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Legend Of Hero Tonma Legend Of Hero Tonma - Japanese Logo - Katakana / Kanji

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A little caped hero fights his way to the boss' castle through a cute scrolling world. Enemies can be killed by fireballs or stunned when jumped upon. Killed enemies and chests leave coins to increase a person's score and options give aiming shots and bouncing fireballs.

Legend Of Hero Tonma was produced by Irem in 1989.

Irem released 89 machines in our database under this trade name, starting in 1978. Irem was based in Japan.

Other machines made by Irem during the time period Legend Of Hero Tonma was produced include: Meikyuu Shima, Ninja Spirit, Tsukikage (The Legend Of The White Wolf), Image Fight, Saigo No Nindou, Dragon Breed, Kengo, X Multiply, R-Type II, and Air Duel

Legend of Hero Tonma
Legend of Hero Tonma


Name Legend Of Hero Tonma
Developer Irem (Japan)
Year 1989
Type Videogame
KLOV/MOG # 8405
Class Wide Release
Genre Adventure
Conversion Class JAMMA
# Simultaneous Players 1
# Maximum Players 2
Game Play Alternating
Control Panel Layout Single Player Ambidextrous
  • Joystick: 8-way
  • Buttons: 2 - Jump|Shoot
Sound Amplified Mono (one channel)
Cabinet Styles
  • Upright/Standard

Game Introduction

The concept of the game is very similar to Ghosts 'n Goblins, but the improvements include evolving weapons, collected coins (these are not used to buy anything) and the beautiful graphics. A little map at the start of each level shows the comments of the major boss about the player's evolution: "I never thought you would come this far!"

Game Play

The hero throws little fireballs to destroy the enemies who sometimes require several shots to be defeated. By picking up like bonuses, the fireball will increase to become a strange "bouncing" fireball. Jumping on the head of an enemy will stun it for a moment. The screen scrolling depends on the shape of the level and can be horizontal (first level) or multi-directional. A big boss appears at the end of each level to guard access to the next. Being hit by an enemy's shot or touching an enemy otherwise than jumping on its head costs one life.

Legend Of Hero Tonma KLOV/IAM 5 Point User Score: 5.00 (1 vote)

Fun Factor: 5.00

Overall Like 5.00
Fun (Social) 5.00
Fun (Solo) 5.00
Collector Desire 5.00

Technical Rating: 5.00

Gameplay 5.00
Graphics 5.00
Originality 5.00
Sound/Music 5.00

Personal Impressions and Technical Impressions each account for half of the total score. Within the Personal Impressions category, Like carries a little more weight than the other factors.

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VAPS Arcade/Coin-Op Legend Of Hero Tonma Census

There are 14,949 members of the Video Arcade Preservation Society / Vintage Arcade Preservation Society, 9,546 whom participate in our arcade census project of games owned, wanted, or for sale. Census data currently includes 165,389 machines (6,938 unique titles).

Common - There are 37 known instances of this machine owned by Legend Of Hero Tonma collectors who are active members. Of these, 37 of them are only circuit boards which a collector could put into a generic case if desired.

For Sale - There is one active VAPS member with an extra Legend Of Hero Tonma circuit board for sale.

Wanted - No active members have added this machine to their wish list. There are 2 active VAPS members looking for Legend Of Hero Tonma boards sets.

This game ranks a 10 on a scale out of 100 (100 = most often seen, 1=least common) in popularity based on census ownership records.

Rarity and Popularity independently are not necessarily indications of value. [More Information]



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