Lost In Translation/Arkanoid Returns

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Arkanoid Returns
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Manufacturer Taito Corporation
Released 1997
8-way Joystick
4 Button(s)
Main CPU 68EC020 (@ 16.000 MHz)
68000 (@ 16.000 MHz)
Sound CPU Stereo
ES5505 (@ 15.238 MHz)
Raster (Horizontal)
320 x 232 pixels
58.97 Hz
8,192 Palette colours
Screens 1
ROM Info 18 ROMs
6,030,669 bytes (5.75 MiB)
MAME ID arkretrn

About The Game

The 3rd chapter in Taito's legendary 1 or 2-player bat and ball game, in which players once again control a paddle and must try to rebound a ball into patterns of bricks to remove them from the play area.

Each level is patrolled by enemies and certain bricks, when hit, release power-ups which then roll down the screen and can be collected by the player.

While the 3rd chapter contains 50 brand new levels for players to fight through, the actual gameplay itself remains unaltered from the first 2 games. The only real differences are a revamp of both the graphics and sound, as well as a number of minor enhancements to the in-game power-ups.


Released in February 1997.

Zachary Hample holds the official record for this game with 1,589,770 points on June 5, 2000.


  1. Arkanoid (1986)
  2. Arkanoid - Revenge of Doh (1987)
  3. Arkanoid - Doh It Again (1997, Nintendo Super NES)
  4. Arkanoid Returns (1997)


Atsushi Taniguchi
Yuji Koga
Programmed By
Program Support
Shunsuke Ono
Character Designers
Chiho Maeda
Mari Fukusaki
Tomohiro Kagawa
Yasuhisa Watanabe (YACK)
Ishikawa Babio (BABI)
Kumi Mizobe

Cabinet and Artwork


Sony PlayStation (1997)

Soundtrack Releases

Album Name Catalogue No. Released Publisher Comments
Arkanoid Returns Arcade Sound Tracks ZTTL-9012[1] 2008-08-06 Zuntata Records 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.