Lost In Translation/Pang! 3

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Pang! 3
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Manufacturer Mitchell
Released 1995
8-way Joystick
3 Button(s)
Main CPU 68000 (@ 10.000 MHz)
Z80 (@ 3.580 MHz)
Sound CPU Mono
YM2151 (@ 3.580 MHz)
OKI6295 (@ 1.000 MHz)
Raster (Horizontal)
384 x 224 pixels
60.00 Hz
4,096 Palette colours
Screens 1
ROM Info 7 ROMs
5,537,792 bytes (5.28 MiB)
MAME ID pang3 · pang3j

About The Game

Pang! 3 is an arcade video game.

The second sequel to the superb 1989 original, Pang! 3 retains the same gameplay of its predecessors but adds vastly improved graphics and a choice of three difficulty levels; Beginner, Normal and Panic. On both the 'Normal' and 'Panic' skill levels, players can choose from four different playable characters; each possessing different strengths and weaknesses, such as a double harpoon or quick shots. On the beginner level, players can only use the mexican character.

Another notable difference is in the game's use of backdrops : instead of the world landmarks of the first 2 games, Pang! 3 features classical works of art in the form of paintings and sculptures.


Released in May 1995.

This game is known in Japan as "Pang! 3 - Kaitou Tachi no Karei na Gogo" and in US as "Buster Buddies".

Here is a detailed list of famous paintings appearing in this order:

The game forbids the initials 'SEX' on the high score table. If you try, it gets changed to '???'.

Sheila Van Buren holds the official record for this game with 2,256,411 points.

Tips and tricks

Stage Select

Select Normal mode while putting the joystick Down.

Expert Mode

Select Normal mode with 1P and 2P SHOT buttons simultaneously.

Win 500 points in Panic Mode

Hold down the joystick and 500 points will be added to your score every few seconds.


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


Futoshi Kuwahara
S. Obata (Manhattan)
Yoshinobu Inada (Ine)
T. Misawa
Character Designers
S. Kitamura
Ban, Miyo.
A. Hamada
Music Composer
Isao Abe (Oyaji)
Sound Designers
Toshio Kajino
Hiroaki Kondo
Kihaji Okamoto

Cabinet and Artwork


Sony PlayStation (1997, "Super Pang Collection")
Sony PSP (2006, "Capcom Puzzle World")

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.