From all the titles that tried to capitalize on the fame of Space Invaders, this is probably one
of the most accomplished efforts. What set phoenix apart from the competition back in 1980 were
its diverse stages, the imaginative spaceships that attacked you in mixed patterns, and of course…
the awesome final boss. It was one of the earliest full color games, and it allowed you to alternate
shooting with activating a shield, which added a nice strategic touch to the action.