Lost In Translation/Cotton Boomerang - Magical Night Dreams

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Cotton Boomerang
Magical Night Dreams
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Manufacturer Success
Released 1998
8-way Joystick
6 Button(s)
Main CPU Sega Saturn
(2x) SH-2 (@ 28.636 MHz)
68000 (@ 11.455 MHz)
Sound CPU Stereo
Raster (Horizontal)
704 x 513 pixels
60.00 Hz
6,144 Palette colours
Screens 1
ROM Info 16 ROMs
31,981,568 bytes (30.50 MiB)
MAME ID cottonbm

About The Game

Cotton Boomerang - Magical Night Dreams is an arcade video game and is a follow-up game to Cotton 2. Cotton Boomerang uses the same graphics, sound and enemies, but has slightly different gameplay and is missing the following: -

  • Lifebars, now you have one-hit kills (similar to the very first episode).
  • Extra lives, instead you have 3 chosen characters, tag-team style.
  • Experience-based level system, leveling up now depends on bonus items during the game.
  • Special, full-screen Magic attacks, instead you have an instant smart-bomb when you change into a different character in-game.
  • Power-up-dependant magic attacks, now each character has his/her own magic attack by default.

The characters are also equipped with secondary attacks to make their shooting style more distinctive from each other. And to top that, you have plenty of new moves, counterattacks, powerups, and key combinations to use.

Whereas Cotton 2 was more of a tactical shooter (whenever that is applicable to the game) with its chain combo and life/experience system, Cotton Boomerang is an all-out shooter due to the added moves, different level layout, and generally faster and crazier gameplay.


The game uses the same music as Cotton 2, for which Pony Canyon / Scitron released a limited-edition soundtrack album (Cotton 2 - PCCB-00278) on 19/09/1997.


  • U.S.A : 4,442,486 - 4,454,594 - 4,462,076
  • Europe : 80244
  • Canada : 1,183,276
  • Honk Kong : 88-4302
  • Singapore : 88-155


  1. Cotton - Fantastic Night Dreams (1991)
  2. Marchen Adventure Cotton 100% (1994, Super Famicom)
  3. Panorama Cotton (1994, Sega Mega Drive)
  4. Cotton 2 - Magical Night Dreams (1997)
  5. Cotton Boomerang - Magical Night Dreams (1998)
  6. Rainbow Cotton (2000, Sega Dreamcast)
  7. Magical Pachinko Cotton (2003, Sony PlayStation 2)

Cabinet and Artwork


Sega Saturn (1998)

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.