Phoenix (PC)

Score: 53,169
World Ranking: 1
Scored By: DarrylB (DKB)
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Phoenix 53,169 points
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Re-submittal from my original posting (this was a different game I've since played too), since I accidentally put it under as to being the "Phoenix (web)" platform, which wasn't true: you download the game from the net, but you PLAY it on a PC!  So thanks for people who voted for it the first time around, sorry you have to do it again.  

I also added a second pic taken of the monitor itself this time around though, in case anyone says they can't trust just a screengrab.

You can get this very good remake of the arcade Phoenix classic here: http://www.minionsoft.com/wordpress/?page_id=105

My wiki page I made for it can be seen here: http://botss.wikia.com/wiki/Phoenix_(Minion_Software)

Looking forward to several other players who expressed interest to share their scores!

-- Posted by DarrylB on 2014-08-23 19:21:22   Reply
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Tried it out (and the other Minionsoft remakes) and must say i think only Frogger was good. This game was simple just to darn hard even for an old shooter fanatic like me.

Am i doing something wrong?

Maybe it should have Minionsoft in the title as well so people could find it, there's tons of Phoenix remakes on the web?

-- Posted by Sixx on 2014-08-24 13:46:28   Reply
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@Sixx:

"Tried it out (and the other Minionsoft remakes) and must say i think only Frogger was good."

You didn't like Star Wars?  Space Invaders wasn't very good, but he made that in only a day, I believe he said.

"This game was simple just to darn hard even for an old shooter fanatic like me.

Am i doing something wrong?"

You might want to watch the backgrounds pretty closely.  I lost several ships before since I couldn't tell there were birds "walking" around right at my level until I smacked into them.  That's the main thing, I think.

"Maybe it should have Minionsoft in the title as well so people could find it, there's tons of Phoenix remakes on the web?"

I didn't know there were any others online.  I haven't looked.

-- Posted by DarrylB on 2014-08-24 13:54:17   Reply
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Ok, i give it another show then.. And i must confess i didn't check Star Wars out, that sounds like a must.

Adding Minionsoft just makes it easier for people to find the game if they wanna compete.. YES, there is many Phoenix remakes on the web. :) I'm going through the archive's from the retro remakes (retroremakes.com, retrospec.com) boom in 2005-2008 and there's alot just in there.

 

 

-- Posted by Sixx on 2014-08-25 00:59:12   Reply
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@Sixx:

"And i must confess i didn't check Star Wars out, that sounds like a must."

Did you ever play the original arcade game with the flight yoke controller?  If not, it might not seem that great, as the only time John Dondzila got a bad review for his Vectrex Vecmania compilation was when someone played his S. Wars clone of Star Fire Spirits on an emulator with the keyboard.  You can't play that game (very well) with a keyboard!  If you have though you'd definitely see where the remake is a pretty good complement to the original, although it could have joystick control, I don't know.

 

-- Posted by DarrylB on 2014-08-25 08:11:06   Reply
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"Did i play the original arcade game?"

Yeah, way too much! :)

I'll take a look for sure, thanks for the recommendation, Darryl.

-- Posted by Sixx on 2014-08-25 09:28:49   Reply
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You're welcome!  Glad you played the original too :)

-- Posted by DarrylB on 2014-08-25 10:12:29   Reply
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that game was awesome & I still play it sometimes

-- Posted by S.BAZ on 2014-08-25 13:04:02   Reply