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Video Game / Volfied

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Volfied (also known as Ultimate Qix on the Sega Mega Drive/Genesis or Qix Neo on PlayStation) is an arcade game released by Taito in 1989. A port for MS-DOS has been developed by Empire Interactive and published by Taito in 1991.

The game is an updated version of Qix, with extra features and a futuristic science fiction aesthetic, rather than Qix's abstract geometry style. The player pilots a small spaceship named "monotros" instead of a simple dot and the enemies come in the form of various aliens.

Taking place in another galaxy, a space pilot is returning to his home world of Volfied, only to discover that it is under attack by an unknown alien force. The few remaining Volfied inhabitants are in an underground location of the planet and signal the pilot to their aide. The pilot flies to Volfied using his ship's defensive weapons in order to eliminate the alien threat and save his people.


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  • Adam and Eve Plot: In the arcade ending, you discover that there is only one survivor of your race left, and that survivor is the opposite sex of your own sex.
  • Easy-Mode Mockery: On easy, the DOS version of Volfied ends the game before the final level.
  • One-Hit Point Wonder: Averted. The player character can take at least one hit.
  • Palette Swap: Some enemies use identical sprites with different colors. The palette swapped versions are a bit more dangerous, such as firing five bullets and spending less recovery time.
  • The Place: The name of the game is the planet that is being defended, not a Verbed Title with a Neologism base verb.
  • Power-Up: Enclosing a square block provides one randomly chosen powerup.
  • Scoring Points: You get points for destroying enemies and clearing stages.
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  • Timed Mission: The ship's shield provided protection as long as the ship is on the border. When the time runs out, enemies will aggressively attack as if you are in the field.
  • Verbed Title: It looks like one, with a Neologism base verb, but it's actually The Place, the planet that is being defended.


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