Lost In Translation/Exerion

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Exerion marquee.
No screen shot.
Exerion control panel.
Manufacturer Jaleco
Released 1983
8-way Joystick
2 Button(s)
Main CPU (3x) Z80 (@ 3.333 MHz)
Z80 (@ 3.333 MHz)
Sound CPU Mono
(2x) AY-3-8910A (@ 1.667 MHz)
Raster (Vertical)
320 x 224 pixels
61.42 Hz
32 Palette colours
Screens 1
ROM Info 16 ROMs
91,168 bytes (89.03 KiB)
MAME ID exerion · exerionb · exeriont

About The Game

Exerion is an early arcade video game shoot-em-up, featuring parallax effects in the background and a nice simulation of inertia in the control of the ship.


Released in November 1983.

Licensed to Taito for US distribution.

A part of this game was later used in the fifth stage of "The Game Paradise". The stage is called '23bit CPU captured by 8bit CPU'.

Giorgio Bonetti holds the official record for this game with 3,679,100 points.

Tips and tricks

  • Hint : To get a high score, if you do not miss any shots your bonus score will keep on doubling to 10,000 then reset to 000. When at 10,000 miss a shot then bonus score will revert to 5,000.
  • Bug : In the challenge stage, if you shoot all 40 aliens you normally get a bonus charge of 60. Sometimes a red hydra comes out during this stage. If you shoot it and all 40 aliens, you get a total of 41. The game seems to fail the test of 'hits=40' and only gives you a bonus charge of 41.

Cabinet and Artwork


Sega SG-1000 (1983)
Nintendo Famicom (1985)

Soundtrack Releases

Album Name Catalogue No. Released Publisher Comments
Game Sound Jaleco -G.S.M. Jaleco 1- D28B-0003[1] 1988-08-21 Pony Canyon, Inc. CD version.
Game Sound Jaleco -G.S.M. Jaleco 1- 25P5-0003[2] 1988-08-21 Pony Canyon, Inc. Cassette version.
Game Sound Jaleco -G.S.M. Jaleco 1- C22B-0003[3] 1988-08-21 Pony Canyon, Inc. Vinyl version.
Moero! Jaleco Audio Collection VGCD-0090[4] 2007-05-25 5pb. Records CD version.


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The sources used include MAME (version 0.113u2) and history.dat (revision 1.28 - 2008-10-18).
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