Here are some stories of me and Turrican-
When I was 6 years old and had just got an Amiga, I routed through my parents room and found Turrican 2 in their wardrobe. I played it and confessed when my dad came in from work. They weren’t mad, it was what I did back then (I also used to break out of my crib as a toddler… somehow. The metal bars under the mattress would end up bent and I’d be freeee. No idea how I did that).
Age 7-8 I used to load up Turrican 1 and eject the disk just so it would stay on the loading screen for ever. I think I drew pictures or read magazines with it on loop, can’t remember!
Age 15 I tried to make a Turrican fangame using some concepts of the original-
- Large, semi-linear levels
- Upgradable weapons
- Swarms of enemies/enemy generators
… but it was only a little demo.
Around this time I ripped the Turrican soundtrack myself using my Amiga and PC. It’s a wonderful soundtrack.