Lost In Translation/Money Puzzle Exchanger

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Money Puzzle Exchanger
Neo-Geo marquee.
No screen shot.
Neo-Geo control panel.
Manufacturer Face
Released 1997
8-way Joystick
4 Button(s)
Main CPU Neo-Geo
68000 (@ 12.000 MHz)
Z80 (@ 4.000 MHz)
Sound CPU Stereo
YM2610 (@ 8.000 MHz)
Raster (Horizontal)
320 x 224 pixels
59.19 Hz
4,096 Palette colours
Screens 1
ROM Info 19 ROMs
11,599,872 bytes (11.06 MiB)
MAME ID miexchng

About The Game

Money Puzzle Exchanger is an arcade video game.

Handling money has never been so much fun! This incredibly original puzzle game lets you take control of hilariously designed characters in a cute japanese superhero theme and boggle your mind with a puzzle system reminiscent of the Magical Drop games but with a tricky-to-master coin handling twist. Good graphics with lots of funny animations (the intro is indeed a joy to behold!), cool pop music & lots of challenge make this game a true gem to behold!

Additional Technical Information

Players : 2

Control : 8-way joystick

Buttons : 2

=> [A] Catch coins, [B] Throw coins


This game is known in Japan as "Money Idol Exchanger".

This game runs on the Neo-Geo MVS and was not released on the Neo-Geo AES home console.

The coins in the USA & European versions are generic looking coins featuring values of 1, 5, 10, 50, 100 & 500. In the Japanese version, the cents are localized just like those seen on "Moujya".

Pony Canyon / Scitron released a limited-edition soundtrack album for this game (Money Idol Exchanger - PCCB-00260) on 16/05/1997.


Kengo Asai
Graphic Designers
Toshikazu Uechi
Mariko Sumiyoshi
Mutsuo Kaneko
Sound Director
Shigeaki "Anithin'" Irie
Composers & Sound Programmers
Kennosuke Suemura
Norihiko Togashi
Character Designer & Animation Part
Atsuko Ishida
Animation Studio
JC Staff
Voice Cast
Sakura Tange
Yukana Nogami
Yuko Nagashima
Rumi Kasahara (Voice of everyworker)
Machiko Toyoshima
Houko Kuwashima
Hideo Ishikawa
Daisuke Sakaguchi

Cabinet and Artwork


Nintendo Game Boy (1997)
Sony PlayStation (1998)

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.