Turrican 3 by Smash Designs [web]
screenshot added by tomaes on 2004-08-31 14:01:51
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release date : august 2004
release party : Evoke 2004
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popularity : 67%
  • 0.77
alltime top: #1502
added on the 2004-08-31 14:01:51 by tomaes tomaes

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Made by sceners, released at a scene party, free, so I think it's ok to add it to the db.

I've played it up to level 2-2 by now and I can say that despite some obvious bugs and misplaced things here and there, it's a damn fun game.
rulez added on the 2004-08-31 14:07:45 by tomaes tomaes
so much work and dedication went into this, you simply cannot *not* thumb it up. (witness my double negation skills!)
rulez added on the 2004-08-31 14:21:38 by ryg ryg
For being insane enough to do this :)
rulez added on the 2004-08-31 14:27:14 by okkie okkie
rulez added on the 2004-08-31 14:30:44 by mrdoob mrdoob
sickos ;)
rulez added on the 2004-08-31 14:31:54 by keops keops
awesome super duper trooper!
rulez added on the 2004-08-31 14:44:20 by rp rp
I wonder how many of those years they've been wanking to porn, but whatever, it's pretty cool that they made this.
rulez added on the 2004-08-31 14:50:18 by Shifter Shifter
I'm also still at 2-2, but was told code will get better with 3-1. Stuff I don't like too much:

- Breakable blocks/balls can only be destroyed with the surround, other weapons do not work (unlike t1&t2)
- When in wheel-mode, enemies are not killed by running over them (unlike t1&t2)
- I REALLY miss ingame sounds, the quality of the background music is rather average and gets on my nerves after some time
- Well, the bugs (walking in wallls etc)

Other than that, it fucking RULES!
rulez added on the 2004-08-31 15:03:21 by scamp scamp
Please tell me what the big deal is. They've just ripped a games resources and converted them, right?
Wrong. Very.
added on the 2004-08-31 15:19:54 by tomaes tomaes
i've played it for a while and the bugs havent disturbed me that much. great gfx and music, but i would like a nicer feel in the way you move. and i believe aeg made quite alot of other more or less nice stuff during those years
rulez added on the 2004-08-31 15:28:22 by hollowman hollowman
@Scamp: press fire button, you can shoot your weapon while in wheel-mode and kill the monsters that way.

Oh, and I'm still waiting with a final verdict until I've completed the game in the normal way. Worth a thumb up regardless.
rulez added on the 2004-08-31 16:27:32 by _V_ _V_
With my lame gamer-skillz I think I'll wait for a trained version, so I can get past level 1-1, before I make my final judgement. But my first impression is that it seems a bit unfinished with those bugs and spelling errors, which I think is a shame when it has taken seven years to make.
added on the 2004-08-31 16:29:39 by cruzer cruzer
cruzer: I felt the same as you about the game (for my first try it simply crashed). But I gave it a 2nd try now, and I must say that its pretty much bugfree on the later levels. So my "buggy" feeling vanished. The parallax shoot em up level is just Great :)
rulez added on the 2004-08-31 16:35:01 by Oswald Oswald
argh this is damn hard
gimme a turrican3+++ version ;))
rulez added on the 2004-08-31 16:36:17 by BoyC BoyC
There are some bugs, though nothing show-stopping.

This game is C=64 rulage.

Long live the chicken head.
rulez added on the 2004-08-31 17:11:21 by DeMeritus DeMeritus
Just utterly wonderful. /me avoids a really bad pun he just came up with.
Not tried it. But thumb up just for making it!
rulez added on the 2004-08-31 17:14:34 by psonice psonice
Turrican sux, creatures is the way!
...and about this release: respecting the work of the authors i don't thumb it down :)
added on the 2004-08-31 17:17:39 by AbcuG! AbcuG!
Grate rulez! But somehow I want punishment for these individually misspelled words...
added on the 2004-08-31 17:32:14 by Stelthzje Stelthzje
Apart from AEG's usual problems (Spelling mistakes, ugly fonts, general "pilzigkeit", not telling me that he used my music ;) this game totally rocks, and succeeded where the completely unrelated Turrican 3 on Amiga etc. did not: Capturing the Turrican spirit.

