Lost In Translation/Raiden

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Raiden marquee.
No screen shot.
Raiden control panel.
Manufacturer Seibu Kaihatsu
Released 1990
8-way Joystick
2 Button(s)
Main CPU (2x) V30 (@ 10.000 MHz)
Z80 (@ 3.580 MHz)
Sound CPU Mono
YM3812 (@ 3.580 MHz)
OKI6295 (@ 1.320 MHz)
Raster (Vertical)
256 x 224 pixels
60.00 Hz
2,048 Palette colours
Screens 1
ROM Info 15 ROMs
2,429,192 bytes (2.32 MiB)
MAME ID raiden · raidena · raidenk · raident

About The Game

Raiden is a vertically scrolling arcade video game shoot-em-up.

In the year 2090, Earth has suddenly become the target of deranged aliens. Following the invasion, a new cutting-edge weapon, the Raiden Supersonic Attack Fighther, based on the destroyed alien craft, is created for humanity's hope for survival.


Released in April 1990.

The title of this game translates from Japanese as 'Thunder and Lightning'.

Licensed to Fabtek for US distribution, to Liang HWA Electronics for Taiwan distribution, to I.B.L. Corporation for Korea distribution and to Wah Yan Electronics for Hong Kong distribution.

Pony Canyon / Scitron released a limited-edition soundtrack album for this game (Raiden Densetsu - PCCB-00047) on 05/12/1990.


  1. Raiden (1990)
  2. Raiden II (1993)
  3. Raiden DX (1994)
  4. Raiden Fighters (1996)
  5. Raiden Fighters 2 - Operation Hell Dive (1997)
  6. Raiden Fighters Jet (1998)
  7. Raiden Fighters 2 - 2000 Operation Hell Dive (2000)
  8. Raiden III (2005)
  9. Raiden IV (2007)


H. Hamada
Game Design
Tetsuya Kawaguchi (as 'T. Kawaguchi')
K. Kondo
Tetsuya Kawaguchi (as 'T. Kawaguchi')
S. Mori
Graphic Design
T. Wada
M. Komazawa
T. Matsuzawa
H. Matsuo
Music & SFX
Akira Satoh (as 'A. Sato')
Hardware Design
Y. Segawa

Cabinet and Artwork


FM Towns Marty (1991)
NEC PC-Engine (1991)
Sega Mega Drive (1991, "Raiden Trad")
Nintendo Super Famicom (1991, "Raiden Densetsu")
Nintendo Super Famicom (1992, "Raiden Trad")
PC Engine Super CD-ROM (04/1992, "Super Raiden")
Atari Jaguar (1994)
Sony PlayStation (1995, "The Raiden Project")
Atari Lynx (1997)
Sony PlayStation (2002, "MajorWave Series")
PC Fujitsu FM TOWNS (Raiden Densetsu, 1991)

Soundtrack Releases

Album Name Catalogue No. Released Publisher Comments
Raiden / Raiden II Original Sound Track INCD-E0106~8[1] 2006-01-31 INH 3 CD version.
1992 Hudson CD•ROM² Complete Music Works HCD-1026[2] 1992-12-01 Hudson Soft CD version.
Arcade Ambiance 1992 N/A[3] 2007-09-14 Andy Hofle Digital download only.
Raiden IV original sound track -Ultimate of Raiden- N/A[4] 2008-10-02 INH Group CD version.
Raiden IV original sound track -Ultimate of Raiden- (383924) 50001RG 01[5] 2009-09-08 UFO Interactive Games 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.