Lost In Translation/Combatribes, The

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The Combatribes
The Combatribes marquee.
No screen shot.
The Combatribes control panel.
Manufacturer Technos
Released 1990
8-way Joystick
2 Button(s)
Main CPU 68000 (@ 12.000 MHz)
Z80 (@ 3.580 MHz)
Sound CPU Stereo
YM2151 (@ 3.580 MHz)
OKI6295 (@ 1.122 MHz)
Raster (Horizontal)
320 x 240 pixels
60.00 Hz
768 Palette colours
Screens 1
ROM Info 19 ROMs
4,030,720 bytes (3.84 MiB)
MAME ID ctribe · ctribeb

About The Game

The Combatribes is a three player simultaneous mêlée battle in which larger-than-life fighters battle against rival gang members. As well as being able to pick up objects such as motorcycles etc. and throw them at the enemies, players also have a number of interesting fighting moves that can be unleashed upon their opponents. These include picking up unconscious enemies and hitting OTHER enemies with them, as well as banging two enemies' heads together and smashing recumbent enemies' heads into the ground to finish them off.


Released in June 1990.

One of the clown thugs in level 2 were inspired by the Joker character from the 1989 Batman film.

In Act 3, an advertisement for "Block Out" appears on the two sets of TV screens.

Pony Canyon / Scitron released a limited-edition soundtrack album for this game (Double Dragon 3, The Combatribes - PCCB-00065) on 21/06/1991.


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


Naritaka Nishimura
T. Saito
I. Kanakubo
Kenji Nishikawa
Character Designers
Koji Ogata
H. Shibata
T. Ando
T. Ohshumi
BG Designers
S. Saito
Masamichi Katagiri
Takehisa Izumiyama
Hideaki Sakamoto
Kazunaka Yamane
Sound Effects
K. Mori
Music Software
M. Hirosawa
Directed By
A. Tanimoto
N. Tomiyama

Cabinet and Artwork


Nintendo Super Famicom (1992)

Soundtrack Releases

Album Name Catalogue No. Released Publisher Comments
Double Dragon 3 / The Combatribes PCCB-00065[1] 1991-06-21 Pony Canyon/Scitron CD version.


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The sources used include MAME (version 0.113u2) and history.dat (revision 1.28 - 2008-10-18).
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