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Everything in this article is either total garbage or wild speculation. For instance - How can Silpheed have been brought out as a direct competitor to Star Fox if it had been around since 1987? That's all the Sega CD version is, a 3-D remake of a 1987 PC 2-D shooter. As another example: Alien Invasion? What? There's no aliens anywhere in the game. Did the person who wrote this even play the game? Kade 4 July 2005 17:00 (UTC)
To Kade. I own a Sega CD and a large library of games. One of the games is indeed Silpheed. If you had read the major American video game magazines of the day, the game was widely compared to Star Fox. I would suggest that you do not be so quick to question the intergrity of an author. Browned August 28th, 2005. 2:44pm (USA Central Time).
I partially agree, while I didn't even know about the Sega CD version, this game came out on the PC first, targeted for the x86 286 audience. I wouldn't be surprised if Sega, in an attempt to counter the popularity of StarFox, embraced Silpheed as a way to offer a similar game. But with so many games being made at any given time, it's also easy to assume one game relates to another simply because they have some similarities. I can't discount the concept that Silpheed for Sega CD might be an attempt to counter Starfox sales but I can't agree with it either, I have to leave it as a "Possibility". Of course the WikiPedia should only contain facts, and possibilities are NOT facts, only opinionated speculation. This article needs to be rewritten to reflect the full history of Silpheed being a CGA colored PC game that was 3d and worked on a IBM 286 computer, and include references of the Sega CD edition and the PS2 edition.
Also, while the original PC edition was a sidescroller, I'm 99% sure the ship, enemies and laser shots were actually polygons on the PC (target platform 286 & early 386) as their super simplistic structure and 3 color graphics would still fit within the limited processing power of the 286. I played this game on a 386sx 16mhz and it was very smooth. --Travis Owens 9 August 2005 11:10 (EST)
- Most video game magainze reviewers at the time (VGCE & EGM) felt that this this version of the was an attempt to compete with Star Fox and comparisons were made. Their was little comment on it being a remake of an older game. I did in fact play the game, and I own a Sega CD.
This article is too fanboy. If anyone is interested in cleaning it up, please use NPOV in describing the game and its historical context. 126.96.36.199 08:05, 15 January 2007 (UTC)
Star Fox (video game) was its competition
- Btw the backgrounds in sega-CD version are in real-time 3D, it's not a video :/ —Preceding unsigned comment added by 188.8.131.52 (talk) 22:21, 25 March 2011 (UTC)
Missing information 24/5/2011
The Silpheed page says Silpheed: The Lost Planet is a sequel, and the Silpheed: The Lost Planet page says it is an enhanced remake. Someone needs to work out what is true as a lot of people I know of consider the Mega-CD version to be a sequel and the PlayStation 2 version to also be a sequel, which may or may not be correct, either way the information on these 2 pages contradicts each other. Also there is a new Silpheed called Silpheed Alternate - Menace From Beyond The Stars for the Android mobile telephone which should either be added as a segment of the Silpheed page or have it's own page. —Preceding unsigned comment added by 184.108.40.206 (talk) 03:22, 24 May 2011 (UTC)