Lost In Translation/Galivan - Cosmo Police

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Cosmo Police
Galivan marquee.
No screen shot.
Manufacturer Nichibutsu
Released 1985
8-way Joystick
3 Button(s)
Main CPU Z80 (@ 6.000 MHz)
Z80 (@ 4.000 MHz)
Sound CPU Mono
YM3526 (@ 4.000 MHz)
(2x) DAC
Raster (Vertical)
256 x 224 pixels
60.00 Hz
256 Palette colours
Screens 1
ROM Info 19 ROMs
361,728 bytes (353.25 KiB)
MAME ID galivan · galivan2

About The Game

Galivan - Cosmo Police is a single player shooting/platform arcade video game in which the player runs and jumps around a colourful, multi-directional scrolling cave system. A variety of spacecraft and aliens attack in waves and must be killed or avoided. The player starts the game as an unarmed human with only the ability to kick and punch, but picking up a POW item will give encase the human in a robot suit and arm the player with a gun. Collecting the blue POW while in the suit awards the player with a beam weapon for a limited time, while the red POW gives the player a three shot cannon. POW items are dotted throughout the levels and can also be gained by shooting the blue robot aliens.

The player's character has an energy bar that decreases when the player is attacked, and should this fall below halfway, the robot suit will be lost and the player will once again be an unarmed human. Collecting a POW item will restore the player's energy, if a POW is collected while wearing the suit, however, the player's energy will NOT be increased but their weapon will receive a power-up.


Released in December 1985.

The game is inspired by the Japanese telefilm 'Space Sheriff Gavan'.

Pony Canyon / Scitron released a limited-edition soundtrack album for this game (G.S.M. Nichibutsu 1 - D28B0004) on 21/09/1988.



  • Build date : DEC 11 1986


  • Build date : DEC 16 1986


  1. Galivan - Cosmo Police (1985)
  2. Cosmo Police Galivan II - Arrow of Justice (1993, Nintendo Super Famicom)


Directed By
Shigeki Fujiwara
Software By
T. Tsuchie
Hardware By
Isao Shiki
Designer By
K. Nakagawa
Music & Sound By
Kenji Yoshida

Cabinet and Artwork


Bob Wakelin's original box art for the Ocean port of Galivan.
Nintendo Famicom (1988)
Nintendo Super Famicom (1993)
Amstrad CPC (1986)
Commodore C64 (1986)
ZX Spectrum (1986)

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.