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Volcanic eruptions have been occurring on a deserted planet somewhere in deep space for quite some time. Then, on a fateful day, they culminated in a gigantic explosion, and a terrifying creature appeared. It is the emperor of the Gidans, thought to be defeated in the last galactic war. Now, the threat is back: the Gidans army is quickly assembled, and in a short time they dominate the galaxy again. Only a handful of refugees escape to deliver the news to the astroport. A pilot navigating the HyperFighter One aircraft is sent to stop the Gidans once and for all.

Like its predecessor, Truxton II is a vertically scrolling shooter. The gameplay is very similar to that of the first game: the player-controlled aircraft has three basic weapons (distinguished by the colors of corresponding power-ups) and bombs at his disposal. The rest of the power-ups are also the same as in the first game: increasing the ship's speed, the amount of bombs, and the lives of the player characters. A special power-up can also summon two wingmen to fight alongside the hero. Beside the single-player mode, the game also includes co-op multiplayer.

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Truxton II Arcade Approaching the surface.
Truxton II Arcade Avoid or shoot the asteroids.
Truxton II FM Towns The red powerup shoots huge explosions
Truxton II Arcade Take out the one on the left first.

Alternate Titles

  • "้”ไบบ็Ž‹" -- Japanese spelling
  • "Tatsujin ลŒ" -- Japanese title

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Edge FM Towns Nov, 1993 8 out of 10 80
Video Games Arcade Sep, 1992 3 out of 5 60

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Contributed to by Kabushi (161322) and Oleg Roschin (174057)