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Released 1988 · consists of 7 releases.

An Arcade vertically scrolling shoot 'em up set in space. Its Japanese name, Tatsujin, means "Expert".


First release date 1988
Platform Genesis , TurboGrafx-16 , Arcade , PC
Developer Toaplan , Sting Entertainment
Publisher Taito Corporation , Bitwave Games
Genre Shoot 'Em Up
Theme Sci-Fi
Franchises Truxton
Aliases Tatsujin


Truxton (JP: Tatsujin) is a shoot 'em up first released in the Arcade in 1988. It was ported to the Sega Genesis in 1989 and released internationally, and again to the PC Engine in 1992 where it remained a Japan exclusive. The game's story posits the player as the last line of defense between their planet and the invading Gidans forces.

Truxton is a typical late-80s shoot 'em up. The player has a standard spreadshot gun that increases in firepower as the player finds power-ups, as well as a finite number of bombs that will clear the screen once fired. The player's ship can only take one hit before exploding, but they have a stock of lives and continues to assist them.


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Specific release details

Platform TurboGrafx-16
Region Japan
Developer Sting Entertainment
Publisher Taito Corporation
Release date N/A
Product code None
Company code TP04022
Minimum Players 1
Maximum Players N/A
Resolutions N/A
Sound Systems N/A
Single player Features N/A
Multi player Features N/A
Widescreen Support No
Notes N/A

Relate to Truxton

Truxton 2

Truxton 2

Truxton 2 is a 1992 arcade sequel to the original game, Truxton.