A spaceship moves horizontally at the bottom of the screen destroying spaceships, birds, and finally a mothership at the end of each level. The player's ship is equipped with a shield that requires regeneration before re-use. Phoenix was one of the first full color arcade games, along with Galaxian, so at the time it stood out. Also, it has distinctive shooting sounds that have become very familiar to fans of the genre. Most importantly, the Phoenix mothership was the first video arcade game boss where the boss was presented separate ly.
L&R Arrows - Left/Right
Up Arrow - Shield
Left CTRL - Fire
Start - Nouvelle Partie
Restart - Rejourer a Phoenix Revenge