Lost In Translation/U.N. Squadron
|Main CPU||68000 (@ 10.000 MHz)|
Z80 (@ 3.580 MHz)
YM2151 (@ 3.580 MHz)
OKI6295 (@ 1.000 MHz)
384 x 224 pixels
4,096 Palette colours
|ROM Info||11 ROMs|
3,342,336 bytes (3.19 MiB)
|MAME ID||unsquad · area88|
About The Game
U.N. Squadron is an horizontally scrolling arcade video game shoot-em-up in which the players chooses from 3 jet fighters : an A-10 Thunderbolt, an F-14 Tomcat and an F-20 Tigershark - and must battle their way through 10 enemy-packed levels (plus an extra bonus stage).
Additional Technical Information
Players : 2
Control : 8-way joystick
Buttons : 2 (FIRE, SPECIAL)
Released in August 1989.
This game is known in Japan as "Area 88".
U.N. Squadron is based on the Japanese manga 'Area 88'.
Pony Canyon / Scitron released a limited-edition soundtrack album for this game (Area 88 - PCCB-00018) on 21/01/1989.
Tips and tricks
If you start a 2 player game at the same time, each one will be credited 3000 dollars. On the other hand, if the second player arrives afterwards, he will have 12000 dollars (you have just gained 9000 dollars).
Various Game End Animations
At the ending screen (Presented by Capcom), various little animations are shown dependent on how much Mechs were recovered, or if the Unicorn was recovered...
Mission 3, Forest Fortress
Unicorn (+ a shield) - Destroy all trees without forgetting from the very start of the level to destroy the 1st tree on the left. The unicorn will appear spontaneously in front of the fortress.
Yashichi - Destroy the latest turret of the fortress, Yashichi is just on the right in bottom of the fire turret.
Mission 4, The Carrier
Mech (1,000 pts) - Just behind the 5th rock, on the ground level, a Mech which agitates a flag will appear.
Mission 5, Bomber Called Bayson
Mech (+ a T.Laser) - You must destroy the 39 rocks to see a Mech appear with a knife.
Mission 6, Missile Launcher
Mech (10,000 pts) - When the way separates in 2 ways, take the top while shooting at the base from the 1st pillar made of rock, a Mech will appear.
Mission 8, Battleship Called Minks
Mech (1,000 pts) - After the 2 boats come from the left, place yourself at the top of the screen and shoot until a Mech with a rifle falls into water.
Yashichi - At the middle of the Battleship, we have a red turret, destroy it to release Yashichi.
Mission 9, The Arsenal
Mech (1,000 pts) - Behind the second building, a Mech with an umbrella hides.
- U.N. Squadron (1989)
- Carrier Air Wing (1990)
- Mako P
- Parazoll Shono
- Noritaka Funamizu (Poo)
- Kihaji Okamoto
- Character Designers
- Manbou Shintan
- Gokkun Kuratani
- Unicorn Mayumi
- Traveller Kuramoyan
- Holiday Kakkun
- Haru San
- Konomi (Powerful Konomi)
- Femme Hana
- Music Composer
- Chan Chakorin
- Hard Design
Cabinet and Artwork
- Nintendo Super NES (1991)
- Amstrad CPC (1990)
- Atari ST (1990)
- Sinclair ZX Spectrum (1990)
- Commodore C64 (1990)
- Commodore Amiga ("U.N. Squadron", 1990, U.S. Gold)
|Album Name||Catalogue No.||Released||Publisher||Comments|
|Area 88||PCCB-00018||1990-01-21||Pony Canyon/Scitron||CD version.|
|Capcom Music Generation Area 88 Original Soundtrack||CPCA-10161||2006-09-30||Suleputer||CD version.|
|Super Famicom Magazine Volume 1 - New Game Sound Museum||TIM-SFC01||1991-08-10||Tokuma Shoten Publishing||CD version.|
|Super Famicom Magazine Volume 8 - New Game Sound Museum||TIM-SFC08||1993-08-01||Tokuma Shoten Publishing||CD version.|