Lost In Translation/Plotting

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Plotting marquee.
No screen shot.
Plotting control panel.
Manufacturer Taito Corporation Japan
Released 1989
8-way Joystick
1 Button(s)
Main CPU Z80 (@ 6.000 MHz)
Sound CPU Mono
YM2203 (@ 3.000 MHz)
Raster (Horizontal)
320 x 224 pixels
60.00 Hz
256 Palette colours
Screens 1
ROM Info 3 ROMs
196,608 bytes (192.00 KiB)
MAME ID plotting · plottina · plottinu

About The Game

Plotting is an arcade video puzzle game where you match a set number of blocks with the same pattern to clear each level.


Released in July 1989.

This game is known in Japan as "Flipull".


The US version is slightly different, it has the "Winners Don't Use Drugs" screen.

Tips and tricks

  • The longer the remaining time when a level is cleared the more points you get.
  • The fewer the remaining blocks when a level is cleared the more points you get.
  • You can destroy more than one block at a time if they are positioned next to each other. You score more points for this.

Cabinet and Artwork


Box art for the Ocean port of Plotting.
Amstrad GX4000 (1990)
Nintendo Famicom (19??, "Flipull")
Nintendo Game Boy (1990, "Flipull - An Exciting Cube Game")
Sony PlayStation 2 (2005, "Taito Memories Vol. 1" (as "Flipull")
Sony PlayStation2 (2005, "Taito Legends")
Microsoft XBOX (2005, "Taito Legends")
Sinclair ZX Spectrum (1990)
Commodore C64 (1990)
Commodore Amiga ("Plotting", 1990, Ocean)
Atari ST (1990)
Amstrad CPC+ (1990)
PC [MS Windows] (2005, "Taito Legends")

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.