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Phelios
Publisher: Namco
Developer:
System(s): Sega Mega Drive, Virtual Console
Original system(s): Namco Syetem II
Genre: Shoot-'em-Up






























Number of players: 1
Release Date RRP Code
Sega Mega Drive
JP
¥5,800 T-14013
Sega Mega Drive
US
$? 14016
Sega Mega Drive
UK
£34.99 1131
Sega Mega Drive
FR
?F 1131
Sega Mega Drive
DE
DM ? 1131
Sega Mega Drive
ES
?Ptas 1131
Sega Mega Drive
BR
R$? ?



Wii Virtual Console
JP
600 pts ?



Phelios (フェリオス) is a 1988 arcade shoot-'em-up by Namco ported to the Sega Mega Drive in 1990.

Typhon kidnapped Artemis while she was riding Pegasus, imprisoned her, and had Medusa turn her to stone. You play as Apollo, who mounts Pegasus and comes to Artemis's rescue.

Gameplay

A, B, and C all act identically. Pressing the button fires a regular shot; holding it down charges your shot. Powerups are collected just like in any other shmup (grabbing them as they come out of enemies).

Versions

  • The arcade version uses plenty of zoom and rotation effects, which could mostly not be replicated in the Sega Mega Drive version due to hardware limitations.
  • Stage layouts, enemy and boss behaviour are significantly different between the arcade version and the Sega Mega Drive version. Namco's other shooting game, Dangerous Seed, was also subdued to such a remixing process.
  • For unknown reasons, the Mega Drive port shows only English text in all versions. However, the Japanese have Japanese voice acting while the others have the English one.

Magazine articles

Main article: Phelios/Magazine articles.

Promotional material

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Physical scans

Mega Drive version

Sega Retro Average 
Publication Score Source
83 №5, p23[3]
70 №3, p77
77 №4, p34[4]
70 №10, p94/95[5]
83 №1999, p134
85 №16, p100/101[6]
82 №8, p112/113
84 №6, p140/141[7]
79 №8, p89
81 №1, p81[8]
71 №5, p93
77 №1, p79[9]
70 №3, p38/39[10]
84 №16, p50/51[11]
60 №23, p54
51 №27, p30/31
56 №2, p66[12]
60 №18, p66
86 №1, p14[13]
Sega Mega Drive
74
Based on
19 reviews

Mega Drive, US
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Cover
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Cart
Phelios MD US Manual.pdf
Manual
Mega Drive, EU
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Cover
Phelios MD EU Cart.jpg
Cart
Phelios MD EU Manual.jpg
Manual
Mega Drive, JP
Phelios MD JP Box.jpg
Cover
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Phelios MD JP Cart.jpg
Cart
Mega Drive, BR
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Cover
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Phelios MD BR Cart.jpg
Cart

External links

References

  1. File:EGM US 015.pdf, page 75
  2. File:Supergame BR 03.pdf, page 36
  3. File:AcaoGames BR 005.pdf, page 23
  4. File:CGtC UK 04.pdf, page 34
  5. File:ConsolesPlus FR 010.pdf, page 94
  6. File:GamePro US 016.pdf, page 98
  7. File:Joypad FR 006.pdf, page 140
  8. File:MDAG UK 01.pdf, page 81
  9. File:MegaTech UK 01.pdf, page 79
  10. File:MegaTech UK 03.pdf, page 38
  11. File:PlayerOne FR 016.pdf, page 50
  12. File:SegaPro UK 02.pdf, page 68
  13. File:Supersonic FR 01.pdf, page 14