Lost In Translation/Pit-Fighter

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Pit-Fighter marquee.
No screen shot.
Pit-Fighter control panel.
Manufacturer Atari Games
Released 1990
8-way Joystick
3 Button(s)
Main CPU 68000 (@ 14.318 MHz)
M6502 (@ 1.790 MHz)
Sound CPU Mono
YM2151 (@ 3.579 MHz)
OKI6295 (@ 1.193 MHz)
Raster (Horizontal)
336 x 240 pixels
59.92 Hz
1,280 Palette colours
Screens 1
ROM Info 43 ROMs
3,084,239 bytes (2.94 MiB)
MAME ID pitfight · pitfigh3 · pitfigh4 · pitfighb · pitfighj

About The Game

Pit-Fighter is an arcade video game beat-em-up.

Three digitized brawlers face off co-operatively against a variety of street thugs, with game-play featuring crowd interference and usable weapons. Players also get to fight each other in a 'Grudge Match'. Pit-Fighter featured impressive camera zoom and side-to-side pan but was somewhat flawed as a game-play experience. On the dedicated cabinet version, up to three players can play simultaneously.


Released in September 1990. This was the first ever beat-em-up to feature fully digitized protagonists - released two years before Midway's Mortal Kombat.

Pit-Fighter was available in both dedicated cabinets and as conversion kits. The converted versions were usually only housed in two-player cabinets, while the dedicated machine supported up to three players. The dedicated versions had 25" arcade monitors but, due to the lack of commercial and critical success, many of these machines were turned into "Street Fighter 2 - The World Warriors" before they were even a year old.

Pony Canyon / Scitron released a limited-edition soundtrack album for this game (That's Atari Music : G.S.M. Atari Games 1 - PCCB-00066) on 21/07/1991.


Project Leaders / Designers
Gary Stark
Mark Stephen Pierce
Gary Stark
Paul Kwinn
Digital Imaging
Rob Rowe
Sam Lee
Doug Snyder


Bill Chase
Marc Williams
Glenn Fratticelli
John Aguire
Southside Jim
James Thompson
Eddie Venancio
Mad Miles
Miles McGowan
Heavy Metal
Kim Rhodes
C.C. Rider
Rich Vargas
Angela Stellato
Masked Warrior
Bill McAleenan
Knife Woman
Dianne Bertucci
Knife Man
Milt Loper
Finale Women
Tina Scyrater
Maria Lenytzkyj

Cabinet and Artwork


Box art for the DoMark port of Pit-Fighter.
Nintendo Super Famicom (1991)
Sega Mega Drive (1991)
Nintendo Game Boy (1992)
Atari Lynx (1992)
Microsoft XBOX (2004, "Midway Arcade Treasures 2")
Nintendo GameCube (2004, "Midway Arcade Treasures 2")
Sony PlayStation 2 (2004, "Midway Arcade Treasures 2")
Sega Master System
Commodore C64 (1991)
Sinclair ZX Spectrum (1991)
Amstrad CPC (1991)
Commodore Amiga ("Pit-Fighter", 1991, DoMark)
Atari ST (1991)
PC [MS-DOS, 5.25"] (1991)
PC [MS Windows, CD-ROM] (2006, "Midway Arcade Treasures Deluxe Edition")

Soundtrack Releases

Album Name Catalogue No. Released Publisher Comments
That's Atari Music -G.S.M. ATARI GAMES 1- PCCB-00066[1] 1991-07-21 Pony Canyon/Scitron CD version.
That's Atari Music -G.S.M. ATARI GAMES 1- SCDC-00313[2] 2003-12-03 Scitron Digital Content Inc. 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.