Turrican Anthology Volume 1 Review (PlayStation 4)

Our Turrican Anthology Volume 1 Review reintroduces the world to Turrican that returns to modern consoles in this ultimate anthology collection! Developed by legendary independent studio Factor 5 and scored by video game maestro Chris Huelsbeck, this action series redefined gaming and became one of the most acclaimed and celebrated fan favorites on retro consoles!

Turrican Anthology Volume 1 Review Pros:

  • HD retro graphics covering 8bit to 16bit.
  • 8.70GB download size.
  • Platinum trophy.
  • Five games in one –
    • Turrican.
    • Turrican 2.
    • Super Turrican.
    • Super Turrican Directors Cut.
    • Mega Turrican Score Attack.
  • Gallery mode.
  • Bonus jukebox mode for you to listen to the soundtracks of each game.
  • Each game in the menu has multiple covers.
  • Controller presets – standard, Amiga, Console, and modern. Or just rebind them yourself with custom.
  • Platform shooter gameplay.
  • Classic soundtracks and effects.
  • Almost instant loading times.
  • Rewind speed – adaptive, 1x and 2x.
  • Display settings – fullscreen, 4:3 DAR, Perfect, Perfect 2x, and perfect 1x.
  • Scale filter – none, crispy and soft.
  • Colour settings – RGB, Black and White, BGR, BRG, RBG, GRB, and GBR.
  • CRT settings – mask type, mask intensity, scanline intensity, sharpness, curvature, Trini curve, corner round, and CRT gamma.
  • Wallpaper can be applied to each game.
  • A Realtime map is an option that allows you to see more of the screen than before.
  • Fog reset is where you can reset all the bits of fog you have uncovered.
  • Music choice – emulated or CD audio.
  • Cheats are in the game, it tells you how to activate them and then a menu to turn them on and off.
  • Original game manual scans for each region.
  • Set the game to 50HZ or 60HZ.
  • Save and load state.
  • Change settings whenever you want.
  • All game modes have standard and challenge mode options.
  • Fantastic collection.
  • Very accessible.

Turrican Anthology Volume 1 Review Cons:

  • No online leaderboards.
  • The game box art is custom and not the original.
  • Doesn’t have a museum-style entry.
  • A lot of CRT settings feel a bit overkill.
  • We just had a Turrican collection.

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Turrican Anthology Volume 1:

Official website.

Developer: Ratailaka Games

Publisher: InIn Games

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  • 8/10
    Graphics - 8/10
  • 8/10
    Sound - 8/10
  • 7/10
    Accessibility - 7/10
  • 7/10
    Length - 7/10
  • 8/10
    Fun Factor - 8/10


For many years I have longed for a new Turrican game, I had the NES and Snes versions back in the day and I’ve never had a game come closer in terms of gameplay and music. We don’t have a new Turrican, nope not even close. What you get here is a another collection of the games and that is no bad thing, but it is a bit strange that they bought more of the games out again and then split them into two volumes? with a wide variety of settings you can upscale the resolution somewhat and change the sound effects and the wallpaper. Truth be told we have had a lot of collections of retro games recently and with that, a particular bar has been set. In this here Turrican collection you get a brief description of each game including release date then game-wise you get state saves, resolution options, and aspect ratios. Two additions I did like was the cheats, they are all listed there including a paragraph on how to activate them, and the box art choices, they are not the official ones but it is a nice touch. A shame cheats disable trophies but cool anyway. If you don’t believe in straight-up cheats then you can have a rewind feature that does exactly what you think it would do and it works flawlessly and seamlessly. Overall I loved coming back to one of the best platformer shooters from my youth, the soundtrack is still banging along with solid yet to beaten gameplay. A great collection of fantastic games again but this time you get to buy two volumes to get the full experience. Its Turrican tho so its worth it!

Jim Smale

Gaming since the Atari 2600, I enjoy the weirdness in games counting Densha De Go and RC De Go as my favourite titles of all time. I prefer gaming of old where buying games from a shop was a thing, Being social in person was a thing. Join me as I attempt to adapt to this new digital age!