Lost In Translation/Swimmer

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Swimmer marquee.
No screen shot.
Swimmer control panel.
Manufacturer Tehkan
Released 1982
8-way Joystick
1 Button(s)
Main CPU Z80 (@ 3.072 MHz)
Z80 (@ 2.000 MHz)
Sound CPU Mono
(2x) AY-3-8910A (@ 2.000 MHz)
Raster (Horizontal)
256 x 224 pixels
60.00 Hz
290 Palette colours
Screens 1
ROM Info 18 ROMs
55,840 bytes (54.53 KiB)
MAME ID swimmer · swimmera · swimmerb

About The Game

Swimmer is an arcade video game.


One of the first game created by the dynamic duo Nishizawa/Ishizuka, who later became the core of Westone (aka the developers of the "Wonder Boy/Monster World" saga).

The main enemies in the first three racks -- Turtles, Crabs and Waterbugs -- would show up in Mario Brothers in the next year.


Target Points
Strawberries 100, 200, 300, or 400
Bananas 200, 400, 600, or 800
Grapes 300 600, 900 or 1,200
Grapefruit(?) 400, 800, 1,200, or 1,600
Other Fruits 50, 100, 150, or 200
Enemies (after getting target) 200

Bonus, first three racks : 1000 points if all strawberries are picked up.

Bonus, fourth rack : 0-10,000 points, depending on whether you've picked up four of each of the fruits.

Tips and tricks

Try to eat as many fruits in a row as you can. Once you miss a fruit, you will start scoring again at the lowest point level.


Programmed By
Michishito Ishizuka
Sound By
Michishito Ishizuka
R. Kawamoto
Hardware By
Y. Kotoyori
M. Yoneda
Debug By
Michitaka Tsuruta (Quoted as M.Tsujii)
Music By
Ryuichi Nishizawa

Cabinet and Artwork


Microsoft XBOX (2005, "Tecmo Classic Arcade")

Soundtrack Releases

Album Name Catalogue No. Released Publisher Comments
Tecmo Game Music 28XA-95[1] 1986-09-25 Alfa Records CD version.
Tecmo Game Music ALC-22906[2] 1986-09-25 Alfa Records Cassette version.
Tecmo Game Music ALR-22906[3] 1986-09-25 Alfa Records Vinyl 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.