Lost In Translation/Express Raider

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Express Raider
Express Raider marquee.
No screen shot.
Express Raider control panel.
Manufacturer Data East USA
Released 1986
8-way Joystick
2 Button(s)
Main CPU M6502 (@ 4.000 MHz)
M6809 (@ 2.000 MHz)
Sound CPU Mono
YM2203 (@ 1.500 MHz)
YM3526 (@ 3.600 MHz)
Raster (Horizontal)
240 x 240 pixels
60.00 Hz
256 Palette colours
Screens 1
ROM Info 20 ROMs
427,528 bytes (417.51 KiB)
MAME ID exprraid · exprrada · wexpresb · wexpresc · wexpress

About The Game

Express Raider is an arcade video game.

The wild west-themed Express Raider is seperated into 2 different game types; a sideways scrolling fighting sequence and a shooting sequence. The player controls a train robber, or 'Express Raider', and must try to steal the bags of money from the moving locomotives.

During the fighting sequence, the Raider must fight the bank teller, hit the coyotes and then jump onto the train before it speeds away. Once on the train, he must fight his way past other enemies and avoid various projectiles, such as bottles, bullets and shovels full of coal. Players must be careful to duck under the low signs that come along as the train is travelling. Also, once a train carriage is clear of enemies, a bomb will appear between the current carriage and the next; players must quickly jump over to the next carriage before the bomb goes off, otherwise the Raider will fall from the train and a life is lost. If the Express Raider manages to reach the train engine, the loot will be captured and the game will then move on to the shooting sequence.

In the shooting sequence, the Express Raider rides a horse and must shoot at the enemies that appear from the windows of a train carriage. They will shoot back at the player and throw various objects. Players can hit the DUCK button to avoid the enemy attacks. A woman will appear at regular intervals offering the player a bag of money, if the player shoots the woman, a life is lost. After the shooting sequence has been completed, the game will start over again with an increased level of difficulty.


Released in January 1986.

This game is known outside US as "Western Express".

Gary Hatt holds the official record for this game with 197,200 points.

Cabinet and Artwork


Amstrad CPC (1986)
Commodore C64 (1987)
Sinclair ZX Spectrum (1987)

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.