Lost In Translation/Flying Shark

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Flying Shark
No screen shot.
Flying Shark control panel.
Manufacturer Toaplan Taito Corporation
Released 1987
8-way Joystick
2 Button(s)
Main CPU 68000 (@ 7.000 MHz)
Z80 (@ 3.500 MHz)
Sound CPU Mono
YM3812 (@ 3.500 MHz)
Raster (Vertical)
320 x 240 pixels
54.88 Hz
1,792 Palette colours
Screens 1
ROM Info 29 ROMs
746,240 bytes (728.75 KiB)
MAME ID fshark · fsharkbt · hishouza · skyshark

About The Game

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


Released in March 1987.

Licensed to Taito.

Pony Canyon / Scitron released a limited-edition soundtrack album for this game (Kyukyoku Tiger : G.S.M Taito 2 - D28B0008) on 21/11/1988.

This game is known in Japan as "Hishou Zame" and in US as "Sky Shark".


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


Music And Sound Created By
Tatsuya Uemura

Cabinet and Artwork


Fujitsu FM Towns (1993 "Hishou Zame" - Ving)
Nintendo NES ("Sky Shark")
Amstrad CPC (1987)
Sinclair ZX Spectrum (1987)
Atari ST (1988)
Commodore Amiga ("Flying Shark", 1988, Firebird)
Sharp X68000 (1991)
Commodore C64

Soundtrack Releases

Album Name Catalogue No. Released Publisher Comments
Kyukyoku Tiger -G.S.M. Taito 2- D28B-0008[1] 1988-11-21 Pony Canyon, Inc. CD version.
Ultimate Tiger -G.S.M. Taito 2- 25P5-0008[2] 1988-11-21 Pony Canyon, Inc. Cassette version.

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.