Turrican 2 as an early work in progress MS-DOS AMIGA AGA conversion!

If you're looking for even more seriously cool Amiga news and want to try something different on your home system or via emulation, then we've just found out through the EAB forums, that Muzza has just released an early work in progress MS-DOS conversion of the classic action shooter game Turrican II. The second game in the Turrican series, which was originally developed by Factor 5 in the 90's and released on the Amiga, C64, CDTV, Atari ST, Amstrad CPC and ZX Spectrum, and later for DOS.

According to Muzza, not only is this version of Turrican 2 a work in progress conversion of the MS-DOS release which was created as a project to learn ASM, and much of written in C at the end. The game is basically the same as the Amiga version we know and love still to this day, but featuring more colors and looks to be more detailed pretty much as soon as you start playing the game. So for those of you who want to play this game right now, do be aware however it is only the first level, and various features are missing - most notably the bounce weapon does not bounce, there is no mid-level boss and the player cannot die. However most other features are working - even if many require extra polish.

It requires Fast RAM to run at 50hz on an A1200. From testing I found it can run at 50hz on a base A1200 but only if I reduce the number of bitplanes. I may do this eventually, but for now I'd rather get it working without modifications to any of the source artwork. Currently it uses 8 bitplanes.

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