Lost In Translation/Pang

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Pang marquee.
No screen shot.
Pang control panel.
Manufacturer Mitchell
Released 1989
8-way Joystick
2 Button(s)
Main CPU Z80 (@ 8.000 MHz)
Sound CPU Mono
OKI6295 (@ 990.000 kHz)
YM2413 (@ 4.000 MHz)
Raster (Horizontal)
384 x 240 pixels
60.00 Hz
2,048 Palette colours
Screens 1
ROM Info 9 ROMs
1,081,344 bytes (1.03 MiB)
MAME ID pang · bbros · pangb · pompingw

About The Game

Pang is an arcade video game where players control safari suit-wearing characters armed with harpoon guns and must destroy bouncing balls. When hit, the balls break down into smaller fragments, in a similar fashion to Atari's 1979 classic, "Asteroids". The players can only fire virtually upwards, but can move right and left, as well as climbing the ladders that appear on many of the levels. Each screen features a backdrop of a famous world landmark. All bubbles must be destroyed before players can advance to the next screen.


This game is known in Japan as "Pomping World" and in US as "Buster Bros".

The bootleg version was released in 1990.

Pang was an updated version of a game Hudson Soft originally released in 1983 in Japan and UK for the Sinclair ZX-Spectrum. The game was called 'Canon Ball' in Japan and Sinclair Research limited released 'Canon Ball' in the UK as 'Bubble Buster', under license from Hudson Soft.


  1. Pang (1989)
  2. Super Pang (1990)
  3. Pang! 3 (1995)
  4. Mighty! Pang (2000)


Hospitel Masa
Mamichan Otona
Music Composer
Tamayo Kawamoto
Character Designers
Kihaji Okamoto

Cabinet and Artwork


Amstrad GX4000 (1990)
NEC PC-Engine CD (1991) (Pomping World)
NEC PC-Engine CD (1993) (Buster Bros.) (?)
Nintendo Game Boy (1993)
Sony PlayStation (1997, "Super Pang Collection")
Sony PSP (2006, "Capcom Puzzle World")
Amstrad CPC+ (1990)
Atari ST (1990)
Commodore Amiga ("Pang", 1990, Ocean)
Commodore C64 (1991)
Sinclair ZX Spectrum (1991)
Mobile phone [Nokia 7650] (2003)

Soundtrack Releases

Album Name Catalogue No. Released Publisher Comments
1992 Hudson CD•ROM² Complete Music Works HCD-1026[1] 1992-12-01 Hudson Soft CD version.

External Links


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.