Lost In Translation/Dungeons & Dragons - Shadow Over Mystara

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Dungeons & Dragons
Shadow Over Mystara
Dungeons & Dragons marquee.
No screen shot.
Dungeons & Dragons control panel.
Manufacturer Capcom
Released 1996
Control
Method
8-way Joystick
4 Button(s)
Main CPU 68000 (@ 11.800 MHz)
Z80 (@ 8.000 MHz)
Sound CPU Stereo
Q-Sound (@ 4.000 MHz)
Video
Details
Raster (Horizontal)
384 x 224 pixels
59.63 Hz
4,096 Palette colours
Screens 1
ROM Info 20 ROMs
33,816,576 bytes (32.25 MiB)
MAME ID ddsom · ddsoma · ddsomj · ddsomjr1 · ddsomr1 · ddsomr2 · ddsomu · ddsomur1

About The Game

Dungeons & Dragons - Shadow Over Mystara is an arcade video game.

Six characters straight out of the Dungeons and Dragons Player's Manual take up arms in order to rid the kingdom of the evil sorceress Syn and her droves of annoying little Kobolds.

Trivia

The game is based on the famous RPG system "Dungeons & Dragons".

The game forbids the initials 'SEX' on the name selection screen. If you try, it gets changed to (depending of the character you choose) :

  • Fighter : 'CRASSUS'
  • Cleric : 'GRELDON'
  • Elf : 'LUCIA'
  • Magic user : 'SYOUS'

Victor Entertainment released a limited-edition soundtrack album for this game (Dungeons & Dragons - Shadow Over Mystara - VICL-2169) on 22/05/1996.

Updates

The US version is slightly different, it has the "Winners Don't Use Drugs" screen.

REVISION 1 :

  • Software version : '960209' ('960206' for the Japanese release).

REVISION 2 :

  • Software version : '960619'.
  • Name BUG corrected (see 'Tips And Tricks' section for more info).

Tips and tricks

BUG : very beneficial trick in some cases but leads to lockups. Choose a character with a 6-character name (Blue Dwarf and possibly 2 others). Press the name button and then erase it and start pressing buttons to put your own letters in. The timer to enter your name will reset as long as you are pressing buttons to enter letters. What happens is that you can continue to enter more letters than the code expects and you begin to over-write the area of memory that contains character information and inventory. Depending on what letters you enter and how many you enter you can continue the game at the beginning of the next stage and already be hasted, invulnerable, invisible, possessing powerful weapons, etc... The character info on screen is all garbled. Once you make it to the first shop you can drag apparently empty inventory items into the trash for large sums of silver. The game will lock up quite frequently though - especially when you pick up items that hold specific places in memory. Try using about 110 "M"s for a name. This glitch was removed with the later revision.

Series

  1. Dungeons & Dragons - Tower of Doom (1994)
  2. Dungeons & Dragons - Shadow Over Mystara (1996)

Staff

Planners
Kenkun Kataoka
Malachie
Character Designer
Kinu. Nishimura
Object Designers
"S" is a Criminal
H. Minobe
Shinya.M
Dway Nishimura
Kanako Takami
Miwa Shigenaga
Toshihiro Suzuki
Kako
Masayo Tsuiimoto
T. Shirahama
Ino
R. Sato
Sagata
Masanori Kondo
Shinji Sakashita (Shinz.Sakashita)
Satoru Yamashita
Yosinori Yamamoto
Dja
Jon
Iwasaki Inukichi
Jun Matsumura (28)
Scroll Designers
Nissui
Saru
Shake
Hisoya
S. Kuwatch
J. Son
Ojiji
Takky
Iwai
Meiko.K
Music Composer
Masato Koda
Sound Designer
Moe.T
Sound Effects
Moe.T
Hachi Bee
Satoshi Ise
Sound Producer By
Arcade Sound Team
Programmers
O.G.T
Kazuo.Yamawaki
Motsu
Tora&Yume&Hide
Ryota Forever
K.A.T.S.U.O
Knishi-MadDogMc
Original Script
Alex Jimenez

Cabinet and Artwork

Ports

Consoles 
Sega Saturn (1999, "Dungeons & Dragons Collection")