Lost In Translation/Twinkle Star Sprites
|Twinkle Star Sprites|
68000 (@ 12.000 MHz)
Z80 (@ 4.000 MHz)
YM2610 (@ 8.000 MHz)
320 x 224 pixels
4,096 Palette colours
|ROM Info||20 ROMs|
20,512,768 bytes (19.56 MiB)
About The Game
Twinkle Star Sprites is a multi-style arcade video game.
An interesting & highly cute hybrid between a Vs style puzzle game & an overhead shooter, players may choose to play the Story Mode in order to see the misadventures of Load Ran & her faithful yet somewhat annoying Rabbicat as they try to find the Magical Twinkle Star & save their world from the evil Mevious & his henchmen, or play the Free Character Mode in which you are able to pick any character (see codes below to select hidden characters!) to play the game and see their very own comical ending. A second player may challenge you at anytime so you better put those skills to the test & have lots of fun!
Additional Technical Information
Players : 2
Control : 8-way joystick
Buttons : 2
=> [A] Shoot/Use attack-stopper, [B] Bomb
The game's concept seems to be a funny parody of the Sailor Moon manga, however the game's comic relief 'Rabbicat' seems to be a parody of Tenchi Muyo's very own cute mascot & comic relief 'Ryo-Oh-Ki' the cabbit.
Load Ran & Sprites feature different endings in the Free Character Mode, these endings are completely different to the one seen in the Story Mode.
In the story mode, Mevious will either taunt or praise you if continues have been used during your game or not!
Pony Canyon / Scitron released a limited-edition soundtrack album for this game (Twinkle Star Sprites - PCCB-00247) on 21/02/1997.
Tips And Tricks
After the Game Over screen, Load Ran & Rabbicat rate your performance and either praise you or give you advice to improve your score, get a very high score (1,000.000 and above) in order to attain the highest rating and make Load Ran blush!
Play As Sprites
At the character select screen, put the selector on Ran and press Up(x4), A.
Play As Memory
At the character select screen, put the selector on Ran and press Down(x4), A.
Play As Mevious
At the character select screen, put the selector on Griffon and press Up(x4), A.
Play As Dark Ran
At the character select screen, put the selector on Griffon and press Down(x4), A.
Cabinet and Artwork
- Sega Saturn (1997)
- SNK Neo-Geo CD (1997)
- Sega Dreamcast (2000)
- Sony PlayStation 2 (2005)
|Album Name||Catalogue No.||Released||Publisher||Comments|
|Twinkle Star Sprites||PCCB-00247||1997-02-21||Pony Canyon/Scitron||CD version.|
|Twinkle Star Sprites: La Petite Princesse Soundtrack||SCDC-00453~4||2005-08-03||Scitron||2 CD version.|