Lost In Translation/Cisco Heat

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Cisco Heat
No screen shot.
Cisco Heat control panel.
Manufacturer Jaleco
Released 1990
5 Button(s)
Main CPU (3x) 68000 (@ 10.000 MHz)
68000 (@ 6.000 MHz)
Sound CPU Stereo
YM2151 (@ 3.000 MHz)
(2x) OKI6295 (@ 1.584 MHz)
Raster (Horizontal)
256 x 216 pixels
30.00 Hz
5,632 Palette colours
Screens 1
ROM Info 30 ROMs
10,944,512 bytes (10.44 MiB)
MAME ID cischeat

About The Game

Cisco Heat is a colourful chase-view racing arcade video game in which the player takes on the role of a police officer who must race his squad car (from a choice of 2; offering either improved 'Speed' or 'Cornering' respectively) through the undulating, winding streets of San Francisco', in an attempt to win the first ever 'National Championship Police Car Steeplechase'.

Each stage is packed with rival squad cars, as well as civilian traffic such as taxis, trams and fire-engines. Ninety-degree turns must also be negotiated in this tricky driving game. Cisco Heat features five different stages.


Released in November 1990.

Also released as :

  • "Cisco Heat [Upright model]"
  • "Cisco Heat [2-Seater model]"

Cisco Heat's distinctive graphical approach proved to be a little too ambitious for its host hardware, with flickering and occasionally unpredictable sprites making an appearance.

Cabinet and Artwork


Box art for the Image Works port of Cisco Heat
Commodore C64 (1991)
Sinclair ZX Spectrum (1991)
Amstrad CPC (1991)
Commodore Amiga ("Cisco Heat", 1991, Image Works)
Atari ST (1991)
PC [MS-DOS, 5.25"] (1991)

External Links

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.