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aka: Ultimate Qix

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The space ship Monotros has returned after receiving an SOS call to save his home world (Volfied) from alien invaders and has to defeat a different boss and his minions in each level. Volfied is very similar to Qix -- the player takes control of a ship/object whose purpose is to roam the screen, forming shapes and removing them from the playfield. By way of reward, a picture is gradually revealed in the removed areas of the screen. The borders of the area not yet cleared by the player become the borders of the area the player's pointer can move along. When not cutting, the ship is protected by a shield that decreases over time. When it hits zero, the enemies can also killl you when not cutting.

The player's object must avoid contact with any of the enemies which float around the screen, as this will weaken and eventually destroy it. Barriers limit which parts of the border boxes can be formed through. The goal is to clear 80% or more of the screen, and each additional percent adds bonus points. Most levels contain power-up blocks that can be claimed when the area around it is removed. Possible power-ups can increase speed (S), freeze the enemies for a short time (T), prevent the shield from counting down for a little while (P), give a laser to shoot the smaller enemies (L), kill all the smaller enemies instantly (C) or grant a weapon to kill the boss (a red tomato only found in blocks with the red light).

This game allows for one- or two-player games in three difficulty levels, but offers no passwords or saved games across its numerous levels.


  • ヴォルフィード - Japanese spelling

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Credits (Arcade version)

13 People

Game Design
  • Taito Corporation 1989




The Volfied manual has instructions for loading the game both on ZX Spectrum and Amstrad CPC, but these versions were never released, even though the game itself was simple enough to stand a conversion to most 8-bit formats.


This game uses two sound devices. The intro music and the music between the levels are produced by your sound card, while the in-game sound effects are made by the PC Speaker. This technique is shared by another Taito conversion, Qix.

Information also contributed by Игги Друге

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  • MobyGames ID: 432


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Contributors to this Entry

Game added by Tomer Gabel.

Arcade added by 666gonzo666. FM Towns added by Sciere. J2ME, Commodore 64 added by Kabushi. Amiga, Atari ST, Genesis added by Martin Smith. Wii added by gamewarrior. TurboGrafx-16 added by Игги Друге.

Additional contributors: Roedie, Alaka, Игги Друге.

Last modified February 27th, 2023.