Lost In Translation/Dragon Spirit

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Dragon Spirit
Dragon Spirit marquee.
No screen shot.
Dragon Spirit control panel.
Manufacturer Namco
Released 1987
8-way Joystick
3 Button(s)
Main CPU (3x) M6809 (@ 1.536 MHz)
HD63701 (@ 1.536 MHz)
Sound CPU Stereo
YM2151 (@ 3.580 MHz)
Namco CUS30 (@ 12.000 kHz)
Raster (Vertical)
288 x 224 pixels
60.61 Hz
8,192 Palette colours
Screens 1
ROM Info 30 ROMs
3,018,752 bytes (2.88 MiB)
MAME ID dspirit · dspirito

About The Game

Dragon Spirit scorches the screen with a mythical fantasy theme hot enough to thrill players throughout the land. Come with us, and journey to a time long ago when prehistoric beings populated the globe. Where after a millennium of captivity, an ugly serpent demon named 'Zawell' escapes imprisonment and kidnaps Alicia, princess to the kingdom of Mitgult. A young, crafty soldier Amul is selected to rescue the princess and destroy Zawell. In praying to the gods for strength and courage, he points his sword high toward the heavens. Suddenly he is transformed into an all-powerful blue dragon, bestowed with special powers. Though gifted with a lethal air and ground attack, this is not enough. He must locate and obtain extra powers along the way. The demon has instructed nine of the mightiest beasts to stop Amul before reaching his goal. Do not underestimate this soldier, he has the Dragon Spirit!

Additional Technical Information

Players : 2

Control : 8-way joystick

Buttons : 2


Released in June 1987.

Licensed to Atari for US distribution.

If you complete the game, the credits appear followed by a list of Namco games up to this point along with their release dates.

Dow Luk See holds the official record for this game with 400,630 points on April 30, 1988.

Victor Entertainment released a limited-edition soundtrack album for this game (Namco Video Game Graffiti Vol.2 - VDR-5222) on 21/10/1987.



  • Titlescreen 'Level Select Code' added (See 'Tips And Tricks' section for more info).

Tips and tricks

  • Level Select Code (works on the New version only) : insert a coin, hold Down on the joystick and press Start. You can now choose your start level.


1. Dragon Spirit (1987)

2. Dragon Saber (1990)


Character designer : Macchan

Monster designer : Tatsuya

Graphic designer : Arakawa Da!

Music composer : Shinji Hosoe

Game programmer : Kyota

Technical support : Fresh Yama Take & Har Ware Engineer Staff, Devil Nakamura, Sexy Akina

Game designer : Ojisan Trio Plus 1

Director : Yoko Boss

Special guest : Takky Takahashi

Management : Uncle Ashinaga

Cabinet and Artwork


NEC PC-Engine (1988)
Nintendo Famicom
Sony PlayStation (1997, "Namco Museum Vol.5")
Sony PlayStation 2 (2005, "Namco Museum 50th Anniversary")
Microsoft XBOX (2005, "Namco Museum 50th Anniversary")
Nintendo GameCube (2005, "Namco Museum 50th Anniversary")
Sharp X68000 (1988)
Amstrad CPC (1989)
Atari ST (1989)
Sinclair ZX Spectrum (1989)
Commodore C64 (1989)
Commodore Amiga (1989)
PC [MS Windows, CD-ROM] (2005, "Namco Museum 50th Anniversary")
LCD handheld game (1987) released by Namco

Soundtrack Releases

Album Name Catalogue No. Released Publisher Comments
This is NAMCO! APCG-4006[1] 1990-09-21 Apollon CD version.
Namco Video Game Graffiti Volume 2 VDR-5222[2] 1987-10-21 Victor CD version.
Namco Video Game Graffiti Volume 4 VDR-5282[3] 1989-03-08 Victor CD version.
Dragon Spirit - Emotional Sound of Namcot BY30-5208[4] 1989-02-05 APOLLON CD version.
Dragon Spirit - Emotional Sound of Namcot KY25-0001[5] 1989-02-05 APOLLON Cassette version.
Namco Video Game Graffiti Volume 2 VCH-1886[6] 1987-10-21 Victor Cassette version.
Namco Video Game Graffiti Volume 2 SJX-25047[7] 1987-10-21 Victor Vinyl version.
Namco Video Game Graffiti Volume 4 VCH-1907[8] 1989-03-08 Victor Cassette version.
Namco Video Game Graffiti Volume 4 SJX-25050[9] 1989-03-08 Victor Vinyl version.
Extra ~Official Compilation~ VGCD-0087[10] 2007-06-22 Five Records CD version.
Namco Graffiti Collection Best 10 VICL-8102[11] 1994-04-21 Victor Entertainment CD version.
Game Sound Museum ~Namcot~ S4 Dragon Spirit SDEX-0053[12] 2004-12-23 Scitron CD version.
Beep Special Project - BEST GAME MUSIC SELECTION N/A[13] 1987-11-01 Softbank Publishing Vinyl version.

External Links


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.