Lost In Translation/Magical Drop II

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Magical Drop II
Neo-Geo marquee.
No screen shot.
Magical Drop II control panel.
Manufacturer Data East Corporation
Released 1996
8-way Joystick
4 Button(s)
Main CPU Neo-Geo
68000 (@ 12.000 MHz)
Z80 (@ 4.000 MHz)
Sound CPU Stereo
YM2610 (@ 8.000 MHz)
Raster (Horizontal)
320 x 224 pixels
59.19 Hz
4,096 Palette colours
Screens 1
ROM Info 17 ROMs
12,648,448 bytes (12.06 MiB)
MAME ID magdrop2

About The Game

Magical Drop II is an arcade video game.

Who says puzzle games can't be fast paced? This incredibly addictive puzzle game features hectic gameplay, cool graphics with awesome animations, fun music and different gameplay modes to choose from. Play it now but be warned, this is indeed one of the Neo-Geo's most addictive games ever!

Additional Technical Information

Players : 2

Control : 8-way joystick

Buttons : 2

=> [A] Catch balloons, [B] Throw balloons


Released in March 1996.

The characters are broad parodies of a few of the characters featured in the well-known Tarot cards.

Pony Canyon / Scitron released a limited-edition soundtrack album for this game (Magical Drop II - PCCB-00217) on 21/06/1996.


There are some serious differences between the Japanese version and the international versions of this game :

  • All characters feature their own voice in the Japanese version, the european version features 4 voice tracks for all characters (some of these in spanish) & the USA version features a single voice track for all characters.
  • The Japanese version features three main different gameplay modes: Puzzle, Vs & Challenge. All other versions only feature Puzzle & Vs as selectable gameplay modes.
  • The Japanese version features three selectable skill levels for each gameplay mode (Easy, Normal & Difficult). All other versions only offer Easy & Normal skill settings.

Tips and tricks

Bonus Characters

Enter the character selection screen. To play as Devil, Strength and Empress, highlight the following characters and press Down on each (in order) :

  • 00 - The Fool
  • 01 - Magician
  • 02 - High Priestess
  • 07 - Chariot
  • 11 - Justice
  • 17 - Sorceress
  • 21 - World

Play Against Black Clawn

Don't lose a credit and after the battle against The Empress, Black Clawn will appear.


  1. Chain Reaction (1995)
  2. Magical Drop Plus 1! (1995)
  3. Magical Drop II (1996)
  4. Magical Drop III (1997)
  5. Magical Drop III Wonderful! (1999, Sony PlayStation)
  6. Magical Drop F - Daibouken Mo Rakujyanai! (1999, Sony PlayStation)
  7. Magical Drop Pocket (1999, SNK NeoGeo Pocket Color)
  8. Magical Drop for WonderSwan (1999, Bandai WonderSwan)


I. Horita
Naomi Susa
S. Katagiri
Tac. H
Graphic Designers
S. Takeuchi
R. Sakurai
M. Sato
H. Hachiya
Hiroaki Yoshida (MARO)
Shogo (Gama Delic)

Character Voices

The Fool and The Devil
E. Tanaka
The Star
M. Sunada
The Chariot
Nobuyuki Hiyama
The Magician
Isshin Chiba
The High Priestess and The World
The Justice
Ring Ring
The Strength
The Empress
R. Sakurai
The Black Clown
K. Oka

Foreign Voices

Steve Miller
C. Amalia
B. Maurizio
K. Hyonsub

Cabinet and Artwork


Nintendo Super Famicom (1996)
Sega Saturn (1996)
SNK Neo-Geo CD (1996)
Mobile Phone

Soundtrack Releases

Album Name Catalogue No. Released Publisher Comments
Magical Drop 2 PCCB-00217[1] 1996-06-21 Pony Canyon 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).
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