Lost In Translation/Rod-Land
|Main CPU||68000 (@ 12.000 MHz)|
68000 (@ 7.000 MHz)
YM2151 (@ 3.500 MHz)
(2x) OKI6295 (@ 4.000 MHz)
256 x 224 pixels
1,024 Palette colours
|ROM Info||13 ROMs|
2,753,024 bytes (2.63 MiB)
|MAME ID||rodland · rodlandj · rodlndjb|
About The Game
Rod-Land is a two player arcade video platform game in which two fairies must use their 'Rods of Sheesanomo' - two magical rods that enable the fairies to catch enemies and slam them into the platforms to kill them - to clear each level and continue their journey to the castle, to rescue their kidnapped mother.
As well as the magical rods, the fairies can also create a magical ladder - in a fashion very similar to that used in Taito's "Rainbow islands" - which can be utilised anywhere on a level that players wish, allowing them to reach other platforms or escape from any pursuing enemies.
Additional Technical Information
Players : 2
Control : 8-way joystick
Buttons : 2 (Catch, Create magical ladder)
This game is known in Japan as "Rod Land - Haha wo Motomete 30 Kai".
Rod-Land contains a second episode (see Tips And Tricks section) known in Japan as "Rod Land - Tozasareta Sekai". This time, the storyline has an alien pyramid landing in Fairyland and in this episode, it is the girls' father that must be rescued. The game-play is identical to that of the first episode, with only graphical differences separating the two.
Pony Canyon / Scitron released a limited-edition soundtrack album for this game (Rod-Land - PCCB-00028) on 21/05/1990.
Tips and tricks
How to access 'Part 2 : The Unknown Pyramid'
The Second Episode (note : this can also be unlocked via the dip switches settings):
- English version : after inserting a coin, press DOWN three times, then START.
- Japanese version : after inserting a coin, press UP three times, then START.
How to access 'Part 1 : Rescue My Mom'
The first episode, when the second is enabled (via dip switches settings):
- English version : after inserting a coin, press UP three times, then START.
- Japanese version : after inserting a coin, press DOWN three times, then START.
- Music Composed By
- Tsukasa Tawada
Cabinet and Artwork
- Nintendo Famicom (1992)
- Nintendo Game Boy (1993)
- Amstrad CPC (1990)
- Commodore C64 (1991)
- Commodore Amiga ("Rodland", 1991, The Sales Curve)
- Atari ST (1991)
- Sinclair ZX Spectrum (1992)
|Album Name||Catalogue No.||Released||Publisher||Comments|
|Rodland||PCCB-00028||1990-05-21||Pony Canyon/Scitron||CD version.|