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Tatsujin Tatsujin - Japanese Logo - Katakana / Kanji

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Classic space shoot-em-up developed by Toa Plan and published by Taito. You control a spaceship shooting enemies as you progress through each area and collect various power-ups along the way.

Tatsujin was produced by Toaplan in 1988.

Toaplan released 31 machines in our database under this trade name, starting in 1986. Toaplan was based in Japan.

Other machines made by Toaplan during the time period Tatsujin was produced include: Pyros, Twin Cobra, Mahjong Sisters, Truxton, TwinHawk, Demon's World, Same! Same! Same!, and Hell Fire



Name Tatsujin
Developer Toaplan (Japan)
Year 1988
Type Videogame
KLOV/MOG # 10037
Class Wide Release
Genre Space
Conversion Class JAMMA
# Simultaneous Players 1
# Maximum Players 2
Game Play Alternating
Control Panel Layout Single Player
  • Joystick: 8-way
  • Buttons: 2 - Shoot|Bomb
Sound Amplified Mono (one channel)
Cabinet Styles
  • Upright/Standard

Game Introduction

This game is the Japanese version of Truxton.

Tatsujin KLOV/IAM 5 Point User Score: 0.00 (0 votes)

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COPY OF: Truxton

This game was ported to the Mega Drive and PC Engine consoles.

VAPS Arcade/Coin-Op Tatsujin 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 165,354 machines (6,938 unique titles).

Common - There are 30 known instances of this machine owned by Tatsujin collectors who are active members. Of these, 30 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 Tatsujin circuit board for sale.

Wanted - There are 2 active VAPS members currently looking for Tatsujin. There is one active VAPS member looking for a Tatsujin circuit board set.

This game ranks a 6 on a scale out of 100 (100 = most often seen, 1=least common) in popularity based on census ownership records.

This game ranks a 5 on a scale out of 100 (100 = most often seen, 1=least common) in popularity based on census want list records.

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



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