Lost In Translation/Grobda

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Grobda control panel.
Manufacturer Namco
Released 1984
8-way Joystick
2 Button(s)
Main CPU (3x) M6809 (@ 1.536 MHz)
M6809 (@ 1.536 MHz)
Sound CPU Mono
Namco 15XX (@ 24.000 kHz)
Raster (Vertical)
288 x 224 pixels
60.61 Hz
512 Palette colours
Screens 1
ROM Info 11 ROMs
54,048 bytes (52.78 KiB)
MAME ID grobda · grobda2 · grobda3

About The Game

Grobda is a tank-like arcade video game that uses an overhead view. Enemy tanks attack in waves and they must be destroyed before they do the same to you.


Released in December 1984.

Grobda's tank was one of the enemies in "Xevious".

Tips and tricks

Easter Egg

  1. Enter service mode.
  2. Set coin A to 1 Coin / 1 Credit, set coin B to 1 Coin / 4 Credits, set Freeze to On, set Lives to 1, set Difficulty to Rank C, set Demo Sounds to Off, set Level Select to Off, set Bonus Life to 10k.
  3. Press the service switch to display the grid and press (all together) Right+Button1+Start2.
  4. '(c) NAMCO LTD. 1984' will appear on the screen.


Game Designed & Produced By
Masanobu Endoh (EVE200 End)
Programmed By
Hosei Wait
Music Composed By
Yuri Keino
Tall Ogawa
Graphic Designed By
You. Shino
Debugged By
Tama Chang

Cabinet and Artwork


Sony PlayStation (1996, "Namco Museum Vol.2")
Sony PSP (2005, "Namco Museum Battle Collection")
PC [MS Windows, CD-Rom] (1997, Namco History Vol.2")

Soundtrack Releases

Album Name Catalogue No. Released Publisher Comments
The Return of Video Game Music ALC-22004[1] 1985-06-25 Alfa Cassette version.
The Best of Video Game Music 32XA-66[2] 1986-04-25 Alfa CD version.
The Return of Video Game Music ALR-22004[3] 1985-06-25 Alfa Vinyl version.
The Return of Video Game Music SCDC-00122[4] 2001-12-05 Scitron Digital Content 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.