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CD-quality music and crisp sound effects also contribute to the fun. Robo Aleste is tough, but thanks to a continue option, you'll keep coming back for more. It's hard to find any flaws in this one.
Whether it's Yoshimoto Imagawa blatantly delivering a speech before a fierce battle, or a squadron of missile carriers subtly assembling in formations designed to trap Kage in a corner, the action feels so involved and so real that it's hard not to be smitten by Robo-Aleste.
What makes a video game great? Is it the replay value? Or the enthralling gameplay? In any case, by any definition, Robo Aleste is nothing short of the term “great.”
Considering that it came between the Genesis and the Sega Saturn, it is almost unfathomable that the Sega CD had so few shooters. But alas, all was not lost. There was Robo Aleste! Coming from the same developer as (and playing very similar to) the revered Genesis classic MUSHA, Robo Aleste is one reason to dust off the old Sega CD.
Turn up the music and get your trigger finger ready. This fast action shooter doesn't let you breathe for a minute, with non-stop bullet dodging, no flicker or slow-down, with hardware scaling, and awesome animation. One of the year's top shooters.
So it doesn't take more than a few hours of play to finish this one (it IS a shmup after all) but that's not what matters! Play it again and again, beat your scores, and hone your skills to perfection! Hardcore gamers will love this one.
En conclusion, Robo Aleste est un très bon shoot, très difficile, mais dont l'univers proposé est assez atypique pour être souligné. De plus le peu de concurrence sur Mega CD en fait un indispensable pour les fans de shoot (sauf Silpheed qui garde bien sûr ma préférence).
All Game Guide
Though it may not be the greatest looking Sega CD shooter, Robo Aleste does a great job of keeping the action high, filling the screen with enemies, and keeping everything well animated and believable throughout. Add in the decent animated cut-scenes and the great techno soundtrack and you've got one of the best overhead, vertically scrolling shooters around.