Lost In Translation/Solar Fox

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Solar Fox
Solar Fox marquee.
No screen shot.
Solar Fox control panel.
Manufacturer Bally Midway
Released 1981
4-way Joystick
2 Button(s)
Main CPU Z80 (@ 2.496 MHz)
Z80 (@ 2.000 MHz)
Sound CPU Stereo
(2x) AY-3-8910A (@ 2.000 MHz)
Raster (Vertical)
512 x 480 pixels
30.00 Hz
32 Palette colours
Screens 1
ROM Info 17 ROMs
81,952 bytes (80.03 KiB)
MAME ID solarfox

About The Game

Solar Fox is an arcade video game shoot-em-up and Pac-Man-type game all in one.

The playing field is square and only has walls on the outside. Each wall has a moving cannon mounted that will fire odd shaped torpedoes at your ship. Scattered around the inside will be a bunch of pellets in various simple patterns. To complete each level you have to drive over, or shoot all of the pellets. If done quickly enough the game will skip a level (going from 1 to 3, etc.).


This game came in a grey dedicated cabinet with side-art of a spaceman's head inside an arrow shaped logo. The monitor was mounted deep inside the game, and what the player saw was actually a mirror (a lot of old games were like that).

A Solar Fox unit appears in the 1983 movie 'Joysticks'.


Programmed By
Jack Pearson
Sound Programmed By
Ben Blish

Cabinet and Artwork


Atari 2600 (1983)
Commodore C64 (1983)

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.