Target Earth

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Target Earth
Publisher: JP Masaya US DreamWorks
System(s): Sega Mega Drive, Virtual Console
ROM size: 512KB
Genre: Action (JP box says Action / Shoot-'em-Up; Sega of Japan master list only says Shoot-'em-Up)

Release Date RRP Code
Sega Mega Drive JP 1990-03-16 ¥6,200 T-25013
Sega Mega Drive US 1990 $? T-25046

Virtual Console JP 600 points ?

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

Physical Scans

Sega Mega Drive 60 Sega Retro Average 
Based on 6 reviews
Publication Score Source
73 №4, p27
46 №16, p87
73 №1, p76Media:Megatech UK 01.pdf
60 №23, p52
66 №1, p37Media:Segapro UK 01.pdf
42 №18, p64
Mega Drive, US
TargetEarth MD US Box.jpg
TargetEarth MD US Cart.jpg
Mega Drive, JP
ASL MD JP Box.jpg
ASLeynos MD JP CartTop.jpg
ASL MD JP Cart.jpg
Assaultsuit md jp manual.pdf

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