Volfied (ヴォルフィード, Vorufīdo) is an arcade video game designed by Fukio Mitsuji and released in 1989 by Taito. It is a spiritual successor to Qix, with additional features and a futuristic science fiction aesthetic rather than Qix’s abstract geometry style; the player pilots a small spaceship named “Monotros” rather than a Stix, and the enemies are various aliens.
The overall gameplay is the same as in Qix. The main enemy, however, is no longer a collection of lines; instead, it varies between levels and is always accompanied by smaller enemies. When the player’s spaceship successfully claims a section of the level, the side where the main enemy is located is referred to as “the outside.” Any smaller enemies who end up on “the inside” are killed, earning you points. To complete a level, the player must claim at least 80% of the level’s area. Previously, the limits were set at 75% in Qix and 70% in Super Qix. Volfied’s levels each have their own background and enemies. The cleared area graphic is replaced with the graphic of the next level as the player claims areas of the level. Grey boxes appear on the field as well, and when collected, they grant the player a random power-up. Power-ups can provide the player with extra speed or even weapons. On certain levels, there is a special completion bonus that can be obtained by shooting the main enemy.
We might have the game available for more than one platform. Volfied is currently available on these platforms:
How to play on Windows
- Extract the folder to your desktop. You will need software such as WinRAR to do this.
- Download DOSBox and put a shortcut for DOSBox onto your desktop.
- Open the “Volfied” folder and then open the “Game Files” folder.
- Drag the file called “volfied” on top of the DOSBox icon and the game should now launch in DOSBox.
- Enjoy the game!