Turrican was coded by Manfred Trenz and sure is one of the best if not the best plattformer on the C64. Some ideas are borrowed from Metroid but
Turrican is way better. The levelsize and the really smooth scrolling in all directions was revolutionary in 1990.
Besides the original version on the C64 I also wrote something for
on the NES.
This game is not that widely know but very interesting indeed. Check it out too. Also you can find the levelmaps for
Turrican II: The Final Fight
on my page here.
There are a lot of fangames about Turrican, for example T2002 and Hurrican
Links and interesting pages on the net!
The maps for the sequel.
Less colors, same levellayout but interesting because of LoFi...
Lot more colors, same levellayout but interesting because of HiFi...
Everything you ever wanted to know.
The latest news, rumours, downloads and collected facts about Turrican. Very interesting!
Screenshots, Downloads and more information. The whole site is filled with Turrican Infos, in english and in german...
A very elaborate Blogentry about where Manfred Trenz got his inspiration from and where he just stole from...
Comparison between Turrican on the C64 with the Amstrad CPC and ZX Spectrum versíon.
A good and huge article about Turrican.