Lost In Translation/Gunbird 2

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Gunbird 2
Gunbird 2 marquee.
No screen shot.
Manufacturer Psikyo
Released 1998
8-way Joystick
3 Button(s)
Main CPU SH-2 (@ 28.636 MHz)
Sound CPU Stereo
YMF278B (@ 28.636 MHz)
Raster (Vertical)
320 x 224 pixels
60.00 Hz
5,120 Palette colours
Screens 1
ROM Info 12 ROMs
64,487,424 bytes (61.50 MiB)
MAME ID gunbird2

About The Game

Gunbird 2 is vertically scrolling shoot-em-up arcade video game featuring five selectable characters who again fight the big army of pirates, but this time to collect elemental potions.


Alucard, a selectable character, backwards spells Dracula.

Aine originally appeared in "Samurai Aces" and as a hidden character in "Tengai" as Ayin. Here in Gunbird 2, he has quite a 'different' type of bomb attack :).

Gunbird 2 shares some similarities with the 1975 anime series 'Time Bokan':

  • The flag symbol in Time Bokan is a clear skull and in this game is a 2P like a skull.
  • The thin guy has a very ugly nose also a moustache and teeth like a rabbit (he is the same in the game and the anime).
  • The fat guy has a beard. In this game and in Time Bokan, he has a semi-shaved beard (so with the exception of the beard, the guy is almost the same).
  • The chief is a luxuriant woman (in the anime, she always was topless in the end).
  • In Time Bokan, the bad guys always show a stupid new-robot to defeat the good guys. In the game is the same.

Note : There are 27 different endings!

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

Pony Canyon / Scitron released a limited-edition soundtrack album for this game (Gunbird 2, Gunbird - SGCD-0003) on 04/12/1998.

Tips and tricks

Maintenance Code

In test mode, enter this code...

  • 5-2-0-4-8 for Maintenace Mode [Stage Select (Loads of cool stuff here), Obj Test, BG TestPlay Status, Stage Status]
  • 5-3-5-7-3 All Data Initialised.
  • 5-3-7-6-5 Sit an AINE Flag1 (Displays 'AINE ?' at test, extra 'explicit' character on random box).
  • 5-1-0-2-4 Sit an AINE Flag2 (Displays 'AINE OK' at test, use AINE by pressing 'Down' on random box).
  • 5-3-1-5-7 AINE Flag Cancelled (Clears AINE from being playable, as default).


  1. Gunbird (1994)
  2. Gunbird 2 (1998)


Shiori Saito
Hiroshi Yamada
Naozumi Yorichika
Yoko Tsukagoshi
Norikazu Takemori
Emi Taniguchi
Keizou Fujita
Yousuke Iwabuchi
Kenichi Fujita
Kunihiko Nogomi
Katsuya Shikanouchi
Katsuhiro Nishida
Shinji Nohara
Masato Natsumoto
Music Composed By
Masaki Izutani

Cabinet and Artwork


Sega Dreamcast (2000)
Sony PlayStation 2 (2004, "Gunbird 1&2")

Soundtrack Releases

Album Name Catalogue No. Released Publisher Comments
Gunbird & Gunbird 2 SGCD-0003[1] 1998-12-04 Scitron / Gamest 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.