Pleiades Arcade Flyer (1981)

Thanks to Doug’s awesome Nightmares: Bishop of Battle post last week I received an e-mail from fellow Retroist fan, Dax. He wanted to know if the game that Emilio Estevez is hustling on was in fact a real arcade game or just made up for the Bishop of Battle segment. That is indeed a real game and it was called Pleiades or Pleiads depending on which country you played it. It was released into the wilds of the arcades back in 1981 by Tehkan (Which later became Tecmo) and Centuri…and it is “based” on the arcade title Phoenix.


Beside being featured in Nightmares, Pleiades also made an appearance in Blood Simple. For a quick look at the gameplay and cabinet check out the video by CenturiNet posted below.

A big thanks to the always impressive Arcade Flyer Archive for the scanned Flyers up top.

Friday Flyers: Time Pilot (1982)

Released into the arcades in 1982, Time Pilot, was designed by Yoshiki Okamoto (1942, Gun.Smoke, Resident Evil) for Konami. Though it was distributed by Centuri in the United States. You filled the shoes of a, well, Time Pilot who must travel through five eras to rescue your fellow stranded pilots, without getting blown out of the skies yourself.

As always a huge thanks to The Arcade Flyer Archive for the wonderful scanned flyers you see below!

A big thank you to the ClassicGameVideos channel on YouTube for the vid below!