Lost In Translation/Gladiator

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Gladiator marquee.
No screen shot.
Gladiator control panel.
Manufacturer Taito America Corporation
Released 1986
8-way Joystick
3 Button(s)
Main CPU Z80 (@ 6.000 MHz)
Z80 (@ 3.000 MHz)
Sound CPU Mono
YM2203 (@ 1.500 MHz)
MSM5205 (@ 375.000 kHz)
Raster (Horizontal)
256 x 224 pixels
60.00 Hz
1,024 Palette colours
Screens 1
ROM Info 20 ROMs
442,432 bytes (432.06 KiB)
MAME ID gladiatr · greatgur · ogonsiro

About The Game

Gladiator is an arcade video game.

Travel with the Great Gurianos as he battles his way through 4 stages against some of the toughest and most feared warriors ever to be found anywhere.


A prototype version of this game is known as "Golden Castle". This game is also known as "Great Gurianos" and in Japan as "Ougon no Shiro".

Guaranos and Irene appear in Allumer's "Blandia" as the selectable characters Gurianos and Irriana respectively.

Stephan Gore holds the official record for this game with 41,012,800 points.


The Japanese version ("Ohgon no Siro") and the prototype ("Golden Castle") have a nudity feature not present in Gladiator. The female warrior Irene is shown with bare breasts when defeated by removing all layers of her chest armor (In Gladiator she still wears a bikini top when defeated this way).

Tips and tricks

  • When Gurianos is fully armored, the player may create a momentary protective shield by rapidly moving the joystick up and down.
  • Pick up all 4 flying swords at the beginning of each stage to turn Gurianos' sword RED. If the player is then able to hit an opponent's shield 14 times with his RED SWORD, is armor is momentarily changed to a glowing GOLD color and his opponents can't harm him.
  • Break the Magic Crystal Balls to replenish Gurianos' armor.
  • Each opposing warrior has his own personality and way of fighting. Irene is vulnerable when she strikes at the player's chest armor. Zenon is most vulnerable when you trick him and make him laugh. Each opponent has his strengths and weaknesses and it's fun and challenging to the player to learn each of them.

Cabinet and Artwork


Sony PlayStation2 (2005, "Taito Legends")
Microsoft XBOX (2005, "Taito Legends")
Sony PlayStation 2 (2007, "Taito Memories II Vol.1")
ZX Spectrum (1987 "Great Gurianos")
Amstrad CPC (1987, "Great Gurianos")
Commodore C64 (1987, "Great Gurianos")
PC [MS Windows] (2005, "Taito Legends")

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.