Lost In Translation/Dragon Buster

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Dragon Buster
No screen shot.
Manufacturer Namco
Released 1984
4-way Joystick
2 Button(s)
Main CPU M6809 (@ 1.536 MHz)
HD63701 (@ 1.536 MHz)
Sound CPU Mono
Namco CUS30 (@ 24.000 kHz)
Raster (Horizontal)
288 x 224 pixels
60.61 Hz
256 Palette colours
Screens 1
ROM Info 14 ROMs
112,384 bytes (109.75 KiB)
MAME ID drgnbstr

About The Game

Dragon Buster is an arcade video role-playing game in which you travel through various scenery to rescue the princess from an evil dragon.


Dragon buster is the first game from Namco to include a life-bar system.

Massimo Gaspari holds the official record for this game with 1,300,560 points on July 18, 1985.

Namco released a boardgame based on this game (same name) in 1985 (in Japan only) : You roll the dice to move around the board and complete quests. The game includes a variety of event cards, charts for randomizing events and encounters,counters for monsters and items and such. The goal of this game is to kill the dragon and rescue the princess.


  1. Dragon Buster (1985)
  2. Dragon Buster II - Yami no Fuuin (1989, Nintendo Famicom)


Music By
Yuriko Keino

Cabinet and Artwork


Nintendo Famicom (1987)
Sony PlayStation (1996, "Namco Museum Vol.2")
Sony PSP (2005, "Namco Museum Battle Collection")
FM-77AV (1987)
NEC PC-9801 (1989)
Sharp X68000 (1993)
Sharp X1

Soundtrack Releases

Album Name Catalogue No. Released Publisher Comments
The Return of Video Game Music ALC-22004[1] 1985-06-25 Alfa Cassette version.
The Best of Video Game Music 32XA-66[2] 1986-04-25 Alfa CD version.
The Return of Video Game Music ALR-22004[3] 1985-06-25 Alfa Vinyl version.
The Return of Video Game Music SCDC-00122[4] 2001-12-05 Scitron Digital Content CD version.
Game Sound Museum ~Namcot~ 07 Dragon Buster / Dragon Buster II SDEX-0046[5] 2004-12-23 Scitron 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.