Lost In Translation/Timber

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Timber marquee.
No screen shot.
Timber control panel.
Manufacturer Bally Midway
Released 1984
4-way Joystick
2 Button(s)
Main CPU Z80 (@ 5.000 MHz)
Z80 (@ 2.000 MHz)
Sound CPU Stereo
(2x) AY-3-8910A (@ 2.000 MHz)
Raster (Horizontal)
512 x 480 pixels
30.00 Hz
64 Palette colours
Screens 1
ROM Info 18 ROMs
233,504 bytes (228.03 KiB)
MAME ID timber

About The Game

Timber is an arcade video game in which a lumberjack must fell his quota of trees within a strict time limit and under the ever-watchful eye of his boss. Angry forest creatures and falling trees must be avoided as the lumberjack goes about his business.

Extra points can be earned on the bonus stage, in which the player must try and stay on a rotating, floating log for as long as possible.


Released in October 1984.

Licensed to Sega for Japan market.

The main character in the game (as well as the bartender in "Tapper" and the main character in "Domino Man") is based on a Marvin Glass employee named Mike Ferris, who had a similar moustache and bald head, and apparently wore a red T-shirt for much of the time.

The original idea was to do a two-player, simultaneous, competitive game, but this was shelved. A beaver was originally programmed into the game to add some extra competition in cutting down trees but was also removed.


Designed & Programmed By
Steve Meyer
Graphics By
Scott Morrison

Cabinet and Artwork


Microsoft XBOX (2004, "Midway Arcade Treasures 2")
Nintendo GameCube (2004, "Midway Arcade Treasures 2")
Sony PlayStation 2 (2004, "Midway Arcade Treasures 2")
PC [MS Windows, CD-ROM] (2006, "Midway Arcade Treasures Deluxe Edition")

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.