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This planet was once a quiet, peaceful place to live, until...they came...

An unknown alien race came to this planet and promptly laid waste to it. The remaining defense force has been sent out to try and defeat them. One lucky person gets to fly the latest line of defense ships made: the AX-77 Axelay. However, these ships are still in the prototype stage, and as such, only one exists.

So get out there and head to the alien's homeworld. With some luck, you may just be able to take them out at the source...

Screenshots

Axelay SNES Flying through narrow passages
Axelay SNES Trying to destroy this thing with missiles
Axelay SNES Dodging the flames
Axelay SNES Stage 3 - Flying over a desert and a large city

Alternate Titles

  • "アクスレイ" -- Japanese spelling

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User Reviews

An underrated, revolutionary shoot-em-up. SNES keith jones (5)

Critic Reviews

The Video Game Critic SNES Oct 04, 1999 A 100
HonestGamers SNES Jan 13, 2004 9 out of 10 90
Play Time SNES Jan, 1993 90 out of 100 90
Digital Press - Classic Video Games SNES Dec 04, 2004 9 out of 10 90
Quebec Gamers SNES Apr 06, 2008 8.6 out of 10 86
Total!! UK Magazine SNES Nov, 1992 81 out of 100 81
GameTrip.net SNES Aug 16, 2008 8 out of 10 80
Pixel-Heroes.de SNES Aug, 2010 8 out of 10 80
Megablast SNES 1993 80 out of 100 80
Nintendo Life Wii Nov 13, 2007 8 Stars8 Stars8 Stars8 Stars8 Stars8 Stars8 Stars8 Stars8 Stars8 Stars 80

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Trivia

1001 Video Games

The SNES version of Axelay appears in the book 1001 Video Games You Must Play Before You Die by General Editor Tony Mott.

Sequel

Beating the game three times in a row on the hardest difficulty will give players a message after the credits roll the third time:
AXELAY 2 COMING SOON!"
Konami never made the sequel, blaming it on "lackluster sales of Axelay".
Contributed to by Michael Cassidy (16393), gamewarrior (5060) and Satoshi Kunsai (1807)