Phoenix – Arcade

0001‘Phoenix!’, Left, right, shield and fire!

The simple dynamic that created one of the greatest arcade games of the early 80’s. As the only hope for mankind, you’re thrown against hordes of galactic winged creatures, intent on invasion.  
0002From diving aliens to waves of giant feathered fiends, spawning from eggs which drift in space. A sharp aim is needed here as a stray round will only wing these and with still enough strength to dive at you, your gonna’ need to be ready with that shield!0003After the armarda has been destroyed the mother ship enters the frey. With sentries swooping and hurling missiles, the only way to defeat this cosmic dreadnaught is to blast away at the outer hull, blow a hole in the mid shield and destroy the tentacled pilot within.0005Be quick to despatch as the more time taken will result in the giant craft descending and leaving little room for error.

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‘Phoenix.’ The very definition of classic and one of Taito‘s finest.

Review by Rob Joy.