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Video Game: Phalanx

Phalanx is a Shoot 'em Up developed by Zoom, and was originally released for the Japan-only Sharp X68000. It was later ported to the Super Nintendo Entertainment System; the English release of the SNES version is best known for having an old man playing a banjo on the cover (see Covers Always Lie).

This game is also playable through an easter egg bonus in the Virtua Fighter/Virtual-ON mashup/clone Zero Divide, for the Playstation and Sega Saturn, via a code. It received a Game Boy Advance port with a different, more traditional cover. A WiiWare port was announced for Japan, though no international release has been announced.

This game provides examples of:

ParodiusHorizontal Scrolling ShooterPrehistoric Isle
Mad Stalker: Full Metal ForceSharp X 68000 Thunder Force
Parasite StrikeShoot 'em UpPrehistoric Isle
Pac-Man WorldGame Boy AdvancePhantasy Star
What the Hell, Player?ImageSource/Video GamesCovers Always Lie

alternative title(s): Phalanx
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