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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.


Volfied Amiga What a cute bug!
Volfied Amiga I ran into the big baddie
Volfied Amiga The second stage, with a battleship firing in the cardinal directions
Volfied Amiga You get an extra life for certain percentages

Promo Images

Volfied Magazine Advertisement

Alternate Titles

  • "Ultimate Qix" -- US/Brazilian Genesis title
  • "ヴォルフィード" -- Japanese spelling

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User Reviews

Excellent. Difficult, but excellent Katakis | カタキス (42945) unrated

Critic Reviews

Amiga Power Dec, 1991 80 out of 100 80
Amiga Format Dec, 1991 72 out of 100 72
Games-X Dec 12, 1991 3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars 70
CU Amiga Dec, 1991 70 out of 100 70
Amiga Action Dec, 1991 70 out of 100 70
Datormagazin Jan 30, 1992 69 out of 100 69
Power Play Feb, 1992 64 out of 100 64
Amiga Computing Feb, 1992 60 out of 100 60
ASM (Aktueller Software Markt) Feb, 1992 5 out of 12 42
Amiga Joker Jan, 1992 42 out of 100 42


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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
Martin Smith (79951) added Volfied (Amiga) on Jun 10, 2004
Other platforms contributed by 666gonzo666 (66248), Sciere (800122), Kabushi (257711), Martin Smith (79951), gamewarrior (5040), Игги Друге (46309) and Tomer Gabel (4634)
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