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A futuristic shooter, Phalanx is the name of the prototype starfighter flown by Wink Baufield, a genetically enhanced pilot. It is sent to protect and reclaim Delia IV, a planet in the Andromeda galaxy, which has been colonized by humans for interstellar research purposes. However, an unknown and powerful alien force has overtaken the planet, the military defenses have been completely overwhelmed, and all hope rests on the Phalanx.

You fly through eight levels, first through various locations in Delia IV, and then you invade the aliens themselves. Like most shooters, you can upgrade your weapons by picking up bonus items dropped by enemy craft.


Phalanx SNES 7th mission - Hyper Space. Caution!!
Phalanx Game Boy Advance 2nd mission introduction screen
Phalanx Sharp X68000 Main menu
Phalanx Game Boy Advance The final boss of the level is approaching.

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Alternate Titles

  • "Phalanx: The Enforce Fighter A-144" -- Japanese SNES / Sharp X68000 title
  • "ファランクス" -- Japanese spelling

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User Reviews

Possible the hardest game ever made SNES John Rosbach (11)

Critic Reviews

GameZone Game Boy Advance Feb 03, 2002 9 out of 10 90
GameFan Magazine SNES Oct, 1992 88 out of 100 88
Consoles Plus Game Boy Advance Feb, 2002 85 out of 100 85
GamePro (US) Game Boy Advance Dec 19, 2001 4 out of 5 80
Random Access SNES Feb 18, 2017 8 out of 10 80
ASM (Aktueller Software Markt) SNES Dec, 1992 9 out of 12 75
N-Force SNES Oct, 1992 74 out of 100 74
Play Time SNES Dec, 1992 55 out of 100 55
Just Games Retro SNES Oct 07, 2002 2.5 Stars2.5 Stars2.5 Stars2.5 Stars2.5 Stars 50
HonestGamers (Staff reviews only) SNES Jan 13, 2004 3 out of 10 30


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