Silpheed: The Lost Planet

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Silpheed- The Lost Planet Japanese Cover.jpg
Developer(s)Game Arts
Treasure Co. Ltd
Publisher(s)
Designer(s)Masaki Ukyo
Platform(s)PlayStation 2
Release
  • JP: September 21, 2000
  • NA: April 23, 2001
  • EU: May 11, 2001
Genre(s)Scrolling shooter
Mode(s)Single-player

Silpheed: The Lost Planet (referred as Silpheed in the US) is a 2000 shooter video game. It is a direct sequel to Silpheed, it was developed by Treasure Co. Ltd and Game Arts, and published in North America by Working Designs. The game is a vertical scrolling shooter in which the player controls 019, a Silpheed of the planet Solont's SA-77 Squadron, as it takes on countless alien enemies.

Story[edit]

During the late 25th Century A.D., a previously unknown alien civilization, the UTOO, disguise themselves as asteroids to launch a sneak attack on the planet Solont, a human colony. The Silpheed Squadron, made up of the most skilled fighter pilots in the Federation of Planetary Spaces Forces (FPSF), takes up the defense; every pilot in this group of space aces flies the Silpheed Type J, which boasts a defensive shield and two huge weapon racks for an incomparable combination of flexibility and power.

Gameplay[edit]

The player is allowed to equip two weapons to his Silpheed at once; one for the right side, and one for the left (used with the Circle and Square buttons, respectively, though both can be fired simultaneously with the X button). Additional weapons are granted at the end of each level depending on the point score.

The game measures the player's closeness to the enemy at the time of its death, and multiplies the points earned anywhere from 2 to 16 times. If the player has a collision with an enemy or the environment, no multipliers are awarded for several seconds.

Release[edit]

The game was released in Japan on September 21, 2000 for the PlayStation 2.[1]

North American publisher Working Designs made changes to the game. Support for analog control and vibration functionality was added; the slowdown from the Japanese version was almost completely eliminated as well. The game's Western packaging also features a foil-embossed, reflective cover.

Reception[edit]

Weekly Famitsu gave it a 29 out of 40 score.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "シルフィード ザ・ロストプラネット [PS2] / ファミ通.com". www.famitsu.com. Retrieved 2018-08-27.