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Silpheed (SEGA CD)

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Description

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.

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Silpheed SEGA CD Whoa what was that?!?
Silpheed SEGA CD Title Screen
Silpheed SEGA CD Level 1 Boss
Silpheed SEGA CD Weapon selection between stages

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User Reviews

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The Press Says

GameHall Dec 07, 2006 9.5 out of 10 95
ASM (Aktueller Software Markt) Feb, 1994 11 out of 12 92
SEGA-Mag (Objectif-SEGA) May 29, 2008 9 out of 10 90
All Game Guide 2007 4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars 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
Defunct Games Nov 21, 2004 79 out of 100 79
Mega Fun Sep, 1993 73 out of 100 73
Sega-16.com Mar 16, 2005 7 out of 10 70

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Trivia

It was #25 in FLUX Magazine's (Issue #4) Top 25 Worst Video Games of All-Time.
quizzley7 (21211) added Silpheed (SEGA CD) on Jan 31, 2004