Lost In Translation/Guzzler

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Guzzler marquee.
No screen shot.
Guzzler control panel.
Manufacturer Tehkan
Released 1983
4-way Joystick
1 Button(s)
Main CPU Z80 (@ 3.072 MHz)
Z80 (@ 2.000 MHz)
Sound CPU Mono
(2x) AY-3-8910A (@ 2.000 MHz)
Raster (Vertical)
256 x 224 pixels
60.00 Hz
290 Palette colours
Screens 1
ROM Info 15 ROMs
70,176 bytes (68.53 KiB)
MAME ID guzzler

About The Game

Guzzler is a maze-style arcade video game where the player shoots 'liquid' to kill monsters. Eat 'food' to replace the liquid. Monsters are generated from 4 fires which must be destroyed to complete level.


Licensed to Centuri for US distribution.

This game is very unique in that it depicts the hero of the story as a drunkard who's the shame of the family (look at some of the cut scenes) yet is able to put out fires (by puking? no less). It wasn't until the early 1990's when the fighting games would include a fighter who drinks as part of his repertoire.

Massimo Gaspari holds the official record for this game with 3,049,590 points.


Target Points
1 Fireball 200
2 Fireballs 400
3 Fireballs 800
1 Fire 1,000
1 Fire and 1 Fireball 2,000
1 Fire and 2 Fireballs 4,000

Plus a bonus at end of round.

Above scores double when 'GUZZLER' letters on bottom are lit. See 'Tips and Tricks' for how to do this.

There's also 10 points given for every few seconds survived.

Tips and tricks

G U Z Z L E R - Score Doubler

If you want to double your scores at the end of the round (and your bonus as well) be sure to light the 'GUZZLER' letters on the bottom of the screen. The way you do this is to hit one of the fireballs (or a fire that becomes like a fireball) in each row when the letter is highlighted (red border around the letter).

Cabinet and Artwork


Sega SG-1000

Soundtrack Releases

Album Name Catalogue No. Released Publisher Comments
Tecmo Game Music 28XA-95[1] 1986-09-25 Alfa Records CD version.
Tecmo Game Music ALC-22906[2] 1986-09-25 Alfa Records Cassette version.
Tecmo Game Music ALR-22906[3] 1986-09-25 Alfa Records Vinyl 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.