Lost In Translation/Time Killers

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For an example of preferred content and layout please refer to Out Run or The Ninja Warriors.

Time Killers
Time Killers marquee.
No screen shot.
Time Killers control panel.
Manufacturer Strata/Incredible Technologies
Released 1992
8-way Joystick
5 Button(s)
Main CPU 68000 (@ 12.000 MHz)
M6809 (@ 2.000 MHz)
Sound CPU Mono
ES5506 (@ 16.000 MHz)
Raster (Horizontal)
200 x 200 pixels
60.00 Hz
8,192 Palette colours
Screens 1
ROM Info 14 ROMs
11,141,120 bytes (10.63 MiB)
MAME ID timekill · timek131

About The Game

Time Killers is a weapon-based, one-on-one fighting arcade video game wrought with dismemberment and decapitation. 8 characters to choose from and cut apart!


Released in November 1992.

Time Killers was removed from many arcades for being just a little too gory.

This game had a unique button layout that no other games uses. Even its sequel, "Blood Storm", doesn't use it, but instead uses the "Mortal Kombat" five button X pattern. The unique part is those five buttons are laid out in a pattern that resembles the human anatomy on the Time Killer control panel. There are many moves that requires hitting all 5 buttons at the same time, which is easy to do with the above layout (use your entire hand to press all 5 buttons simultaneously).


Revision 1
  • Software version : 1.31.
Revision 2
  • Software version : 1.32.


  1. Time Killers (1992)
  2. Blood Storm (1994)


Chris Oberth

Cabinet and Artwork


Sega Mega Drive (1996)

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.