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Battle Mania/Trouble Shooter
Publisher: VIC Tokai
Developer:
System(s): Sega Mega Drive
Genre: Shoot-'em-Up






























Number of players: 1
Release Date RRP Code
Sega Mega Drive
JP
¥6,800 T-23013
Sega Mega Drive
US
$40.50[1] 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.

Story

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.

Gameplay

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.

Versions

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

Sega Retro Average 
Publication Score Source
70 №1992-03, p35[2]
81 №, p83[3]
50 №8, p74/75
70 №1992-03, p82
100 №30, p66[1]
78 №7, p89/90/91
90 №25, p138
61 №5, p95
81 №23, p79
71 №6, p52/53
86 №30, p32/33
73 №8, p70/71[4]
78 №18, p68
Sega Mega Drive
76
Based on
13 reviews

Mega Drive, US
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Cover
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Cart
Mega Drive, JP
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Cover
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Cart
Battlemania md jp manual.pdf
Manual

References


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