Lost In Translation/Zero Wing

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Zero Wing
Zero Wing marquee.
No screen shot.
Zero Wing control panel.
Manufacturer Toaplan
Released 1989
8-way Joystick
2 Button(s)
Main CPU 68000 (@ 10.000 MHz)
Z80 (@ 3.500 MHz)
Sound CPU Mono
YM3812 (@ 3.500 MHz)
Raster (Horizontal)
320 x 240 pixels
60.00 Hz
2,048 Palette colours
Screens 1
ROM Info 15 ROMs
1,409,088 bytes (1.34 MiB)
MAME ID zerowing

About The Game

Zero Wing is a 2-player, horizontally scrolling arcade video game shoot-em-up.


Released in September 1989.

Licensed to Williams for US distribution.

Pony Canyon / Scitron released a limited-edition soundtrack album for this game (Zero King - PCCB-00001) on 21/09/1989.


The Williams Electronics Games, Inc. licensed version allows for 2-player simultaneous game-play.

Tips and tricks

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.


Music & Sound
Tatsuya Uemura
Toshiaki Tomisawa
Masahiro Yuge

Cabinet and Artwork


Sega Mega Drive (1991) (Contains an extra intro scene - "All your base are belong to us")
NEC PC-Engine CD (1992) (Conversion by Naxat Soft)

Soundtrack Releases

Album Name Catalogue No. Released Publisher Comments
Zero Wing PCCB-00001[1] 1989-09-21 Pony Canyon, Inc. CD version.
All Your Base Limited Edition EP N/A[2] 2000-01-01 N/A Digital download only.


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.