Lost In Translation/Wardner

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Wardner marquee.
No screen shot.
Wardner control panel.
Manufacturer Toaplan Taito Corporation Japan
Released 1987
8-way Joystick
4 Button(s)
Main CPU Z80 (@ 6.000 MHz)
Z80 (@ 3.429 MHz)
Sound CPU Mono
YM3812 (@ 3.429 MHz)
Raster (Horizontal)
320 x 240 pixels
56.00 Hz
1,792 Palette colours
Screens 1
ROM Info 33 ROMs
809,568 bytes (790.59 KiB)
MAME ID wardner · pyros · wardnerj

About The Game

Wardner is an arcade video platform game.

Two young children, Pyros and Erika, have unexpectedly strayed into a wonderland called 'Wardner's Forest'. Upon entering the magical forest, the young girl is changed into a crystal ball by evil warlock and ruler of the forest, 'Wardner'. She is taken to a secret place deep inside the woods. The brave young Pyros, armed only with a magical flame as a weapon, sets out to rescue his female companion from the clutches of the evil Wardner and bring her safely home.

At the end of every level, Pyros enters a shop. The player can use any gold that has been collected on route to buy useful items; such as extra health, time and more powerful weapons. Wardner is an accomplished and playable platform game with smooth, colourful graphics and finely honed game-play.


Released in December 1987.

This game is known in Japan as "Wardner no Mori" and in US as "Pyros".

Toaplan released a limited-edition soundtrack album for this game (Tatsujin : Toaplan Game Music Scene One - H24X-10005) on 25/06/1989.

Tips and tricks

This trick will allow players to get the cape on the first level without the risk of losing a life. Stand next to the hole where the cape is, then hold DOWN and slowly tap the joystick to the RIGHT. If done correctly, Pyros should slowly inch his way underneath the two platforms and can then grab the cape without any problem.


Music Composed By
Ree Ohta

Cabinet and Artwork


Sega Mega Drive (1991)
Nintendo Famicom Disk (1988)

Soundtrack Releases

Album Name Catalogue No. Released Publisher Comments
TATSUJIN ~TOA PLAN GAME MUSIC SCENE ONE~ H24X-10005[1] 1989-06-25 Polystar 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.