Truxton (Genesis)

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The evil Dogurava, commander of an alien army known as the Gidans, is attacking the planet Borogo. The army uses five giant asteroids as fortresses for the invasion. After surviving an attack on an orbiting cargo barge, a lone pilot takes the only remaining fighter craft and embarks on a suicide mission: draw the Gidans' fire to himself, while attempting to bypass their fighters on the way to the fortresses.

Originating in the arcades, Truxton is a vertically scrolling shooter. The player controls a fighter craft that has to eliminate the enemies with primary weapons or bombs. The basic weapon comes in three varieties: Power Shot (small spreading projectiles), Sun Laser (a powerful, fast-moving straight laser beam, and Truxton Beam (an electric beam that spreads in all directions if the player is holding down the fire button).

Each one of these weapons can be upgraded to a more powerful variant by collecting power-ups (up to four power levels). Beside increased attack power, the weapons also may gain additional properties when powering up (e.g. the Power Shot creates a shield around the player-controlled aircraft). Other power-up effects include increasing the ship's maneuvering speed up to four times, increasing the number of bombs, and gaining additional lives.


Truxton Genesis This green weapon seems to be better...
Truxton Genesis This fat blue thing seems to be unimpressed by my new weapon...
Truxton Genesis Cleared the area... more or less
Truxton Genesis Into the monster's mouth

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Alternate Titles

  • "Tatsujin" -- Japanese title
  • "タツジン" -- Japanese spelling

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Critic Reviews

Hobby Consolas Oct, 1991 94 out of 100 94
Computer and Video Games (CVG) Mar, 1990 94 out of 100 94
The Video Game Critic Dec 29, 2001 A- 91
Zero May, 1990 87 out of 100 87
Raze Jan, 1991 85 out of 100 85
Mean Machines Oct, 1990 82 out of 100 82 Jan 02, 2009 8 out of 10 80
Power Play Mar, 1990 77 out of 100 77
Tilt Sep, 1990 14 out of 20 70
Electronic Gaming Monthly (EGM) Mar, 1990 25 out of 40 62


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Tibes80 (1567) added Truxton (Genesis) on Jan 01, 2003
Other platforms contributed by Kabushi (215481) and Terok Nor (27141)