Lost In Translation/Growl

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Growl marquee.
No screen shot.
Growl control panel.
Manufacturer Taito Corporation Japan
Released 1990
8-way Joystick
3 Button(s)
Main CPU 68000 (@ 12.000 MHz)
Z80 (@ 4.000 MHz)
Sound CPU Stereo
YM2610 (@ 8.000 MHz)
Raster (Horizontal)
320 x 224 pixels
60.00 Hz
4,096 Palette colours
Screens 1
ROM Info 10 ROMs
5,832,704 bytes (5.56 MiB)
MAME ID growl · growlu · runark

About The Game

Growl is an arcade video game.

A huge mêlée battle featuring 4 forest rangers out to save the animals from the sinister poachers. Lots of enemies onscreen make for a hectic fight!


Even if titlescreen says 1990, Growl was released in February 1991 in US.

This game is known in Japan as "Runark".

This game was dedicated to the late Mr. Katsujiro Fujimoto.

The game forbids the initials 'SEX' on the high score table. If you try, it gets changed to 'KOU'.

Pony Canyon / Scitron released a limited-edition soundtrack album for this game (Runark, Gun Frontier - PCCB-00060) on 21/04/1991.

Zuntata Records released a limited-edition soundtrack album for this game (Zuntata History L'ab-normal 1st - ZTTL-0038) on 01/04/1999.


Promotion Object
Hiromitsu Mihara
Music & Sound Effects (Zuntata)
Yasuhisa Watanabe (Yack.)
Character Designers
Yasuhiko Kikuchi
Kohzoh Igarashi (Aya Inochi Igarashi)
Fujiwaran X
Senba Takatsuna
Hisakazu Kato
Eikichi Takahashi
Bruiser Kushiro
Trifling Work
Insector Fjw
3D Master Sugawara
Muscle Sato
Masaki Yagi (Yamabanga Yagi Ymot)
On a Ninja Daisuke Yasukouchi
Chinpuson Mr2 Tanaka
Yuichi Kohyama (as God Mountain Y. Kohyama)
Software Support
Hideki Hashimoto
Takashi Kitabayashi
Base Game Plan
Exit Yab
Game Direction
Hide Chan
Project Management
Hidehiro Fujiwara

Cabinet and Artwork


Sega Mega Drive (1991)
Sony PlayStation 2 (2005, "Taito Memories Vol. 1"
Microsoft XBOX (2006, "Taito Legends 2")
Sony PlayStation 2 (2006, "Taito Legends 2")
PC [CD-ROM] (2006, "Taito Legends 2")

Soundtrack Releases

Album Name Catalogue No. Released Publisher Comments
Runark / Gun Frontier PCCB-00060[1] 1991-04-21 Scitron CD version.
Shindaichi -G.S.M. Taito 6- PCCB-00064[2] 1991-06-21 Pony Canyon/Scitron CD version.
ZUNTATA HISTORY L'ab-normal 1st ZTTL-0038[3] 1999-04-01 Zuntata Records CD version.
Taito 1500 Collector's Box PCCB-00130[4] 1993-09-17 Pony Canyon/Scitron 5 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.