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Truxton Truxton - Japanese Logo - Katakana / Kanji

Truxton - Cabinet - Video Game Marquee


A classic space shoot-em-up. You control a spaceship shooting enemies as you progress through each area and collect various power-ups along the way. There are motherships to defeat at the end of each area.

Truxton 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 Truxton was produced include: Pyros, Twin Cobra, Mahjong Sisters, Tatsujin, TwinHawk, Demon's World, Same! Same! Same!, and Hell Fire


Name Truxton
Developer Toaplan (Japan)
Year 1988
Type Videogame
KLOV/MOG # 10207
Class Wide Release
Genre Scrolling Shooter
Conversion Class JAMMA
Dipswitch Settings

Truxton Dipswitch Settings (user contributed)

# Simultaneous Players 1
# Maximum Players 2
Game Play Alternating
Control Panel Layout Single Player
  • Joystick: 8-way
  • Buttons: 2 - FireBomb
Sound Amplified Mono (one channel)
Cabinet Styles
  • Upright/Standard
Bezel Truxton Bezel Image
Side Art Truxton Side Art Image

Truxton KLOV/IAM 5 Point User Score: 3.48 (5 votes)

Fun Factor: 4.20

Overall Like 4.25
Fun (Social) 4.00
Fun (Solo) 4.50
Collector Desire 4.00

Technical Rating: 3.40

Gameplay 3.40
Graphics 4.00
Originality 4.00
Sound/Music 4.00

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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Licensed to Midway for US manufacture and distribution. Also licensed to Romstar for US manufacture and distribution.PThe Japanese name for this game is ITatsujinI.

VAPS Arcade/Coin-Op Truxton 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 50 known instances of this machine owned by Truxton collectors who are active members. Of these, 3 of them are original dedicated machines. 4 of them are conversions in which game circuit boards (and possibly cabinet graphics) have been placed in (and on) another game cabinet. 42 of them are only circuit boards which a collector could put into a generic case if desired.

For Sale - There are 2 active VAPS members with a Truxton machines for sale. There is one active VAPS member with an extra Truxton circuit board for sale.

Wanted - There is one active VAPS member currently looking for Truxton. There is one active VAPS member looking for a Truxton circuit board set.

This game ranks a 16 on a scale out of 100 (100 = most often seen, 1=least common) in popularity based on census ownership records.

This game ranks a 3 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]



LICENSOR TaitoPThis games used hardware similar to that used in other Toaplan games of the time, including IDemons WorldIIHorror StoryI. It uses a M68000 Main CPU, 10MHz, a Z80 Sound CPU, 3.5MHz driving a YM3812 also 3.5MHz, and a 320C10 Protection MCU, 3.5MHz.PLike the aforementioned Toaplan games, the game is multiregional, meaning that it can be configured for different regions via the DIP switches. These settings change the legal warnings, can display the Taito licensing message and can modify the title between the English version ITruxtonI and the Japanese version ITatsujinI.


  1. Truxton
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