Magical Taruruto-kun (Mega Drive)

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Magical Taruruto-kun
System(s): Sega Mega Drive
Publisher: Sega
Licensor: Tatsuya Egawa, Shueisha, TV Asahi, Toei Animation
Sound driver: SMPS 68000
Genre: Action

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

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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.


C jumps; C in mid-air lunges forward. By default, B attacks. When standing next to an object, B will grab that object; B again throws it at enemies. Objects can only be used in the area they are found. You get a new magic power after every stage; hit Start to bring up a menu to choose one and A to use.

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.

Magazine articles

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

Promotional material

TV advert

BeepMD JP 1992-05.pdf

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

Physical scans

Sega Retro Average 
Publication Score Source
80 [1]
79 [2]
72 [3]
88 [4]
89 [5]
80 №1992-05, p43
86 [6]
79 [7]
77 [8]
36 №18, p66
Sega Mega Drive
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10 reviews

Mega Drive, JP
MTK MD JP Box.jpg
MagicalTaruruutokun MD JP CartTop.jpg
MTK MD JP Cart.jpg
MagicalTarurutokun MD JP Manual.pdf

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)