Truxton (video game)
European Arcade flyer
Sting Entertainment (PCE)
|Genre(s)||Vertically scrolling shooter|
|Mode(s)||Single-player, multiplayer (up to two players)|
|Arcade system||Toaplan V1|
|CPU||M68000 (@ 10 MHz)|
Z80 (@ 3 MHz),
YM3812 (@ 3 MHz)
|Display||Raster, 320 x 240 (Vertical)|
Truxton[a] is a 1988 vertically scrolling, shoot 'em up arcade game developed by Toaplan, later ported to the Mega Drive (worldwide; Sega: North America) and the PC Engine (Japan-only). Like many other scrolling shooters, the game is set in outer space, where the player takes control of a small spaceship across several planets. The game is played with an eight-way joystick and two buttons (a shot and a bomb button) through five large levels and their bosses (which then loop forever, at higher difficulties). A version for the Sharp X68000 was in development but never released.
Taking place somewhere in space: an armada of Gidans, led by the evil Dogurava, is invading the planet Borogo aboard five gargantuan asteroids. After surviving an attack on an orbiting Borogo cargo barge, a pilot enters one remaining fighter and challenges the Gidans in a desperate attempt to quell the alien invasion and divert their asteroid fortresses in the process.
MegaTech magazine said that although original features were distinctly lacking, "it's a good solid blast which offers plenty of action, speed and excitement".
Mean Machines summarised the game as "a fine example of a pure, no-frills arcade blast".
- Also known as Tatsujin (Japanese: タツジン, lit. from "Expert" [達人]) in Japan.
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- "MEGA DRIVE Soft > 1988-1989" (in Japanese). GAME Data Room. Retrieved 2018-10-04.
- "PC-ENGINE Soft > 1992" (in Japanese). GAME Data Room. Retrieved 2018-10-04.
- "Toaplan Version 1 Hardware (Other)". system16.com. Retrieved 2019-06-02.
- "The Softouch - Software Information: 新作情報 -- 達人". Oh!X (in Japanese). No. 143. SoftBank Creative. March 1994. p. 25.
- MegaTech rating, EMAP, issue 5, page 79, May 1992