Trouble Shooter

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

Release Date RRP Code

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. A Japan-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.

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

Physical Scans

Sega Retro Average 
Publication Score Source
50 №8, p74/75
78 №7
90 №25, p138
61 №5, p95
81 №23, p79
71 №6, p52/53
86 №30, p32/33
73 №8, p70/71
78 №18, p68
Sega Mega Drive
Based on
9 reviews

Mega Drive, US
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Mega Drive, JP
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BattleMania MD JP Cart.jpg
Battlemania md jp manual.pdf

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