Taito Legends

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Taito Legends
System(s): PlayStation 2, Xbox, Windows PC
Publisher: Sega (US)
Licensor: Empire Interactive, Taito
Developer(s) of original games: Taito
Game total: 29
Genre: Compilation

Number of players: 1-2
Release Date RRP Code
Windows PC
ESRB: Teen
Sony PlayStation 2
ESRB: Teen
$19.9919.99[2] 64066
ESRB: Teen

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Taito Legends is a 2005 compilation containing a number of arcade games released by Taito in the 1980s and early 1990s. It was published for the PlayStation 2, Xbox and PC by Empire Interactive (under the Xplosiv label) in Europe, however Sega were licensed to publish the PC, PS2 and Xbox version in North America, although the only appearance of their name and logo is on the packaging; the game itself only mentions Empire and Taito.

Several of the 29 included games have been released on Sega platforms, including Space Invaders, Bubble Bobble, Operation Wolf, Volfied, The New Zealand Story, Rainbow Islands, Space Gun, Thunder Fox and Rastan.

Notable differences include Rainbow Islands' omission of its signature theme inspired by Harold Arlen's "Over the Rainbow" as, rather than using the altered theme seen in many ports of the 1990s, the lead instrument is cut entirely.

Sega were not involved in any of the sequels.

Production credits

PlayStation 2 version

  • Executive Producer: Simon Prytherch
  • Project Lead: David Hunt
  • Programming - Empire Oxford: Bryan McPhail, Jarek Burczynski, Mike Montgomery, Neal Tringham, Nicola Salmoria, Scott Williams, Steve Burge
  • Programming - Atomic Planet Entertainment: Andrew Seed, Andrew Taylor, Duncan Chambers, Gary Gray, Martin Pegg, Richard Frankish, Stuart Leonardi
  • Programming - Razorworks: Dan Clarke, Dave Proctor, Dave Lomas, Ioannis Venetsanopoulos, Todd Gibbs
  • Art: Andy Debus (Razorworks), Pat Fox, Pete Lyon, Rick Nath (Razorworks)
  • QA - Empire Oxford: Gavin Clark, Richard Hughes
  • QA - Empire Interactive: Dave Cleaveley (Manager), Steve Frazer (Assistant Manager), Cliff Ramsey, Caolan Newell
  • Additional Testing: Gaurav Hudva and his team at RelQ Software Pvt. Ltd.
  • Producer: Jason Falcus (Atomic Planet), Steve Hart (Razowrosk)
  • Producer Support: Steve Metcalf, Vince Farquharson
  • Title Music: "Neon" and "Neon Lite" written and recorded by Jill Stark - Purity
  • Sound Design: Richard Beddow
  • Video Production & Japanese Translation: Tadasu Hasegawa
  • Video Editing: Haydon Farrar
  • Licensing: Calvin Hutt
  • Special Thanks To: Aaron Giles, Fukio Mitsuji (MTJ), Phil Stroffolini, Tatsuya Hitasawa, Toshihiro Nishikado
US manual
TaitoLegends PS2 US Manual.pdf

Magazine articles

Main article: Taito Legends/Magazine articles.

Physical scans

PlayStation 2 version

PlayStation 2, US
TaitoLegends PS2 US Box.jpg
TaitoLegends PS2 US Disc.jpg
TaitoLegends PS2 US Manual.pdf

Xbox version

Xbox, US
TaitoLegends Xbox US Box.jpg
TaitoLegends Xbox US Disc.jpg

PC version

TaitoLegends PC US back.jpgNospine.pngTaitoLegends PC US Box.jpg

Technical information

ROM dump status

System Hash Size Build Date Source Comments
Sony PlayStation 2
CRC32 5d1e6e81
MD5 0aded52ead37dd3500cd31b6fb675bb8
SHA-1 d755136d66630b39a7a4a30b07315c2dbc86febb
354,182,976 CD-ROM (US) SLUS-21122 (V1.00)

External links

  • Taito Legends on PlayStation.com: US (archive)
  • Taito Legends on Xbox.com: US (archive)