Repulse (arcade game)

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Game screenshot
Developer(s) Crux
Publisher(s) Sega
Platform(s) Arcade
Release 1985
Genre(s) Fixed shooter
Mode(s) Up to 2 players, alternating turns

Repulse is a fixed shooter arcade game, developed by Crux and published by Sega in 1985.[1] It was renamed 99: The Last War when licensed to Kyugo (who developed the hardware) and Proma. There's also a bootleg version named Son of Phoenix.[2]


With a spaceship, the player shoots several kinds of robotic enemies and spaceships. At the end of every stage (except for the first one), the player meets a huge enemy spaceship as the stage's boss. Player's spaceship is equipped with a limited force shield which allows it to resist any kind of attack, though energy drains both while its active and whenever the ship gets hit during. Power-ups are dropped by ally helicopters and spaceships, that bring to the player a new shot (much faster than the normal one) and refills his force field's meter.


  1. ^ Repulse at the Killer List of Videogames
  2. ^ "Repulse". Arcade History.