Lost In Translation/Crossed Swords

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Crossed Swords
Neo-Geo marquee.
No screen shot.
Neo-Geo control panel.
Manufacturer Alpha Denshi Co.
Released 1991
8-way Joystick
4 Button(s)
Main CPU Neo-Geo
68000 (@ 12.000 MHz)
Z80 (@ 4.000 MHz)
Sound CPU Stereo
YM2610 (@ 8.000 MHz)
Raster (Horizontal)
320 x 224 pixels
59.19 Hz
4,096 Palette colours
Screens 1
ROM Info 19 ROMs
7,405,568 bytes (7.06 MiB)
MAME ID crsword

About The Game

Crossed Swords is a 3rd-person, fantasy action, arcade video game.

As a traveling knight you must help those in need of a hero by slashing the evil monsters & demons that disrupt peace. It will be a tough battle but your skill with your sword, some spells and some special weapons that you can purchase along the way will see you through this nightmare. Godspeed brave knight!

Additional Technical Information

Players : 2

Control : 8-way joystick

Buttons : 2

= > [A] Slash enemy, [B] Thrust enemy/Use sword magical power


Released in July 1991.

Crossed Swords was the Neo-Geo's second attempt at the action-RPG ("Riding Hero" was the first).


  1. Crossed Swords (1991)
  2. Crossed Swords 2 (1995 - SNK Neo-Geo CD)

Cabinet and Artwork


SNK Neo-Geo CD (1994)

Soundtrack Releases

Album Name Catalogue No. Released Publisher Comments
Crossed Swords / Sengoku Denshou PCCB-00076[1] 1991-11-21 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).
Please see http://www.arcade-history.com for credits.