Lost In Translation/NAM-1975

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NAM-1975
Neo-Geo marquee.
No screen shot.
Neo-Geo control panel.
Manufacturer SNK
Released 1990
Control
Method
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)
Video
Details
Raster (Horizontal)
320 x 224 pixels
59.19 Hz
4,096 Palette colours
Screens 1
ROM Info 24 ROMs
7,405,568 bytes (7.06 MiB)
MAME ID nam1975

About The Game

NAM-1975 is an arcade video game.

One or two players take control of 2 machine-gun carrying Vietnam vets who must shoot their way through a number of sideways scrolling, Vietnam-themed levels. The players shoot INTO the screen and aiming is achieved via the use an on-screen target, which each player directs to lock on to the various enemy troops and vehicles. Players can run and somersault to avoid the incoming enemy fire.

A number of more powerful weapons - such as grenades and flame throwers - are often dropped by the enemy and can be picked up and used. Bonus points are also revealed in this fashion.

NAM-1975 is a blatant plagurisation of TAD Corp's "Cabal", released in 1988. Cabal is easily the more accomplished of the two games.

Additional Technical Information

Players : 2

Control : 8-way joystick

Buttons : 3

=> [A] Machine gun, [B] Special weapon, [C] Run/Emergency control

Trivia

Released in April 1990.

This is the first game developed for the SNK Neo-Geo MVS hardware (MVS stand for 'Multi Video System', Neo-Geo means 'New World').

One of NAM-1975's influences was the 1987 Stanley Kubrick film, Full Metal Jacket. There are even some scenes which mirror the film such as the screaming soldier in the intro with the 'Born To Kill' helmet, and a vietnamese lady with an AK-47 (which is seen near the end of the movie).

Staff

Producer
Eikichi Kawasaki
Main Director
Dachipee
Sub Director
Fukupee (New Face)
Programmer
ZAC
Kurasan (New Face)
Design Chief
Satopee
Designers
Nakapee
Fukupee
Satopee
Ishipee
Miyopee
Kawapee (New Face)
Sakapee (New Face)
Yamapee (New Face)
Sound
Yoko. O
Hard
Fukusan

Cabinet and Artwork

Ports

Consoles 
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.
Gaesen Oh - Scitron Game Music Mega Mix Vol.1 KGCD-0001[2] 1994-01-01 Pony Canyon/Scitron CD version.
Arcade Ambiance 1992 N/A[3] 2007-09-14 Andy Hofle Digital download only.

References

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.