PHAËTON is a lost arcade game from the 1980's, emulated on modern platforms. For decades the existence of this game was thought to be an urban legend, until a complete set of the original PHAËTON ROM chips were recently unearthed by a collector. Now, thanks to the power of emulation, you can finally play this mythical game yourself! For more information visit:

What’s New

Version 1.2

General bug fixes.
Bluetooth controller support.
Controller mapping in setup screen.

Ratings and Reviews

4.8 out of 5
35 Ratings

35 Ratings

PickledMMs ,


So I was thinking "didn't Zack mention something about Phaëton?" I know he said nothing about a video game came up, but I thought that there might be more results now, since the information was published in "Armada." So I just search for "phaëton" and this is the first result!!! I'm still freaking out a bit, so I can't really concentrate on playing. A bit hard to aim, but fun nonetheless!!

MittenmousesOfTransformice ,

Currently screaming...

I LOVED ARMADA! The fact that the character’s usernames were at the end if you died just made it SO MUCH BETTER! I think this is my first Atari shooter game (I played the original Mario Bros on my mom’s NES). I’m definitely going to keep playing to get better at this! 5/5 would totally recommend to anyone.

Minish One ,

Fantastic book, fantastic game!

I read the book, and out of curiosity I checked to see if PHAËTON was an app. Sooo..... turns out it is, and it is reminiscent of a 3D Galaga, except with Death Stars and Subrakai fighters! Seriously, these graphics are obviously based off of the old Atari vector graphics. All in all, solid little fictional arcade game!


Other Ocean Group
146.8 MB

Requires iOS 7.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.



Age Rating
Rated 4+
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