Lost In Translation/Alien Syndrome

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Alien Syndrome
Alien Syndrome marquee.
No screen shot.
Alien Syndrome control panel.
Manufacturer Sega
Released 1987
8-way Joystick
1 Button(s)
Main CPU 68000 (@ 10.000 MHz)
Z80 (@ 5.000 MHz)
Sound CPU Mono
YM2151 (@ 4.000 MHz)
UPD7759 (@ 640.000 kHz)
Raster (Horizontal)
320 x 224 pixels
60.05 Hz
6,144 Palette colours
Screens 1
ROM Info 21 ROMs
1,048,576 bytes (1.00 MiB)
MAME ID aliensyn · aliensy1 · aliensy2 · aliensy3

About The Game

The earth command faces a grave crisis. Hideous alien life forms have taken control of Earth's space station and hold its inhabitants hostage. Only 2 brave space troopers step forward to face the challenge. Ricky & Mary must save the hostages and destroy the alien menace once and for all. This overhead shoot-em-up game features good graphics & sound as well as simple yet fast gameplay with plenty of weapons to find!


Released in January 1987.

Donn Nauert holds the record for this game with 2,269,200 points on February 2, 1988.

Soundtrack releases :

After Burner / Sega Game Music Vol.3 [Alfa Records - 28XA-109 - Oct 10, 1987]

Legend of Game Music 2 - Platinum Box [Scitron Digital Contents - SCDC-00473 to 00482 - Jan 18, 2006]

Tips and tricks

Hint : Shoot and grab everything as quickly as possible. If you manage to finish a level before the timer reaches 100, you get a 60K bonus.


1. Alien Syndrome (1987)

2. Alien Syndrome (2007, Nintendo Wii, Sony PSP)


Music By
Tohru Nakabayashi

Cabinet and Artwork


Sega Master System (1987)
Nintendo Famicom (1988)
Sega Game Gear (1992)
Sony PlayStation 2 (2004, "Sega Ages 2500 Vol. 14 : Alien Syndrome")
Box art for the ACE port of Alien Syndrome.
Amstrad CPC (1987)
Commodore Amiga (1987)
Atari ST (1987)
Sinclair ZX Spectrum (1988)
Commodore C64 (1988)
Sharp X68000 (1992)
PC [MS-DOS, 5.25"]

Soundtrack Releases

Album Name Catalogue No. Released Publisher Comments
Sega Game Music Vol.3 After Burner 28XA-109[1] 1987-10-10 Alfa Records CD version.
Legend of Game Music 2 ~Platinum Box~ SCDC-00473~82[2] 2006-01-18 Scitron Digital Contents 8 CD version.
Sega Ages Sound Track the Best Plus KDSD-00051~2[3] 2004-10-20 TEAM ENTERTAINMENT 2 CD version.
Sega Game Music Vol.3 After Burner ALC-22915[4] 1987-10-10 ALFA RECORDS Cassette version.
Sega Game Music Vol.3 After Burner ALR-22915[5] 1987-10-10 ALFA RECORDS Vinyl version.
Sega Game Music Vol.3 After Burner SCDC-00056[6] 2000-12-20 Scitron Digital Content Inc. CD version.
Beep Special Project - GAME SOUND COLLECTION N/A[7] 1988-01-01 Softbank Publishing Vinyl version.

External Links


The contents of this page are licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Unported License.
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.