DescriptionPhoenix is an arcade action game with gameplay similar to Space Invaders. You are the commander of the Phoenix, and your mission is to reach an alien spaceship which has been draining your planets resources. The ship is guarded by four levels of bird like creatures. After clearing all four stages, the fifth level will be against a large, heavily shielded mothership. If the mothership is destroyed, the game will then repeat, but with increased speed and difficulty. To defeat the numerous enemies, the Phoenix is equipped with a laser cannon and a force field.
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|Your standard Atari shooter, with an unique storyline||Atari 2600||*Katakis* (37914)|
|All Game Guide||Arcade||1998||100|
|The Atari Times||Atari 2600||Oct 12, 2002||90 out of 100||90|
|Eurogamer.net (UK)||Arcade||Oct 25, 2007||9 out of 10||90|
|Atari HQ||Atari 2600||2000||8 out of 10||80|
|The Video Game Critic||Atari 2600||Apr 21, 2011||B||75|
|Game Freaks 365||Atari 2600||Jul 05, 2009||7.5 out of 10||75|
|Le Geek||Atari 2600||2012||3.5 out of 5||70|
|neXGam||Atari 2600||Jun 27, 2013||6.6 out of 10||66|
|TeleMatch||Atari 2600||May, 1983||3 out of 6||60|
|VideoGame||Atari 2600||Apr, 1991||60|
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1001 Video GamesThe Arcade version of Pheonix appears in the book 1001 Video Games You Must Play Before You Die by General Editor Tony Mott.
ExtrasAtari's 2600 release of Phoenix came with the comic book Atari Force #4. Here is that comic at AtariAge.com.
LawsuitIn 1982, Atari sued Imagic due to Demon Attack's similarity to Phoenix.
- Retro Gamer Magazine
- (Issue 46) - #25 in a "Top 25 Atari 2600 Games" poll
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