Lost In Translation/Rohga - Armor Force

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Rohga
Armor Force
No screen shot.
Manufacturer Data East Corporation
Released 1991
Control
Method
8-way Joystick
3 Button(s)
Main CPU 68000 (@ 14.000 MHz)
HuC6280 (@ 8.055 MHz)
Sound CPU Stereo
YM2151 (@ 3.580 MHz)
OKI6295 (@ 1.007 MHz)
OKI6295 (@ 2.014 MHz)
Video
Details
Raster (Horizontal)
320 x 240 pixels
58.00 Hz
2,048 Palette colours
Screens 1
ROM Info 20 ROMs
12,255,744 bytes (11.69 MiB)
MAME ID rohga · rohga1 · rohga2 · rohgah · rohgau

About The Game

Rohga - Armor Force is an horizontally scrolling arcade video game shoot-em-up with a few unique features that make it stand out in the crowd.

2 players can join Team Rohga and take on the dark forces of Lagnalok in this sequel to Vapor Trail. Choose from 4 pre-built battle suits or construct your own using one of four possible parts from 3 categories - Arm, Body and Leg Unit.

One of the cool power-ups in this game are tiny soldiers that jump on to the hull of your battle suit and fight alongside with you.

When your battle suit runs out of energy or is destroyed by the enemy, you will eject out of the cockpit and continue fighting.

Trivia

This game is known as "Wolf Fang" in Japan.

The initials for the default high scores are all professional wrestling terms :

  • STF - Stepover Toehold Facelock, a submission hold
  • WWF - World Wresting Federation (United States, 1952- ); became World Wrestling Entertainment as of 2002 due to a lawsuit by the World Wildlife Foundation
  • WCW - World Championship Wrestling (United States, 1988-2001); bought out by WWE (then known as WWF) in 2001
  • FMW - Frontier Martial-Arts Wrestling (Japan, 1989-2002), a hardcore wrestling organization that predates ECW (Extreme Championship Wrestling) by roughly three years; Shoichi Arai, the President in FMW's final years, declared bankruptcy on February 15, 2002 and committed suicide three months later
  • DDT - a wrestling manoeuvre coined by Jake 'the Snake' Roberts. Many fans wonder what DDT stood for, and Jake simply replied, 'The end'.
  • UWF - Universal Wrestling Federation (United States, 1990-1996); died with Herb Abrams in the Summer of 1996. There is also a different UWF (formally known as Tri-State Wrestling then Mid-South Wrestling), which eventually became WCW.
  • NJP - New Japan Pro Wrestling (Japan, 1972- ), a part of the Global Professional Wrestling Alliance.
  • IWA - International Wrestling Association (United States, 1975 (both established and disestablished)), which was owned by Eddie Einhorn, who also owned the Chicago White Sox. Not to be confused with another IWA that was established in 1994 (after this game's release).
  • AJP - All Japan Pro Wrestling (Japan, 1972- ), one of the biggest wrestling organizations in Japan; co-founded by wrestler Shohei 'Giant' Baba
  • UWA - Universal Wrestling Association (Mexico, 1975-1995), also known as Lucha Libre Internaciónal.

Pony Canyon / Scitron released a limited-edition soundtrack album for this game (Wolf Fang, Tumble Pop - PCCB-00084) on 21/03/1992.

Updates

The Arcade versions outside Japan have a number of things removed, for example : there is not story intermissions between the stages and there is no stage selection leading to 4 different endings.

Tips and tricks

  • Special mode (Wolf Fang only) : at the title screen, after inserting a credit, hold 1P Button 1 (Shot) + 1P Button 3 (Sub Weapon) then press START.
  • Watch your life meter! Your battle suit will self destruct once the life meter runs out. Pick up 'life' cells to recharge your suit. When the 'charge-meter' is at full, you can take a super shot at the enemy with your sub-weapon. Pick up 'charge' cells to fully charge your sub-weapon. Hold down the fire button to change attack direction. Joystick down + Jump button will initiate a charge attack.

Series

  1. Vapor Trail - Hyper Offence Formation (1989)
  2. Rohga Armor Force (1991)
  3. Skull Fang (1996)

Staff

Program & Develop
Yasuhiko Nomura
Sinji Hirao
Pinky Matsumoto
Produce & Program
Takaaki Inoue
Game Design
Hironori Kobayashi
Touru-Kendo-Kikuchi
Character Design
Koizumi Takahide
Toshinari Kaiho
Makoto Nozu
Masateru Inagaki
Hiroshi-Poorest-Koga
Sound Create
Maro Raika
Hardware Design
Copy Suruna
Scroll Design
Low Speed Cruisr o Arena Mexico Inopita Mario
Mechanic Design
Koizumi Takahide
Hironori Kobayashi
Toshinari Kaiho
Special Thanks
Tomoo Adachi

Cabinet and Artwork

Ports

Consoles 
Sony PlayStation (1996, "Wolf Fang")

Soundtrack Releases

Album Name Catalogue No. Released Publisher Comments
WOLF FANG / TUMBLE POP PCCB-00084[1] 1992-03-21 Pony Canyon/Scitron CD version.

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.