Lost In Translation/Twin Cobra
|Manufacturer||Toaplan Taito Corporation|
|Main CPU||68000 (@ 7.000 MHz)|
Z80 (@ 3.500 MHz)
YM3812 (@ 3.500 MHz)
320 x 240 pixels
1,792 Palette colours
|ROM Info||27 ROMs|
938,592 bytes (916.59 KiB)
|MAME ID||twincobr · ktiger · twincobu|
About The Game
Twin Cobra is a vertically scrolling arcade video game shoot-em-up.
Differences Between Twin Cobra and Kyukyoku Tiger
- T.C. supports two simultaneous players.
- K.T. supports two players, but only one at a time. For this reason, it also supports Table Top cabinets.
- T.C. stores 3 characters for high scores.
- K.T. stores 6 characters for high scores.
- T.C. heroes are Red and Blue for player 1 and 2 respectively.
- K.T. heroes are grey for both players.
- T.C. dead remains of ground tanks are circular.
- K.T. dead remains of ground tanks always vary in shape.
- T.C. continues new hero and continued game at current position.
- K.T. continues new hero and continued game at predefined positions.
- After dying and your new hero appears, if you do not travel more than your helicopter length forward, you are penalised and moved back further when your next hero appears.
- K.T. Due to this difference in continue sequence, "Kyukyoku Tiger" is MUCH harder, challenging and nearly impossible to complete !
Released in October 1987.
Licensed to Taito.
Licensed to Romstar for US distribution (November 1988).
This game is known in Japan as "Kyukyoku Tiger".
Soundtrack releases :
Kyukyoku Tiger - G.S.M. Taito 2 [Pony Canyon / Scitron - D28B0008 - 1988.11.21]
- Twin Cobra (1987)
- Twin Cobra II (1995)
- Kyukyoku Tiger II Plus (1997, Sega Saturn)
- Music & Sound Created By
- Tatsuya Uemura
Cabinet and Artwork
- NEC PC-Engine (1989)
- Nintendo Famicom (1989)
- Sega Mega Drive (1991)
- FM Towns Marty (1994)
- Sony PlayStation (1996, "Toaplan Shooting Battle 1")
- Commodore C64 (1988)
- Sharp X68000
|Album Name||Catalogue No.||Released||Publisher||Comments|
|Kyukyoku Tiger -G.S.M. Taito 2-||D28B-0008||1988-11-21||Pony Canyon, Inc.||CD version.|
|Ultimate Tiger -G.S.M. Taito 2-||25P5-0008||1988-11-21||Pony Canyon, Inc.||Cassette version.|