So this thumb from me:
rulez added on the 2004-08-31 20:15:29 by kb_ kb_
thank you aeg! =)
rulez added on the 2004-08-31 20:26:26 by starbuck starbuck
rulez added on the 2004-08-31 21:12:21 by sam sam
This is very great. Yet, I'd prefer a new Amiga Turrican.
rulez added on the 2004-08-31 21:16:44 by elend elend
added on the 2004-08-31 21:23:16 by sam sam
Yet another platform game, no new ideas, ripoff etc.....what is so damn great?
sucks added on the 2004-08-31 21:25:38 by Zplex Zplex
I dunno, but we're not talking about Quake 3, this is about Turrican III.
Zplex, you suck.

Compensating for his vote.
rulez added on the 2004-08-31 21:33:37 by Stelthzje Stelthzje
I'll compensate for stelthz :)
sucks added on the 2004-08-31 21:36:04 by Shanethewolf Shanethewolf
This prod has a value I cannot describe in words. Thank you that you actually developed the game from 97 till now. Thank you for the disks handed out at evoke and thank you for eventually making it so great.
rulez added on the 2004-08-31 21:39:30 by Paralax Paralax
" this is about Turrican III."

You folks sounds like u are in a sect :)
added on the 2004-08-31 21:46:05 by Zplex Zplex
Zplex, youi suck.
added on the 2004-08-31 22:05:00 by Stelthzje Stelthzje
If it wouldve been developed in -7 years it couldve been released when atleast polish people used c64s.
sucks added on the 2004-08-31 22:10:21 by Hatikvah Hatikvah

Looking forward to KATAKIS 2.
rulez added on the 2004-08-31 22:10:43 by plasmatron plasmatron
rulez added on the 2004-08-31 22:59:34 by tintoitaly tintoitaly
nuff said.

Heh i was just playing Katakis the other day ;p still a great game.
rulez added on the 2004-08-31 23:05:38 by Intrinsic Intrinsic
rulez added on the 2004-09-01 02:06:53 by p01 p01
Amazing! All my respect belongs to you.
rulez added on the 2004-09-01 12:20:24 by sprocket sprocket
plasmatron: Katakis 2 would be "Enforcer", I think. :)
added on the 2004-09-01 12:24:43 by sagacity sagacity
how can anyone thumb this down?!
rulez added on the 2004-09-01 12:26:45 by toxie toxie
Haha :)
rulez added on the 2004-09-01 12:37:33 by superplek superplek
Best game ever continued.. And as i guess Katakis II was already released by smash /:=)..
rulez added on the 2004-09-01 12:38:17 by mad mad
sagacité: Depends, crush, also made my smash also claims to be an inofficial katakis follow-up.
added on the 2004-09-01 13:06:09 by tomaes tomaes
rulez added on the 2004-09-01 14:42:35 by Buckethead Buckethead
There was so many good platform 64kb games at middle 90´s. for 8bit computers.

Ordinary classic platform game for C64, nothing more...
rulez added on the 2004-09-02 20:19:23 by DJ Fistfuck DJ Fistfuck

great and admirable job aeg & kru!

rulez added on the 2004-09-05 12:29:30 by raver raver
Fucking rules. Respect.
rulez added on the 2004-09-05 23:28:23 by pyksy pyksy
i'm a bit confused... the code is by AEG & completely new? b/c the levels look almost exactly like the original Turrican material. where's the innovation?
added on the 2004-09-06 07:21:16 by jazzman jazzman
rulez added on the 2004-09-06 08:14:18 by uns3en_ uns3en_
Makes me happy to see such ambitious projects getting finished after a long time.

