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Silpheed (SEGA CD)

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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 Introduction
Silpheed SEGA CD Title Screen
Silpheed SEGA CD Level 3

Alternate Titles

  • "シルフィード" -- Japanese spelling

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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
All Game Guide 2007 4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars 90
Sega Force Mar 29, 1994 87 out of 100 87
GamePro (US) Dec, 1993 4 out of 5 80
Defunct Games Nov 21, 2004 79 out of 100 79
Mega Fun Sep, 1993 73 out of 100 73
Power Play Oct, 1993 70 out of 100 70
IGN Jul 24, 2008 7 out of 10 70
Sega-16.com Mar 16, 2005 7 out of 10 70
Edge Oct, 1993 7 out of 10 70


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It was #25 in FLUX Magazine's (Issue #4) Top 25 Worst Video Games of All-Time.
quizzley7 (21168) added Silpheed (SEGA CD) on Jan 31, 2004