Video Game Music of the Week: Mega Turrican
That’s right, we’re bringing back our feature on outstanding pieces of video game music, although with a few changes. In this weekly feature, we’ll be showcasing several tracks from a particular game and give a bit of history on the game as well. Enjoy!
Game: Mega Turrican (Sega Genesis, 1993)
You know how you would rent a game when you were younger that you still remember to this day? Mega Turrican for the Sega Genesis was that game for me. In the game, you play as a space marine with an awesome cybernetic suit tasked with repelling an alien force. The game featured tight platforming, non-stop explosions, and a morph ball mode that acted as the unholy love child between Sonic’s spindash and Samus’ morph ball. However over all those things I mentioned, even though it’s been well over a decade since I first played the game, I’ll never forget the music to the game’s first stage:
The game’s soundtrack, composed by Chris Huelsbeck, really gets you pumped for blasting your way through hordes of enemies. The upbeat melody matches the speed of the gameplay well as you run, jump, swing from your grappling hook, and move into your morph ball form all while rapid-firing your awesome weapons. In short, it reminds you that you’re playing a damn near flawless action platformer from the 90′s.
Here are a few other choice selections from the Mega Turrican soundtrack:
Make sure to visit next week for our next highlighted piece of video game music!