A 35-year-old Arcade Video Game by NAMCO

Phozon screenshot

Emulated in MAME !

Information for the following ROM(s): phozon phozons


Phozon © 1983 Namco.

Phozon is an unusual puzzle/arcade hybrid in which the player controls a black molecule with four red spikes. The idea is for the player to align other floating molecules onto their own molecule to create an increasingly complex pattern; this must match the "blue print" molecule that is situated in the middle of the screen. To make molecules adhere to the player's molecule, the player simply touches the target molecule with their own. If a molecule attaches in a place that does not fit the pattern shown in the middle of the screen, the player must press the reject button to make if float away. Groups of multi-coloured rotating spheres move around the screen and must be avoided.
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Main CPU : Motorola M6809 (@ 1.536 Mhz)
Sub CPU : Motorola M6809 (@ 1.536 Mhz)
Sound CPU : Motorola M6809 (@ 1.536 Mhz)
Sound Chips : Namco 8-channel WSG

Players : 2
Control : 8-way joystick
Buttons : 1


Phozon was released on August 1983 in Japan.


* Easter Egg : Enter service mode and enter the following sequence : Up(x4), Right, Down, Left(x2).
'(c) (p) 1983 NAMCO LTD.' will be added at the bottom of the screen.


Music and sound composed by : Yuriko Keino


[JP] Sony PlayStation (june.21, 1996) "Namco Museum Vol.3 [Model SLPS-00390]"
[AU] Sony PlayStation (1997) "Namco Museum Vol.3 [Model SCES-00268]"
[US] Sony PlayStation (jan.31, 1997) "Namco Museum Vol.3 [Model SLUS-00398]" : Re-released in 1998 as a "Greatest Hits" edition.
[EU] Sony PlayStation (feb.1997) "Namco Museum Vol.3 [Model SCES-00268]"
[JP] Sony PlayStation (oct.28, 1999) "Namco Museum Vol.3 [PlayStation the Best] [Model SLPS-91160]"

PC [MS Windows, CD-ROM] [JP] (nov.28, 1997) "Namco History Vol.2"

* Other :
Apple iPhone/iPod [US] (jan.26, 2012) "Namco Arcade [Model 465606050]"

Game's ROM.