Lost In Translation/Pulstar

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Neo-Geo marquee.
No screen shot.
Neo-Geo control panel.
Manufacturer Aicom
Released 1995
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 25 ROMs
42,532,864 bytes (40.56 MiB)
MAME ID pulstar

About The Game

Pulstar is an horizontally scrolling arcade video game shoot-em-up that borrows many of its visual and game-play elements from all three games in Irem's legendary "R-Type" series; including the Beam weapon and R-type's infamous pod attachment. Unlike "R-Type", however, Pulstar's pod cannot be detached from the front of the ship and merely acts as a shield to protect the player's ship.

Pulstar consists of eight challenging levels, with the player able to start the game on any one of the first four.

Additional Technical Information

Players : 2

Control : 8-way joystick

Buttons : 2

=> [A] Attack/Charge attack, [B] Restart the move


Pulstar was one of the first games on the NEO-GEO to use state-of-the-art SGI rendered graphics like those found in Nintendo Super Famicom's "Donkey Kong Country".

The pre-production name of this game was 'Reaction'.

Tracy Miller holds the official record for this game with 68,350 points.

Pony Canyon / Scitron released a limited-edition soundtrack album for this game (Pulstar - PCCB-00192) on 21/10/1995.


M. Yoshida
T. Nagakubo
K. Katoku
K. Urahama
K. Okabe
Toshio. I
F. Ryuze
Music Composed By
Harumi Fujita
Yasuaki Fujita

Cabinet and Artwork


SNK Neo-Geo CD (1995)

Soundtrack Releases

Album Name Catalogue No. Released Publisher Comments
PULSTAR PCCB-00192[1] 1995-10-20 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.