Lost In Translation/Darius Gaiden - Silver Hawk

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Darius Gaiden
Silver Hawk
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Manufacturer Taito Corporation Japan
Released 1994
8-way Joystick
4 Button(s)
Main CPU 68EC020 (@ 16.000 MHz)
68000 (@ 16.000 MHz)
Sound CPU Stereo
ES5505 (@ 15.238 MHz)
Raster (Horizontal)
320 x 232 pixels
58.97 Hz
8,192 Palette colours
Screens 1
ROM Info 14 ROMs
19,398,656 bytes (18.50 MiB)
MAME ID dariusg · dariusgj · dariusgu · dariusgx

About The Game

Darius Gaiden - Silver Hawk is the third in the "Darius" series; the player flies an ornate fighter craft called a Silver Hawk. The craft is equipped with two attack weapons : Missile (forward-firing standard gun) and Bomb (drops from the bottom of the ship). The Silver Hawk is also equipped with the 'Arm' (armor); a green energy shield that can absorb enemy attacks without harm to the ship. Some enemies leave panels behind that can be collected to power-up your shots, missiles or shield.

The graphics and sound are superior to those of the previous Darius games, and the game employs a lot of impressive visual effects; for example, the Silver Hawk warps into a stage dramatically in the fourth-tier stages, and begins to burn on re-entry at the start of the sixth-tier stages.

The bosses are huge and far more complex than those of the previous games, each employing several attack patterns and explode with powerful warping and twisting effects upon their defeat.


Released in September 1994.

The title of this game translates from Japanese as 'Darius Side Story'.

The game forbids the initials 'SEX' on the high score table. If you try, it gets changed to 'AAA'.

Pony Canyon / Scitron released a limited-edition soundtrack album for this game (Darius Gaiden - PCCB-00166) on 18/11/1994.


The US version is slightly different, it has the "Recycle It, Don't Trash It!" screen.

There was an EXTRA version in this game and it was their official hack with increased rapid fire, and swapped bosses.


  1. Darius (1986)
  2. Darius II (1989)
  3. Darius Twin (1991, Nintendo Super Famicom)
  4. Darius Force (1993, Nintendo Super Famicom)
  5. Darius Gaiden - Silver Hawk (1994)
  6. G-Darius (1997)
  7. G-Darius ver.2 (1997)


Hidehiro Fujihara
Game Designers
Hisakazu Kato
Akira Kurabayashi
Masami Kikuchi
Yutaka Nagayama
Naoto Omura
Hidetaka Harada
Rintaro Doi
Katsumi Kaneoka
Hisayoshi Ogura
Katsuhisa Ishikawa
Thanks: Kentaro Matsumura
Art Directors
Masami Kikuchi
Yutaka Nagayama
Naoto Dmura
Hidetaka Harada
Hardware Engineer
Katsumi Kaneoka
Rintard Doi
Sound (Zuntata)

Hisayoshi Ogura (OGR.)

Katsuhisa Ishikawa
Bit Pattern
Makoto Fujita
Ucky Maeda
Tohru Kawaishi
Yuko Kajihara
Miwa Kamiya

Cabinet and Artwork


Sega Saturn (1995)
Sony PlayStation (1996)
Sony PlayStation 2 (2005, "Taito Memories Vol. 1")
Microsoft XBOX (2006, "Taito Legends 2")
Sony PlayStation 2 (2006, "Taito Legends 2")
PC [CD-ROM] (2006, "Taito Legends 2")

Soundtrack Releases

Album Name Catalogue No. Released Publisher Comments
Darius Gaiden -The Last Kiss- ZTTL-0013[1] 1997-07-21 Zuntata Records CD version.
ZUNTATA LIVE 1997 ~CINETEQUE RAVE~ (AUDIO FILE) ZTTL-0016[2] 1997-10-22 Zuntata Records CD version.
Zuntata Live 1997 -Cineteque Rave- (Visual File) ZTTV-0001[3] 1997-11-21 Zuntata Records Released on VHS.
ZUNTATA LIVE 1998 "güten Talk" from the earth ~AUDIO FILE~ ZTTL-0031[4] 1998-10-21 Zuntata Records 2 CD version.
ZUNTATA LIVE 1998 "güten Talk" from the earth ~VISUAL FILE~ N/A[5] 1998-11-10 Zuntata Records Released on VHS.
ZUNTATA HISTORY L'ab-normal 2nd ZTTL-0039[6] 1999-04-01 Zuntata Records CD version.
Zuntata Night ZTTL-0047[7] 1999-10-21 Zuntata Records CD version.
THE VERY BEST OF OGR GALLERy ~Concepts~ ZTTL-0049[8] 1999-12-18 Zuntata Records 2 CD version.
Darius Premium Box -Rebirth- ZTMD-0001~5[9] 2005-05-25 Zuntata Records 5 CD version.
Darius Gaiden PCCB-00166[10] 1994-11-18 Pony Canyon/Scitron CD version.
Zuntata Visual Clip Vol.2: Darius Gaiden PCVP-11702[11] 1995-08-19 Pony Canyon Released on VHS.
PRESENTS ZTTL-1001[12] 1998-01-01 Zuntata Records CD version.
TAITO GAME MUSIC ZTTL-1003[13] 2004-09-24 Zuntata Records CD version.


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.