Lost In Translation/Knights of the Round

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Knights of the Round
Knights of the Round marquee.
No screen shot.
Knights of the Round control panel.
Manufacturer Capcom
Released 1991
8-way Joystick
2 Button(s)
Main CPU 68000 (@ 10.000 MHz)
Z80 (@ 3.580 MHz)
Sound CPU Mono
YM2151 (@ 3.580 MHz)
OKI6295 (@ 1.000 MHz)
Raster (Horizontal)
384 x 224 pixels
60.00 Hz
4,096 Palette colours
Screens 1
ROM Info 13 ROMs
5,570,560 bytes (5.31 MiB)
MAME ID knights · knightsj · knightsu

About The Game

Knights of the Round is an arcade video game.

King Arthur, Sir Lancelot and Percival slash through medieval England to save the peasants from enslavement. Featuring a level-up system which gives the fighters new weapons and armor.


Released in November 1991.

Knights of the Round is based on the story of King Arthur and the Knights of the Round Table.

Len Hanley holds the official record for this game with 431,450 points.

Pony Canyon / Scitron released a limited-edition soundtrack album for this game (Varth : G.S.M Capcom 6 - PCCB-00110) on 19/02/1993.


The US version is slightly different, it has the "Winners Don't Use Drugs" screen.

Tips and tricks

Earning Extra Lifes : In stage 2, lose 1 life against boss. Beat him. When you come to the 3rd stage, don't break the barricades, just wait. First kill the Fat-Man and the Soldier.

WARNING : If you launch a desperation attack (attack+jump), all the effort will be lost.

Then wait until the Bird Man comes run against you. Hit him with a strong strike (push front+punch). Don't hit him while is recovering. Wait until he runs to you again and make the same. you can kill him after 3 strikes (unless with Lancelot).

If you're done correctly, hit the barricade of the above, don't pick the food, try to turn apart it, and you'll get a surprise... a cheess pieces with 2 lifes (2UP) waiting for you.

If you kill the second Bird-Man in the same way, the second item in the barricade will give you 1 more level (green sceptre).

If you remember, a 3rd Bird-Man gets into the castle when you break the bridge's barricade. Do the same trick with him inside, break the down barricade, break the item and you'll get one more life (1UP).


Game Designers
K Suke
Nis 7
Music Sound
Isao Abe (Oyaji)
Ayrton Tsuna !!
Hero Hero
Object Designer
Ikusan Z
Jun Matsumura (JUN)
Scroll Designer

Cabinet and Artwork


Nintendo Super Famicom (1994)
Sony PSP (2006, "Capcom Classics Collection Reloaded")
Sony PlayStation 2 (2006, "Capcom Classics Collection, Volume 2")
Microsoft XBOX (2006, "Capcom Classics Collection, Volume 2")

Soundtrack Releases

Album Name Catalogue No. Released Publisher Comments
Varth: Operation Thunder Storm -G.S.M. CAPCOM 6- PCCB-00110[1] 1993-02-19 Pony Canyon, Inc. 2 CD version.
Super Famicom Magazine Volume 20 - New Game Sound Museum TIM-SFC20[2] 1994-07-01 Tokuma Shoten Publishing 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.