Palamedes (video game)

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Natsume (NES Version)
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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
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[change | change source]

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[change | change source]

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[change | change source]

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

References[change | change source]

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 "Release information". GameFAQs. Retrieved 2008-05-19.
  2. 2.00 2.01 2.02 2.03 2.04 2.05 2.06 2.07 2.08 2.09 "Release information". MobyGames. Retrieved 2011-12-26.
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 "Release information". allgame. Archived from the original on 2014-11-15. 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.