Lost In Translation/Waku Waku 7

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Waku Waku 7
Neo-Geo marquee.
No screen shot.
Neo-Geo control panel.
Manufacturer Sunsoft
Released 1996
8-way Joystick
4 Button(s)
Main CPU Neo-Geo
68000 (@ 12.000 MHz)
Z80 (@ 4.000 MHz)
Sound CPU Stereo
YM2610 (@ 8.000 MHz)
Raster (Horizontal)
320 x 224 pixels
59.19 Hz
4,096 Palette colours
Screens 1
ROM Info 23 ROMs
38,338,560 bytes (36.56 MiB)
MAME ID wakuwak7

About The Game

Waku Waku 7 is a one-on-one fighting arcade video featuring an hilarious parody of different styles of anime and video games, seven selectable characters and a nasty end boss! It's worth playing for the dialogue alone.

Additional Technical Information

Players : 2

Control : 8-way joystick

Buttons : 4

=> [A] Quick punch, [B] Quick kick, [C] Strong punch, [D] Strong kick


Released in November 1996.

'Waku Waku' is Japanese onomatopoeia for sounds of excitement.

The bonus stage battle against Bonus Kun, the Shotokan punching bag, is a parody of Ryu and Ken of "Street Fighter" fame. Watch him imitate all of their best moves! It also appears that Bonus Kun's music stage is a parody of 'The Theme of Ryu', which is, as the name implies, the theme music for Ryu in "Street Fighter II - The World Warrior".

Pony Canyon released a limited-edition soundtrack album for this game (Waku Waku 7 - PCCB-00215) on 21/08/1996.

Tips and tricks

  • Reverse Title : accumulate 7 credits and the title will be reversed (77 too).
  • Alternate Costume Colors : press B, C, or D when selecting a fighter on the character selection screen.
  • Choose Black Color : on character selection screen, press Down+A+B+C+D simultaneously.
  • Change Winning Mark : on character selection screen, press Left+Start simultaneously. If done right, a voice will be heard. Doing the code again changes the marks back to normal.
  • Change CPU Character Color : on character selection screen, press Upperright+Start+A simultaneously.
  • Widescreen Mode : on character selection screen, press Right+Start+C simultaneously.
  • Arina Stage Song Lyrics : when fighting Arina, before 'Round 1' appears, press Start, then A+D.


Yuichi Ueda
Shige. YTM. Inaba
Graphic Designers
Kouki Kita
Toshihiko Narita
Yasuhide Maeda
Atsuki Matsui
Masasashi Kajikawa
Takuro Nagai
Kazuhito Terada
Naoto Kunimori
Tatsuya Doe
Sound Composers
Kazuo Nii
Noriaki Urata
Music Composers
Masato Araikawa
Masayoshi Kondo
Hiroshi Koizumi
Andre Black
Yayoi Sakiyama
Eri Kusaka
Voice Actors & Actress
Yoko Okouchi
Yoshinori Kudo
Mariko Masuda
Osamu Nakamoto
Tokoshige Tsujimura
Ben Izawa
Toshiyuki Fujita
Kazunori Hotta
Chitose Omi
Naho Hattori
Yukitoshi Hirano
Music Coordinators
Atsushi Mihiro
Hideo Zaitsu
Yuichi Ueda

Cabinet and Artwork


Sega Saturn (1997)

Soundtrack Releases

Album Name Catalogue No. Released Publisher Comments
Waku Waku 7 PCCB-00215[1] 1996-05-07 Pony Canyon CD version.


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.