A 29-year-old Arcade Video Game PCB by NAMCO
Emulated in MAME !
Information for the following ROM(s): phelios pheliosj
Phelios © 1989 Namco.
A great vertical shoot'em up game based on Greek mythology.
The player controls the sun god Apollo who is riding of his winged horse Pegasus flying through ancient Greece on a mission to rescue his sister Artemis the goddess of the moon, from the clutches of the fiend Typhon. Shoot all enemies like harpies and skeletons along with goblins and colossal enemy bosses.
Pressing the fire button makes his sword fire a tiny shot, while holding it down charges the sword, firing a bigger fireball upon release. Even the smallest enemies take multiple hits, so the standard shot is of little use.
Namco System 2 hardware
Game ID : PS
Main CPU : (2x) Motorola 68000 (@ 12.288 Mhz), M6809 (@ 3.072 Mhz), HD63705 (@ 2.048 Mhz)
Sound Chips : C140 (@ 21.39 Khz), YM2151 (@ 3.57958 Mhz)
Players : 2
Control : 8-way joystick
Buttons : 3
Even if titlescreen says 1988 (development year), Phelios was released in February 1989 in Japan.
Victor Entertainment released a limited-edition soundtrack album for this game (Namco Video Game Graffiti Vol.6 - VDR-5301) on 04/10/1989.
Sega Megadrive (1990)