Lost In Translation/V-Five

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Manufacturer Toaplan
Released 1993
8-way Joystick
2 Button(s)
Main CPU 68000 (@ 10.000 MHz)
Sound CPU Mono
YM2151 (@ 3.375 MHz)
Raster (Vertical)
320 x 240 pixels
59.41 Hz
2,048 Palette colours
Screens 1
ROM Info 3 ROMs
2,621,440 bytes (2.50 MiB)
MAME ID vfive · grindsta · grindstm

About The Game

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


Released in December 1992.

This game is known outside Japan as "Grind Stormer".

This would be Ikeda Tsunemoto's first game at Toaplan. He went on to become a founding member of Cave, where he still works as a lead programmer. It is due to him that the phenomenon of the 'Danmaku'; the huge walls of bullets seen in "Donpachi" etc, came about.


"Grind Stormer" seems to be different in the way that you pick up the items directly and don't go through the power-up bar.

Tips and tricks

Hidden Functions

If the 'Invulnerability dip switch' is enabled, you are invulnerable but you may also 'Pause' the game with P2 Start and restart with P1 Start.

Bomber Mode

Input code Right, Left, Button2, Left, Down, Button1, Up, Left on title screen after inserted a credit. Displayed 'BOMBER. Ver' and the game system is changed to "Grind Stormer"'s one.


Kenichi Takano
Sigue Hayasato
Tsuneki Ikeda
Graphic Designers
Y. Naora
Mikio Yamaguchi
Sound Director
Masahiro Yuge

Cabinet and Artwork


Sega Mega Drive (1994)

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.