Lost In Translation/Windjammers - Flying Disk Game

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Windjammers
Flying Disk Game
Neo-Geo marquee.
No screen shot.
Neo-Geo control panel.
Manufacturer Data East Corporation
Released 1994
Control
Method
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)
Video
Details
Raster (Horizontal)
320 x 224 pixels
59.19 Hz
4,096 Palette colours
Screens 1
ROM Info 22 ROMs
11,075,584 bytes (10.56 MiB)
MAME ID wjammers

About The Game

Windjammers - Flying Disk Game, as its name implies, is an overhead-view frisbee-based arcade video game.

Additional Technical Information

Players : 2

Control : 8-way joystick

Buttons : 2

=> [A] Slide and receive/Throw, [B] Lob

Trivia

This game is known in Japan as "Flying Power Disc".

Each character in game has his own native language (i.e. Costa says 'Perfecto').

Windjammers contains 2 mini-games. After the second match, Dog Distance consists in catching the disc as far as possible with your dog. After the fourth match, Flying Disc Bowling allows us to make strikes and spares with the flying disc.

Windjammers is based on the real world flying disc sport called '10-S'. But the inventor of the 10-S has never give permission or signed any agreement to allow Neo Geo or Data East to use 10-S as a model for Windjammers. It has never been compensated for the illegal use of 10-S rules and method of play. 10-S was created in 1977 and copyrighted in 1980.

Pony Canyon / Scitron released a limited-edition soundtrack album for this game (Fighters History Dynamite & Flying Power Disc - PCCB-00149) on 18/03/1994.

Updates

Curiously, B. Yoo of Korea is replaced with S. Miller of Britain only on the USA Territory dip switch setting. The sprites remain exactly the same, but the voice is changed to that of an Englishman.

Staff

Project Leader
Takaaki Inoue
Planner
Adachi Pentax
Programmers
Takaaki Inoue
Wataru
Iida
Graphic Designers
Nozu Makoto
Galactus Mina
Y. Urushibara
El Santo Inopita
Flex Inagaki
Hiroshi Tamawashi
Tomoyuki Arakawa
Bug-Dashi's
Takatoshi Katahata
Kagenobu Murata
Sound Creators
Atomic & Tom & Koremasa

Cabinet and Artwork

Ports

Consoles 
SNK Neo-Geo CD (1995)

Soundtrack Releases

Album Name Catalogue No. Released Publisher Comments
Fighter's History Dynamite / Flying Power Disc PCCB-00149[1] 1994-03-18 Pony Canyon Inc. CD version.

References

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.