Truxton is a space-shooter from Taito/Toaplan
Like many other shooters, the game is set in space, where the player takes
control of a small spaceship across several planets. The game is played with an
8-way joystick and two buttons (a shot and a bomb button) through 8 levels with
non-stop action and 5 bosses.
By picking up items the player can upgrade
his/her ship. Picking an S increases the speed (up to four times),
picking a B increases the number of bombs, pick up 5 Ps to
increase power by 1 degree, up to 4 P remain if the player dies. Pick up
1up or 2up icons to increase the number of lives. Pick up a red
icon for a "Power shot", a green icon for a "Tatsujin beam" or a blue
icon for the "Sun Laser".