Space shoot 'em up Phalanx
will make its way to WiiWare in Japan sometime this winter. It will be based on the Sharp X68000
and not the Super Nintendo iteration, according to GamerBytes
(translated from GameWatch
). The game will cost 500 Wii points and currently has no announcement of a worldwide release.
Although we recall Phalanx
being a competent shooter, the game is actually remembered for its SNES box art, which featured an elderly Appalachian-lookin' man holding a banjo. Almost 20 years later, we still don't understand it.