Lost In Translation/Kuri Kinton

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Kuri Kinton
Kuri Kinton marquee.
No screen shot.
Kuri Kinton control panel.
Manufacturer Taito Corporation Japan
Released 1988
8-way Joystick
2 Button(s)
Main CPU (3x) Z80 (@ 6.000 MHz)
Z80 (@ 6.000 MHz)
Sound CPU Mono
YM2203 (@ 3.000 MHz)
Raster (Horizontal)
320 x 224 pixels
60.00 Hz
256 Palette colours
Screens 1
ROM Info 5 ROMs
1,376,256 bytes (1.31 MiB)
MAME ID kurikint · kurikina · kurikinj · kurikinu

About The Game

Kuri Kinton is a horizontally scrolling arcade video game beat-em-up where you fight your way through an underground fortress of evil ninjas, boxers, and other enemies to rescue your girlfriend.


The title of this game translates from Japanese as 'Honor League Gold Association'. Note that there is a Japanese dish called 'kuri-kinton' which is mashed sweet potatoes and chestnuts.

Zuntata Records released a limited-edition soundtrack album for this game (Zuntata History L'ab-normal 1st - ZTTL-0038) on 01/04/1999.


The prototype version has :

  • Difficulty very unoptimized.
  • DIPSWs invincibility and slow motion.
  • No end credits.
  • No water in level 2/3, only brown garbage instead.
  • Some other minor things (graphic glitches vs. bosses, bad-oriented continue screen, etc).
  • The green carpet in level 2 isn't animated.


Wolf Kato
Crusher Ishikawa
Yasuyuki Hiwatashi
Hardware Designers
Hiroyuki Noguchi
Minoru Yoshimura
Sound Designers
Masahiko Takagi
Yasuhisa Watanabe
Charactor Designers
Seiji Kawakami
Yoshihiko Wakita
s.c. Mizutani
s.c. Tomita
s.c. Kimura
s.c. Kusano
Thanks Santasan
Publicity Supervisor
Naoko Yoshida
Game Designer
Kei. S

Cabinet and Artwork


Sony PlayStation 2 (2005, "Taito Memories Vol. 1")
Microsoft XBOX (2006, "Taito Legends 2")
Sony PlayStation 2 (2006, "Taito Legends 2")
PC [CD-ROM] (2006, "Taito Legends 2")

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.