Lost In Translation/Shadow Warriors

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Shadow Warriors
Shadow Warriors marquee.
No screen shot.
Shadow Warriors control panel.
Manufacturer Tecmo
Released 1988
8-way Joystick
3 Button(s)
Main CPU 68000 (@ 9.216 MHz)
Z80 (@ 4.000 MHz)
Sound CPU Mono
(2x) YM2203 (@ 4.000 MHz)
OKI6295 (@ 1.000 MHz)
Raster (Horizontal)
256 x 224 pixels
60.00 Hz
4,096 Palette colours
Screens 1
ROM Info 23 ROMs
2,621,440 bytes (2.50 MiB)
MAME ID shadoww · gaiden · ryukendn · shadowwa

About The Game

Ryu, the Dragon Ninja, travels the world to defeat evil wherever he finds it.


This game is known in US as "Ninja Gaiden" and in Japan as "Ninja Ryukenden".

Pony Canyon / Scitron released a limited-edition soundtrack album for this game (Ninja Ryukenden : G.S.M. Tecmo 1) on 01/02/1989.


1. Shadow Warriors (1988)

2. Ninja Gaiden (1989, Nintendo Famicom)

3. Ninja Gaiden Episode II - The Dark Sword of Chaos (1990, Nintendo Famicom)

4. Ninja Gaiden Episode III - The Ancient Ship of Doom (1991, Nintendo Famicom)

5. Ninja Gaiden (2004, Microsoft Xbox)

6. Ninja Gaiden Black (2005, Microsoft XBox)

7. Ninja Gaiden Sigma (2007, Sony PlayStation 3)

8. Ninja Gaiden Dragon Sword (2007, Nintendo DS)


Musician : Mikio Saito (Metal Yuhki), Putaro, Ryuichi Nitta, Angirus

Art design : Bayashi

Cabinet and Artwork


Sinclair ZX Spectrum (1990)
Commodore C64 (1990)
Amstrad CPC (1990)
Commodore Amiga (1990)
Atari ST (1990)
Commodore C64 (1991, "2 Hot 2 Handle")
Commodore Amiga (1991, "2 Hot 2 Handle")

Soundtrack Releases

Album Name Catalogue No. Released Publisher Comments
Ninja Ryukenden -G.S.M. TECMO 1- D28B-0013[1] 1989-02-01 Pony Canyon, Inc. CD version.
The Way Of The Exploding SID CZCD 027[2] 2007-07-20 Binary Zone Interactive 2 CD version.
Tit Groping CD N/A[3] 2007-08-17 C-CUBE CD version.

External Links


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.