The Arcade Video Game by Taito Corp.

Exzisus screenshot


Emulated in MAME ! Coin-Operated Arcade Video Game

Exzisus © 1987 Taito.

The player must use an 8-way joystick to take control of a space astronaut named Exzisus with two buttons to make him fire shots at and drop missiles on enemies, and launch his bird and dog-like robots at them. There are also several different powerups that he can collect to aid him in his mission: L (Laser Light Blaster), D (Disruption or Destruction depending upon the palette), M (Missile), F (Full Automatic), A (Aerodynamic Power), O (Option), and, in some versions of the title, B (Barrier). When hit, Exzisus returns back to his regular humanoid form.


Game ID : B23

Main CPU : (4x) Z80
Sound Chips : Yamaha YM2151

Control : 8-way joystick
Buttons : 2


Exzisus was released in August 1987 in Japan only.

The design of the player spaceship is from Taito's famous shoot-em up, "Darius".



Microsoft XBOX europe (October 14, 2005) "Taito Legends"
Sony PlayStation 2 europe (October 14, 2005) "Taito Legends [Model SLES-53438]"
Microsoft XBOX usa (October 25, 2005) "Taito Legends"
Sony PlayStation 2 usa (October 25, 2005) "Taito Legends [Model SLUS-21122]"
Sony PlayStation 2 korea (July 18, 2006) "Taito Legends [Model SLKA-15056]"
Sony PlayStation 2 japan (January 25, 2007) "Taito Memories II Joukan [Model SLPM-66649]"


PC [MS Windows, CD-ROM] europe (October 14, 2005) "Taito Legends"
PC [MS Windows, CD-ROM] usa (November 10, 2005) "Taito Legends"

Game's ROM.

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