Turrican Anthology Volume 2 Review (PlayStation 4)
Our Turrican Anthology Volume 2 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 2 Review Pros:
- HD retro graphics covering 8bit to 16bit.
- 7.57GB download size.
- Platinum trophy.
- Works on Playstation 5.
- Five games in one –
- Turrican 3.
- Mega Turrican.
- Mega Turrican Directors Cut.
- Super Turrican 2.
- Super 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 2 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.
Turrican Anthology Volume 2:
Developer: Ratailaka Games
Publisher: InIn Games
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- Graphics - 8/108/10
- Sound - 8/108/10
- Accessibility - 7/107/10
- Length - 7/107/10
- Fun Factor - 8/108/10
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 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 were 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 beaten gameplay. A great collection of fantastic games again but this time you get to buy two volumes to get the full experience. It’s Turrican tho so it is worth it!