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Pleiades (Atari 2600)

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Description

This is a sequel to Phoenix.

On the first screen, you must shoot swooping aliens while not getting shot by them. At some point, an alien will create a shield across the screen just above your ship that will require you to shoot holes through to destroy more aliens. Be aware, however, that the alien shots are not slowed at all and can still kill you.

On the second screen, you must shoot or avoid a phoenix(es) shots but the object is to shoot the alien in the mothership above. You can also shoot the phoenix(es) themselves for points.

On the third screen, you must maneuver between parked ships, without hitting any, to dock at your spot at the top. Once you do this, the game goes to the first screen only harder.

There are game selections to choose to also play only the first, second or third screens, with each wave getting harder.

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Pleiades Atari 2600 Title screen
Pleiades Atari 2600 I need to maneuver through these parked ships to dock at my spot (the cross at the top).
Pleiades Atari 2600 Shoot those alien ships!
Pleiades Atari 2600 Shoot the alien in the mother ship. Shoot or avoid the bird-thing.

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The Video Game Critic Nov 12, 2003 C+ 58

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Trivia

On Tehkan's arcade title screen, they spell the name of this game as Pleiads. The US distributor, Centuri changed the spelling of the marquee to Plieades.
LepricahnsGold (77748) added Pleiades (Atari 2600) on May 10, 2007