Magical Taruruto-kun (Mega Drive)

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Magical Taruruto-kun
System(s): Sega Mega Drive
Publisher: Sega
Developer:
Licensor: Tatsuya Egawa, Shueisha, Toei Animation
Sound driver: SMPS 68000
Genre: Action[1][2]

















Number of players: 1
Release Date RRP Code
Sega Mega Drive
JP
¥3,8803,880 G-4068

Magical Taruruto-kun (まじかる☆タルるートくん) is a 1992 action game for the Sega Mega Drive by Sega and Game Freak to tie into Tatsuya Egawa's/Shueisha's Magical Taruruuto-kun manga, which had been recently turned into an anime by Toei Animation.

Story

Honmaru Edojo is a fifth grader who lives in Tokyo. He is an outcast and a loser until he meets Magical Taruruto, whose powers help Honmaru deal with all his hardships, including girls and bullies. One day, there is a disturbance at the elementary school, which Taruruto-kun must investigate. He learns that the mischievous magic troll Raivar is causing trouble and must be stopped.

Gameplay

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Magic selection

The game is a platformer played as the young magician Taruruto-kun. Taruruto is moved with Left and Right and crouches with Down. He jumps with C and can glide by holding C again while in mid-air. His glide allows him to cover more horizontal distance and to slide into narrow spaces. Taruruto breaks into a run upon landing after a glide. Taruruto attacks with his wand with B. When standing next to an object, Taruruto can grab the object with B and throw it at enemies with B again. Objects become personified with faces when Taruruto grabs them. Objects cannot be carried to new areas.

Taruruto gains a new magic power after every stage, which can be used with A. Magic abilities have limited uses, but the player can find items that give Taruruto more uses. The player can switch the current magic ability with  START .

Taruruto has a life gauge with three hearts and loses a heart each time he takes damage from an enemy. He loses a life if he loses all of his hearts or if he falls down a bottomless pit. The game ends if Taruruto loses all of his lives, though it can be continued as long as there are continues remaining.

Magic Spells

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すけるるる
Grants Taruruto-kun temporarily invincibility.
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ミ~モ~ラ~
Summons the witch Mimora-chan to attack every enemy on screen.
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まっ、ぷたつ!!
Attacks all enemies in a straight line from Taruruto's wand.

Items

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Item Box
Pick up to reveal an item.
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Takoyaki (たこやき)
Replenishes one heart on Taruruto's life gauge.
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Power Apple Juice (パワーアップルジュース)
Fully replenishes Taruruto's life gauge.
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Pentagram Sticker (五芒星シール)
Gives Taruruto another use of a magic ability.
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1-Up
Awards the player with an extra life.

Stages

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Minamino Elementary School (南野小学校)

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Magic Kingdom (魔法の国)

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Picture Book Country (絵本の国)

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  • Magical Taruruto-kun MD, Stage 4-7 Boss.png

Final Stage

Production credits

  • Direction, Game Design, Graphic Design: Ken Sugimori
  • Program: Yuji Shingai
  • Music, Sound Effects, Sound Program: Junichi Masuda
  • Graphic Design, Game Design Assistant: Akihito Tomisawa
  • Graphic Design Assistant: Kazuyo Ishiai, Katsuki Maruyama
  • Special Thanks: Akihito Koriyama, Office Gia
  • Produce: Satoshi Tajiri
Game Freak Inc.
Source:
In-game credits
Magical Taruruto-kun MD credits.pdf
[3]


Digital manuals

Magazine articles

Main article: Magical Taruruto-kun (Mega Drive)/Magazine articles.

Promotional material

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Print advert in Beep! MegaDrive (JP) #1992-05: "May 1992" (1992-04-08)

Physical scans

Sega Retro Average 
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Sega Retro Average 
Publication Version Score
Beep! MegaDrive (JP) NTSC-J
80
[4]
Consoles + (FR)
72
[5]
GameFan (US) NTSC-J
88
[6]
Génération 4 (FR)
90
[7]
Hippon Super (JP) NTSC-J
80
[8]
Joypad (FR) NTSC-J
86
[9]
Joystick (FR) NTSC-J
79
[10]
Sega Mega Drive Advanced Gaming (UK)
77
[11]
Sega Mega Drive Advanced Gaming (UK) NTSC-J
77
[12]
Play Time (DE)
79
[13]
Sega Pro (UK) NTSC-J
36
[14]
Sega Saturn Magazine (JP) NTSC-J
79
[15]
Video Games (DE)
72
[16]
Sega Mega Drive
77
Based on
13 reviews

Magical Taruruto-kun (Mega Drive)

Mega Drive, JP
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Cover
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Cart
MagicalTarurutokun MD JP Manual.pdf
Manual

Technical information

ROM dump status

System Hash Size Build Date Source Comments
Sega Mega Drive
CRC32 f11060a5
MD5 f676dfdd836199352f105465905c25de
SHA-1 208f1d83bb410f9cc5e5308942b83c0e84f64294
512kB 1992-02 Cartridge (JP)

References


Magical Taruruto-kun (Mega Drive)

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