Lost In Translation/Fighter's History

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Fighter's History
Fighter's History marquee.
No screen shot.
Fighter's History control panel.
Manufacturer Data East Corporation
Released 1993
8-way Joystick
6 Button(s)
Main CPU ARM (@ 7.000 MHz)
HuC6280 (@ 4.028 MHz)
Sound CPU Stereo
YM2151 (@ 3.580 MHz)
OKI6295 (@ 1.007 MHz)
OKI6295 (@ 2.014 MHz)
Raster (Horizontal)
320 x 240 pixels
60.00 Hz
2,048 Palette colours
Screens 1
ROM Info 14 ROMs
12,649,480 bytes (12.06 MiB)
MAME ID fghthist · fghthsta · fghthstu

About The Game

Fighter's History is an arcade video game.

Players choose one of 9 international fighters and battle to be the best in the world.


In 1993 Capcom sued Data East for the similarities between Fighter's History & "Street Fighter II - The World Warrior". Despite Data East successfully defending itself in the lawsuit, Fighter's History was not rid of its reputation as a 'shameless Street Fighter rip-off' and went ignored by many gamers. Its sequels, which added little to the series, helped cement this reputation.

In a bit of payback, Capcom added most of the moves of Lee into the characters Yang and Yun in Street Fighter 3.

This is one of the rare Japanese-made fighting games where the characters yell out the names of their moves in their native language. Most Japanese-made fighting games, including "Street Fighter II - The World Warrior", have the Asian characters (usually comprised of East Asians) speak Japanese while all the other characters speak English or Japanese, regardless of their nationality.

Both Ryoko and Jean's endings mention the 1996 Olympic Games in Atlanta.

Mizoguchi later appeared as a selectable character in the Sony PlayStation 2 game "KOF - Maximum Impact Regulation A".

Pony Canyon / Scitron released a limited-edition soundtrack album for this game (Fighter's History - PCCB-00123) on 18/06/1993.

A Fighter's History unit appears in the 1998 movie 'The Replacement Killers'.


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


  1. Fighter's History (1993)
  2. Karnov's Revenge (1994)
  3. Fighter's History - Mizoguchi Kiki Ippatsu!! (1995, Nintendo Super Famicom)

Cabinet and Artwork


Nintendo Super Famicom (1994)

Soundtrack Releases

Album Name Catalogue No. Released Publisher Comments
Fighter's History PCCB-00123[1] 1993-06-18 Pony Canyon/Scitron CD version.
Delicious Selection / Gamadelic PCCB-00143[2] 1994-01-21 Pony Canyon/Scitron CD version.
Game Music Festival Live, Summer '93 ~OFFICIAL BOOTLEG CASSETTE~ N/A[3] 1993-01-01 Pony Canyon/Scitron Cassette version.
Gaesen Oh - Scitron Game Music Mega Mix Vol.1 KGCD-0001[4] 1994-01-01 Pony Canyon/Scitron CD version.
Super Famicom Magazine Volume 18 - Attraction Tune!! Synth Version Special Edition & New Game Sound Museum & Opening Theme Special Edition TIM-SFC18[5] 1994-06-01 Tokuma Shoten Publishing CD version.
Super Famicom Magazine Volume 19 - New Game Sound Museum TIM-SFC19[6] 1994-07-01 Tokuma Shoten Publishing 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.