Lost In Translation/Battle Shark

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Battle Shark
Battle Shark marquee.
No screen shot.
Battle Shark control panel.
Manufacturer Taito America Corporation
Released 1989
Analog joystick
6 Button(s)
Main CPU (3x) 68000 (@ 12.000 MHz)
68000 (@ 12.000 MHz)
Sound CPU Stereo
YM2610 (@ 8.000 MHz)
Raster (Horizontal)
320 x 240 pixels
60.00 Hz
4,096 Palette colours
Screens 1
ROM Info 22 ROMs
5,835,264 bytes (5.56 MiB)
MAME ID bshark · bsharkj

About The Game

Battle Shark is a first-person shooter which has the player looking through a 'periscope' in order to destroy the enemies. This game features simulated damage whenever the player gets hit by either an enemy torpedo or a missile.

Additional Technical Information

USA model dimensions :

73inch (185,4cm) high

43inch (109,2cm) deep

27,5inch (69,8cm) wide.

Weight : 365 lbs.

Monitor : 20inch.

Taito Z System hardware


Also released as :

"Battle Shark [Japan model]".

"Battle Shark [Europe model]".


This USA version is slightly different, it has the 'Winners Don't Use Drugs' screen.

Tips and tricks

  • Battle Shark has a compliment of torpedoes at the start of a level. Once these are depleted there is a short delay before they are replenished.
  • Increase the number of torpedoes Battle Shark can hold by defeating the end of level bosses.


Captain Imamura
Ichiro Fujisue
Game Design
Atsushi Yamamoto
Ichiro Fujisue
Ghost Hashimoto
Takashi Kitabayashi
Naoya Kuroki
Takayuki Ishiwata
Art Design
Hisakazu Kato
Takayuki Ogawa
Tsuyoshi Sato
Ken' Ichi Imaeda
Animation 20
Osamu Wakayama
Seiji Doumi
Yasunori Hatsuda
Atsushi Iwaoka
Eikichi Takahashi
Katsumi Kaneoka
Sound And Music (Zuntata)
Yasuko Yamada (Devil Yamada)
Hidehito Kitamaru

Cabinet and Artwork


Sony PlayStation 2 (2005, "Taito Legends")
Microsoft XBOX (2005, "Taito Legends") (US & Europe)
Sony PlayStation 2 (2007, "Taito Memories II Vol. 2")
PC [MS Windows] (2005, "Taito Legends") (US & Europe)

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.