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Psychosis (TurboGrafx-16)

Psychosis TurboGrafx-16 Title screen


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There is something wrong with your brain. It is being taken over by the Devil Ugar himself! Your only recourse is to fight back against this hostile invasion. Thankfully your mind has created the ultimate weapon: a ship with which you can navigate the five causes (stages) and blast back the Devil's evil minions. It is your only hope, your one last chance to free your mind from this evil influence.

Psychosis is a side-scrolling shooter where each level is meant to represent a different location within your mind. One looks like the sky, another filled with aquatic plants, one with what resemble tetris blocks. It is within these stages that you must blast everything in sight while collecting power ups to upgrade your weapon and shield. You can gain two floating balls that resemble mechanical eyes and can be directed 360 degrees around your ship to either act as a shield or to direct your weapon. Battle your way through each stage and defeat the boss at the end and eventually you'll do battle against the very DEVIL himself.


Psychosis TurboGrafx-16 The first boss
Psychosis TurboGrafx-16 Cause 02
Psychosis TurboGrafx-16 After collecting a power-up, the "options" serve as a shield and also deal a lot of damage
Psychosis TurboGrafx-16 Title screen

Alternate Titles

  • "Paranoia" -- Japanese title

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The Press Says

Electronic Gaming Monthly (EGM) Sep, 1990 32 out of 40 80
1UP! Oct 05, 2007 71 out of 100 71
Retrogaming History Jan 18, 2010 7 out of 10 70
Power Play Apr, 1990 62 out of 100 62
HonestGamers Jun 14, 2007 5 out of 10 50
Random Access Jan 08, 2011 5 out of 10 50
Génération 4 Apr, 1990 40 out of 100 40
The Video Game Critic Jun 01, 2006 D+ 33


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mobiusclimber (221) added Psychosis (TurboGrafx-16) on Feb 06, 2008
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