This is a hard game to write about, because I only really remember a couple of things about this game:

  1. It ended up getting converted to, like, everything.
  2. We had Turrican while everyone in America and Japan had Metroid
  3. It was really freakishly hard
  4. THAT GIANT FIST AT THE END OF THE FIRST LEVEL HOLY GOD HOW DID THEY DO THAT ON THE COMMODORE 64 WOW
As a tech demo it was hard to beat…and the actual game was hard to beat, too. Touching an enemy drained your health really quickly and you didn’t bounce away from dangerous things so it was all too easy to die after a fast moving enemy walks through you.
I remember checking out the Amiga and Mega Drive versions but the stuff that looked hardware-melting on the C64 was commonplace on those machines, and without that tech lure it was just another crazy hard platformer.