Lost In Translation/Top Speed

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Top Speed
Top Speed marquee.
No screen shot.
Top Speed control panel.
Manufacturer Taito Corporation Japan
Released 1987
4-way Joystick
Analog joystick
8 Button(s)
Main CPU (2x) 68000 (@ 12.000 MHz)
68000 (@ 12.000 MHz)
Sound CPU Mono
YM2151 (@ 4.000 MHz)
MSM5205 (@ 384.000 kHz)
Raster (Horizontal)
320 x 240 pixels
60.00 Hz
8,192 Palette colours
Screens 1
ROM Info 31 ROMs
3,416,064 bytes (3.26 MiB)
MAME ID topspeed · fullthrl · topspedu

About The Game

Top Speed is a chase-view driving arcade video game which is very similar to "Out Run", except for the addition of the nitro boost button. The car featured is a red Mazda RX-7.


Released in October 1987.

Licensed to Romstar for US manufacture and distribution.

This game is known in Japan as "Full Throttle".

Top Speed is Taito's response to Sega's "Out Run". This game was the forerunner of the Taito Z system on which Taito's driving games were based from 1988-91 (You can spot some similarities with "Continental Circus", the first of the Taito Z games).

A Top Speed unit appears in the 1989 film "The Wizard" (though it was erroneously referred to as Capcom's "F-1 Dream" in the film).

Pony Canyon / Scitron released a limited-edition soundtrack album for this game (The Ninja Warriors : G.S.M. Taito 1 - D28B0001) on 21/06/1988.

Zuntata Records released a limited-edition soundtrack album for this game (Zuntata History L'ab-normal 1st - ZTTL-0038) on 01/04/1999.


Project Leader / Game Designer
Hiroyuki Sakou
Game Programmers
Kyoji Shimamoto
Takeshi Murata
Takeshi Ishizashi
Music Composer
Masahiko Takagi
Sound Effects
Eikichi Takahashi
Sound Adviser
Hisayoshi Ogura
Hardware Designer
Masahiro Yamaguchi
Custom I.C. Designers
Shyugi Kubota
Katsujiroh Fujimoto
Toshiyuki Sanada
Graphic Designers
Yoshihiko Wakita
Tetsuroh Kitagawa
Takako Uenoyama
Naoko Toshimitsu
Mechanical Designer
Tomio Suzuki
Mechanical Engineers
Nobuyuki Iwasaki
Akira Takahashi
Cabinet Designer
Takeo Shiraishi
Art Designer
Hiroyasu Nagai

Cabinet and Artwork


Sony PlayStation 2 (2007, "Taito Memories II Vol. 2")

Soundtrack Releases

Album Name Catalogue No. Released Publisher Comments
ZUNTATA HISTORY L'ab-normal 1st ZTTL-0038[1] 1999-04-01 Zuntata Records CD version.
The Ninjawarriors -G.S.M. TAITO 1- D28B-0001[2] 1988-06-21 Pony Canyon, Inc. CD version.
Full Throttle Original Mini-Soundtrack 638627[3] 1995-01-01 Leather Volcano CD version.
The Ninjawarriors -G.S.M. Taito 1- 25P5-0001[4] 1988-06-21 Scitron Digital Content Inc. Cassette version.
The Ninjawarriors -G.S.M. Taito 1- C22B-0001[5] 1988-06-21 Scitron Digital Content Inc. Vinyl version.
Bone to Pick BB9545[6] 1995-01-01 Blue / Black Records CD version.
Beep Special Project - GAME SOUND COLLECTION N/A[7] 1988-01-01 Softbank Publishing Vinyl 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.