Title Mega Phoenix Game Type Shoot-em-up Publisher Dynamix Players 1 or 2 HD Installable Yes Compatibility ECS (Degrade for AGA) Submission Chris Vella firstname.lastname@example.org Profiled Reviewer Review Remember Phoenix in the arcades? Well this is a good but not exact conversion. You control a spaceship and must blast all the winged creatures on the screen. The creature will fly down at you in non predictable ways trying to crash into you. You have a shield which when activated will make you invulnerable for a few seconds. Once the shield wears off it can't be used until it replenishes which takes about 7 seconds. Clear all the enemies on the screen and you will go to the next level which has a bunch of eggs flying around waiting to hatch into big birds. You have a couple of seconds of shooting before the hatching begins. Once hatched the big birds fly across the screen dropping bullets on you. You must shoot the birds in the middle of their bodies to kill them. If you shoot their wings, the wings will grow right back. Finish this level and you will face the Mega Phoenix. This creature takes 8 direct hits to kill. Complete this level and you face the mothership. You will have to shoot the pilot which when done, causes the ship to blow up. The ship has a barrier that must be blasted through and also has birds attacking you. Once all the levels are completed, you start them all over again this time everything moves faster. In conclusion, The game may sound basic and it is, but sometimes the most simple games are the most fun to play as is the case for this game. It's very playable. The graphics are pretty basic but the sound is good, both are suitable for this type of game. This is one of those games that you will keep playing every once in a while when you get the urge to blast everything on the screen. It's not an exact conversion of the arcade game nor was it meant to be, but it is a good game in its own right owing a lot to the arcade version. Want a simple but very playable shoot'em up? Get this game and relive history a little, when all that mattered was not fancy graphics but great gameplay.