Lost In Translation/Space Harrier

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Space Harrier
Space Harrier marquee.
Space Harrier title screen.
Space Harrier control panel.
Manufacturer Sega
Released 1985
Analog joystick
3 Button(s)
Main CPU (2x) 68000 (@ 10.000 MHz)
Z80 (@ 4.000 MHz)
I8751 (@ 8.000 MHz)
Sound CPU Stereo
YM2203 (@ 4.000 MHz)
Sega PCM (@ 8.000 MHz)
Raster (Horizontal)
320 x 224 pixels
60.05 Hz
6,144 Palette colours
Screens 1
ROM Info 52 ROMs
1,617,920 bytes (1.54 MiB)
MAME ID sharrier · sharrirb

About The Game

Space Harrier is a sprite-scaling, into-the-screen arcade video game shoot-em-up set in the "Fantasy Zone"; a surreal, abstract world composed of bright colours and a checkerboard-styled ground. The game's enemies are as unique as its setting; featuring prehistoric animals, alien pods, giant mushrooms and, at the end of every stage, a huge, fireball-spitting Chinese dragon.

The player's on-screen counterpart carries a portable jet-pack under his arm, which allows him to fly as well as run along the ground. The jet-pack is equipped with a laser, allowing the player to destroy both the game's many enemies as well as a variety of obstructions, such as trees and the floating rocks on level 1.


Released in December 1985.

The pioneer 3-D shooting game realized by a high speed 3-D processing. The first full-colour CG graphics in Japan and a beautiful BGM supported by a FM sound system that gave a great impact to the arcade scene in 1985.

There were 3 different dedicated cabinets made for this game, an upright, this Sit-Down model, and "Space Harrier [Rolling model]".

Alfa Records released a limited-edition soundtrack album for this game (Sega Taikan Game Special - 28XA-198) on 12/1987.


  1. Space Harrier [Sit-Down model] (1985)
    Space Harrier [Rolling model] (1985)
  2. Space Harrier 3D (1988, Sega Master System)
  3. Space Harrier II (1988, Sega Mega Drive)
  4. Space Harrier - Return to the Fantasy Zone (1989, Commodore Amiga)
  5. Planet Harriers (2001)


Designed By
Yu Suzuki (YU.)
From Hiscore Table
Music By
Hiroshi Miyauchi

Cabinet and Artwork


Box art for the Elite port of Space Harrier.
Sega Master System (1986)
Nintendo Famicom
NEC PC-Engine (1988)
Sega Game Gear (1991)
Sega 32x (1994)
Sega Saturn (1995)
Sega Dreamcast (2000, "Shenmue")
Sega Dreamcast (2001, "Yu Suzuki Game Works Vol. 1")
Sega Dreamcast (2001, "Shenmue II")
Nintendo Game Boy Advance (2003, "Sega Arcade Gallery")
Sony PlayStation 2 (2003, "Sega Ages 2500 Vol. 4 : Space Harrier")
Microsoft XBOX ("Shenmue II")
Sony PlayStation 2 (2005, "Sega AGES 2500 Series Vol. 20 Space Harrier II - Space Harrier Complete Collection")
Atari ST (1985)
Sharp X68000 (1985)
Commodore C64 (1986)
Amstrad CPC (1986)
Fujitsu FM-7 (1987)
Fujitsu FM-77AV (1987)
Sinclair ZX Spectrum (1987)
Commodore Amiga ("Space Harrier", 1989, Elite)
PC [MS-DOS, 5.25"] (1989)
Sharp X1
Tiger Handheld LCD Game (19??)
Mobile phones (2002)

Soundtrack Releases

Album Name Catalogue No. Released Publisher Comments
Mega Selection -G.S.M. SEGA- PCCB-00014[1] 1989-12-15 Pony Canyon, Inc. CD version.
Galaxy Force -G.S.M. SEGA 1- D28B-0002[2] 1988-07-21 Pony Canyon Inc. CD version.
Sega Taikan Game Special 28XA-198[3] 1987-12-21 Alfa Records CD version.
Sega Game Music Vol.1 28XA-107[4] 1986-12-21 Alfa Records CD version.
Sega Ages Sound Track the Best Plus KDSD-00051~2[5] 2004-10-20 TEAM ENTERTAINMENT 2 CD version.
Beep Special Project - Sega Game Music Sono Sheet N/A[6] 1986-11-01 Softbank Publishing Vinyl version.
Back in the S.S.T. Band!! ~The Very Best~ SCDC-00312[7] 2003-11-19 Scitron Digital Content Inc. CD version.
Segacon -The Best of Sega Game Music- Vol.1 SVWC-7092~4[8] 2001-10-24 SME Visual Works 3 CD version.
Sega Game Music Vol.1 SCDC-00024[9] 2000-06-21 Scitron Digital Content Inc. CD version.
Sega Game Music Vol.1 ALC-22907[10] 1986-12-21 Alfa Records Cassette version.
Sega Game Music Vol.1 ALR-22907[11] 1986-12-21 Alfa Records Vinyl version.
Sega Taikan Game Special ALC-28096[12] 1987-12-21 Alfa Records Cassette version.
Galaxy Force -G.S.M. SEGA 1- 25P5-0002[13] 1988-07-21 Pony Canyon Inc. Cassette version.
STORM! - SHOOTING GAME SOUND OMNIBUS Vol.2 KDSD-00023[14] 2004-01-07 Team Entertainment CD version.
Yu-Suzuki produce Hang-On / Space Harrier MJCAX-00001[15] 1997-10-17 Marvelous Entertainment, Inc. CD version.
S.S.T. Band ~Live History~ SDDV-00035[16] 2006-09-20 Happinet Corporation Released on DVD.
Galaxy Force -G.S.M. SEGA 1- C22B-0002[17] 1988-07-21 Pony Canyon Vinyl version.
Space Harrier II ~Space Harrier Complete Collection~ Original Soundtrack WM-0510[18] 2005-10-27 Wave Master Inc. CD version.
SEGA Mega Drive Ultimate Collection Limited Edition Vinyl Soundtrack N/A[19] 2009-02-20 SEGA Vinyl version.
Mega Selection -G.S.M. SEGA- PCTB-00003[20] 1989-12-15 Pony Canyon Cassette version.

Sound Comparison

Platform Song Titles Sound Source
Arcade "Theme" "Squilla" "Ida" "Godarni" "Wiwi Jumbo" "Battle Field (Bonus Stage)" "Syura" "Valda" "Stanray" "Lakeside Memory (Ending)" "Winner's Song (Name Entry)" M1 v0.7.8a6
Sega Saturn Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes CDDA

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.