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Platform: Sony Playstation

Region: PAL

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

Developer(s): G-artists | Japan Studio

Publishers(s): Sony Computer Entertainment

ReleaseDate: 1996-03-31

Players: 1

Co-op: No

Philosoma [Rental]

A recently colonized alien planet named Planet 220 reports a devastating attack by an unknown force and requires assistance. Alpha and Bravo teams are called in, but after enemy contact is made, the team fails to respond. The player assumes the roles of D3, a rookie pilot, as well as his commander and Charlie squadron Commander Nicolard Michau. Each are piloting the latest space fighter ships, the F/A-37 Strega, in an attempt to neutralize the unknown threat. However, a horrible secret hidden in the battle awaits them. Philosoma plays like many scrolling shooters with the noticeable difference of its multiple perspectives. The camera switches several times during various levels from a vertical/top-down perspective to a rail shooter perspective (which is often reversed), to a horizontal scrolling perspective and an isometric scrolling perspective. The player ships have four weapons that can be upgraded thrice as well as side-arms consisting of homing missiles and rockets.

ESRB Rating: E - Everyone

Genre(s): Shooter

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