Lost In Translation/Gun & Frontier

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Gun & Frontier
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Manufacturer Taito Corporation Japan
Released 1990
8-way Joystick
2 Button(s)
Main CPU 68000 (@ 12.000 MHz)
Z80 (@ 4.000 MHz)
Sound CPU Stereo
YM2610 (@ 8.000 MHz)
Raster (Vertical)
320 x 224 pixels
60.00 Hz
4,096 Palette colours
Screens 1
ROM Info 10 ROMs
3,997,696 bytes (3.81 MiB)
MAME ID gunfront · gunfronj

About The Game

A vertically scrolling shooter from Taito.

Additional Technical Information

Players : 2

Control : 8-way joystick

Buttons : 2


Released in January 1991.

This game is known in Japan as "Gun Frontier".

This game was inspired from the Anime series of the same name by Leiji Matsumoto. It is a hilarious, thrilling and outrageous story that takes place on a lawless planet in deep space. In a wild land where the dust of sand swirls, two totally different men, Harlock 'the Quick Draw' and Tochiro 'the Master Swordsman,' meet a mysterious woman called Sinunora and travel together. "This odd threesome gets involved in thrilling and outrageous brawls and seems to attract one fight after another!".

S. Yagawa paid homage to this game by programming "Battle Garegga", which has a lot of features taken from "Gun Frontier" (not only design, you can destroy scenery, weapon and bombs system, etc).

Leiji Matsumoto, in his series 'Cosmo Warrior Zero', recycles the "Gun Frontier" settings for the 'Silvana' character. Since the Sony PlayStation tie-in was produced by Taito, the planet looks like planet "Gloria", the one featured in this Taito shmup.

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.


1. Gun & Frontier (1991)

2. Metal Black (1991)


Sound composer : Yasuhisa Watanabe (Yack.)


Game's rom.

Cabinet and Artwork


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