Lost In Translation/Crush Roller

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Crush Roller
No screen shot.
Crush Roller control panel.
Manufacturer Kural Samno Electric
Released 1981
4-way Joystick
Main CPU Z80 (@ 3.072 MHz)
Sound CPU Mono
Namco (@ 96.000 kHz)
Raster (Vertical)
288 x 224 pixels
60.61 Hz
512 Palette colours
Screens 1
ROM Info 10 ROMs
25,376 bytes (24.78 KiB)
MAME ID crush · crush2 · crush3 · crush4 · korosuke · maketrax · maketrxb · mbrush · paintrlr

About The Game

Crush Roller is an arcade video game.

Time to take up your paint brush and paint the town Red (or Green or Orange, or whatever color you happen to have on hand)! A pair of fish are out to stop you but you can roll over them at the overpass. There's other items that just try to mess up your paint job; you can run over these folks easily (if you catch them).


Released in October 1981.

This game is also known as "Make Trax" (Licensed by Williams) and as "Korosuke Roller".

2 bootlegs are known as "Paint Roller" and "Magic Brush".


"Make Trax" has a protection chip, Crush Roller doesn't. The code between the two is nearly identical, except that everywhere the protection code is located, code has been replaced with a couple of bytes to return the correct value and several NOP instructions (which do absolutely nothing).


  • Painting floor : 10 points per unpainted or footprint/tiretrack/dropping messed segment.
  • Killing Fish : 50, 100, 200, 400, 800, 1600, 3200, 6400 and the maximum 9,000.
  • Each level starts with the lowest point scoring fish being inreased by one. eg Level one starts at 50 points, level two with 100 points, and so on up to 9,000
  • Capturing the creature/object messing up your paintwork : 1,000 points.


  1. Crush Roller (1981)
  2. Crush Roller (1999, Neo Geo Pocket Color)

Cabinet and Artwork


Nintendo Famicon (1990, "Brush Roller")

Soundtrack Releases

Album Name Catalogue No. Released Publisher Comments
Arcade Ambiance 1981 N/A[1] 2002-01-01 Andy Hofle Digital download only.


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The sources used include MAME (version 0.113u2) and history.dat (revision 1.28 - 2008-10-18).
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