Lost In Translation/Line of Fire

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Line of Fire
Line of Fire marquee.
No screen shot.
Line of Fire control panel.
Manufacturer Sega
Released 1989
2 Button(s)
Main CPU (2x) 68000 (@ 12.500 MHz)
Z80 (@ 4.000 MHz)
Sound CPU Stereo
YM2151 (@ 4.000 MHz)
Sega PCM (@ 4.000 MHz)
Raster (Horizontal)
320 x 224 pixels
59.64 Hz
24,576 Palette colours
Screens 1
ROM Info 30 ROMs
3,547,136 bytes (3.38 MiB)
MAME ID loffire · loffirej · loffireu

About The Game

Line of Fire is lightgun controlled arcade video game shoot-em-up for one or two players with setting ranging from enemy bases to thick jungle.

Two commandos find a special weapon hidden deep within an enemy base. Before the commandos can escape to report their findings, they find themselves surrounded by enemy forces and must blast their way through the enemy lines and escape, using the enemies' own super weapon against them.

As well as enemy troops, players will have to contend with artillery, tanks and helicopters.


This game is known in Japan as "Bakudan Yarou" (translates from Japanese as 'Bomb Rascal').

This game came in two cabinets. The sit down cabinet has two separate seats. The guns are quite similar to "Laser Ghost"'s guns only without the laser device. The upright cabinet features the guns as 9mm Uzi-type light guns that are mounted to the cabinet like in "Operation Thunderbolt". Unlike Operation Thunderbolt however, Line of Fire's upright cabinet is much slimmer.

Pony Canyon / Scitron released a limited-edition soundtrack album for this game (Hyper Drive : G.S.M. Sega 4 - PCCB-00035) on 21/07/1990.

Cabinet and Artwork


Box art for the U.S. Gold port of Line of Fire.
Amstrad CPC (1990)
Atari ST (1990)
Commodore C64 (1990)
Commodore Amiga ("Line of Fire", 1990, U.S. Gold)
Sinclair ZX Spectrum (1990)

Soundtrack Releases

Album Name Catalogue No. Released Publisher Comments
Hyper Drive -G.S.M. SEGA 4- PCCB-00035[1] 1990-07-21 Pony Canyon, Inc. 2 CD version.

External Links


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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.