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Phoenix Phoenix - Japanese Logo - Katakana / Kanji

Phoenix - Cabinet - Video Game Marquee


A spaceship which moves left and right horizontally at the bottom of the screen must destroy bird-shaped spaceships, birds, and finally a mothership at the end of each level. The player's ship is equipped with a shield that requires seven seconds to regenerate before it can be used again.

Phoenix was produced by Centuri in 1980.

Centuri released 14 machines in our database under this trade name, starting in 1977. Centuri was based in United States.

Other machines made by Centuri during the time period Phoenix was produced include: Battle Station, Eagle, Killer Comet, Pleiades, Pit, The, and Route 16


Name Phoenix
Developer Centuri (United States)
Year 1980
Type Videogame
KLOV/MOG # 9004
Class Wide Release
Genre Shooter
Conversion Class unique
Game Specific Phoenix Pinout
Dipswitch Settings

Phoenix Dipswitch Settings (user contributed)

# Simultaneous Players 1
# Maximum Players 2
Game Play Alternating
Control Panel Layout Single Player
  • Buttons: 2 - LeftRight
  • Buttons: 2 - FireShield
Sound Amplified Mono (one channel)
Cabinet Styles
  • Upright/Standard
  • Cocktail
  • Cabaret/Mini
Side Art Phoenix Side Art Image

Phoenix KLOV/IAM 5 Point User Score: 3.69 (14 votes)

Fun Factor: 3.75

Overall Like 4.14
Fun (Social) 3.07
Fun (Solo) 3.86
Collector Desire 3.29

Technical Rating: 3.63

Gameplay 3.79
Graphics 3.79
Originality 3.50
Sound/Music 3.29

Personal Impressions and Technical Impressions each account for half of the total score. Within the Personal Impressions category, Like carries a little more weight than the other factors.

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Cheats, Tricks, Bugs, and Easter Eggs

This trick has to do with the birds as seen on the first board. As they are flying away from you in a diagonal direction that is, when they spread their wings, shoot three within two or three seconds for a 200,000 point bonus. Normally, these birds only score 200 points each. This trick will work on any board with those kinds of birds. The easiest board is the second one because of your ability to rapid fire.

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Licensed to Centuri for US manufacture and distribution.

VAPS Arcade/Coin-Op Phoenix Census

There are 14,898 members of the Video Arcade Preservation Society / Vintage Arcade Preservation Society, 9,529 whom participate in our arcade census project of games owned, wanted, or for sale. Census data currently includes 165,153 machines (6,928 unique titles).

Very Common - There are 419 known instances of this machine owned by Phoenix collectors who are active members. Of these, 266 of them are original dedicated machines. 15 of them are conversions in which game circuit boards (and possibly cabinet graphics) have been placed in (and on) another game cabinet. 137 of them are only circuit boards which a collector could put into a generic case if desired.

For Sale - There are 19 active VAPS members with a Phoenix machines for sale. There are 5 active VAPS members with a Phoenix circuit boards for sale.

Wanted - There are 10 active VAPS members currently looking for Phoenix. There is one active VAPS member looking for a Phoenix circuit board set.

This game ranks a 82 on a scale out of 100 (100 = most often seen, 1=least common) in popularity based on census ownership records.

This game ranks a 15 on a scale out of 100 (100 = most often seen, 1=least common) in popularity based on census want list records.

Rarity and Popularity independently are not necessarily indications of value. [More Information]



  1. Phoenix
  2. Pleiades


Foto-Finder® (Books)

  1. The Encyclopedia of Arcade Video Games Kurtz (ISBN 0764319256) Page: 99; Color photo Price guide: No
  2. Encyclopedia of Arcade Video Games Kurtz (ISBN 0764319256) Page: 99; Color photo

Additional References (logged in members often see more)

  1. 3D Model (External): Upright
  2. 3D Model (External): cocktail

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