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The goal of Palamedes is to clear the screen which is, line by line, filling up with dice. Players control a small person situated near the bottom of the screen, who can only be moved to the left or right. The number of the dice the person is holding can be changed with the B button, pressing the A button will shoot the dice upwards. If the die hits another one with a matching number, the targeted dice disappears from the playing area and is added to a column at the bottom of the screen. Pressing down after lining up at least three dice of either the same number or consecutive numbers in the bottom row will destroy up to five lines at once.

There are three modes of play: The standard single player mode, which requires the player to destroy a set number of lines in order to advance to the next stage; a tournament mode in which the player has to duel a number of CPU-controlled opponents and a two player mode.


Palamedes NES Beginning a tournament
Palamedes MSX Title screen
Palamedes MSX Starting a tournament
Palamedes NES About to finish this stage

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Alternate Titles

  • "パラメデス" -- Japanese spelling

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Your Sinclair Arcade Dec, 1990 80 out of 100 80
GamesCollection NES Nov 14, 2012 8 out of 10 80 NES Jan, 2013 B 75
Power Play Game Boy Jan, 1990 71 out of 100 71
Génération 4 Game Boy Dec, 1990 7 out of 10 70
Electronic Gaming Monthly (EGM) NES Nov, 1990 25 out of 40 62
Ultimate Nintendo: Guide to the NES Library NES 2016 3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars 60
Video Games Game Boy Feb, 1993 59 out of 100 59
The Game Hoard NES Nov 23, 2018 4 out of 7 57
Total! (Germany) Game Boy Oct, 1994 4.25 out of 6 35


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