Target Earth

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Target Earth
Publisher: Masaya (JP), DreamWorks (US)
System(s): Sega Mega Drive, Virtual Console
Genre: Action (JP box says Action / Shoot-'em-Up; Sega of Japan master list only says Shoot-'em-Up)

Number of players: 1
Release Date RRP Code
Sega Mega Drive
1990-03-16 ¥6,200 T-25013
Sega Mega Drive
1990-06[1] $? T-25046

Wii Virtual Console
600 pts ?

Assault Suit Leynos (重装騎兵レイノス) is a 1990 run-and-gun by NCS released in Japan and the US for the Sega Mega Drive. The US version was renamed Target Earth and published by DreamWorks.


Outcasts from Earth sent away to the far reaches of the universe return in powerful warships and begin getting revenge, attacking both the planet and its outposts around the Solar System. The Earth Defense League sends its warriors out to retaliate; each warrior is armed with a cyborg suit that makes them powerful enough to take on the outcasts.


Before each level, you are given the ability to choose which weapons to equip; switch weapons with C and fire with A. You can hold B down for rapidfire and hold the D-pad to aim shots. B jumps.



A sequel was released for the Sega Saturn in 1997 and the game was spun off into Cybernator/Assault Suit Valken on the SNES, which itself received a sequel. Neither sequel was released outside Japan.

Promotional material

GamePlayers US 0208.pdf

US print advert in

Game Players (US) Vol. 2 No. 8 "August 1990" (1990-xx-xx)

SegaVisions US 02.pdf

US print advert in

Sega Visions (US) #2: "October/November 1990" (1990-xx-xx); also published in

Game Players Sega Guide! (US) Vol. 1, No. 1 (199x-xx-xx)[2].

Physical scans

Sega Retro Average 
Publication Score Source
73 №4, p27[3]
46 №16, p87
73 №1, p76[4]
60 №23, p52
66 №1, p37[5]
42 №18, p64
Sega Mega Drive
Based on
6 reviews

Mega Drive, US
TargetEarth MD US Box.jpg
TargetEarth MD US Cart.jpg
TargetEarth MD US manual.pdf
Mega Drive, JP
ASL MD JP Box.jpg
ASLeynos MD JP CartTop.jpg
ASL MD JP Cart.jpg
Assaultsuit md jp manual.pdf

External links


  1. File:EGM US 012.pdf, page 18
  2. File:GPSG US 01.pdf, page 5
  3. File:CGtC UK 04.pdf, page 27
  4. File:MegaTech UK 01.pdf, page 76
  5. File:SegaPro UK 01.pdf, page 37