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Silpheed
Publisher: Sega, Game Arts (JP)
Developer:
System(s): Sega Mega-CD
Genre: Shoot-'em-Up






























Number of players: 1
Release Date RRP Code
Sega Mega-CD
JP
¥8,800 T-45054
Sega Mega-CD
US
$49.99[1] 4423
Sega Mega-CD
UK
£49.99[2][3] 4423
Sega Mega-CD
FR
?F 4423
Sega Mega-CD
DE
DM ? 4423
Sega Mega-CD
ES
?Ptas 4423
Sega Mega-CD
BR
R$? 063210



Silpheed (シルフィード) is a vertical scrolling shoot-'em-up released for the Sega Mega-CD in 1993. It is a remake of an older shooter with the same name released for several home computers of the late 1980s, sporting more colours, different levels, enhanced music and updated graphics.

It is notable for its use of 3D graphics - though the gameplay is strictly two-dimensional, the scenery is rendered using polygons in a similar manner to Star Fox or Virtua Racing. Silpheed is slightly less impressive than those two games however, as most of the action takes place in space, which typically lacks scenery.

Streaming technology is used heavily in this game. Read errors can occur on systems that run other games flawlessly

Magazine articles

Main article: Silpheed/Magazine articles.

Promotional material

Physical scans

Sega Retro Average 
Publication Score Source
92
93 №24, p128/129/130
85 №143, p44/45/46
88 №151, p109/111[4]Media:CVG UK 151.pdf
100
70 №1, p84[5]Media:Edge UK 001.pdf
75 №51, p42
78 №53, p104/105[1]Media:GamePro US 053.pdf
84
75 №10, p78/79
96 №23, p82/83/84
89 №13, p28/29
89 №6, p40/41
50 №2, p48/49/50/51
94 №21, p58/59/60/61
90 №12, p48-51[6]Media:MeanMachinesSega12UK.pdf
93 №37, p102/103/104
85 №1, p102/103[2]Media:SegaMagazine UK 01.pdf
83 №47, p54/55
69 №24, p46/47
73 №5, p38-40[7]Media:SegaForceMega UK 05.pdf
85 №15, p11
Sega Mega-CD
83
Based on
22 reviews

Mega-CD, US
Silpheed MCD US Box Back.jpgSilpheed MCD US Box Front.jpg
Cover
Silpheed MCD US Disc.jpg
Disc
Silpheed mcd us manual.pdf
Manual
Mega-CD, EU
Silpheed MCD EU Box Back.jpgSilpheed MCD EU Box Front.jpg
Cover
Silpheed MCD EU spinecard.jpg
Spinecard
Silpheed MCD EU Disc.jpg
Disc
Mega-CD, JP
Silpheed MCD JP Box Back.jpgSilpheed MCD JP Box Front.jpg
Cover
Silpheed MCD JP Spinecard.jpg
Spinecard
Silpheed MCD JP Disc.jpg
Disc
Mega-CD, BR
Silpheed MCD BR Box Back.jpgNospine.pngSilpheed MCD BR Box Front.jpg
Cover

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 File:GamePro US 053.pdf, page 105
  2. 2.0 2.1 File:SegaMagazine UK 01.pdf, page 102
  3. File:CVG UK 161.pdf, page 21
  4. File:CVG UK 151.pdf, page 109
  5. File:Edge UK 001.pdf, page 84
  6. File:MeanMachinesSega12UK.pdf, page 51
  7. File:SegaForceMega UK 05.pdf, page 38