Silpheed (シルフィード, Shirufīdo?) (pronounced "Sil-Feed") is a video game series developed by Game Arts. It made its debut on the Japanese PC-8801 in 1986. It was later remade for the Mega-CD and has a sequel called Silpheed: The Lost Planet for the PlayStation 2.
Silpheed is the name of the spacecraft that the player controls. Like many shooter games, the story involves using the Silpheed as Earth's last effort to save itself from destruction by a powerful enemy invasion.
The original Silpheed game was created for the PC-8801 in 1986. Another version for the FM-7 was released in 1988. In the same year, the game was brought to the United States for the first time by Sierra On-Line who ported the game to PCs and other platforms. Despite the rather limited hardware used, the game featured real-time 3D polygonal graphics and a tilted third-person perspective.
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Japan's Hottest New Action Game
Get ready for Silpheed, the action game that grabs you and never lets go, from the first note of its fast moving soundtrack to the ultimate showdown with Xacalite, the evil warlord. Silpheed, the blockbuster from Japan, brings action gaming to its pinnacle with a mind-boggling display of graphics, sound and warpspeed gameplay. Your heart will race as over 30 different types of alien enemy craft make kamikaze dives on your warship. Your trigger finger will fire feverishly as you frantically fight your way through 20 unique space battlefields. Nine original musical scores accompany you as you blast off into a futuristic galaxy of electrifying, supercharged excitement.
Turn Silpheed into a supership!
Transform Silpheed from space dogfighter into a supership as you destroy special enemies and pick up advanced weapon power. Multiply your arsenal with such formidable artillery as automatic fire, increased shields and temporary invincibility. Select the weapons you will use before each level, and prepare to face an onslaught of increasingly dangerous opponents. It's you against them. Can you tackle the challenge?
- 20 levels of action
- Over 30 unique enemy types.
- 9 original musical scores.
- Special enemies that give you advanced weapon power, increased protection, and bonus points.
- Supports keyboard or joystick.