Lost In Translation/Strategy X

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Strategy X
Strategy X marquee.
No screen shot.
Strategy X control panel.
Manufacturer Konami
Released 1981
8-way Joystick
3 Button(s)
Main CPU Z80 (@ 3.072 MHz)
Z80 (@ 1.790 MHz)
Sound CPU Mono
(2x) AY-3-8910A (@ 1.790 MHz)
Raster (Horizontal)
256 x 224 pixels
60.61 Hz
106 Palette colours
Screens 1
ROM Info 12 ROMs
36,928 bytes (36.06 KiB)
MAME ID stratgyx · stratgys

About The Game

Strategy X is an arcade video game.

Even Patton would spend all his quarters attempting to advance through the four attack levels of Strategy X, Konami's latest tank attack video game.

  • 1st Level : Defend against rotating cannons.
  • 2nd Level : Watch out for attacking Jeeps
  • 3rd Level : Careful! Here come attacking and shooting tanks
  • 4th Level : Rotating cannons again, but this time against a moving background.

An audible signal warns that it's refuelling time. Enter a fuel dock and receive 100-300 points. The Tank commander's life isn't an easy one.

Aside from an on-going battle, he has to watch out for obstacles and rough terrain. Brick walls destroy tanks, although they can be shot away. TNT, rather nasty stuff...explodes when shot, but destroys all objects in the area. Stay off pink backgrounds. That's where the land mines are buried. They explode only on contact. Don't worry about a blue background, though. It's a slip zone like an oil slick and can be driven across. If an alien base is found and destroyed, advance to the next level of difficulty. You bet there's a 'buy-in' feature on this one.

Strategy X. There's never been a war game like it. It blows minds, and quarters.


Licensed to Stern for US manufacture and distribution (12/1981).

Cabinet and Artwork


Atari 2600 (1981)

Soundtrack Releases

Album Name Catalogue No. Released Publisher Comments
Konami Special Music Golden Treasure Chest 220A-7721~3[1] 1989-12-21 King Records Inc. 3 CD version.


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The sources used include MAME (version 0.113u2) and history.dat (revision 1.28 - 2008-10-18).
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