Lost In Translation/Senkyu

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Senkyu control panel.
Manufacturer Seibu Kaihatsu
Released 1995
8-way Joystick
3 Button(s)
Main CPU I386 (@ 25.000 MHz)
Z80 (@ 7.159 MHz)
Sound CPU Stereo
YMF271 (@ 16.934 MHz)
Raster (Horizontal)
320 x 240 pixels
54.00 Hz
6,144 Palette colours
Screens 1
ROM Info 13 ROMs
18,546,688 bytes (17.69 MiB)
MAME ID senkyu · batlbala · batlball · senkyua

About The Game

Senkyu is an arcade video puzzle game where 3 rotatable balls consisting of 4 basic colours, yellow, pink, green, blue, fall from the top to the lowest part of the screen. When groups of like-coloured spheres collect together, they disappear and the space is filled in with surrounding spheres. Bonuses are awarded for completing combos and the game ends when the entire screen has been filled up. The game has many modes of play : Single, Puzzle, Vs. Computer and Vs. Player. In Puzzle mode there is continuous, changing backgrounds and additional colours. In the Vs. play modes, the spheres only appear in the four basic colours.


This game is known outside Japan as "Battle Balls".

Cabinet and Artwork


Sony PlayStation (1997, as bonus game in "Raiden DX")

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.