Turrican is heavily inspired by big games on the NES like Contra and especially Metroid, but Turrican also influenced other games that would be released in the future. One game flat out stole and used graphics straight from Turrican, The game? Duke Nukem from apogee.
The Spectrum version, which we have here at the museum, was voted number 36 in the Your Sinclair Readers' Top 100 Games of All Time-list.
Turrican still lives on today and in there are many fan made versions of the game available. Most notable is the game Hurrican which was released in 2008.