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In Philosoma, you blast through 18 vertical scrolling deep space environments in search of the mysterious distress call, destroying enemies and obstacles in your path.

Go up against a variety of vehicles including the "Hover Carrier," the "Makkon," and the "Missile Walker" as you clear your way with one of four main weapons such as the Vulcan, Laser, A-Break, or Ray-B. Each weapon can be upgraded up to three times when specific power-up icons are collected. A secondary weapon such as Buster grenades, MRMs, and SRMs are equipped at the beginning of a level or acquired through a power-up.

Enemies include other space ships and large insect like aliens.


Philosoma PlayStation Between-level cinematic
Philosoma PlayStation A side-scrolling level
Philosoma PlayStation A 3D level
Philosoma PlayStation Intro

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Alternate Titles

  • "フィロソマ" -- Japanese spelling

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GameFan Magazine Jan, 1996 86 out of 100 86
All Game Guide 1998 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80
Video Games & Computer Entertainment Dec, 1995 7 out of 10 70
CD Player 1996 7 out of 10 70
Video Games Oct, 1995 69 out of 100 69
Game Players Mar, 1996 65 out of 100 65
Mega Fun Nov, 1995 64 out of 100 64
GamePro (US) Apr, 1996 3 out of 5 60
Game Revolution Jun 04, 2004 C 50
IGN Dec 25, 1996 5 out of 10 50


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Eric Smith (2979) added Philosoma (PlayStation) on Mar 03, 2007
Other platforms contributed by Fred VT (25938)