Legend of Hero Tonma

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Legend Of Hero Tonma
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Japanese arcade flyer of Legend of Hero Tonma.
Platform(s)Arcade game, PC-Engine, TurboGrafx-16, Virtual Console
ReleaseArcade: 1989
PC-Engine: 1991
TurboGrafx-16: 1993
Wii VC: September 4, 2007JP[1]
Wii VC: September 24, 2007NA[2]
Wii VC: September 28, 2007EU[3]
Wii U VC: March 18, 2015JP[4]
Wii U VC: October 12, 2017NA[5]
Wii U VC: October 12, 2017EU[3]
Mode(s)Single player, multi-player
Arcade systemIrem M72

Legend of Hero Tonma (レジェンド・オブ・ヒーロー・トンマ) is a side scrolling platform game released by Irem to arcades in 1989.


The player controls a caped hero named Tommy in his quest to rescue a princess. Tommy can cast fireballs (which can be upgraded in power) to dispatch enemies, and jump on their heads to temporarily stun them.

TurboGrafx-16 version[edit]

The arcade game was later ported to the PC-Engine in 1991 and the home console's overseas equivalent, TurboGrafx-16 in 1993. The latter version was re-released on the Wii Virtual Console in North America on September 24, 2007 (delisted on March 30, 2012; returning in September 2013), and in PAL regions on September 28, 2007. The PC-Engine (JP) version has 1991 printed on the card, while the TurboGrafx-16 (U.S.) version has 1993 printed on the card. Due to this late printing at the end of the system's life, the U.S. version is quite rare.


In Japan, Game Machine listed Legend of Hero Tonma on their June 1, 1989 issue as being the tenth most-successful table arcade unit of the year.[6]


  1. ^ https://www.nintendo.co.jp/wii/vc/software/04.html
  2. ^ https://www.nintendo.com/games/detail/W2kuwYMGShHxbltb9G6U6z2gndQ-uQxi
  3. ^ a b https://www.nintendo.co.uk/Games/TurboGrafx/Legend-of-Hero-Tonma--277842.html
  4. ^ https://www.nintendo.co.jp/titles/20010000013529
  5. ^ https://www.nintendo.com/games/detail/legend-of-hero-tonma-wii-u
  6. ^ "Game Machine's Best Hit Games 25 - テーブル型TVゲーム機 (Table Videos)". Game Machine (in Japanese). No. 357. Amusement Press, Inc. 1 June 1989. p. 21.

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