Lost In Translation/PuLiRuLa

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Manufacturer Taito Corporation Japan
Released 1991
8-way Joystick
3 Button(s)
Main CPU 68000 (@ 12.000 MHz)
Z80 (@ 4.000 MHz)
Sound CPU Stereo
YM2610 (@ 8.000 MHz)
Raster (Horizontal)
320 x 224 pixels
60.00 Hz
4,096 Palette colours
Screens 1
ROM Info 10 ROMs
5,636,096 bytes (5.38 MiB)
MAME ID pulirula · pulirulj

About The Game

PuLiRuLa is an horizontally scrolling, two-player arcade video game beat-em-up that defies any logic in either its theme or its graphical approach; that places the players in a dream-like world populated by armies of strange and bizarre creatures.

PuLiRuLa's plot centres around the world of 'Radishland'. Each of Radishland's six towns is kept running smoothly with the aid of a giant key, which is necessary to keep the world's 'time-flow' moving. The key is stolen by a mysterious enemy and the time-flow is disrupted. Players must fight their way through waves of increasingly abstract enemies in their quest to recover the key and restore time to Radishland.

To aid players in their quest, they are each armed with a magical stick, with which they can hit and defeat the game's abstract enemies. Players are also armed with a limited number of smart bombs, capable of killing multiple enemies. The smart bombs are as visually unique as the rest of the game; taking the form of such things as a herd of running animals, a purple dancing blob-like man or a man in a giant microwave oven who captures and cooks any on-screen enemies. When killed, the enemies diappear and an animal or townsperson is released from inside the creature.


Pony Canyon / Scitron released a limited-edition soundtrack album for this game (PuLiRuLa - PCCB-00091) on 17/07/1992.


Hidehiro Fujiwara
Carry An Hirrcky
Sound (Team Zuntata)
Kazuko Umino
Yasuhisa Watanabe
Iromust TMR
Exit Kardy
Magician KAZ
Yasuhiro Shibuya
Mt. Mihara B. E. Umakboh
Character Designers
Zak Munn
Masami Kikuchi
Mutter Tomy
E. Bang De Boo. M
E. Saton Go 2


Sony PlayStation (1997)
Sega Saturn
FM Towns Marty
Sony PlayStation 2 (2005, "Taito Memories Vol. 1"

Soundtrack Releases

Album Name Catalogue No. Released Publisher Comments
Pu.Li.Ru.La PCCB-00091[1] 1992-07-17 Pony Canyon/Scitron CD version.
ZUNTATA HISTORY L'ab-normal 2nd ZTTL-0039[2] 1999-04-01 Zuntata Records CD version.
Taito 1500 Collector's Box PCCB-00130[3] 1993-09-17 Pony Canyon/Scitron 5 CD version.
Gaesen Oh - Scitron Game Music Mega Mix Vol.1 KGCD-0001[4] 1994-01-01 Pony Canyon/Scitron CD version.


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.