Lost In Translation/Demon's World

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Demon's World
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Manufacturer Toaplan
Released 1990
8-way Joystick
3 Button(s)
Main CPU 68000 (@ 10.000 MHz)
Z80 (@ 3.500 MHz)
Sound CPU Mono
YM3812 (@ 3.500 MHz)
Raster (Horizontal)
320 x 240 pixels
60.00 Hz
2,048 Palette colours
Screens 1
ROM Info 15 ROMs
1,347,648 bytes (1.29 MiB)
MAME ID demonwld · demonwl1 · demonwl2

About The Game

Demon's World is a side-scrolling shoot-em-up/platform arcade video game.


Licensed to Taito for Japanese distribution.

Demon's World was originally known as "Hora Story" rather than horror story as listed. For US distribution, it was licensed to World Games who later became Catalina Games for the release of their only inhouse designed game "Cool Pool".


There are two versions of this game. One has a setting in the netherworld of the far east and features undead creatures of Asian lore while the other sets the game in the spooky Old West with appropriate ghosts and the like.

Tips And Tricks

Hidden Functions

If the 'Invulnerability dip switch' is enabled, you are invulnerable but you may also 'Pause' the game with P2 Start and restart with P1 Start.


Sound Composer
Toshiaki Tomizawa
Osamu Oota


NEC PC-Engine Super CD-ROM (1993, "Horror Story")

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.