Lost In Translation/Combat School

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Combat School
Combat School title screen.
Combat School control panel.
Manufacturer Konami
Released 1988
8-way Joystick
2 Button(s)
Main CPU HD6309 (@ 3.000 MHz)
Z80 (@ 3.580 MHz)
Sound CPU Mono
YM2203 (@ 3.000 MHz)
UPD7759 (@ 640.000 kHz)
Raster (Horizontal)
256 x 224 pixels
60.00 Hz
128 Palette colours
Screens 1
ROM Info 15 ROMs
1,410,892 bytes (1.35 MiB)
MAME ID combasc · bootcamp · combascb · combascj · combasct

About The Game

Combat School is a one or two player multi-event combat game, similar in gameplay style to Konami's earlier "Track and Field" series.

  • In the obstacle course, you must repeatedly press the fire button to run as fast as possible. Press the jump button in order to clear or mount hurdles of various hights. Complete the course within a specific ammount of time to continue the game.
  • In the Iron Man race, the controls are the same but you will jump puddles and boulders and swim across a stream.
  • In the firing ranges, aim with the joystick or trackball and shoot using the fire button. There will be various firing range sessions beginning with stationary targets, preceeding to moving targets, and finishing with having to avoid hitting the targets that represent comrades. The comrade targets resemble your drill instructor but you must still avoid hitting them (the wrong targets and the drill instructors) as it will cost you the game. The activities get progressively more difficult as you proceed.


This game is known in US as "Boot Camp".

A bootleg of this game was released in 1988 by Datsu.

Cabinet and Artwork


Commodore C64 (1987)
Sinclair ZX Spectrum (1987)
Amstrad CPC (1987)

Soundtrack Releases

Album Name Catalogue No. Released Publisher Comments
Konami All Stars ~1000-Ryo Box Heisei 4th Year Edition~ KICA-1053~5[1] 1991-12-21 King Records Inc. 3 CD version.
This Time It's WAR! CZCD 014[2] 2007-07-13 Binary Zone Interactive CD version.
Beep Special Project - GAME SOUND COLLECTION N/A[3] 1988-01-01 Softbank Publishing Vinyl version.

Sound Comparison

Platform Song Titles Sound Source
Arcade Attract Mode Ready Obstacle Course (Step 1) Firing Range 1 (Step 2) Iron-Man Race (Step 3) You Made It Score Intermission 1 Firing Range II (Step 4) Arm Wrestling (Step 5) M1 v0.7.8a6

Platform Song Titles (Continued) Sound Source
Arcade Firing Range III (Step 6) Intermission 2 Fight With Instructor (Step 7) Graduation Your Title Intermission 3 Mission (Step 8) Mission Boss Mission Completed Name Entry Game Over M1 v0.7.8a6

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.