Lost In Translation/Air Buster - Trouble Specialty

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Air Buster
Trouble Specialty
Air Buster marquee.
Air Buster - Trouble Specialty title screen.
Air Buster control panel.
Manufacturer Kaneko (Namco license)
Released 1990
8-way Joystick
2 Button(s)
Main CPU (3x) Z80 (@ 6.000 MHz)
Sound CPU Mono
YM2203 (@ 3.000 MHz)
OKI6295 (@ 3.000 MHz)
Raster (Horizontal)
256 x 224 pixels
60.00 Hz
768 Palette colours
Screens 1
ROM Info 7 ROMs
1,769,472 bytes (1.69 MiB)
MAME ID airbustr · airbustj

About The Game

Air Buster - Trouble Specialty is an horizontally scrolling shoot-em-up arcade game.


Released in January 1990.

Licensed to Namco.

The second level of Air Buster was clearly the inspiration for the 3rd level of 'Turrican 2'.

Pony Canyon / Scitron released a limited-edition soundtrack album for this game (Air Buster - PCCB-00025) on 21/04/1990.


S. Igarashi (To-y)
H. Takeuchi (Tiny-Tomo)
K. Matsuoka
N. Obana
T. Konakawa
H. Mikami
H. Nagayoshi
Music Composed By
Tatsuya Watanabe
Sound Operate
S. Aizu
Test Game
F. Komori
K. Niihara
T. Okamoto
Total Coordinate
S. Igarashi (To-y)
General Producer
Hiroshi Kaneko

Cabinet and Artwork


NEC PC Engine (1990, "Aero Blasters")
Sega Mega Drive (1991, "Aero Blasters")

Soundtrack Releases

Album Name Catalogue No. Released Publisher Comments
Air Buster PCCB-00025[1] 1990-04-21 Pony Canyon/Scitron CD version.
Scitron 10th Anniversary Special CD Sampler DMCZ-300098[2] 1998-01-01 Scitron Label 2 CD version.


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The sources used include MAME (version 0.113u2) and history.dat (revision 1.28 - 2008-10-18).
Please see http://www.arcade-history.com for credits.