Targ was released in June 1980. It was the first 'fantasy theme' game.
While in that period many western companies licensed games from Japanese developers (Exidy itself licensed Nintendo's "Sheriff
" as "Bandido
"), Targ is one of the few western games that made it in the opposite way, being licensed by Sega for Japanese distribution.
Targ stands for 'Target'. 'Spectar' stands for 'Special Target'.