Lost In Translation/Thundercade

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Thundercade marquee.
No screen shot.
Thundercade control panel.
Manufacturer Seta (Taito license)
Released 1987
8-way Joystick
2 Button(s)
Main CPU 68000 (@ 8.000 MHz)
M65C02 (@ 2.000 MHz)
Sound CPU Stereo
YM2203 (@ 2.000 MHz)
YM3812 (@ 4.000 MHz)
Raster (Vertical)
384 x 224 pixels
60.00 Hz
512 Palette colours
Screens 1
ROM Info 13 ROMs
2,752,512 bytes (2.63 MiB)
MAME ID tndrcade · tndrcadj

About The Game

Thundercade is a vertically scrolling arcade video game shoot-em-up.

Additional Technical Information

Players : 2

Control : 8-way joystick

Buttons : 2 (FIRE, BOMB)


Licensed to Taito for manufacture and distribution.

This game is also known as "Twin Formation" and in Japan as "Tokusyu Butai U.A.G.".

Tips and tricks

  • To activate the autoshot repeatedly press the fire button for a couple of seconds, then, hold the button.
  • If you defeat the giant tank boss with only the default single shot weapon, you will get the laser power-up. Lose your existing weapons by, carefully, allowing them to be hit by enemies; you must do this before the tank boss enters the screen. Note : Bomb strikes must not be used to defeat the tank boss, or the laser power-up will not appear.
  • By using your Bomb attack when the score reads 777,000-odd, a 7UP powerup will appear, giving you seven extra lives.


Jun Fujimoto
Character Designers
T. Sunaga
M. Takeda
A. Kumura
K. Sato
J. Narita
Kazuaki Nakanishi
K. Okuda
H. Kobayashi
K. Yoshii
M. Nonaka
Music & Sound
K. Hasegawa
Goblin Sound
T. Suzuki
H. Yotsumoto

Cabinet and Artwork


Nintendo Famicom

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.