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Tatsujin title.png
Publisher: Taito
Developer(s) of original games: Toaplan
System(s): PC Engine
Genre: Shoot-'em-Up

Number of players: 1
Release Date RRP Code
PC Engine
¥7,200 TP04022


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Tatsujin (タツジン) is a vertically scrolling shoot-'em-up by Toaplan originally released in arcades in 1988 by Taito. In 1992, it was ported to the PC Engine by Sting and again published by Taito. This version is considered to be a very accurate port... to the point where the game is made harder due to the smaller screen size!

In the West, this game is usually known as Truxton, but this PC Engine version remained a Japanese exclusive.

Production credits

  • Produced by: Shoji Takahashi
  • Programmed by: Toyofumi Kunihiro
  • Graphics by: Tsutomu Takase, Hiroharu Ushiku
  • Sound by: Shotaro
  • Supervisor: Koji Yamazaki
  • Bug Checker: Suit
  • Special thanks to: Ikasama Naokin, Mr.Oota, Mickey Shunkoh
  • Presented by: Taito
Source: In-game credits (JP)

Magazine articles

Main article: Tatsujin/Magazine articles.

Physical scans

PC Engine, JP
Tatsujin PCE JP Box Front.jpg
Tatsujin PCE JP Card Back.jpgTatsujin PCE JP Card.jpg

Technical information

ROM dump status

System Hash Size Build Date Source Comments
PC Engine
CRC32 A6088275
MD5 0674F72871D7A779D262B519D244E33A
SHA-1 DDA768075FBF8C0624E2C1F217B1092513B1C942
524,288 Card (JP)
PC Engine
CRC32 C1B26659
MD5 D1B5FE051C357A2F8D166697D0F7DB09
SHA-1 C36FB68B7FDA1E4E1D021F6AE00522C9832BD225
524,288 Card (JP)


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