Trouble Shooter

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

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

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 Asian-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

Promotional material

Physical scans

Sega Retro Average 
Publication Score Source
50 №8, p74/75
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[2]
78 №18, p68
Sega Mega Drive
Based on
10 reviews

Mega Drive, US
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Mega Drive, JP
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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)