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Silpheed for the Sega CD is a shoot-'em-up sequel to the PC title of the same name. Gameplay is similar: this is basically a 2D shooter with 3D graphics. You move your ship in a 2D plane that reaches into the screen, kind of like a pinball table. The Sega CD version of Silpheed uses pre-rendered video for the backdrops, and filled polygon graphics for the player ship and enemies.

The story here is typical for a game of this type. The central computer system controlling the galaxy network has been hacked by terrorists. The terrorists are using the computer to attack colony planets throughout the system. You are the Galaxy Union's last resort: you must fight your way across 11 stages to reach Earth, and re-take control of the computer.


Silpheed SEGA CD Level 4
Silpheed SEGA CD Introduction
Silpheed SEGA CD Level 3
Silpheed SEGA CD Weapon selection between stages

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Alternate Titles

  • "シルフィード" -- Japanese spelling

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User Reviews

3...2...1.....Blast Off! browned (125) 4.33 Stars4.33 Stars4.33 Stars4.33 Stars4.33 Stars
"Star Fox" For The Sega CD ETJB (450) 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars

Critic Reviews

GameHall Dec 07, 2006 9.5 out of 10 95
Shin Force Jun 19, 2000 9.3 out of 10 93
Computer and Video Games (CVG) Oct, 1993 85 out of 100 85
The Video Game Critic Oct 14, 2005 B+ 83
GamePro (US) Dec, 1993 4 out of 5 80
Defunct Games Nov 21, 2004 79 out of 100 79
Electronic Gaming Monthly (EGM) Oct, 1993 30 out of 40 75
Power Play Oct, 1993 70 out of 100 70
Edge Oct, 1993 7 out of 10 70
Retro Game Reviews Jan 22, 2018 6 Stars6 Stars6 Stars6 Stars6 Stars6 Stars6 Stars6 Stars6 Stars6 Stars 60


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  • FLUX Magazine
    • April 1995 (Issue #4) - rated #25 in the Top 25 Worst Video Games of All-Time
    quizzley7 (21710) added Silpheed (SEGA CD) on Jan 31, 2004