Space - Shoot the birds, destroy the battleship.
Controls: 4 Buttons
208 x 248 Resolution
Additional Hardware Info (from Mame)
@ 3 Mhz
phoenix, Phoenix (Amstar)
phoenix3, Phoenix (T.P.N.)
phoenixc, Phoenix (IRECSA, G.G.I Corp)
phoenixt, Phoenix (Taito)
Although not really a classic game, everyone seems to remenber Phoenix. Essentially a derivative of Galaxian, Phoenix is split into 5 waves. The first two waves are similar to Galaxian, with the warbirds peeling away from their formation to attack the player. The next two waves feature the phoenixes, which start by flying around as eggs before hatching into fully grown phoenixes. The last wave has a large battleship, which must be shot through to hit the alien at its centre. Phoenix was one of the first games with a scrolling starfield, and in addition to the left-right-fire controls also had a shield button.