Lost In Translation/Loco-Motion

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Loco-Motion marquee.
No screen shot.
Loco-Motion control panel.
Manufacturer Konami (Centuri license)
Released 1982
4-way Joystick
1 Button(s)
Main CPU Z80 (@ 3.072 MHz)
Z80 (@ 1.790 MHz)
Sound CPU Mono
(2x) AY-3-8910A (@ 1.790 MHz)
(6x) RC Filter
Raster (Vertical)
256 x 224 pixels
60.00 Hz
96 Palette colours
Screens 1
ROM Info 13 ROMs
33,376 bytes (32.59 KiB)
MAME ID locomotn · cottong · gutangtn

About The Game

Loco-Motion is an arcade video puzzle game where players control a train on railroad tracks.


Released in March 1982.

Licensed to Centuri for US manufacture and distribution (April 1982).

This game is also known as "Guttang Gottong".

Bud Wellington holds the official record for this game with 134,880 points.


Action Points
Countdown bonus Time remaining on counter
Clearing a station 100
Random Exit Track per crossing 150
Clearing a level 1,000
Collecting all passengers 5,000

Tips and tricks

  • On early stages aways go for the bonus stations, as they yield the biggest points score during normal gameplay.
  • If a bonus station timer is getting low, don't go for it unless you are 100% sure you will make it. It's not worth risking a life for a 20 point bonus!
  • Learn to move the track quickly, as this is the key to getting your train to its desired target. You should be able to move a piece of track 3 or 4 times while your train is still on it, moving at normal speed.
  • If you have a long route opened up in front of you, run it at full speed, but remember it takes a couple of seconds at the end for your train to slow to its normal speed.
  • When your train is moving along a long route try to plan where it will go next by moving pieces your train has already passed over and maybe even swapping some of those around ahead of you to change your route.

Cabinet and Artwork


Mattel Intellivision (1982)
Atari 2600 (1983)
Commodore C64 (1992)

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The sources used include MAME (version 0.113u2) and history.dat (revision 1.28 - 2008-10-18).
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