turrican (1991) | Universal Soldier (1992) | Mega Turrican (1994)