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Description

This is a sequel to Phoenix.

On the first screen, you must shoot swooping aliens while not getting shot by them. At some point, an alien will create a shield across the screen just above your ship that will require you to shoot holes through to destroy more aliens. Be aware, however, that the alien shots are not slowed at all and can still kill you.

On the second screen, you must shoot or avoid a phoenix(es) shots but the object is to shoot the alien in the mothership above. You can also shoot the phoenix(es) themselves for points.

On the third screen, you must maneuver between parked ships, without hitting any, to dock at your spot at the top. Once you do this, the game goes to the first screen only harder.

There are game selections to choose to also play only the first, second or third screens, with each wave getting harder.

Screenshots

Pleiades Arcadia 2001 Game Over
Pleiades Arcade That resembles Phoenix.
Pleiades Arcade Fighting a swarm of aliens.
Pleiades Arcade Title Screen

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Alternate Titles

  • "Pleiads" -- European arcade release

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Critic Reviews

TeleMatch Arcadia 2001 Sep, 1983 2 out of 6 80
Woodgrain Wonderland Atari 2600 Sep 17, 2017 C+ 58
The Video Game Critic Atari 2600 Nov 12, 2003 C+ 58
All Game Guide Arcade 1998 2.5 Stars2.5 Stars2.5 Stars2.5 Stars2.5 Stars 50
The Video Game Critic Arcadia 2001 Mar 21, 2016 D+ 33

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Trivia

Title

On Tehkan's arcade title screen, they spell the name of this game as Pleiads. The US distributor, Centuri changed the spelling of the marquee to Plieades.

UA Limited

UA Limited created Pleiades, Funky Fish and Cat Trax, among others, for the Arcadia 2001. They ported these three to the Atari 2600 but decided against releasing them. The ROMs were discovered in the early 90s and have been released on cartridge by AtariAge.com.
Contributed to by S Olafsson (54739), OmegaPC777 (8058) and LepricahnsGold (142446)
Atari 50