Lost In Translation/Jackal

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Jackal marquee.
No screen shot.
Jackal control panel.
Manufacturer Konami
Released 1986
8-way Joystick
2 Button(s)
Main CPU (3x) M6809 (@ 2.000 MHz)
M6809 (@ 2.000 MHz)
Sound CPU Stereo
YM2151 (@ 3.580 MHz)
Raster (Vertical)
240 x 224 pixels
60.00 Hz
512 Palette colours
Screens 1
ROM Info 9 ROMs
639,488 bytes (624.50 KiB)
MAME ID jackal · jackalj · topgunbl · topgunr

About The Game

Jackal is an arcade video game where 1 or 2 players operate a jeep and must battle their way through a huge, vertically scrolling battlefield. Their mission is to save PoWs and deliver them to the nearest helicopter pad so they can be flown to safety. The hostages are trapped in enemy buildings and PoW camps, which must be destroyed in order to release the prisoners. The jeep can only carry up to a maximum of eight PoWs, the current amount being carried is displayed in the upper left-hand corner of the screen.

The jeep is armed with a machine gun and a grenade thrower, the latter of which can be powered-up into a missile launcher. As well as huge numbers of enemy troops and static gun emplacements, the players must also contend with enemy jeeps, tanks, boats, submarines and planes. The final part of the game takes place in the enemy stronghold and the game ends when the final enemy gun emplacements are destroyed.


Released in October 1986.

This game is known in US as "Top Gunner" and in Japan as "Tokushu Butai Jackal".

Alfa Records released a limited-edition soundtrack album for this game (Konamic Game Freaks : Konami Kukeiha Club - 28XA-135) on 25/03/1987.


In Top Gunner, the jeep has an American flag flying next to the cannon and the sound effects are slightly different.

Cabinet and Artwork


Nintendo Famicom (1988)
Nintendo Famicom Disk System (1988, "Final Commando - Akai Yousai")
Commodore C64 (1987)
Sinclair ZX Spectrum (1987)
Amstrad CPC (1988)

Soundtrack Releases

Album Name Catalogue No. Released Publisher Comments
Konami All Stars ~1000-Ryo Box Heisei 4th Year Edition~ KICA-1053~5[1] 1991-12-21 King Records Inc. 3 CD version.

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.