Space Gun

The Arcade Video Game by Taito Corp. See Timeline

Space Gun screenshot


Emulated in MAME ! Coin-Operated Arcade Video Game

Space Gun © 1990 Taito Corp.

As a member of a special Search And Rescue unit. you (and an optional friend) are told to investigate an S.O.S. distress signal that was sent from a space station. what you don't know is that a group of vicious aliens have taken the colonists hostage. luckily for you, you're armed with a plasma pulse gun and four sets of grenades that are quite special (aside from the common grenade that explodes, some will freeze, incinerate, and even slice and dice the aliens).


Space Gun Arcade Video Game
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(members only)
Taito Z System hardware
Prom Stickers : C57

Main CPU : (2x) Motorola 68000
Sound Chips : Yamaha YM2610

Players : 2
Control : lightgun
Buttons : 3


Space Gun was released in October 1990

Zuntata Records released a limited-edition soundtrack album for this game (Zuntata History L'ab-normal 1st - ZTTL-0038) on April 1, 1999.

A Space Gun unit appears in the 1994 French movie 'La Vengeance d'une Blonde'.


• Using Bombs, each Bomb has a specific effect.
1) Fire: Aliens will burn.
2) Bomb: Aliens will explode.
3) Sword: Aliens will be cut.
4) Freeze: Aliens will be frozen.

• Harder mode: If you stay at as low health as possible, the difficulty will be harder. And if you reach the time out, a powerful Alien will appear.

• Good Ending: Your cockpit should not be destroyed in last stage.



Sega Master System europe (1992) "Space Gun [Model 9010]"
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]"


Sinclair ZX Spectrum europe (1992)
Commodore C64 europe (1992)
Amstrad CPC europe (1992)
Commodore Amiga europe (1992)
Atari ST europe (1992)
PC [MS Windows, CD-ROM] europe (October 14, 2005) "Taito Legends"
PC [MS Windows, CD-ROM] usa (November 10, 2005) "Taito Legends"

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