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aka: Phoenix-gō

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Phoenix is an arcade action game with gameplay similar to Space Invaders. You are the commander of the Phoenix, and your mission is to reach an alien spaceship which has been draining your planets resources. The ship is guarded by four levels of bird like creatures. After clearing all four stages, the fifth level will be against a large, heavily shielded mothership. If the mothership is destroyed, the game will then repeat, but with increased speed and difficulty. To defeat the numerous enemies, the Phoenix is equipped with a laser cannon and a force field.


  • フェニックス - Japanese spelling
  • フェニックス号 - Japanese Atari 2800 release spelling

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Credits (Arcade version)

Japanese Cocktail Table
  • Taito Corporation
Maxi model
  • Centuri Inc.
Upright model
  • Centuri Inc.



1001 Video Games

The Arcade version of Phoenix appears in the book 1001 Video Games You Must Play Before You Die by General Editor Tony Mott.


Atari's 2600 release of Phoenix came with the comic book Atari Force #4. Here is that comic at AtariAge.com.


In 1982, Atari sued Imagic due to Demon Attack's similarity to Phoenix.


  • Retro Gamer Magazine
    • (Issue 46) - #25 in a "Top 25 Atari 2600 Games" poll

Information also contributed by PCGamer77

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  • MobyGames ID: 8987


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Contributors to this Entry

Game added by Servo.

Arcade added by FatherJack.

Additional contributors: Foxhack, Alaka, LepricahnsGold, FatherJack, 64er.

Last modified February 22nd, 2023.