Tatsujin [TP-013B]

Arcade Video game published 35 years ago by Taito Corp.

Listed in MAME

Tatsujin [TP-013B] screenshot

Tatsujin © 1988 Taito Corp.

Taking place somewhere in the near future of space travel, an alien armada is invading the player's home planet aboard 5 gargantuan asteroids. After surviving an attack on the player's cargo barge, players board and pilot one remaining fighter and challenge the aliens in a desperate attempt to quell the alien invasion and divert their asteroid fortresses in the process.

Tatsujin is a vertical scrolling shooter arcade game, featuring 8 levels with non-stop action and 5 bosses.


Game ID : TP-013B
Prom Stickers : B65

Main CPU : Motorola 68000 (@ 10 Mhz), Zilog Z80 (@ 3.5 Mhz)
Sound Chips : YM3812 (@ 3.5 Mhz)

Players : 2
Control : 8-way joystick
Buttons : 2


Tatsujin was released in October 1988 in Japan.

The title of this game translates from Japanese as 'Master'.

This game is known outside Japan as Truxton.

Polystar released a limited-edition soundtrack album for this game (Tatsujin : Toaplan Game Music Scene One - H24X-10005) on 25/06/1989.


* Hidden Functions : If the 'Invulnerability dip switch' is enabled, you are invulnerable but you may also 'Pause' the game with P2 Start and restart with P1 Start.


Developed by Toaplan.

Staff : Lee Ota
Music composed by : Masahiro Yuge


Sega Mega Drive (1989) "Tatsujin [Model G-4020]"
NEC PC-Engine (1992) "Tatsujin [Model TP-04022]"
FM Towns Marty "Tatsujin"


Game's ROM.