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Universal Soldier

Universal Soldier was in development by a company called Carolco and was to be published by Accolade. The game was actually a sequel to the Manfred Trentz game, Turrican, but the character sprite was changed so that it could be rebranded as a movie tie-in. A rom of what appears to be the complete version of this game exists. The enemies and gameplay closely match Turrican, as to be expected. It is unknown why this game was canceled. Genesis and Game Boy versions of this game were released, and Turrican 2 was released on various computer platforms. Nintendo Power commented in the October 1992 issue that it was similar to Contra, but complained about the poor controls.

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Bibliography

  • Nintendo Power, Summer CES Special, Publication date: August 1992, Volume: 39, Pages: 58-61
  • Nintendo Power, Pak Watch, Publication date: October 1992, Volume: 41, Pages: 111
  • Nintendo Power, Pak Watch (mentions that Accolade was going to release Turrican as Universal Soldier), Publication date: April 1993, Volume: 47, Pages: 109
  • Wikipedia info on the Turrican series (link)

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