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Phalanx (SNES)

Critic Score
100 point score based on reviews from various critics.
User Score
5 point score based on user ratings.

User Reviews

Possible the hardest game ever made John Rosbach (11) 4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars

Our Users Say

Category Description User Score
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 User Score (2 votes) 4.4

Critic Reviews

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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.
ASM (Aktueller Software Markt)
Phalanx ist kein Spiel, für das man gerne die eigene Kohle raushaut. Die Geschichte bei Mutti oder Bruder als Geschenk in Auftrag zu geben, geht jedoch völlig in Ordnung.
Phalanx is really enjoyable but just too unoriginal to be considered anything more than a better than average shoot-'em-up.
Video Games
Die Grafik von Phalanx ist äußerst dürftig und verfällt stellenweise ins Zeitlupentempo. Kemco demonstriert eindrucksvoll, daß man ohne programmtechnische Höchstleistung keine ruckelfreien Ballerspiele zustandebringt. Wenn‘s schon ruckelt, wollen wir dafür wenigstens Innovation und brandneue Spielideen sehen. Stattdessen gibt‘s bei Phalanx abgedroschenes Leveldesign, einfalls- und witzlos.
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.
For the most part, there are no redeeming qualities to speak of. This game does some things right, but not enough.