Palamedes (video game)

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Box cover (NES version)
Developer(s) Taito
Konami (NES Version)
Publisher(s) Arcade:

Home versions:

Designer(s) Koh Ohida,[2] Satoshi Yoshikawa,[2] Butsuke Run_Pen,[2] Koh Shimoda[2]
Composer(s) Kiyohiro Sada,[2] Grosan Fukushma[2]
Platform(s) Arcade, NES/Family Computer,[1] MSX, FM-Towns, Game Boy
Release date(s) Arcade: NES:
Genre(s) Puzzle[1]
Mode(s) Single-player, Multiplayer
Distribution 1-megabit cartridge

Palamedes (パラメデス Paramedesu?) is a puzzle video game released by the Taito Corporation in 1990.


Palamedes is a puzzle game requiring the player to match the dice they are holding to the dice at the top of the screen.[2][3] Using the "B" button, the player can change the number on his/her dice, then throw the dice using the "A" button when it matches the dice at the top of the screen, which wipes the target dice off the screen.[2] The player can play in "solitaire" mode against the computer or another player, or "tournament" mode against AI opponents.[2][3] There are six sides and numbers on the dice, making an attempt to match all the numbers on the screen and eliminating them a challenge.[2][3]


Ports of the game were published for the NES, MSX, FM-Towns and Game Boy by HOT-B. The Japan-only sequel, Palamedes 2: Star Twinkles, was released in 1991 for the NES by HOT-B. It featured many of the same basic gameplay elements as the original game along with a completely new background for the levels.


On release, Famitsu magazine scored the Game Boy version of the game a 22 out of 40.[4]


  1. ^ a b c d e "Release information". GameFAQs. Retrieved 2008-05-19. 
  2. ^ a b c d e f g h i j "Release information". MobyGames. Retrieved 2011-12-26. 
  3. ^ a b c "Release information". allgame. Retrieved 2011-12-25. 
  4. ^ お買い物に便利 : 新作ゲームクロスレビュー - パラメデス. Famicom Tsushin. No.22. Pg.17. 26 October 1990.

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