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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 Start of the 5th mission.
Phalanx SNES No more shooting. Just copulation and nothing else.
Phalanx SNES Title screen.
Phalanx SNES Stage clear.

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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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Possible the hardest game ever made John Rosbach (11) 4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars

Critic Reviews

GameFan Magazine Oct, 1992 88 out of 100 88
Random Access Feb 18, 2017 8 out of 10 80
ASM (Aktueller Software Markt) Dec, 1992 9 out of 12 75
N-Force Oct, 1992 74 out of 100 74
The Video Game Critic Sep 22, 2015 C+ 58
Video Games Sep, 1992 56 out of 100 56
Play Time Dec, 1992 55 out of 100 55
Just Games Retro Oct 07, 2002 2.5 Stars2.5 Stars2.5 Stars2.5 Stars2.5 Stars 50
The Game Hoard Apr 01, 2018 3 out of 7 43
HonestGamers Jan 13, 2004 3 out of 10 30


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saikofish (949) added Phalanx (SNES) on Aug 20, 2002
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