I was a CPC gamer so I didn't knew anything about Turrican back then. I enjoyed playing Turrican 3 while wondering "More bugs than Windows?", nevertheless most of them didn't spoiled the great gameplay. Kinda hard for me though, since I wasn't a Turrican player at my youth, only tried the whole series through emulator with trainer lately, so I managed it till the 3rd level with save states this time (plus a hint to go directly to the 5th level that I read somewhere on CSDB) and waiting for the trainer now ;)

I will surelly buy Katakis 2 if it ever gets released. (I am wondering in how many years)
rulez added on the 2004-09-08 18:10:22 by Optimus Optimus
> only tried the whole series through emulator with trainer lately (the old Turrican 1 and 2 I mean and not the 3, the 3 only with save states for the moment)
added on the 2004-09-08 18:11:45 by Optimus Optimus
Simply awesome to see this prod finished. Though it's a little obvious that it's not done by MT and the original crew (lacks in design a little), it just kicks ass to have it now in 2004 as a true C64 game :) . Ok, Turrican might walk like he pissed his (iron) pants, but anyways, I let him have his way :)

And since I'm at it: It's great what SDS does on the C64. But the premiere presentation at EVOKE just sucked as much as T3 rules, sorry. This cheap looking 3D animated junk they wanted to promote T3 with was the worst piece of presentational ambition (and BTW the most unappropriated for a retro game like T3) I have seen in a looong time. Uh, seems like SDS desperately needs backup on the design side of things ... :/
rulez added on the 2004-09-11 18:17:19 by monroe monroe
V1.1 of Turrican 3 is now ready for download. Check the included textfile for further informations.

Turrican 3 V1.1
added on the 2004-09-15 10:38:37 by Fzool Fzool
great effort of course!
rulez added on the 2004-09-21 00:33:01 by dipswitch dipswitch
the poor collision-detection annoyes me. and that you just here in-game music, but no sound fx. sorry.
at all i think it's a nice pice for that machine. not as good as the first 2 parts, of course. for me it's okay.
added on the 2004-09-28 13:19:21 by scythe scythe
another virtual thumb for the "nfofile"
added on the 2004-11-14 00:49:24 by dipswitch dipswitch
This prod rox. Simply.
rulez added on the 2005-01-17 12:37:50 by wrthlss wrthlss
rulez added on the 2005-01-17 15:10:58 by diver diver
I do not own 64 anymore, but back in time I bought Turrican 1 +2 they were just awesome for the brave little machine.

And its just cool someone still releasing games like this on that machine!
rulez added on the 2005-01-17 21:24:06 by Zweckform Zweckform
rulez added on the 2005-05-08 18:02:06 by las las
I hated Turrican when i first played it on NES, it was to hard :'((
added on the 2005-05-08 18:34:54 by erpherman erpherman
The saga continues. :)
rulez added on the 2005-07-08 13:17:33 by ALiEN^bf ALiEN^bf
AEG rulez :)
rulez added on the 2005-11-22 09:48:37 by Skate Skate
rulez added on the 2005-11-22 13:25:30 by StingRay StingRay
What? Only 44? This deserves far more respect...
rulez added on the 2005-11-23 09:42:05 by Midfit Midfit
An outstanding achievement for C=64. Full respect for passion, skills and patience.
rulez added on the 2005-11-23 19:53:15 by sim sim
Well, as I was 11years old.. my birthday present from my parents was my 1st Computer, the legendary C=64 and after some times passed, my hero was 'released': TURRiCAN. Thanks for this great Conversation ;-)
rulez added on the 2006-08-27 07:08:21 by lordnkon lordnkon
Really really huge job! Congrats!
rulez added on the 2006-08-27 08:24:48 by ltk_tscc ltk_tscc
rulez added on the 2007-10-13 16:07:39 by eye eye
Yeah, I'm still playinh this... but the truth it has lotsa bugs, it likes to crash, flight level bosses are nearly impossible to kill...
But man, it's Turrican.
added on the 2007-11-18 14:44:02 by wrthlss wrthlss
obvious thumb up for every single byte of this prod :D
rulez added on the 2014-02-09 23:19:10 by rez rez
to the down-thumbers: get lost lamers!!
rulez added on the 2014-02-09 23:45:15 by lsl lsl
One more time - excellent job, leute!
added on the 2014-02-10 00:18:17 by sim sim
rulez added on the 2014-02-10 00:23:28 by whizart whizart
source still available, but here:

rulez added on the 2020-04-29 17:25:20 by sjaak sjaak

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