Lost In Translation/Xenophobe

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Xenophobe marquee.
No screen shot.
Xenophobe control panel.
Manufacturer Bally Midway
Released 1987
8-way Joystick
3 Button(s)
Main CPU 68000 (@ 7.724 MHz)
68000 (@ 8.000 MHz)
Sound CPU Mono
Raster (Horizontal)
512 x 480 pixels
30.00 Hz
64 Palette colours
Screens 1
ROM Info 14 ROMs
851,968 bytes (832.00 KiB)
MAME ID xenophob

About The Game

Xenophobe is a 3-player, horizontally scrolling platform shoot-em-up arcade video game.

An horizontal monitor is split into three sections, one for each of up to three people. Players wander around a space station shooting as many Ridley Scott-esque aliens as they can before health or time runs out- then it's off to the next space station. There are multiple weapon types, including a duck gun!


The word 'Xenophobe' (pronounced 'Zee-no-phobe') is a psychiatric term meaning 'fear of aliens'.

Xenophobe was a highly original game with a highly original concept. It was the first split-screen game. It was also a victim of a production scheduling snafu. Due to its production being pushed ahead, a lot of the game's tuning was axed. There are many objects in the game that the player can pick up, but have no use.

Michael Ward holds the official official record for this game, on Medium setting, with 2,500,000 points on 06/11/2004.


Howard Shere
Art & Graphics
Brian Colin
Sound & Musics
Souvenir of Omaha
Hardware Designers & Support
Bob Ploussard
True Truong
Mechanical Designer
John Kubik
Technical Support
Jim Belt
Sue Lohse
Game Concept & Designers
Brian Colin
Howard Shere
Jeff Nauman
Bob Libbe
Gary Oglesby
Tom Leon
Larry Stalmah
Peter Perry

Cabinet and Artwork


Box art for the Micro Style port of Xenophobe.
Nintendo Famicom (1988)
Atari Lynx (1990)
Atari 2600 (1990)
Atari 7800
Microsoft XBOX (2004, "Midway Arcade Treasures 2")
Nintendo GameCube (2004, "Midway Arcade Treasures 2")
Sony PlayStation 2 (2004, "Midway Arcade Treasures 2")
Sony PSP (2005, "Midway Arcade Treasures - Extended Play")
Sinclair ZX Spectrum (1989)
Commodore C64 (1989)
Amstrad CPC (1989)
Atari ST (1989)
Commodore Amiga (1989)
PC [MS Windows, CD-ROM] (2006, "Midway Arcade Treasures Deluxe Edition")

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.