Lost In Translation/Kid Niki - Radical Ninja

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Kid Niki
Radical Ninja
Kid Niki marquee.
No screen shot.
Kid Niki control panel.
Manufacturer Irem
Released 1986
8-way Joystick
2 Button(s)
Main CPU Z80 (@ 4.000 MHz)
M6803 (@ 894.886 kHz)
Sound CPU Mono
(2x) AY-3-8910A (@ 894.886 kHz)
(2x) MSM5205 (@ 384.000 kHz)
Raster (Horizontal)
384 x 256 pixels
55.00 Hz
512 Palette colours
Screens 1
ROM Info 34 ROMs
526,624 bytes (514.28 KiB)
MAME ID kidniki · kidnikiu · lithero · yanchamr

About The Game

Kid Niki - Radical Ninja is an arcade video game.


Licensed to Data East for US manufacture and distribution.

This game is known in Japan as "Kaiketsu Yanchamaru".

A bootleg of this game is known as "Little Hero".

Alfa Records released a limited-edition soundtrack album for this game (R-Type : Irem Game Music - 28XA-199) on 25/01/1988.


In Kid Niki - Radical Ninja, Kid Niki has spiky hair and a little rat tail. In the Japanese version ("Kaiketsu Yanchamaru"), Kid Niki has a more traditional Japanese haircut.


  1. Kid Niki - Radical Ninja (1986)
  2. Kaiketsu Yanchamaru 2 - Karakuri Land (1991, Nintendo Famicom)
  3. Kaiketsu Yanchamaru 3 - Taiketsu! Zouringen (1993, Nintendo Famicom)

Cabinet and Artwork


Nintendo Famicom (1987)
Nintendo Game Boy
Commodore C64 (1987)

Soundtrack Releases

Album Name Catalogue No. Released Publisher Comments
Arcade Ambiance 1986 N/A[1] 2004-08-27 Andy Hofle Digital download only.


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.