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Coin-Op : Arcade : Phoenix (1980, Centuri)

General Information


Phoenix was one of Centuri’s more popular games from the classic era. The game is vertical shooting game in which the player must destroy an onslaught of bird-like creatures that attack in multiple stages and formations. In addition to a laser, the player’s ship is equipped with a ship that can be used to deflect enemy fire.

Two sequels were released to Phoenix: Pleads was released in 1981. The second, more obscure sequel, Son of Phoenix was released by another company in 1985 and featured enhanced graphics with the same kind of game play.

Weights and Measurements:

Type Height Width Depth Weight   Notes
Cabaret: 55" 20.75" 23.5" 190 lbs.   From flyer
Upright: 71" 25.375" 30" 310 lbs.   From flyer

Disclaimer: These are approximate weights and measurements taken from actual games or the manufacturer's literature. Occasionally games vary.

Web Reference Links:

Type Name/Description Courtesy
Pinout: Pinout Spies.com

Technical Information

Knowledge Base Articles:

Article Author
Phoenix Pinout spies.com

MAME Virtual Machines:

Year ROM Set Description Manufacturer
1980 phoenix Phoenix (Amstar) Amstar
1980 phoenixa Phoenix (Centuri) Amstar (Centuri license)
1981 phoenixc Phoenix (IRECSA, G.G.I Corp) bootleg?
1980 phoenix3 Phoenix (T.P.N.) bootleg
1980 phoenixt Phoenix (Taito) Taito

NOTE: These are MAME "Virtual Machines." These virtual machines are ROM-specific but contain address space information (memory maps) that may be useful when debugging hardware. There may be descrepancies between MAME's definition of the hardware, and actual hardware. Information is provided for reference only. THERE ARE NO ROMS ANYWHERE ON THIS WEB SITE.

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