The Penta is a Konami Legacy plane that only appears in Airforce Delta Strike. It was originally featured as the player's craft in Konami's 1991 hybrid platform/shoot 'em up Yume Penguin Monogatari (which roughly translates to Story of the Dream Penguin) for the Nintendo Famicom.

Design

The Penta is a fairly odd craft. It is a heavily stylized Cold War era fighter. It features straight wings, and has a single vertical stabilizer with rear wings located near the top. It also has a holed nose air intake. The craft is solid pink and features a pink female penguin with a bow on the wing, and an onigiri on the vertical stabilizer. It is being flown by a stylized blue penguin who goes by the name Penta.

Performance

The Penta is somewhat below-average for a Konami Legacy plane, mostly because it has rockets instead of missiles as its main weapon and most of its stats are unimpressive. You could do worse than this for rocket plane standards, but other Konami Legacy rocket planes like the TwinBee are arguably superior. The Penta's Fish Bombs are simply Unguided Bombs with a different name. The only real advantages the Penta has over the TwinBee are superior defense and a faster firing rate for its rockets. This is, overall, a fairly mediocre but not outright terrible Konami Legacy plane.

Statistics

(Clockwise starting from top)

Type Stats
Anti Air Attack: Low
Mobility: Medium-Low
Defense: Very High (4300 HP)
Anti Ground Attack: Very High
Thrust: Very High
Speed: Low

Gallery

Trivia

  • The music that plays whenever this plane is used is the same as the Block Shooter.
  • Although this plane is unlocked for free, this plane's price would technically be 900,000 credits due to how repair prices for planes are calculated (50% of the plane's cost to purchase, hundred-digit numbers rounded up).
  • The pink female penguin as seen on the wing on the plane and the cockpit is actually Penko, Penta's girlfriend. The onigiri shown on the vertical stabilizer, is one of the food items commonly thrown by enemies in Yume Penguin Monogatari.
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