Lost In Translation/Halley's Comet

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Halley's Comet
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Halley's Comet control panel.
Manufacturer Taito America Corporation (Coin-It license)
Released 1986
8-way Joystick
2 Button(s)
Main CPU M6809 (@ 4.992 MHz)
Z80 (@ 3.000 MHz)
Sound CPU Mono
(4x) AY-3-8910A (@ 1.500 MHz)
Raster (Vertical)
256 x 240 pixels
60.00 Hz
1,536 Palette colours
Screens 1
ROM Info 17 ROMs
213,088 bytes (208.09 KiB)
MAME ID halleys · halleycj · halleysc

About The Game

Halley's Comet is an arcade video game.


Licensed to Coin-It for US distribution.

This game was inspired by the actual 'Comet Halley' (pronounced HAL-lee). It was named after 'Edmund Halley', who calculated its '76-year orbital period'. Comet Halley was visible in 1910 and 76 years after, in 1986 (The feb. 9 exactly), just the year when this game was released by Taito :). Its next perihelion passage will be in 2061.

Tips And Tricks

Space Humor?

When you start a new game and after the 'RESCUE THE EARTH FROM THE COMETS !' message appears, you can move your ship over it. The text will get erased, and the following message will appear over it : 'DO NOT ERASE !'.

Level Boss Trick

Shoot all but one of these squares and then press the hyperspace button (the smart-bomb) when the final square is lit. You should now receive 1 000 000 points! (this works for all level bosses).

Useless Tip

When the game is in Game Over mode, you can actually control the ship at one point. This is rather useless, but fun!


From Hiscore Table
Kouju Miki (K.M)
Hisayoshi Ogura (OGR)


Sony PlayStation 2 (2007, "Taito Memories II Vol. 2")

Soundtrack Releases

Album Name Catalogue No. Released Publisher Comments
Taito Game Music 28XA-110[1] 1987-01-25 Alfa Records CD version.
Taito Game Music SCDC-00156[2] 2002-03-06 Scitron Digital Content Inc. CD version.
Taito Game Music ALC-22908[3] 1987-01-25 Alfa Records Cassette version.
Taito Game Music ALR-22908[4] 1987-01-25 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.