Truxton (video game)
|Genre(s)||Shoot 'em up|
|Mode(s)||2 Players, alternating|
|Arcade system||Toaplan version 1 hardware |
|CPU||68000 @ 10 MHz|
|Sound||Z80 @ 3.5 MHz
YM3812 @ 3.5 MHz
YM3812 @ 4 MHz
|Display||raster, 320 x 240 pixels|
Truxton, released in Japan as Tatsujin (タツジン (from 達人, "Expert")), 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).
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".