Lost In Translation/Gekirindan

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Gekirindan
No screen shot.
Manufacturer Taito Corporation
Released 1995
Control
Method
8-way Joystick
Dial
4 Button(s)
Main CPU 68EC020 (@ 16.000 MHz)
68000 (@ 16.000 MHz)
Sound CPU Stereo
ES5505 (@ 15.238 MHz)
Video
Details
Raster (Vertical)
320 x 232 pixels
58.97 Hz
8,192 Palette colours
Screens 1
ROM Info 14 ROMs
18,087,936 bytes (17.25 MiB)
MAME ID gekirido

About The Game

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

Trivia

The title of this game translates from Japanese as 'Reverse Scale Bullet' and is an example of 'ateji' - fitting the kanji phonetics to the name of the game to give the name double (sometimes even triple) meaning.

The name of the twin characters, Orsa and Mayoru, is a play-on-words of the third largest constellation of our solar system, Orsa Major, which means Great Bear.

All stages in this game share the same music theme but remixed each time!

The game forbids the initials 'SEX' on the high score table. If you try, it gets changed to 'AAA'. mo Pony Canyon / Scitron released a limited-edition soundtrack album for this game (Welcome to the Karu Land - PCCB-00196) on 17/11/1995.

Staff

Producer
Lee Ota
Programmers
Mr. Lee
Toten
Takahito Naoi
Riki
System Engineers
Masaki Yagi (Ymot)
Nob
Character Designers
Yasunobu Kousokabe
Saori Hiratsuka
Ryota Sasaki
Sakotan
Miyabi Tashiro
Debi.
Kao
Designer
Hidetomo Ogino
CG Designer
K. Kinoshita
Sound (Zuntata)
Kazuko Umino (Karu)
Koji Sakurai

Cabinet and Artwork

Ports

Consoles 
Sega Saturn (1997)
Sony PlayStation 2 (2005, "Taito Memories Vol. 2")
Microsoft XBOX (2006, "Taito Legends 2")
Sony PlayStation 2 (2006, "Taito Legends 2")
Computers 
PC [CD-ROM] (2006, "Taito Legends 2")

Soundtrack Releases

Album Name Catalogue No. Released Publisher Comments
ZUNTATA HISTORY L'ab-normal 2nd ZTTL-0039[1] 1999-04-01 Zuntata Records CD version.
PUZZLE BOBBLE • GEKIRINDAN etc. ~Welcome to the Karuland~ PCCB-00196[2] 1995-11-17 Pony Canyon/Scitron CD version.

References

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.