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A futuristic shooter, Phalanx is the name of the prototype starfighter flown by Wink Baufield, a genetically enhanced pilot. It is sent to protect and reclaim Delia IV, a planet in the Andromeda galaxy, which has been colonized by humans for interstellar research purposes. However, an unknown and powerful alien force has overtaken the planet, the military defenses have been completely overwhelmed, and all hope rests on the Phalanx.

You fly through eight levels, first through various locations in Delia IV, and then you invade the aliens themselves. Like most shooters, you can upgrade your weapons by picking up bonus items dropped by enemy craft.


Phalanx Sharp X68000 A-144 Phalanx is ready for take off
Phalanx SNES Disgusting.
Phalanx SNES Start of the 5th mission.
Phalanx Sharp X68000 Laser weapon

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Alternate Titles

  • "Phalanx: The Enforce Fighter A-144" -- Japanese SNES / Sharp X68000 title
  • "ファランクス" -- Japanese spelling

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Possible the hardest game ever made SNES John Rosbach (11)

Critic Reviews

GameZone Game Boy Advance Feb 03, 2002 9 out of 10 90
Consoles Plus Game Boy Advance Feb, 2002 85 out of 100 85
Random Access SNES Feb 18, 2017 8 out of 10 80 Game Boy Advance Dec 01, 2001 15 out of 20 75
N-Force SNES Oct, 1992 74 out of 100 74
64 Power / big.N / N Games Game Boy Advance Nov, 2001 70 out of 100 70
The Video Game Critic SNES Sep 22, 2015 C+ 58
Video Games SNES Sep, 1992 56 out of 100 56
The Video Game Critic Game Boy Advance Jul 25, 2003 C 50
HonestGamers SNES Jan 13, 2004 3 out of 10 30


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