The Top 5 Secrets of DOOM - #2: Super Turbo Turkey Puncher 3

  • May 21, 2019
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  • By: Joe Rybicki
The Top 5 Secrets of DOOM - #2: Super Turbo Turkey Puncher 3

The DOOM franchise is positively bursting with secrets. From Easter eggs and hidden collectibles to entire levels to uncover, each game serves up a hefty helping of rewards for those who venture off the beaten path.

There are so many, in fact, that it’s a near-impossible task to pick just five to highlight, so go ahead and share your own favorites in the comments!

2. Super Turbo Turkey Puncher 3

For those with a bone to pick with turkeys, DOOM 3 gave the world a chance to really sock it to those smug, gobbling feather-monsters with a fully playable arcade machine lurking in the UAC facility’s cafeteria area: Super Turbo Turkey Puncher 3.

The concept is relatively easy to grasp: Punch the turkey. Punch the turkey many times until it explodes into a pile of guts, then repeat. There’s a ‘punch’ button and...that’s it. Timing counts, though! Punches are scored on a sliding scale, with more rhythmic turkey-punching earning higher scores and the final, explosive punch earning the highest score of all.

And what do you get for a high score? Originally, nothing, but the powers that be took pity and added an achievement in DOOM 3: BFG Edition. To earn it, you simply need to score 25,000 points. (That’s a whole lotta turkeys.)

Adding to the secret’s long-running vendetta against large flightless birds, Super Turbo Turkey Puncher 3 makes a return appearance in DOOM (2016), tucked away in a disused storage area in the Advanced Research Complex. The gameplay is, fortunately, entirely intact.