Lost In Translation/Bonze Adventure

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Bonze Adventure
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Manufacturer Taito Corporation Japan
Released 1988
8-way Joystick
2 Button(s)
Main CPU 68000 (@ 8.000 MHz)
Z80 (@ 4.000 MHz)
Sound CPU Mono
YM2610 (@ 8.000 MHz)
Raster (Horizontal)
320 x 224 pixels
60.00 Hz
4,096 Palette colours
Screens 1
ROM Info 9 ROMs
2,424,832 bytes (2.31 MiB)
MAME ID bonzeadv · bonzeado · bonzeadu · jigkmgri

About The Game

Bonze Adventure is a platform game where the player controls a monk. His weapons are bubbles of various colours which can be powered up until they become almost as large as the player. The monk battles snakes, giant eyeballs, ghosts and other enemy creatures.


This game is known in Japan as "Jigoku Meguri".

The main character, Bonze Kackremboh, is a Buddhist monk whose main weapons are Buddhist prayer beads, called 'mala' beads. 'Bonze' is an English word denoting a Buddhist monk or priest. Kackremboh is his given name :). Emma, the lord of the underworld mentioned in the introduction screen, is Emma-O, the Japanese Buddhist god of the Underworld. Traditionally, Emma-O keeps track of a mortal's life and decides the punishment of those sent to the Underworld in accordance with Buddhist law.


Game Director
Yasumasa Sasabe
Creamy Tetsu
Creature Designed By
Junji Yarita
Game Design Director
Hidehiro Fujiwara
Game Designer
Kenshi Kaito
Character Designers
Yoshihiko Wakita
Tetsuo Kitagawa
Minori Ishino
Takako Kojima
Hardware Director
Takashi Ohara
Art Director
Hiroyasu Nagai
Sound Directed By
Hisayoshi Ogura
Yasuhisa Watanabe
Y. Ohashi
C. Ichikawa

Cabinet and Artwork


Microsoft XBOX (2006, "Taito Legends 2")
Sony PlayStation 2 (2006, "Taito Legends 2")
PC [CD-ROM] (2006, "Taito Legends 2")

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.