Lost In Translation/Eliminator

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Eliminator marquee.
No screen shot.
Eliminator control panel.
Manufacturer Gremlin
Released 1981
2-way Joystick
2 Button(s)
Main CPU Z80 (@ 4.000 MHz)
Sound CPU Mono
Vector (Horizontal)
0 x 0 pixels
40.00 Hz
256 Palette colours
Screens 1
ROM Info 16 ROMs
29,728 bytes (29.03 KiB)
MAME ID elim2 · elim2a · elim2c · elim4 · elim4p

About The Game

Eliminator is an arcade video game.

A large spheroid known as the Eliminator floats randomly about the screen destroying everything it touches. Pilot a space ship around and avoid being hit by it, other players, or drones while fighting.


Released in December 1981.

Also released as :

  • "Eliminator [Cocktail 2-Player model]"
  • "Eliminator [4-Player model]".


There are two '2-player' revision of this game :

  • Set 2 : The oldest version of eliminator had small, fast and accurate firing drones. There was a 'counter' for each player that counted down from 30. Texts on screen are purple.
  • Set 1 : The latest versions is the most commonly found version. In this version, the drones are more colorful, larger and dumb. There are no counters, just a score for each player. Texts on screen are green.


Designed And Programmed By
Larry Clague
Mike Hendricks

Cabinet and Artwork


Sony PSP (2006, "Sega Genesis Collection")

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.