Silpheed (SEGA CD)

Published by
Developed by
Critic Score
100 point score based on reviews from various critics.
User Score
5 point score based on user ratings.
Not an American user?


Silpheed for the Sega CD is a shoot-'em-up sequel to the PC title of the same name. Gameplay is similar: this is basically a 2D shooter with 3D graphics. You move your ship in a 2D plane that reaches into the screen, kind of like a pinball table. The Sega CD version of Silpheed uses pre-rendered video for the backdrops, and filled polygon graphics for the player ship and enemies.

The story here is typical for a game of this type. The central computer system controlling the galaxy network has been hacked by terrorists. The terrorists are using the computer to attack colony planets throughout the system. You are the Galaxy Union's last resort: you must fight your way across 11 stages to reach Earth, and re-take control of the computer.


Silpheed SEGA CD The start of Level 1
Silpheed SEGA CD Level 2
Silpheed SEGA CD Introduction
Silpheed SEGA CD Level 4

Alternate Titles

  • "シルフィード" -- Japanese spelling

Part of the Following Group

User Reviews

3...2...1.....Blast Off! tom Jefferson (51) 4.33 Stars4.33 Stars4.33 Stars4.33 Stars4.33 Stars
"Star Fox" For The Sega CD ETJB (447) 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars

Critic Reviews

Shin Force Jun 19, 2000 9.3 out of 10 93
SEGA-Mag (Objectif-SEGA) May 29, 2008 9 out of 10 90
Retrogaming History Oct 15, 2009 9 out of 10 90
Game Players Dec, 1993 84 out of 100 84
The Video Game Critic Oct 14, 2005 B+ 83
GamePro (US) Dec, 1993 4 out of 5 80
Mega Fun Sep, 1993 73 out of 100 73
Video Games Sep, 1993 72 out of 100 72
Power Play Oct, 1993 70 out of 100 70
IGN Jul 24, 2008 7 out of 10 70


There are currently no topics for this game.


It was #25 in FLUX Magazine's (Issue #4) Top 25 Worst Video Games of All-Time.
quizzley7 (21165) added Silpheed (SEGA CD) on Jan 31, 2004