Lost In Translation/Electric Yo-Yo, The

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The Electric Yo-Yo
The Electric Yo-Yo marquee.
No screen shot.
The Electric Yo-Yo control panel.
Manufacturer Taito America Corporation
Released 1982
4-way Joystick
Main CPU (2x) M6809 (@ 1.250 MHz)
M6802 (@ 921.600 kHz)
M68705 (@ 1.000 MHz)
Sound CPU Stereo
Raster (Vertical)
256 x 256 pixels
76.29 Hz
1,024 Palette colours
Screens 1
ROM Info 14 ROMs
53,248 bytes (52.00 KiB)
MAME ID elecyoyo · elecyoy2

About The Game

The Electric Yo-Yo is an arcade video game.

Guide your yo-yo to clear each level by collecting dots and avoidving enemies.


Released in June 1982.

Jim Matson holds the official record for this game with 1,079,270 points.

An Electric Yo-Yo machine was shown at the 2003 classic arcade games show 'California Extreme' in San Jose, California.

Tips and tricks

The longer the yoyo's string is when it is latched to a Blox, the greater the score will be when the Blox is cleared.


Designed and Programmed By
Sandy Pfeiffer
Randy Pfeiffer

Cabinet and Artwork


Sony PlayStation 2 (2005, "Taito Legends")
Microsoft XBOX (2005, "Taito Legends")
PC [MS Windows] (2005, "Taito Legends")

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.