Mega Turrican

Year: 1993
Alternate Title: Turrican 3 (Amiga)
Platform: Genesis, Amiga
Publisher: Data East
Developer: Factor 5
Genre: Action/adventure
Rating: ****

Turrican finally gets star treatment on the Genesis! An excellent platform adventure with great graphics and sound. Similar to the previous two "Turrican" games, the most interesting addition is the plasma rope for climbing and swinging to other areas. It also features another Giger-esque "Alien" level. Awesome fun!

Unfortunately, the Amiga version of the game (called "Turrican 3") is severely disappointing. It features an extra level, but the color management is poor and the controls are weak (especially the plasma rope).