Trigon (video game)

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ReleaseMay 1990
Genre(s)Vertically scrolling shooter
Mode(s)Single-player or two-player
Arcade systemKonami TMNT Based
CPUMotorola 68000 Edit this on Wikidata

Trigon (トライゴン), released in the US and Europe as Lightning Fighters is a 1990 arcade game by Konami. As a scrolling shooter it is commonly compared to Raiden, though the two games were released very close to each other, and they were both meant to compete with the works of Toaplan.[citation needed]


The three composers for the game were also working on the music for the Famicom title Crisis Force.[1]

It was released in arcades in May 1990.[2]


In Japan, Game Machine listed Trigon on their June 15, 1990 issue as being the fifth most-successful table arcade unit of the year.[3]


Though Trigon has become an obscure arcade-only title, Konami has referenced it multiple times over the years. Gradius Gaiden features a boss modeled after the ship and weapons from the game, and Yu-Gi-Oh! cards such as "Trigon", "Delta Tri" (based on the mentioned Gradius Gaiden boss), and "Dragon Laser" also represent the game. It runs the same hardware as the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles arcade game.

It was eventually re-released for the first time as part of Hamster Corporation's Arcade Archives series on Nintendo Switch and PlayStation 4 on August 20, 2020.[4]


  1. ^ "クライシスフォース SOUNDTRACKS (FC版) | プロジェクトEGG | EGG MUSIC". Retrieved 2019-04-25.
  2. ^ "トライゴン [アーケード] / ファミ通.com". Retrieved 2019-04-25.
  3. ^ "Game Machine's Best Hit Games 25 - テーブル型TVゲーム機 (Table Videos)". Game Machine (in Japanese). No. 382. Amusement Press, Inc. 15 June 1990. p. 25.
  4. ^ Doolan, Liam (August 20, 2020). "Hamster's Arcade Archives Brings A Konami "Masterpiece" To Switch This Week". Nintendo Life. Gamer Network. Retrieved August 20, 2020.