Lost In Translation/Truxton

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Truxton marquee.
No screen shot.
Truxton control panel.
Manufacturer Toaplan Taito Corporation
Released 1988
8-way Joystick
2 Button(s)
Main CPU 68000 (@ 10.000 MHz)
Z80 (@ 3.500 MHz)
Sound CPU Mono
YM3812 (@ 3.500 MHz)
Raster (Vertical)
320 x 240 pixels
60.00 Hz
2,048 Palette colours
Screens 1
ROM Info 13 ROMs
1,343,552 bytes (1.28 MiB)
MAME ID truxton

About The Game

Truxton is a vertically scrolling arcade video game shoot-em-up featuring 8 levels with non-stop action and 5 bosses.

Taking place somewhere in the near future of space travel, an alien armada is invading the player's home planet aboard 5 gargantuan asteroids. After surviving an attack on the player's cargo barge, players board and pilot one remaining fighter and challenge the aliens in a desperate attempt to quell the alien invasion and divert their asteroid fortresses in the process.


Licensed to Taito for manufacture ans distribution and to Romstar for US distribution.

This game is known in Japan as 'Tatsujin' (translates from Japanese as 'Master').

Polystar released a limited-edition soundtrack album for this game (Tatsujin : Toaplan Game Music Scene One - H24X-10005) on 25/06/1989.

Tips and tricks

Hidden Functions

If the 'Invulnerability dip switch' is enabled, you are invulnerable but you may also 'Pause' the game with P2 Start and restart with P1 Start.


  1. Truxton (1988)
  2. Truxton II (1992)


Music Composed By
Masahiro Yuge

Cabinet and Artwork


Sega Mega Drive (1989)
NEC PC-Engine (1992)
FM Towns Marty ("Tatsujin")

Soundtrack Releases

Album Name Catalogue No. Released Publisher Comments
Beep! Sega Megadrive Best Selection PSCX-1018[1] 1991-04-25 DATAM Polystar CD version.
TATSUJIN ~TOA PLAN GAME MUSIC SCENE ONE~ H24X-10005[2] 1989-06-25 Polystar CD version.


The contents of this page are licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Unported License.
The sources used include MAME (version 0.113u2) and history.dat (revision 1.28 - 2008-10-18).
Please see http://www.arcade-history.com for credits.