Nintendo 64 20th Anniversary Tribute: Turok: Dinosaur Hunter
Turok the Dinosaur Hunter vs everyone and everything drawn by Esau Murga
“When I saw that there was a N64 tribute my eyes lit up. I said I am participating in this tribute. So as I scrolled down the list of games I took a trip down memory lane. I can remember all the hours wasted playing games such as Wave Race 64, 1080 Snowboarding, Mario 64, and Star Fox 64!
I used to sync up my stereo receiver and play a set playlist along side playing Star Fox 64 and it would make for an epic movie. There were so many great games and experiences to choose from I had to think what was going to suit me and my style best. Turok was the obvious choice. I remember playing Turok for the first time and being absolutely wowed by the graphics and game play.
Although I never really beat the game I continued my support with Turok 2 which was better in every way. I felt like Turok matched my style of art more than any other game i played on that list. I decided I would take the box art from Turok 1 and give it my own personal twist.
The N64 Tribute gave me an opportunity to try some things i haven’t attempted before. Dinosaurs were one of those things along with drawing something fan art related that wasn’t Mortal Kombat. Overall I was thrilled to participate in this N64 Tribute maybe I will do more N64 games in the future but for now I hope everyone enjoys Turok Dinosaur Hunter.”
Nintendo Consoles were (and still are) known for their many games for the whole family, but every hardware from them got a few games that were a strong contrast and more for the audience that liked to see some violence and blood in their games.
Turok: Dinosaur Hunter was one of the early Nintendo 64 games that delivered both in the form of a first person shooter based on the Turok Comics and played in a futuristic science fiction world where the protagonist looks like a Native American and uses not only futuristic weaponry but also the classic Bow.
The game was praised for its graphics back in 1997 but the sequel Turok 2: Seeds of Evil surpassed the first Turok in kinda every regard. Turok: Dinosaur was also ported to Windows back in 1997, and made a surprising return in a remastered version that was released in December 2015.
The developers, Iguana Entertainment as well as the publisher, Acclaim are both out of business since over ten years, a few more Turok games were made but none reached the success of the classic three Nintendo 64 Turok games.
Happy Birthday, Nintendo 64 by Will ‘Surftiki’ Egli
” Turok taking on 2 dinos that are caught off guard by this and wait….yes ladies and gentleman he has a slice of cake on the arrow to smash in the face of the one dino with what looks like a ‘Dino-B-Gone’ attachment. WICKED!!
Idea was fun, changed a bit as i went, the pencils took me forever as im bad with dynamic pose work, even making it chibi style…which I’m also not as good as i want to be.
I started as fan of Turok in Comics and was really stoked when a game was made for the N64. I never did own my own N64 but a friend down the street got almost every game that came out including this one, we played it many time thru. When it came out it had amazing weapons, the range was fantastic on firing them, now its a bit silly.
The N64 was a great system with many fun games, man summer days spent playing with a friend with such games as Mario 64, Mario Kart 64, Star Wars Shadow of the Empire with Dash Rendar, Starfox 64, and Turok!”