Lost In Translation/Rolling Thunder 2

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Rolling Thunder 2
Rolling Thunder 2 marquee.
No screen shot.
Rolling Thunder 2 control panel.
Manufacturer Namco
Released 1990
8-way Joystick
3 Button(s)
Main CPU (2x) 68000 (@ 12.288 MHz)
M6809 (@ 3.072 MHz)
HD63705 (@ 2.048 MHz)
Sound CPU Stereo
C140 (@ 21.390 kHz)
YM2151 (@ 3.580 MHz)
Raster (Horizontal)
288 x 224 pixels
60.61 Hz
8,192 Palette colours
Screens 1
ROM Info 21 ROMs
6,332,416 bytes (6.04 MiB)
MAME ID rthun2 · rthun2j

About The Game

Rolling Thunder 2 is an platform shoot-em-up arcade video game.

A straight sequel to the superb 1986 original, Rolling Thunder 2 sees one or two players taking control of secret agents in this scrolling, platform shoot-em-up. The agents once again find themselves up against the sinister GERDRA organisation and its many armed agents. Game-play is very similar to the original, with doors both releasing enemies and hiding weapons and ammunition for the players to collect.

Rolling Thunder 2 improves on its illustrious predecessor in a number of ways; the most obvious one being the vastly improved and incredibly colourful graphics. The most striking improvement, however, is the addition of a simultaneous, co-operative two player mode; which adds immeasurably to the game's appeal. For the sequel, the one player agent is a woman, with a second player taking the role of a male agent.

Additional Technical Information

Players : 2

Control : 8-way joystick

Buttons : 2 (ATTACK, JUMP)


Victor Entertainment released a limited-edition soundtrack album for this game (Rolling Thunder 2 : Namco Game Sound Express Vol.5 - VICL-15005) on 21/06/1991.


  1. Rolling Thunder (1986)
  2. Rolling Thunder 2 (1990)
  3. Rolling Thunder 3 (1993, Sega Mega Drive)


Directed By
T. Negoro
Programmed By
K. Nikaido
Designed By
H. Kuwabara
Music Composed By
Ayako Saso

Cabinet and Artwork


Sega Mega Drive (1991)

Soundtrack Releases

Album Name Catalogue No. Released Publisher Comments
Namco Game Sound Express VOL.05 Rolling Thunder 2 VICL-15005[1] 1991-06-21 Victor Entertainment CD version.
Namco Video Game Graffiti Volume 9 VICL-8089[2] 1993-09-22 Victor CD version.


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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.