Lost In Translation/Fire Shark

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Fire Shark
Fire Shark marquee.
No screen shot.
Manufacturer Toaplan
Released 1990
8-way Joystick
2 Button(s)
Main CPU 68000 (@ 10.000 MHz)
Sound CPU Mono
YM3812 (@ 3.500 MHz)
Raster (Vertical)
320 x 240 pixels
60.00 Hz
2,048 Palette colours
Screens 1
ROM Info 15 ROMs
1,409,088 bytes (1.34 MiB)
MAME ID fireshrk · samesam2 · samesame

About The Game

Fire Shark is a vertically scrolling shoot-em-up arcade video game.


Licensed to Romstar for USA distribution.

This game is known in Japan as "Same! Same! Same!".


The Japanese version, "Same! Same! Same!" is different :

  • You can only play one player at a time.
  • When you get hit you start over a bit behind where you left off.

Tips and tricks

  • Hidden Functions : If the 'Invulnerability dipswitches' is enabled, you are invulnerable but you may also 'Pause' the game with P2 Start and restart with P1 Start.


  1. Flying Shark (1987)
  2. Fighting Hawk (1988)
  3. Fire Shark! (1990)


Music Created By
Masanory Yuge

Cabinet and Artwork


Sega Mega Drive (1990)

Soundtrack Releases

Album Name Catalogue No. Released Publisher Comments
Shark! Shark! Shark! PCCB-00007[1] 1989-10-21 Pony Canyon/Scitron 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.