Lost In Translation/Skydiver

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This page is a stub for arcade games that are part of the Lost In Translation series using information based on MAME (version 0.113u2).
For an example of preferred content and layout please refer to Out Run or The Ninja Warriors.

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Skydiver control panel.
Manufacturer Atari
Released 1978
2-way Joystick
6 Button(s)
Main CPU M6800 (@ 750.000 kHz)
Sound CPU Mono
Raster (Horizontal)
256 x 224 pixels
60.00 Hz
3 Palette colours
Screens 1
ROM Info 7 ROMs
11,264 bytes (11.00 KiB)
MAME ID skydiver

About The Game

Skydiver is an arcade video game.

This is quite a fun game, where you score points for landing on an ever decreasing patch of 'good' land. Why 'good'? As you descend without opening your parachute your landing point becomes smaller, but the points become higher, just don't leave pulling the ripcord too late because the Newtonian laws concerning gravity is working against you. Each time you successfully land the plane goes lower.


The designer of this game was a pinball fan, so this is the first video game to have a pinball feature. The lamps behind the marquee for SKYDIVER are software controllable. When you start the game, the letters flash one at a time. When you jump, the lamps stop on whatever letter is on, and if you land successfully, you 'earn' that letter below your score. Spell out Skydiver, and, depending on the options settings, you could earn a free life, a free game, or bonus points.


Designed & Programmed By
Owen Rubin

Cabinet and Artwork


Atari 2600 (1978)
Sony PlayStation 2 (2004, "Atari Anthology")
Microsoft XBOX (2004, "Atari Anthology")
PC [MS Windows, CD-ROM] (2003, "Atari - 80 Classic Games in One!")
Atari Flashback Classic Game Console (2005)

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.