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Space Gun

Arcade Video game published 34 years ago by Taito Corp.

Listed in MAME

Space Gun screenshot

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).


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.


europe Sega Master System (1992) "Space Gun [Model 9010]"
europe Microsoft XBOX (oct.14, 2005) "Taito Legends"
europe Sony PS2 (oct.14, 2005) "Taito Legends [Model SLES-53438]"
usa Microsoft XBOX (oct.25, 2005) "Taito Legends"
usa Sony PS2 (oct.25, 2005) "Taito Legends [Model SLUS-21122]"
korea Sony PS2 (jul.18, 2006) "Taito Legends [Model SLKA-15056]"
japan Sony PS2 (jan.25, 2007) "Taito Memories II Joukan [Model SLPM-66649]"

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


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