Rainbow Arts
Arcade: Adventure
ZX Spectrum 48K/128K
Multiple schemes (see individual downloads)

Chris Bourne

Rainbow Arts

Rave reviewed last issue with a staggering 95%, Nicko's still playing it and yelling about it being the best Speccy game ever (which is surprising since he's such a miserable bast).

So, Turrican 2 - what's it all about? Well, shooting, really. It's the ultimate shoot-'em-up played over 11 levels with varying action. One level you're running along as the cybernetic Turrican, blasting everything that moves, and the next you're in a spaceship, hurtling through a few scrolling levels!

It's not an easy game. The huge variety of aliens take their jobs (ie, killing you off) very seriously - especially the end-of-level foes which are often deadly (but stunning to see). Turrican 2's graphics are really something to behold. They're colourful, large and move very well considering how much can be going on on-screen at one time.

Quite simply, if you're a shoot-'em-up fanatic, there's one only game you need put on your shopping list and that's Turrican 2.

Overall 95%