Trouble Shooter

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Battle Mania/Trouble Shooter
System(s): Sega Mega Drive
Publisher: VIC Tokai
Genre: Shooting[1][2]

Number of players: 1
Release Date RRP Code
Sega Mega Drive
¥6,8006,800 T-23013
Sega Mega Drive
$40.5040.50[3] 23016

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Trouble Shooter, called Battle Mania (バトルマニア) in Japan, is a shoot-'em-up developed and published by VIC Tokai for the Sega Mega Drive in 1991 in the US and in Japan in 1992. An Asia-only sequel, Battle Mania Daiginjou, was also developed.


The player plays as both Mania Ohtorii (Madison in the US version) and Maria Haneda (Crystal in the US version), a sister team called the "Trouble Shooters," who are called to rescue the King's son, who has been kidnapped by the crime group Blackball.


Mania and Maria hover around in mid-air using the D-pad to move, but will move together in the configuration they are in. Pressing B shoots; holding the button will trigger rapidfire but the shots cannot be aimed. C changes the direction Maria is shooting in (either to the left or to the right; Mania will always shoot to the right). A fires the special weapon chosen in the Engine selection screen before starting the level; before you can use it, it must be charged by holding A for a certain amount of time. Maria is invulnerable, but if Mania dies once, the game is over and the player must use a continue.


Localised names

Also known as
Language Localised Name English Translation
English (US) Trouble Shooter Trouble Shooter
Japanese バトルマニア Battle Mania

Production credits

  • Graphics - Enemies, Scroll, Opening: Doro-P
  • Graphics - Enemies, Scroll, Title: Porten
  • Sound Created by: Team Hyakuman-Goku
  • B G M: Raika Papa
  • S.E.: Bakkin! Tama
  • Voice: Yuki Chan
  • Program - Enemies, Scroll, Tools: Propeller Wado
  • Program - Boss, Title: Saboten Cuctus
  • Program - My Chara, System: Takayan
  • Special Thanks to: Sho-chan, Yamachan, Simpson, Kamo-san
  • English Text by: Jimee D & MC Ikeya
  • And My Friendly Neighborhood: Tonboo, Jorum, & Fellows of the Lance
Developed for Video Game Studio Space Iron Men
  • Directed by: Takayan the Barbarian in Studio Space Iron Men

Magazine articles

Main article: Trouble Shooter/Magazine articles.

Promotional material

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US print advert

Physical scans

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Trouble Shooter

Mega Drive, JP
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BattleMania MD JP CartTop.jpg
BattleMania MD JP Cart Back.jpgBattleMania MD JP Cart.jpg
Battlemania md jp manual.pdf
Mega Drive, US
Troubleshooter md us cover.jpg
BattleMania MD US Cart.jpg

Technical information

ROM dump status

System Hash Size Build Date Source Comments
Sega Mega Drive
CRC32 becfc39b
MD5 f29c5049a48f37a37b811a22dc731e3c
SHA-1 3fc9ffa49ece5e9cbba1f2a5ba1dfd068b86c65d
512kB 1991-03 Cartridge (US)
Sega Mega Drive
CRC32 a76c4a29
MD5 2857b7730fb7dbc5f7c1ec1a4ba1b0ee
SHA-1 9886dd39cfd8fe505860fc4d0119aacec7484a4e
512kB 1992-02 Cartridge (JP)
Sega Mega Drive
CRC32 bf0a017f
MD5 4ed295fa55e62ded8333981ccb7a31a6
SHA-1 5d707ba8dbbfa8ad7a6ec20735e41b2b84941efe
512kB 1991-05-28 CD-R disc Page
Sega Mega Drive
CRC32 4ab3033c
MD5 a2d9f8c669a59fe39acb8e23d24e6344
SHA-1 e60aef86ed80283e3f03af581931b57c5487a519
512kB 1991-09-12 CD-R disc Page


Trouble Shooter
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Prereleases: 1991-05-28 | 1991-09-12

Battle Mania/Trouble Shooter games for Sega systems
Sega Mega Drive
Battle Mania/Trouble Shooter (1991/1992) | Battle Mania Daiginjou (1993)