Lost In Translation/Tiger-Heli

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Tiger-Heli marquee.
No screen shot.
Tiger-Heli control panel.
Manufacturer Taito America Corp.
Released 1985
8-way Joystick
2 Button(s)
Main CPU (2x) Z80 (@ 6.000 MHz)
M68705 (@ 1.000 MHz)
Sound CPU Mono
(2x) AY-3-8910A (@ 1.500 MHz)
Raster (Vertical)
280 x 240 pixels
60.00 Hz
256 Palette colours
Screens 1
ROM Info 19 ROMs
207,876 bytes (203.00 KiB)
MAME ID tigerh · tigerh2 · tigerhb1 · tigerhb2 · tigerhj

About The Game

Tiger-Heli is a vertically scrolling arcade video game shoot-em-up.


Developed by Toaplan.

This is the first shooter to use a 'Megabomb'.

Pony Canyon released a limited-edition soundtrack album for this game (Kyukyoku Tiger : G.S.M. Taito 2 - D28B0008) on 21/11/1988.


Bootlegs don't uses the M68705 @ 2 Mhz :-)

Tips and tricks

Blast everything. Civilian cars and houses, etc, all give 50 points each.

10,000 Points Bonus

At the start of the game, count your shots until arriving at the first railroad. If you've counted every 16 shots (16, 32, 48, 64 ...), a little car should enter the screen on the right side. Destroy it with next shot to get a 10,000 points bonus. There are similar cars throughout the game, but making them appear is a mystery.

Second 10,000 Points Bonus

Near the beginning there is a 'school house' with a red drum on the top. If you hit the red drum enough times, you'll get a 10,000 points bonus.

Second Chance

If you get shot soon after starting a new game, the game will often let you off and just fire a super bomb instead.


Lose your first player without scoring any points (make sure the second chance super bomb doesn't hit anything). The game puts you forward to a railway where a car will appear that can be shot for 10,000 points.


Music & Sound Created By
Tatsuya Uemura

Cabinet and Artwork


Nintendo Famicom (1986)
Sony PlayStation (1996, "Toaplan Shooting Battle 1")
FM Towns Marty
Sharp X68000 (1993)

Soundtrack Releases

Album Name Catalogue No. Released Publisher Comments
Kyukyoku Tiger -G.S.M. Taito 2- D28B-0008[1] 1988-11-21 Pony Canyon, Inc. CD version.
Ultimate Tiger -G.S.M. Taito 2- 25P5-0008[2] 1988-11-21 Pony Canyon, Inc. Cassette version.
Arcade Ambiance 1986 N/A[3] 2004-08-27 Andy Hofle Digital download only.


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.