Lost In Translation/Chack'n Pop

From ExoticA
Out Run (Arcade version)
Out Run (Sinclair ZX Spectrum version)

This page is a stub for arcade games that are part of the Lost In Translation series using information based on MAME (version 0.113u2).
For an example of preferred content and layout please refer to Out Run or The Ninja Warriors.

Chack'n Pop
No screen shot.
Manufacturer Taito Corporation
Released 1983
8-way Joystick
2 Button(s)
Main CPU Z80 (@ 2.350 MHz)
Sound CPU Mono
(2x) AY-3-8910A (@ 1.536 MHz)
Raster (Horizontal)
256 x 224 pixels
60.61 Hz
1,024 Palette colours
Screens 1
ROM Info 12 ROMs
77,824 bytes (76.00 KiB)
MAME ID chaknpop

About The Game

Chack'n Pop is a platform arcade videogame. It's the predecessor of "Bubble Bobble", roundish yellow creature named Chack'n must fight against Monstas and Mightas.


The graphics roms contain unused sprites for a character that looks identical to the mechanical wind-up 'Zen-Chan' that later appeared in "Bubble Bobble".

Even though Chack'n battles Monstas and Mightas in this game, he would fight on their side 13 years later in "Bubble Memories - The Story of Bubble Bobble III".


Music By
Yoshino Imamura

Cabinet and Artwork


Nintendo Famicom (1985)
Sega SG-1000 (1985)
Sony PlayStation 2 (2005, "Taito Memories Vol. 2")
Microsoft XBOX (2006, "Taito Legends 2")
Sony PlayStation 2 (2006, "Taito Legends 2")
MSX (1984)
PC [CD-ROM] (2006, "Taito Legends 2")

Soundtrack Releases

Album Name Catalogue No. Released Publisher Comments
Taito Game Music 28XA-110[1] 1987-01-25 Alfa Records CD version.
Taito Game Music SCDC-00156[2] 2002-03-06 Scitron Digital Content Inc. CD version.
Taito Game Music ALC-22908[3] 1987-01-25 Alfa Records Cassette version.
Taito Game Music ALR-22908[4] 1987-01-25 Alfa Records Vinyl version.
Classic in Game Music - Legend Compilation Series SCDC-00463[5] 2005-09-21 Scitron Discs 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.