Lost In Translation/Ninja Combat

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Ninja Combat
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 24 ROMs
7,405,568 bytes (7.06 MiB)
MAME ID ncombat · ncombata

About The Game

Ninja Combat is an arcade video game.

The ninja castle must be invaded! After you defeat certain boss enemies, they become playable characters as well!

Additional Technical Information

Players : 2

Control : 8-way joystick

Buttons : 3

=> [A] Attack/Super attack, [B] Jump, [C] Special


Even if titlescreen says 1990, the game was officially released in 1991.

Tips and tricks

By holding the A button until the attack gauge reaches full and then releasing it, you can unleash a burst of magical energy that can affect many of the enemies on screen. However, this has an effect similar to what happens in Final Fight: when you use this power, it decreases some of your life gauge.

By pressing the C button and then the A button, you can perform a special somersault attack that can be used to knock down a couple enemies in a row.

Only the main 2 players, Joe and Hayabusa, can pick up special weapons like swords, hachets and maces. The other 3 players (Musashi, Kagerow, and Gembu), who become selectable after appearing as sub-bosses, do not. To let go of a special weapon that you've picked up, press the B button.


Producer & Director
Tsutomu Maruyama
Eiji Fukatsu
Hideo Kamoda
Yukinori Nishikata
Teruaki Shirasawa
Character Designers
Hatsue Honbe
Kazushige Hakamata
Shinji Moriyama
Scroll Designers
Tsutomu Maruyama
Mitsunari Ishida
Kenichi Sakanishi
Music Composers & Sound Effects
Hideki Yamamoto
Hiroaki Shimizu

Cabinet and Artwork


SNK Neo-Geo CD (1994)

Soundtrack Releases

Album Name Catalogue No. Released Publisher Comments
The Super Spy / Ninja Combat PCCB-00046[1] 1990-10-21 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.