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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.


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Alternate Titles

  • "Truxton Classic" -- Android/iPhone/iPad title
  • "Tatsujin Classic" -- Japanese/Korean Android/iPhone/iPad title
  • "Tatsujin" -- Japanese title
  • "タツジン" -- Japanese spelling
  • "타수진 클래식" -- Korean Android/iPhone/iPad spelling

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Critic Reviews

Hobby Consolas Genesis Oct, 1991 94 out of 100 94
Computer and Video Games (CVG) Genesis Mar, 1990 94 out of 100 94
The Video Game Critic Genesis Dec 29, 2001 A- 91
1UP! Genesis May 03, 2019 90 out of 100 90
Amstar Genesis Dec, 1990 15 out of 20 75
Tilt Genesis Sep, 1990 14 out of 20 70
Electronic Gaming Monthly (EGM) Genesis Mar, 1990 25 out of 40 62
All Game Guide Arcade 1998 3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars 60
Video Game Den TurboGrafx-16 Jun 13, 2010 3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars 60
Your Sinclair Arcade Jan, 1989 Unscored Unscored


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