Nice, impressive graphics
Some nice chiptune-style music
A tad too many buttons
Not much replay value
If you enjoyed the Turrican series that was on the C64 and Amiga personal computers, you'll love Hurrican. It's a loving homage to that series, with a few modern touches.
The plot's not all that complicated, and is more of an excuse to get to the action. You learn that a mad scientist you and your comrades defeated a long time ago is still alive, and you fly back to his planet to finish him off. However, your ship is shot down by your defenses, and you are the only one who survives the crash. It's up to you and your Hurrican assualt suit to avenge your comrades and save the universe.
If you've never played Turrican, the best way to describe would be a cross between the exploration of Metroid, with the robot-blasting action of Mega Man. You must explore 9 levels, finding power-ups for your weapons, and blasting any enemies you may come across.
You start out with a single-shot weapon, but you can also find spread shots, bounce shots, and lasers, which can be switched between at any time when you find them. You can also find three special weapons, grenades, powerlines, and shockwaves. Not only that, but you can transform into a razor wheel that can cut its way through danger. You'll need all these tools of destruction to stand a chance against the many bosses that await you.
One thing I should mention is that this game works a lot better with a gamepad. If you have a Playstation controller connected to an adaptor, or a controller similar to a Playstation controller, that'll work great. The game also has two-player co-op made, so you can play with a friend.
Review by: Bobinator
Safe for all ages
Windows XP or higher
512 MB RAM
DirectX 8.1 or higher
GeForce 3 graphics card with 128MB RAM