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Phozon (フォゾン)

Released in 1983

Developer: Namco
Manufacturer: Namco
Distributor: Namco

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Game Summary

Collect floating pieces to match a given pattern while avoiding a solitary enemy.

Hardware Info

Controls: 1 Joystick
Vertical-mounted Raster monitor
224 x 288 Resolution
Colors: 256 Color

Additional Hardware Info (from Mame)

M6809 cpu @ 1 Mhz
M6809 cpu @ 1 Mhz
M6809 cpu @ 1 Mhz
Namco audio

Hardware Platform

Namco Super Pacman

Mame ROMs

phozon, Phozon

Game Details

Almost definitely the only chemistry-based arcade game ever. You control the "molek" and have to catch "atomics" to match a pattern displayed at the center of the board. There are 4 colors of atomics and linking two or more of the same color provides an exponential bonus multiplier, providing the opportunity to risk delaying the completion of a stage to attempt to get higher scores. The phozon is the enemy, and looks like a bunch of colored balloons. It moves in a set pattern around the screen, occasionally breaking up into pieces, at which point each color balloon from the group has a different attacking pattern before rejoining the group. Bonus atomics allow the player to temporarily attack the phozon. Worlds comprise of 3 levels, with each level's pattern generally being added to the previous one, again bringing the multiplier into play. After every world is a sinfully easy "challenging" stage which never changes.

Phozon title screen
title screen
Phozon gameplay screen shot
gameplay screen
Phozon promotional flyer
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This game page was created 8/3/1998 12:00:00 AM and last updated 12/13/2021 6:38:28 AM