Lost In Translation/Bells & Whistles

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Bells & Whistles
No screen shot.
Manufacturer Konami
Released 1991
8-way Joystick
2 Button(s)
Main CPU 68000 (@ 16.000 MHz)
Z80 (@ 3.580 MHz)
Sound CPU Stereo
YM2151 (@ 3.580 MHz)
K053260 (@ 3.580 MHz)
Raster (Vertical)
288 x 224 pixels
60.00 Hz
2,048 Palette colours
Screens 1
ROM Info 10 ROMs
3,735,552 bytes (3.56 MiB)
MAME ID blswhstl · detatwin

About The Game

Bells & Whistles is verically scrolling shoot-em-up arcade video game.

The planet Meru is on the attack by the Iva forces. A plea for help has reached Twinbee and you must guide him through a perilous journey through a colorful world fighting to restore peace. This vertically scrolling shoot'em up game features colorful anime-style graphics, lots of power-ups and a fun challenge.


Released in February 1991.

This game is known in Japan as "Detana!! Twin Bee".

King Records released a limited-edition soundtrack album for this game (Detana!! TwinBee : Konami Kukeiha Club - KICA-7503) on 05/06/1991.


  1. Twin Bee (1985)
  2. Bells & Whistles (1991)
  3. Twin Bee Yahhoo! Fushigi no Kuni de Oo-Abare!! (1995)


M. Ohsawa
T. Shimomura
R. Shogaki
H. Ashida
K. Ishimoto
Sound Designers
H. Maezawa
Michiru Yamane
Masae Nakashima
H. Matsuura

Cabinet and Artwork


NEC PC-Engine (1992)
Sega Saturn
Sony PlayStation ("Detana Twin Bee Yahhoo! Deluxe Pack")
Sony PSP (2007, "Twin Bee Portable")
Sharp X68000 (1991)

Soundtrack Releases

Album Name Catalogue No. Released Publisher Comments
MIDI Power X68000 Collection ver.1.0 KICA-7602[1] 1992-05-21 King Records Inc. CD version.
Perfect Selection Twinbee KICA-1057[2] 1992-02-21 King Records Inc. CD version.
MIDI Power Pro Best Selection KICA-7670[3] 1995-08-04 King Records Inc. CD version.
Twinbee Paradise Sound Fantasia KICA-7677[4] 1995-11-03 King Records Inc. CD version.
Detana!! Twinbee KICA-7503[5] 1991-06-05 King Records Inc. CD version.
Game Sound Legend Arrange Series - Speed & Wind SCDC-00375[6] 2004-11-17 Scitron Digital Content CD version.
MIDI Power X68000 Collection ver.1.0 KICA-7907[7] 1998-09-23 King Records CD version.
Konami Ending Collection KICA-1046~7[8] 1991-10-21 King Records 2 CD version.
Winbee's Neo Cinema ~Evergreen side~ KICA-7612[9] 1993-02-05 King Records Inc. CD version.
Konami Sound Catalog Vol.3 Special Digest Disc 8DCH-91114[10] 1991-01-01 King Records 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.