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Star Trigon

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The only off-shoot game from Namco's Project Driller team, known for their whimsical Mr Driller series of puzzle games, Star Trigon is a deceptively simple action-puzzle game. How simple? It uses only one button - and no joystick - for play.

Three characters are selectable at the beginning of the game: Hoshi Wataru (with his cute kitty, Pachee, in tow), Choufuto Bigguban (the token fat-and-slow oaf), and Mr Driller himself, Hori Susumu.

The object of Star Trigon is to rescue all of your stranded friends in each level. Stages are made up of a variety of planets viewed from a top-down perspective. The one button used for control simply makes your character hop from one planet to another. As the game begins, your character is put into "orbit" around one planet. He can then hop from planet to planet with skillfully-timed presses of the button. As you hop from one planet to another, a line is drawn connecting the two. Repeat this again and again to form triangle shapes, which encapsulate your free-floating friends and, in turn, rescue them. The triangles drawn can be large or small, as long as they remain a triangle shape. The gravitational pull of each planet - essentially the margin of error, as a larger pull will suck your character in if you send him flying slightly to one side of the planet - decreases as the game progresses, increasing the difficulty. Missing a jump from one planet to another will send you careening off into outer space, though one-hit-kill barriers do line some stages in order to help train you. There is also an air meter (a la Mr Driller) constantly depleting, which can be replenished via pick-ups that are found circling certain planets on each stage.

Mixed in with the dozens of normal stages are a variety of bonus stages, in which you must collect as many friends as possible within a time limit. Missing a jump and exiting the playfield instantly ends a bonus round.

The graphics and sound are very distictive and unusual, much in the same vein as Mr Driller - the entire game is extremely stylish and unique.

Star Trigon runs on Namco System 10 hardware, which is also home to games such as Taiko no Tatsujin, Mojipittan, and Mr Driller G.

Star Trigon was produced by Namco in 2002.

Namco released 310 machines in our database under this trade name, starting in 1977. Namco was based in Japan.

Other machines made by Namco during the time period Star Trigon was produced include: Jackpot 2, Golgo 13 Part 3, Bee Panic, Knockdown 2001 (KO 2001), Super World Stadium 2001, Soul Calibur 2, Mazan: Flash Of The Blade, Space Invaders/Qix, Dragon Chronicle, and Fishin Treasure


Name Star Trigon
Developer Namco (Japan)
Year 2002
Type Videogame
KLOV/MOG # 13235
Class Wide Release
Genre Puzzle
Conversion Class Jamma
# Simultaneous Players 1
# Maximum Players 1
Game Play Single
Control Panel Layout Single Player Ambidextrous
Sound Amplified Stereo (two channel)
Cabinet Styles
  • Upright/Standard
Instructions Star Trigon Instructions Image
Side Art Star Trigon Side Art Image

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VAPS Arcade/Coin-Op Star Trigon Census

There are 14,898 members of the Video Arcade Preservation Society / Vintage Arcade Preservation Society, 9,529 whom participate in our arcade census project of games owned, wanted, or for sale. Census data currently includes 165,153 machines (6,928 unique titles).

Uncommon - There are 15 known instances of this machine owned by Star Trigon collectors who are active members. Of these, One is a conversion in which game circuit boards (and possibly cabinet graphics) have been placed in (and on) another game cabinet. 14 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 Star Trigon circuit board for sale.

Wanted - No active members have added this machine to their wish list. There is one active VAPS member looking for a Star Trigon circuit board set.

This game ranks a 5 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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