Lost In Translation/Revolution X

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Revolution X
No screen shot.
Revolution X control panel.
Manufacturer Midway
Released 1994
2 Button(s)
Main CPU TMS34020 (@ 10.000 MHz)
ADSP2105 (@ 10.000 MHz)
Sound CPU Mono
DMA-driven DAC
Raster (Horizontal)
399 x 253 pixels
54.82 Hz
32,768 Palette colours
Screens 1
ROM Info 44 ROMs
23,068,672 bytes (22.00 MiB)
MAME ID revx

About The Game

Revolution X is a first-person arcade video game shoot-em-up featuring the multi-platinum selling American rock band Aerosmith.

It's 1996 and the US have been taken over by the New Order Nation. The group, led by their commander Mistress Helga, have declared war on youth culture, banning music, TV and video games in the process. Meanwhile at a gig in Los Angeles, members of Aerosmith are captured by the NON. With a machine gun in your hand and the strongest weapon of them all, music, it is your task to end the regime of the New Order Nation and free the Aerosmith members.



Released in March 1994.

The game was originally called 'Generation X', until it was realised Marvel owned the copyright to that name (listen to the opening sequence to hear the game being referred to by it's original title).

Several subtle in-jokes appear in the game that lead many to believe that the programmers were massive fans of Monty Python and the Holy Grail, although had difficulty recalling it in detail:

  1. When the final boss loses limbs, he sometimes says 'Just a flesh wound' a quote from the Black Knight scene.
  2. The subtitles in the credits, including 'Why not try a holiday in Norway this yer?' are often slight misquotes of those in the film credits.
  3. 'Llamas trained by Nicholas Petro.' Llama jokes a plenty in the TV series and film credits, but moose trainers were included by name in the film. Nicholas is of course the brother of George N. Petro.
  4. The dramatic music change and pallet swap of the final credit screen is a nod to the Holy Grail joke where the credit writers were sacked and replaced with another team 'at great expense and at the last minute' who did things in a different way.

This game features four Aerosmith songs : 'Eat the Rich', 'Sweet Emotion', 'Toys in the Attic' and the ending song 'Walk This Way'.


Rev. 1.0 has an extra area added located in the Pacific Rim Stage.

Tips and tricks


To see one of the Trogs, you must destroy the black cat on the brick wall. After having doing so, you'll notice a palm tree behind the brick wall. Quickly blast the palm tree with a CD. If you are successful, Trog will pop out of the tree and waddle his way across the brick wall. He will gain speed back and forth like the cat. If you shoot him a certain amount of times, you will have access to yet another hidden area in the game.

The reason behind "Trog"'s inclusion? After having such a harrowing time with the Trog project, Petro and Haeger wanted to have an opportunity to blow him away repeatedly in their offices!


Directed & Produced By
George N. Petro
Jack E. Haeger (JEH)
Design & Software
George N. Petro
Bill Dabelstein
Warren Davis (WBD)
Jake Simpson (JMS)
Mike Lynch
Design & Graphics
Jack E. Haeger (JEH)
Steve Beran
Martin Martinez (MAM)
John Vogel (JCV)
John Newcomer
Eric Kinkead
Music & Sound
Chris Granner
DCS Sound System
Matt Booty
Ed Keenan
Guitar Solos
Vince Pontarelli
Executive Producers
Neil Nicastro
Ken Fedesna
Joe Dillon


Steven Tyler (Vocals)
Joe Perry (Guitar)
Brad Whitford (Guitar)
Tom Hamilton (Bass)
Joey Kramer (Drums)
Headmistress Helga / Cage Dancer
Kerri Hoskins
Steve Beran
Skate Troopers / Everdrones
Jack E. Haeger (JEH)
John Larrieu
Yellow Jackets / Nomatives
Sal Divita
Non Ninjas
Tony Marquez
John Vogel
Sam Bennett
Chris Granner
Steve Ritchie
Vince Pontarelli
Paul Heitsch
George N. Petro
Jack E. Haeger (JEH)
Steve Beran
Kevin Greenwood
Cabinet Graphics
Nick Erlich
Jack E. Haeger (JEH)
Steve Beran
Paul Barker
Cabinet Design
Matt Davis
Bob Bedsole
Ted Valavanis
Gun Design
Dennis Gibbons
Jack E. Haeger (JEH)
Dave Pallotto
Ted Valavanis
Steve Correll
John Lowes
Ray Macika
Hardware Support
Cary Mednick
Pat Cox
Dr. Sheridan Oursler.PhD.Msc
Al Lasko
Cindy Maniates
Hair & Make-up
Sher Williams
Tina Gazaldo
Custom Props
Mark Runyan
Model Builders
Rodney Carter
Dean Milano
Guitars & Drums
The Musicians Network
Curt Eisenberg
David Katzma
Rich Christian
Video Documentation
Jim Greene
Art Tianis
Jim Tianis
Joan Faux
Tal Lekberg
Bryan Friedman
Midway Sales
Rachel Davies
Bob Lentz
Lenore Sayers
Rebecca Ellis
Joe Hartmann
Roger Sharpe
Christa Woss
Game Testers
Mike Vinikour (MXV)
Jason Defillippo (Thor)
Eddie Ferrier (CPU)
Aerosmith International Fan Club President
Juan Sirrakah
Llamas Trained By!
Nicholas Petro

Cabinet and Artwork


Nintendo Super Famicom (1994)
Sega Mega Drive (1994)
REAL 3DO (?)
Sega Saturn (1996)
Sony PlayStation (1996)
PC [MS Windows, CD-ROM] (1995)

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.