An over-the-top trailer for the previously unreleased version of Super Turrican, coming to the Analogue Super NT as a “Director’s Cut”
The Super NES Classic Edition isn’t the only piece of modern hardware sporting an unreleased, decades-old console game.
Analogue announced today that its recently revealed FPGA-based Super Nt hardware would come packed with a new expanded and “uncut” version of Super NES run-and-gun classic Super Turrican embedded on every system.
Factor 5, which later became well-known for the Rogue Squadron games, originally designed Super Turrican to fit on a 6-megabit cartridge (which was actually a decently large console game back in 1993, believe it or not).
According to developer Julian Eggebrecht, though, publisher Seika didn’t want to pay for the extra ROM chips needed for those cartridges, so the game had to be cut down to fit in just 4Mbit.
The uncut 6Mbit version, which Factor 5 retained through the years, includes a previously unseen final level for the game, along with new music, new enemies, improved sound effects, improved graphics, and some slight changes in the way weapons work.
The uncut version was apparently considered for Virtual Console release back in 2008, but Nintendo reportedly refused to release a game that had not been previously available (Nintendo would later break this precedent with the 2015 Wii U release of Earthbound Beginnings, an unreleased translation for the Japanese Mother on the Famicom).
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