Lost In Translation/Tokio

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Tokio marquee.
No screen shot.
Tokio control panel.
Manufacturer Taito Corporation
Released 1986
8-way Joystick
2 Button(s)
Main CPU (2x) Z80 (@ 6.000 MHz)
Z80 (@ 3.000 MHz)
Sound CPU Mono
YM2203 (@ 3.000 MHz)
Raster (Vertical)
256 x 224 pixels
59.00 Hz
256 Palette colours
Screens 1
ROM Info 26 ROMs
756,228 bytes (738.50 KiB)
MAME ID tokio · tokiob · tokiou

About The Game

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

Flying over the city of Tokyo in your bi-plane you must shoot down hordes of enemy planes whilst avoiding their attacks.

Collect and control multiple biplanes to increase your fire-power and help you to victory.

Additional Technical Information

Players : 1

Control : 8-way joystick

Buttons : 2 => [A] Shoot, [B] Change formation


This game is known in Japan as "Scramble Formation".

Taito released a limited-edition soundtrack album for this game (Taito Sound Team Demo Tape ver.1986).

Tips and tricks


  • Line : safety mode. This mode allows both aerial and ground attacks, but you only get a narrow shot area. The multiple biplanes are susceptible to getting hit too, so watch your flying.
  • Delt a: aerial attack mode. The firepower can only hit flying planes, no ground shoots.
  • Crux : ground attack mode. Only ground objects can be hit. This is also the only mode that can destroy the boss ship.

If you press A+B the multiple biplanes will be released. This can be used as a sort of shield.

Cabinet and Artwork


FM Towns Marty
Sony PlayStation 2 (2005, "Taito Legends") (US & Europe)
Microsoft XBOX (2005, "Taito Legends") (US & Europe)
Sony PlayStation 2 (2007, "Taito Memories II Vol. 1") (Japan only)
PC [MS Windows] (2005, "Taito Legends") (US & Europe)

Soundtrack Releases

Album Name Catalogue No. Released Publisher Comments
ARTDINK 10th Anniversary Memorial Music Edition MAU-9001~2[1] 1996-01-01 N/A 2 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.