Magical Taruruto-kun (Game Gear)

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Magical Taruruuto-kun
System(s): Sega Game Gear
Publisher: Tsukuda Ideal
Licensor: Tatsuya Egawa, Shueisha, Toei Animation
Genre: Shooting[1][2]

















Number of players: 1
Release Date RRP Code
Sega Game Gear
JP
¥3,9803,980 T-65017

Magical Taruruto-kun (まじかる☆タルるートくん) is a shoot-'em-up game published by Tsukuda Ideal for the Game Gear. It is based upon the Magical Taruruto-kun manga and anime series.

Story

Magical Taruruto-kun must rescue Honmaru and Iyona from the villainous troll Raivar.

Gameplay

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Mimora-chan

The game is a horizontally scrolling shooter. The player controls Taruruto-kun, who flies through each stage. He is moved in any direction with the D-pad. He shoots magical bullets with 1. The controls have no rapid-fire. He can acquire items that can be used as one-time magic spells with 2.

The witch Mimora-chan appears in each stage. If Taruruto-kun flies into her, it takes the player to a store where the player can pick an item. Items include different weapons, magic spells, speed upgrades, and health upgrades.

Taruruto-kun's health is indicated by hearts at the bottom of the screen. When he runs out of health, he loses a life, but he respawns immediately if the player has a life remaining. The game ends if the player runs out of lives, but the game has unlimited continues.

Items

Weapons

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Equips Taruruto-kun with his starting weapon.
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Equips Taruruto-kun with a double shot.
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Equips Taruruto-kun with a homing shot.
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Equips Taruruto-kun with a larger but slower shot.
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Equips Taruruto-kun with a taller wave shot.

Magic Spells

Each spell can only be used once, though multiple spells can be held in reserve at a time.

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Gives Taruruto-kun a projectile that can penetrate through multiple targets.
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Gives Taruruto-kun a projectile that sticks to an enemy and then explodes after a moment.
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Gives Taruruto-kun a projectile that causes an enemy to sink to the bottom of the screen.
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Gives Taruruto-kun the ability to freeze enemies in place temporarily.

Speed Upgrades

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Speed I
Sets Taruruto-kun's speed to the slowest level.
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Speed II
Sets Taruruto-kun's speed to the middle level.
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Speed III
Sets Taruruto-kun's speed to the fastest level.

Other

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Extends Taruruto-kun's health by one heart and restores any lost hearts.
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1-Up
Gives the player an extra life.

Stages

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Stage 1

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Stage 2

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Stage 3

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Stage 4

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Stage 5

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Stage 6

Magazine articles

Main article: Magical Taruruto-kun (Game Gear)/Magazine articles.

Physical scans

Sega Retro Average 
Publication Score Source
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0 review
Sega Retro Average 
Publication Version Score
Beep! MegaDrive (JP) NTSC-J
58
[3]
Computer & Video Games (UK)
70
[4]
Games-X (UK)
60
[5]
Hippon Super (JP) NTSC-J
40
[6]
Joystick (FR) NTSC-J
69
[7]
Power Play (DE)
51
[8]
Sega Saturn Magazine (JP) NTSC-J
62
[9]
Sega Game Gear
58
Based on
7 reviews

Magical Taruruto-kun (Game Gear)

Game Gear, JP
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Cover
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Cart

Technical information

ROM dump status

System Hash Size Build Date Source Comments
Sega Game Gear
 ?
CRC32 6e1cc23c
MD5 3af0c6ddf5f00a493e1f159fcedc0933
SHA-1 40fae12f1d565849158ff87700e25d6967038867
128kB Cartridge (JP)

References


Magical Taruruto-kun (Game Gear)

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