Lost In Translation/City Connection

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City Connection
City Connection marquee.
No screen shot.
Manufacturer Jaleco
Released 1985
8-way Joystick
2 Button(s)
Main CPU M6809 (@ 2.048 MHz)
M6809 (@ 640.000 kHz)
Sound CPU Mono
AY-3-8910A (@ 1.250 MHz)
YM2203 (@ 1.250 MHz)
Raster (Horizontal)
240 x 224 pixels
60.00 Hz
1,664 Palette colours
Screens 1
ROM Info 13 ROMs
262,144 bytes (256.00 KiB)
MAME ID citycon · citycona · cruisin

About The Game

City Connection has the player controlling a small red car and must jump between platforms to colour them in as it drives over them. Oil cans can be collected and shot at the police, taxis, ambulances etc. that roam the levels. Flag waving cats must also be avoided.


The main sprite resembles a Honda City hatchback, which may explain the game's title.

The main character is a 15 year old girl named Clarice (Kurarisu) drives around the world in his love car (Clarice's car - Kurarisuka) looking for the ideal man. This explains the hearts after losing a life and the girl that appears every time you beat a level. Clarice's name appears at the bottom of the High score rankings.

Approximately 1,000 units were produced (based on serial number). Kitcorp licensed this title and sold it as "Cruisin'".


Nintendo Famicom (1988)
MSX (1986)
Atari ST (1990, "CarVup", Core Design)
Commodore Amiga (1990, "CarVup", Core Design)

Soundtrack Releases

Album Name Catalogue No. Released Publisher Comments
Famicom 20th Anniversary Original Sound Tracks Vol. 2 SCDC-00318[1] 2004-03-24 Scitron Discs CD version.
Game Sound Jaleco -G.S.M. Jaleco 1- D28B-0003[2] 1988-08-21 Pony Canyon, Inc. CD version.
Game Sound Jaleco -G.S.M. Jaleco 1- 25P5-0003[3] 1988-08-21 Pony Canyon, Inc. Cassette version.
Game Sound Jaleco -G.S.M. Jaleco 1- C22B-0003[4] 1988-08-21 Pony Canyon, Inc. Vinyl version.
Moero! Jaleco Audio Collection VGCD-0090[5] 2007-05-25 5pb. 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.