Axelay

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Released
Platforms
Critic Score User Score
SNES
84
3.8
Wii
...
2.4
Wii U
...
...
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Description

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 Stage 4 - Lots of strange creatures. The blue creatures pull your ship down.
Axelay SNES Stage 2 - Large moving platforms
Axelay SNES The last boss (first phase)
Axelay SNES The fourth boss - The purple beam slows down the ship and changes its weapons

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

N-Force SNES Sep, 1992 93 out of 100 93
1UP! SNES Dec 02, 2014 93 out of 100 93
Power Play SNES Oct, 1992 86 out of 100 86
Quebec Gamers SNES Apr 06, 2008 8.6 out of 10 86
Jeuxvideo.com SNES Jan 15, 2010 17 out of 20 85
Mega Fun SNES Mar, 1994 82 out of 100 82
Nintendo Life Wii Nov 13, 2007 8 Stars8 Stars8 Stars8 Stars8 Stars8 Stars8 Stars8 Stars8 Stars8 Stars 80
Video Game Den SNES Nov 08, 2011 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80
GameSpot Wii Dec 04, 2007 7.5 out of 10 75
Total! (Germany) SNES May, 1994 2.25 out of 6 75

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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 (10950), gamewarrior (5063) and Satoshi Kunsai (1810)