Palamedes (video game)

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Palamedes
Palamedes Cover.jpg
Box cover (NES version)
Developer(s) Taito
Natsume (NES Version)
Publisher(s)

Arcade:
Taito

Home versions:
Hot-B[1]
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 Arcade:
  • JP: 1990
NES:
Genre(s) Puzzle[1]
Mode(s) Single-player, Multiplayer

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

Gameplay[edit]

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 as a challenge.[2][3]

Ports[edit]

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 most of the same basic gameplay elements as the original but with the play field scrolling in the opposite direction.

Reception[edit]

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

References[edit]

  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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