A 32-year-old Arcade Video Game by SEGA Enterprises

Rafflesia screenshot

Emulated in MAME !

Information for the following ROM(s): raflesia


Rafflesia © 1986 Sega.

A deep space shooter from Coreland - it has a similar eerie feel to it as in other space shooters such as "Brain" and "4-D Warriors".

The game scrolls vertically as you maneuver your ship through hordes of enemies while collecting the tears of Rafflesia to power up your weapons. Each sector has a large boss enemy to defeat.

Can you survive to reach the final battle against Rafflesia himself?


Game ID : 834-5753

Runs on the Sega "System 1" hardware.

Players: 2
Control: 8-way joystick
Buttons: 2


Rafflesia was released in March 1986.

Rafflesia is a genus of parasitic flowering plants. The flowers look and smell like rotting flesh, hence its local names which translate to "corpse flower" or "meat flower".


Don't forget to collect the flashing orange and blue "tears of Rafflesia". These tears provide your ship with energy.

Be aware that there are two fire buttons in this game: standard and rapid fire. Rapid fire will deplete your energy very quickly, but can get you out of some tough spots. When your ship runs out of energy, you will not be able to fire until you collect more energy.

There are 8 stages, known as areas, in the game. At the end of each area, you'll encounter a boss which will launch waves of enemy ships at you. The boss is not vulnerable until all of the enemy ships are destroyed.

If you manage to destroy the area boss will a full energy bar, you will be awarded with a 50,000 point bonus.

Occasionally, you will encounter a small blue planet which appears to be part of the background. Destroying this planet will earn you a nice amount of bonus points.


Developed by Coreland.

Game's ROM.