Lost In Translation/Taisen Hot Gimmick

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Taisen Hot Gimmick
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Taisen Hot Gimmick control panel.
Manufacturer Psikyo
Released 1997
Mahjong keyboard Button(s)
Main CPU SH-2 (@ 28.636 MHz)
Sound CPU Stereo
YMF278B (@ 28.636 MHz)
Raster (Horizontal)
320 x 224 pixels
60.00 Hz
4,098 Palette colours
Screens 2
ROM Info 13 ROMs
45,088,768 bytes (43.00 MiB)
MAME ID hotgmck

About The Game

Taisen Hot Gimmick is a 2-player, multi-screen mahjong-based arcade video game with beautiful graphics and beautiful women.


The title of this game translates from Japanese as 'Hot Gimmick Competition'.

Tips and tricks

Challenge Marion From "Gunbird"

Beat the first 3 opponents without punishing any to play against her.

Challenge Miko From "Tengai"

Beat the first 3 opponents without punishing any to play against her.

Challenge Kain From "Tengai"

Beat the next 3 opponents in the 2nd opponent selection screen without punishing any to play against him.


  1. Taisen Hot Gimmick (1997)
  2. Taisen Hot Gimmick Kairakuten (1998)
  3. Taisen Hot Gimmick 3 Digital Surfing (1999)
  4. Taisen Hot Gimmick 4 Ever (2000)
  5. Taisen Hot Gimmick Integral (2001)
  6. Taisen Hot Gimmick Mix Party (2005)
  7. Taisen Hot Gimmick 5 (2005)


Voice Actors

Satomu Koorogi
Naoko Matsui
Akiko Yajima

Cabinet and Artwork


Sony PlayStation 2 (2004)
PC [MS Windows] (2003)

Soundtrack Releases

Album Name Catalogue No. Released Publisher Comments
Taisen Hot Gimmick Kairakuten SGCD-0005[1] 1999-02-19 Scitron / Gamest 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.