Lost In Translation/Volfied

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Volfied marquee.
No screen shot.
Manufacturer Taito Corporation Japan
Released 1989
8-way Joystick
1 Button(s)
Main CPU 68000 (@ 8.000 MHz)
Z80 (@ 4.000 MHz)
Sound CPU Mono
YM2203 (@ 4.000 MHz)
Raster (Vertical)
320 x 240 pixels
60.00 Hz
8,192 Palette colours
Screens 1
ROM Info 15 ROMs
1,474,560 bytes (1.41 MiB)
MAME ID volfied · volfiedj · volfiedu

About The Game

Volfied is an arcade video game.

An update of Taito's 1981 classic, "Qix", Volfied adopts the same 'draw boxes to colour in the background' game-play of its predecessor but updates both the graphics and in-game enemies. A number of power-ups are available, revealed when certain sections of the background have been filled, such as Speed-up, temporary enemy freeze and laser. The player's ship is only in danger from the game's enemies while the player is actually drawing a line. Each level must be completed within a tight time limit.


The US version is slightly different, it has the "Winners Don't Use Drugs" screen.


Game Designer
Fukio Mitsuji (MTJ)
Yoshinori Kobayashi (Y.K)
Tsukano (TKN)
Character Designers
Fukio Mitsuji (MTJ)
Taira Sanuki (T.S)
Genya Kuriki (KRK)
Iwabuchi (IWB)
TEC Team (TEC)
V.P Team (V.P)
Hisayoshi Ogura (OGR)
Ohara (OHR)
Hiroyasu Nagai (NGI)


Box art for the Empire Software port of Volfied.
NEC PC-Engine (1989)
Sega Mega Drive (1991, also known as "Ultimate Qix")
FM Towns Marty
Sony PlayStation (as "The Jintori" in "Simple 1500 Series Vol.80")
Sony PlayStation 2 (2005, "Taito Legends") (US & Europe)
Microsoft XBOX (2005, "Taito Legends") (US & Europe)
Sony PlayStation 2 (2007, "Taito Memories II Vol. 2") (Japan only)
Commodore C64 (1991)
Sinclair ZX Spectrum (1991)
Amstrad CPC (1991)
Commodore Amiga ("Volfied", 1991, Empire Software)
Atari ST (1991)
PC [MS-DOS, 5.25] (1991)
PC [MS Windows] (2005, "Taito Legends") (US & Europe)

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.