Lost In Translation/Avenging Spirit

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Avenging Spirit
Avenging Spirit marquee.
No screen shot.
Manufacturer Jaleco
Released 1991
8-way Joystick
2 Button(s)
Main CPU 68000 (@ 12.000 MHz)
68000 (@ 7.000 MHz)
Sound CPU Stereo
YM2151 (@ 3.500 MHz)
(2x) OKI6295 (@ 4.000 MHz)
Raster (Horizontal)
256 x 224 pixels
60.00 Hz
1,024 Palette colours
Screens 1
ROM Info 12 ROMs
3,277,312 bytes (3.13 MiB)
MAME ID avspirit · phantasm

About The Game

While walking out with his girlfriend the game's hero is ambushed by unknown enemies who snatch his girlfriend and shoot the hero dead. Now, as a wandering spirit with the ability to possess almost anybody he comes across, the hero is summoned by his girlfriend's father and given a mission to save her from the mysterious crime syndicate that holds her hostage. Only then can the hero rest in peace.

The player's character 'inhabits' a body with which to combat the game's enemies. When that body is killed, providing there is a living enemy nearby (other than that of a boss) the player can posses them and continue playing. Each time this is done, it costs the player some of their 'spirit energy'. Should the hero die when there are no enemies close by for the player to possess; the game is over.

Additional Technical Information

Players : 2

Control : 8-way joystick

Buttons : 2

=> [A] Fire, [B] Jump


Released in May 1991.

This game is known in Japan as "Phantasm".

A Korean bootleg/hack of this game is known as "Monky Elf".

Tips and tricks

Good ending : you must find the three keys to unlock the door in which your girlfriend is held hostage in order to see the good ending.


Total Planner
Game Designer
T. Hata
Character Designers
H. Mamoru
B.G. Designers
Seven Star
C 57
Sound Producer
Tykoon Mori
Sound Composer
Studio O.K.

Cabinet and Artwork


Nintendo Game Boy (1992)

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.