RELEASE Hurrican game port for Switch

Discussion in 'Switch - Emulation, Homebrew & Software Projects' started by rsn8887, May 15, 2019.

  1. rsn8887

    rsn8887 GBAtemp Advanced Fan

    Oct 8, 2015
    United States

    # Hurrican port for Switch

    This is my Switch port of Hurrican, a freeware jump and shoot game created by Poke53280 that is based on the Turrican game series. Blast your way through nine action-packed levels filled with different enemies and powerups.

    Everything needed to play is already included in the archive.

    Port by @rsn8887.

    Visit my Patreon:


    Hurrican_Switch_1. Hurrican_Switch_3. Hurrican_Switch_4. Hurrican_Switch_5.

    # Thanks

    Thanks to Poke53280 team for making such a great game, releasing the source, and making it freeware.

    Thanks to the other developers such as DKS and Pickle for extending the Hurrican source and adding SDL/OpenGL-ES support and more.

    Thanks to ScHlAuChi for telling me about this.

    Thanks to devkitPro for making Switch homebrew possible.

    Thanks to my supporters on Patreon: Andyways, CountDuckula, Jason Crawford, Greg Gibson, Jesse Harlin, Özgür Karter, Matthew Machnee, Milenko, and RadicalR.

    # Installation

    - Download (see `assets` below), and unzip `` and copy the contents over to the `/switch/` folder on your sd card, so that you have a folder `/switch/Hurrican` with many folders and files inside.

    # Controls

    - Left analog stick = walk/duck/aim (hold up/down to look)
    - Dpad = walk/duck/aim (hold up/down to look)
    - Y = shoot
    - B = jump
    - X = hold for lightning beam (control angle with stick/dpad left/right)
    - A = powerline
    - R = grenade
    - L = cycle weapon type
    - ZR = smart bomb

    # Current Limitations

    - Don't try to remap buttons in the controls menu, it asks for a button press, but doesn't react to Joycon input. The only way out is to force quit the game with the home button. If you mess up preferences, just delete `/switch/Hurrican/hurrican.cfg`

    - The tutorial level (if you select "Start Tutorial" instead of "Start New Game") currently crashes just after loading.

    # Building

    git clone
    cd hurrican/Hurrican/src
    make clean
    make -j12
    the zip file is created in the Hurrican folder, not in src.

    # Changelog


    - First release on Switch
    Last edited by rsn8887, May 15, 2019
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  2. Sumandora

    Sumandora Im using Parental Controls. Change my Mind!

    Nov 13, 2018
    you so good at porting... make a guide :D
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  3. Ninn

    Ninn GBAtemp Regular

    Dec 1, 2006
    I am quite sure he will port over crysis sooner or later with this pace.

    Good job on this port! Need to try this.
  4. Silent_Gunner

    Silent_Gunner GBAtemp Fan

    Feb 16, 2017
    United States
    I feel like I've seen this picture before. Was this a WiiWare game?
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  5. MUDD_BR

    MUDD_BR GBAtemp Fan

    Nov 17, 2008
    It’s based on Turrican series for snes and genesis, but it was released for Wii vc too.
  6. CaptainHIT

    CaptainHIT GBAtemp Regular

    Mar 2, 2011
    Wow! Thanks for this game! I loved to play this on PC, and now on Switch! I'm a big Turrican fan!
    Btw, any chance of porting AM2R to the Switch too? There is a port for Vita already.

    Hurrican (or the original Turrican) was never released natively for the Wii. I guess you've seen Super Turrican / Super Turrican 2 for Wii VC.
    Last edited by CaptainHIT, May 17, 2019