Lost In Translation/Road Fighter

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Road Fighter
Road Fighter marquee.
No screen shot.
Road Fighter control panel.
Manufacturer Konami
Released 1984
8-way Joystick
2 Button(s)
Main CPU M6809 (@ 2.048 MHz)
Z80 (@ 3.580 MHz)
Sound CPU Mono
DAC (@ 1.790 MHz)
SN76496 (@ 3.580 MHz)
Raster (Vertical)
256 x 224 pixels
60.00 Hz
32 Palette colours
Screens 1
ROM Info 16 ROMs
139,808 bytes (136.53 KiB)
MAME ID roadf · roadf2

About The Game

Road Fighter is a vertically scrolling, overhead racing arcade video game.

A unique characteristic of Road Fighter is the fact that bumping into an enemy car does not count as a miss. The counter-steering technique required to 'straighten' your car after bumping into an enemy provided a new level of racing game fun to fans.

Additional Technical Information

Players : 2

Control : 8-way joystick

Buttons : 2 [Low, High]


Released in December 1984. Road Fighter is the first car racing game from Konami.

Tips and tricks

  • Do Not miss the bonus car : As you proceed in the game, the difficulty level increases. You will make more misses and will lose fuel quickly. If you spot a bonus car, make sure to run into it, even if it requires you to slow down in the process.
  • Get used to counter-steering : Driving without bumping into the enemy is extremely difficult. If you do bump into them, learn to stay calm and counter-steer!
  • Secret bonuses : They are all hard to obtain, but they are worth the try! Keep on driving for a certain amount of time without bumping into the enemy -- Konamiman, a train, or an airplane will appear and give you bonus points.
  • Run into bonus cars without missing any -- more bonus points.
  • Make it to the goal without bumping into any enemy -- 10,000 bonus points.


  1. Road Fighter (1984)
  2. Midnight Run - Road Fighter 2 (1995)

Cabinet and Artwork


Sony PlayStation (1999, "Konami Arcade Classics")
Nintendo Famicom
MSX (1985)

Soundtrack Releases

Album Name Catalogue No. Released Publisher Comments
Konami Special Music Golden Treasure Chest 220A-7721~3[1] 1989-12-21 King Records Inc. 3 CD version.
Arcade Ambiance 1986 N/A[2] 2004-08-27 Andy Hofle Digital download only.


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.