Lost In Translation/Darkstalkers - The Night Warriors

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The Night Warriors
Darkstalkers marquee.
No screen shot.
Darkstalkers control panel.
Manufacturer Capcom
Released 1994
8-way Joystick
6 Button(s)
Main CPU 68000 (@ 11.800 MHz)
Z80 (@ 8.000 MHz)
Sound CPU Stereo
Q-Sound (@ 4.000 MHz)
Raster (Horizontal)
384 x 224 pixels
59.63 Hz
4,096 Palette colours
Screens 1
ROM Info 20 ROMs
29,622,272 bytes (28.25 MiB)
MAME ID dstlk · dstlka · dstlku · dstlkur1 · vampj · vampja · vampjr1

About The Game

Darkstalkers - The Night Warriors is a 1-on-1 fighting game featuring 10 horror-themed characters, such as werewolves, mummies, vampires etc. After defeating the nine standard opponents, 2 'boss' characters must then be beaten before the game is completed.

Additional Technical Information

Players : 2

Control : 8-way joystick

Buttons : 6

= > [1] LP, [2] MP, [3] HP

= > [4] LK, [5] MK, [6] HK


Released in July 1994.

This game is known in Japan as "Vampire - The Night Warriors".

Huitzil is the diminutive of 'Huitzilopochtli' (which means 'Blue Hummingbird on the Left'). He was the chief god of the great Aztec city Tenochtitlan and after his death became the Aztec god of the Sun and War.

Suleputer released a limited-edition soundtrack album for this game (Vampire - The Night Warriors Arcade Game Track - SRCL-2969) on 07/09/1994.

A Darkstalkers unit appears in the 1995 movie 'The Net'.


The US version has the 'Winners Don't Use Drugs' screen.

In the Japanese version :

  • Jon Talbain is named 'Gallon'.
  • Lord Raptor is named 'Zabel Zarock'.
  • Rikuo is named 'Aulbath'.
  • Huitzil is named 'Phobos'.

Tips and tricks

Character Select In Attract Mode

In attract mode, when the computer is on the Character Select screen, it's possible to choose the characters with the 1p & 2p Start buttons.

Alternate Costume Colour

Highlight a fighter at the character selection screen and press Start.

Hidden Tune

Beat the game with one credit, after inputting your name hold Down+LK+MK until the end credits appear. If done correctly, you'll be listening to the secret ending tune.


  1. Darkstalkers - The Night Warriors (1994)
  2. Night Warriors - Darkstalkers' Revenge (1995)
  3. Vampire Savior - The Lord of Vampire (1997)
  4. Vampire Hunter 2 - Darkstalkers' Revenge (1997)
  5. Vampire Savior 2 - The Lord of Vampire (1997)
  6. Darkstalkers 3 - Vampire Savior (1999, Sony PlayStation)
  7. Darkstalkers Chronicles - The Chaos Tower (2005, Sony PSP)


Junichi Ohno
Jun Koike
Atsushi Ohuchi
Akiyoshi Eshiro
Toshihiko Tsuji
Morimichi Suzuki
Hiroshi Inaba
Object Designers
Hiroshi Shibata
Keiko Kitayama
Mizuho Kageyama
Takashi Hayashi
Toshikazu Matsumoto
Kimo Kimo
Tohru Takaoko
Scroll Designers
Yuki Kyotani
Kaori Matsumoto
Hiroyuki Imahori
Akemi Isoe
Tamayo Takeo
Miyuki Hongoh
Sound Designers
Toshio Kajino (1970.2.25)
Tomuyuki Kawakami (T.K NY) (1971.8.31)
Music Composers
Takayuki Iwai (Anarchy Takapon) (1969.11.19)
Hideki Okugawa (Hideki.OK) (1970.3.28)

Voice Actors

Nobuyuki Hiyama
Jon Talbain, Lord Raptor, Rikuo
Yuuji Ueda
Yayoi Jinguji
Kae Araki
Sasquatch, Bishamon, Anakaris, Victor, Narration
Kan Tokumaru

Cabinet and Artwork


Sony PlayStation (1996)
Sony PlayStation 2 (2005, "Vampire Darkstalker's Collection")

Soundtrack Releases

Album Name Catalogue No. Released Publisher Comments
Vampire: The Night Warriors SRCL-2969[1] 1994-09-07 Sony Records CD version.
Dengeki CD Bunko EX - Vampire ~ The Night Warriors MWCG-0017[2] 1995-07-25 Media Works CD version.
Vampire Hunter Gaiden ~ Donovan The Wanderer of Destiny VICL-8152[3] 1995-10-21 Victor Entertainment, Inc. CD version.
Capcom Music Collection Vol. 0 CPCA-10211[4] 2009-10-01 Suleputer 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.