Truxton

a game by Toaplan
Genres: Flying, Shooting Games
Platform: Sega GenesisGenesis
Editor Rating: 6.2/10, based on 6 reviews
User Rating: 7.0/10 - 2 votes
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Truxton
Truxton
Truxton
Truxton
  • Manufacturer: Sega
  • Machine: Genesis

3 joysticks

Have you ever wondered what the series of colored dots in some levels are there for? Well, if you come upon them - the green lights in Round 1-1, for example - make sure you blast away at them with the same colored weapon. After a little bit of shooting, you'll uncover a 1-Up! The same process works for the red lights on Round 1-2 and the blue lights on Round 1-5.

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System requirements:

  • PC compatible
  • Operating systems: Windows 10/Windows 8/Windows 7/2000/Vista/WinXP
  • Game modes: Single game mode

Player controls:

  • Up, Down, Left, Right - Arrow keys
  • Start - Enter (Pause, Menu select, Skip intro, Inventory)
  • "A" Gamepad button - Ctrl (usually Jump or Change weapon)
  • "B" button - Space (Jump, Fire, Menu select)
  • "C" button - Left Shift (Item select)

Use the F12 key to toggle mouse capture / release when using the mouse as a controller.

Game Reviews

  • Manufacturer: Sega

The Gidans have ambushed your Super Freighter in deep space and now control its cargo of see ret weapons. They plan to destroy your planet Borego. You must stop them with your Rainbow Circle shot as you navigate the fortified asteroid belt.

  • Levels: 5
  • Theme: Shooter
  • Players: 1
  • Difficulty: Easy

The first shooter on the Genesis! This cart combines all of the guns, enemies, bosses and graphics in a way that is totally unique and in a league all of its own.

A video shooter of extraordinary intensity. Truxton, based on a little-seen arcade name, has the hottest vertically-scrolling blasting battles ever seen in a home game! Blow the enemy away or reconfigure your ship for even greater power!

It's you against a galaxy of alien invaders with vastly superior numbers. You're armed with one of the sleekest, most powerful star ships in the universe, capable of eliminating even the alien's most awesome Super Bosses. Not only can your pulse cannon be upgraded to dizzying heigths, you can also change weapons by picking up special icons exposed along the way. Change to an electrical beam or laser beam for more effective attacks and let the bad guys have it!

People say:

5.0

I like Truxton a lot, but it just doesn't simulate the intense speed I would expect in a Genesis game. It plays like Xevious, but with the special power-ups and weapons, you may find yourself striving to power-up rather than complete the battle (which is too short). A decent shooter nonetheless.

8.0

A good shooter for the Genesis. Very detailed graphics and a large color palette make this one of the best looking Genesis games. Offers non-stop action and a difficulty curve set on the hard side. Controls very well and keeps you coming back for more.

5.0

Truxton is a fast-paced shooting game that has spectacular graphics and incredible visual power-ups. These features, combined with huge Bosses and stellar backgrounds, make this the best space shooter I've played since Blazing Lazers. More levels would have made it even better.

8.0

This shooter just doesn't have enough pizzazz to hold your attention long. The graphics look detailed, but they're awfully dark. The backgrounds also move slowly, making it difficult to simulate any real feelings of speed. A limited number of levels make Truxton much less than what it could be.

Truxton was a sleeper hit in the arcades, which received only a handful of the machines as boards. It's too bad this sizzling shooter didn't get more widespread attention - it definitely goes in the file under "I" for intense! Sega has now created a Genesis translation of this no-nonsense vertically scrolling blast-em-up. What few saw in the arcades can now be purchased for home play, with little loss in the trip. Truxton was developed by the Toeplin Group, responsible for such powerhouse shooters as Twin Cobra and Hell Fire. Their experience in the field shines again with Truxton, which doesn't try to be daring or unique in its execution, but does come off with some original flair. You must fly over alien landscapes to reclaim the territory. During your journey you can capture pods left in the wake of certain enemy craft that will increase speed, add explosive bombs to your reserves, or change your weapons. The Truxton weapons steal the show, with beautifully animated routines that grow to immense proportions. Truxton does lack a lot of bright colors, and the backgrounds scroll by at a painfully slow speed, but the shooting action is solid and is enhanced by the varieties of alien ships and Boss attackers that are always waiting to engage.

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