Lost In Translation/Rod-Land

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Rod-Land
No screen shot.
Manufacturer Jaleco
Released 1990
Control
Method
8-way Joystick
2 Button(s)
Main CPU 68000 (@ 12.000 MHz)
68000 (@ 7.000 MHz)
Sound CPU Stereo
YM2151 (@ 3.500 MHz)
(2x) OKI6295 (@ 4.000 MHz)
Video
Details
Raster (Horizontal)
256 x 224 pixels
60.00 Hz
1,024 Palette colours
Screens 1
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)

Trivia

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.

Staff

Music Composed By
Tsukasa Tawada

Cabinet and Artwork

Ports

Box art for the The Sales Curve) port of Rod-Land.
Consoles 
Nintendo Famicom (1992)
Nintendo Game Boy (1993)
Computers 
Amstrad CPC (1990)
Commodore C64 (1991)
Commodore Amiga ("Rodland", 1991, The Sales Curve)
Atari ST (1991)
Sinclair ZX Spectrum (1992)


Soundtrack Releases

Album Name Catalogue No. Released Publisher Comments
Rodland PCCB-00028[1] 1990-05-21 Pony Canyon/Scitron CD version.

External Links

References

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.