The sequel to Toaplan's vertically scrolling shooter masterpiece, Truxton. The exquisitely tuned game balance, which is fun even at the game's hardest difficulty levels, continues to captivate high-level players from around the world. This game challenges players to go beyond the level of expert and become a King!
Japanese title: 達人王
|Vertically scrolling shooting
Astro City Mini V
Controls & How to Play
The game is played with an 8-way joystick, a Shot button, and a Bomb button.
Use the Shot and Bomb buttons to destroy enemies.
If your ship is hit by enemy fire or collides with an airborne enemy, it will be destroyed and you will lose a life.
You will not lose a life for colliding with enemies located on land.
When you restart after losing a life, your power-ups will be reset and you will begin with three bombs equipped.
The game is over if you lose all of your lives.
There are a total of six stages.
Weapon switching items & power-ups
They change in color from green → red → blue when enough time has elapsed, and the type of shot you get changes according to the color of the item when you acquire it.
The first time you pick one up, attachments will be added to the left and right sides of your ship, and they can also fire at the enemy.
Picking up an item that is the same color as your equipped shot type will power up your shots (5 levels).
If you pick one up when you are fully powered up, you will receive 5,000 points instead.
Equips a standard shot.
The attachments will fire a simple shot that spreads out in a fan-shaped path.
When powered up, the attack will cover a wider area.
Equips a napalm bomb.
The napalm bomb will explode after traveling a certain distance from your attachments.
The explosion is capable of damaging enemies caught in its blast, making it a powerful shot to use against the enemy.
Each time you power up, your napalm bombs will fire in two, and then three directions.
Equips a laser shot that tracks targets.
The lasers fired from your attachments will automatically track enemies.
The laser will continue its pursuit until the target is destroyed.
Each time you power up, the amount of damage it inflicts will increase.
They increase the speed of your ship (5 levels).
If you pick one up when you are already at top speed, you will receive 5,000 points instead.
Adds one bomb to your inventory.
You can store up to five of these bombs.
These appear when you destroy certain land-based objects with specific attacks equipped.
Pick it up to receive an extra life.
- You can find Pipiru people hiding in certain ground-based objects.
Hitting a Pipiru causes various items to appear.
Despite being a sequel to Truxton, this title evolved to a point where it felt like a completely different game, and its hardcore shooting action and high level of difficulty appealed to gamers. The melodic soundtrack, vibrant songs, and general sense of dread that accompanied the boss battles proved to be an intoxicating mix for players. The graphics for the weapons, enemies, backgrounds, and your ship were all given a heightened sense of realism and presence, and combined with the setting, immersed players in the game's world. This game definitely challenged players to go beyond the level of expert and become a King!