Lost In Translation/Magician Lord

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Magician Lord
Neo-Geo marquee.
No screen shot.
Neo-Geo control panel.
Manufacturer Alpha Denshi Co.
Released 1990
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 23 ROMs
6,881,280 bytes (6.56 MiB)
MAME ID maglord · maglordh

About The Game

Magician Lord is an arcade video game.

Step Into The Sorcerer's World!

Players help the wizard Elta save his homeworld in this platform game. The player controls the wizard Elta, the last magician lord, on his quest to save his homeland from the evil Gul-Agieze who plans to resurrect the god of destruction using 8 tomes of mystical power. As Elta the player must battle through 8 levels to find each of the tomes before he can reach the final battle and seal away the evil god once again.

Additional Technical Information

Players : 2

Control : 8-way joystick

Buttons : 2

=> [A] Shot, [B] Jump


Released in May 1990. This is the first Alpha Denshi game for the SNK Neo-Geo MVS hardware and it was the first game which used the capabilities of the hardware (zooming, stretching).

At this time, this game was the Killer application for Neo-Geo, all reviews from magazines were very positive, many people wanted it and bought it.

Cabinet and Artwork


SNK Neo-Geo CD (1994)

Soundtrack Releases

Album Name Catalogue No. Released Publisher Comments
Neo Geo Sound Power ~ G.S.M. SNK 2 PCCB-00031[1] 1990-06-21 Pony Canyon/Scitron 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.