Solomon's Key for the NES was released in Japan on this day in 1986.

Phalanx (SNES)

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MobyRank
100 point score based on reviews from various critics.
4.4
MobyScore
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User Reviews

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Our Users Say

Category Description MobyScore
Gameplay How well the game mechanics work (player controls, game action, interface, etc.) 4.5
Graphics The quality of the art, or the quality/speed of the drawing routines 4.5
Personal Slant How much you personally like the game, regardless of other attributes 4.0
Sound / Music The quality of the sound effects and/or music composition 4.5
Overall MobyScore (2 votes) 4.4


The Press Says

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88
GameFan Magazine
At first glance, you may think this is your average shooter, but play a few levels and you'll think again. This game saves the best for last and gets progressively harder as you go along. Just wait till you see the last level! Phalanx is a winner.
74
N-Force
Phalanx is really enjoyable but just too unoriginal to be considered anything more than a better than average shoot-'em-up.
62
Just Games Retro
Still, when all is said and done, Phalanx isn't much more interesting than R-Type, or the multitude of clones. How many times you can pilot an experimental space ship against hordes of mechanical aliens is a question you alone must answer. If you think you're ready for some more of the same, come after Phalanx with guns blazing. If the whole shooter genre never really caught your interest to begin with, go prospecting for another game.
30
HonestGamers
For the most part, there are no redeeming qualities to speak of. This game does some things right, but not enough.