Lost In Translation/Time Scanner

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Time Scanner
Time Scanner marquee.
No screen shot.
Time Scanner control panel.
Manufacturer Sega
Released 1987
8-way Joystick
2 Button(s)
Main CPU 68000 (@ 10.000 MHz)
Z80 (@ 5.000 MHz)
Sound CPU Mono
YM2151 (@ 4.000 MHz)
UPD7759 (@ 640.000 kHz)
Raster (Vertical)
320 x 224 pixels
60.05 Hz
6,144 Palette colours
Screens 1
ROM Info 19 ROMs
622,592 bytes (608.00 KiB)
MAME ID timescan · timesca1

About The Game

Time Scanner is an arcade video game interpretation of pinball featuring the flippers, ramps, targets, bonus multipliers etc. of the classic genre it serves to replicate. Each level has a specific graphical style - in keeping with the 'time travelling' theme of the game's title - with each of the game's four tables split into two sections. When the player enters either the top or bottom section of a table, the screen will scroll vertically up or down respectively to follow the action.


Licensed to Atari for US distribution.


Another version runs on the Sega System 16B hardware

Cabinet and Artwork


Box art for the Activision port of Time Scanner.
Sinclair ZX Spectrum (1989)
Amstrad CPC (1989)
Commodore C64 (1989)
Commodore Amiga ("Time Scanner", 1989, Activision)
Atari ST (1989)

Soundtrack Releases

Album Name Catalogue No. Released Publisher Comments
SEGA Arcade 80's Vol. 2 SCDC-00252[1] 2003-03-19 Scitron Digital Content CD version.

External Links


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.