Lost In Translation/Master of Weapon

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Master of Weapon
Master of Weapon marquee.
No screen shot.
Manufacturer Taito Corporation Japan
Released 1989
8-way Joystick
2 Button(s)
Main CPU 68000 (@ 12.000 MHz)
Z80 (@ 4.000 MHz)
Sound CPU Mono
YM2203 (@ 3.000 MHz)
Raster (Vertical)
320 x 224 pixels
60.00 Hz
4,096 Palette colours
Screens 1
ROM Info 7 ROMs
1,638,400 bytes (1.56 MiB)
MAME ID masterw · masterwu

Master of Weapon is an arcade video game.

A seven-day nuclear storm brings on a big change on the earth. The earth cracks, the sea boils and the living things change. And human is no exception. After finishing of the cursed 7-day war, the remaining people change their cells and return to the nature in order to endure severe environmental changes. However, a selected part of the people - they had been called scientists - create a computer, which can lead the people in order to leave a seed humankind. This computer is called N.


The title on the title screen is "Master of Weapon" but the title was probably supposed to be "Master of Weapons" as certain marquees says it is.

A very rare prototype of this game is known as "Yukiwo".

Pony Canyon / Scitron released a limited-edition soundtrack album for this game (Taito DJ Station : G.S.M. Taito 5 - PCCB-00037) on 21/08/1990.

Tips & Tricks

Levels Select

  • Boot machine with service switch pressed.
  • Message appears : SERVICE SWITCH ERROR, press 1p Start(x3), service switch, 1p Start.
  • Message appears : SELECT BY DOWN SW, select level with joy Down/Up and push Start button.


Directed & Produced By
George Jyuttute
Game & Character Designed By
Yukiwo Ishikawa (Y.I)
Programmed By
George K-5
Takeshi Murata (T.M)
Creamy Tetsu (TET)
Maryin Kondoh
Art Designed By
Yukiwo Ishikawa
Takako Kojima
Dandy Yarita
Makoto Fujita
Akira Saitoh
Hisakazu Katoh
Oolong Yamada
Kenji Hazama
Animation 20
Santa Claus
Hardware Designed By
Eikichi Takahashi
Hiroyuki Noguchi
Music Composed & Arranged By
Hisayoshi Ogura
Yasuhisa Watanabe
Graphic Designed By
Hiroyasu Nagai
Kazuo Nakagawa
Animation 20


Sega Mega Drive (1991)
Sony PlayStation 2 (2007, "Taito Memories II Vol. 2")

Soundtrack Releases

Album Name Catalogue No. Released Publisher Comments
Taito DJ Station -G.S.M. Taito 5- PCCB-00037[1] 1990-08-21 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.