Pleiades (プレアデス)

Released in 1980

Developer: Centuri
Manufacturer: Centuri
Distributor: Centuri

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Pleiades marquee
game marquee

Game Summary

Space - Shoot the martians over 4 sectors

Additional Hardware Info (from Mame)

8080 cpu @ 3 Mhz
Custom audio

Mame ROMs

pleiads, Pleiads (Tehkan)
pleiadbl, Pleiads (bootleg)
pleiadce, Pleiads (Centuri)

Game Details

Pleiades could be the sequel to Phoenix. Its overall style, and gameplay structure is quite similar. Unlike most vertical shoot-em-ups, the player can have any number of shots on-screen (as opposed to the usual 1), and can move a lot faster than most. It also had a Warp button, which acts the same as a hyperspace. The four waves are all quite different and distinctive, with the third featuring a martian battleship, and the fourth has the player taxiing along a runway to home base. Quite a rare game, and unlikely to be found today.


Pleiades control panel
control panel


Pleiades cabinet photo
cabinet photo
Pleiades title screen
title screen
Pleiades gameplay screen shot
gameplay screen
Pleiades promotional flyer
promotional flyer

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This game page was created 8/3/98 12:00:00 AM and last updated 8/3/98 12:00:00 AM