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We always check our comments to see what games you'd like to see
featured in Replay, and this week's selection is one that's been
requested many times. Turok: Dinosaur Hunter was released on February
28th of 1997, and was met with critical and commercial success. At this
early point in the Nintendo 64's life, games were scarce and shooters
even moreso. The 64-bit FPS crown was handed over to Goldeneye later
that year, but many gamers still have fond memories of raptor murder
and awkward platforming. Take a look at the newest edition of Replay
below to see how Turok has stood the test of time.
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I played this game a million times! I still remember the password NTHGTHDGDCRTDTRK off the top of my head thats how much I played this game. It is still one of the hardest games I've ever played. It's up there with Ninja Gaiden and Donkey Kong. I loved the environments, weapons, and boss battles. It had pretty good graphics back in the day too. Anybody with a 64 should go check this out.
I still need me some Tomba! I sold the game years ago and this game isn't on PSN yet. Get crackin!
Playstation mode has to be the best cheat ever.
This made my day! but One advantage that Turok 2:Seeds of Evil had was the infamous(and still badass) cerebral bore
yay! love this game from start to end but platform in this game was realy bad.
how about dynamite headdy or starly?
Well they did an NES game and a N64 game. Next up, Starfox Adventures? :P
Are you guys kidding me? Tonic Trouble was the best! That game introduced the wonderful world of PWI... Platforming While Intoxicated!
But seriously... Mutant League Football
Road Rash 64 or Tomba needs to be looked at next, especially Road Rash lol so many tears of laughter one of my favorite childhood memories from the 90's along with Space Jam, Beavis and Butthead, and cynical Daria haha.
I love this franchise!
Dug this weeks Replay. Next time, I'm with the other guy who said Toejam and Earl. So many goodtimes playing that at my friends house. That was before my parents relented to my incessant bothering and got me my own snes.
Remember the multiplayer Turok for N64? I think it was Turok Rage Wars. That game got me hooked to multiplayer FPS. Some of you, maybe most, loved Bond, but I hated it.
I really wish they'd remake a multiplayer Turok game reminiscent of Rage Wars.
Anyway, Turok still holds a place in my heart. I even bought the newest installment hoping it would be good. Alas, I was terribly wrong.
First off, how come you didn't do a series recap, as you did with "Twisted Metal"? There were 4 Turok games on the 64, and at least the first two were of major significance to the 64's identity (sounds like "Twisted Metal" on Playstation, haha).
Also, when I think of first person shooters on the 64, I think of one thing: CHEAT CODES! Turok had some great ones, including level select and all weapons with unlimited ammo. I'd kill to see that in action (and I agree, Turok was second to none when it comes to weapons). Maybe if you do Turok 2 you could start with similar codes.
Now, Goldeneye was mentioned several times, which means to me that it will be replayed soon, so I suggest that when you play the multiplayer (I mean, how could you not? That is the main reason why it was revolutionary and fun), you try out all the codes (paint ball, DK mode, etc.). The short level in which you're trying to get into the plane is the most amazing level to use codes on in single player, because the enemies build up and never stop coming (I mean, never, it doesn't stop). You could have an hour episode of replay with Goldeneye and never run out of things to re-do.
I'd like to make a personal recommendation of "Mischief Makers", a 64 game that I loved. It is a weird platformer similar to "Super Mario 2" that has a manic energy to it, and very interesting boss battles.
You should totally do Goldeneye. I'm still curious to see how it holds up
Another entertaining episode. Great job.
Does anyone remember the god awful soundtrack?
I remember the platforming was pretty easy, all you had to do was turn on the map and look at the arrow to see where the edge was.
Yes, I do unfortunately............
"To the bum to the bee to the bum to the bass to the bum to the Buck Bumble!"
I just played Jet Force Gemini on my N64 yesterday for the hell of it. You should seriously do a replay of it. I remember when I was younger, my family would tear each other up in the multi-player.
yes ive been waiting for a replay of my fav classic game ever and it looked like it held up well but really wasnt ur funniest replay so far but u get extra points for having turok in it