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Axelay (SNES)

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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 The third boss
Axelay SNES This mech is indestructible
Axelay SNES Two dragons attack
Axelay SNES Larger ships, too

Alternate Titles

  • "アクスレイ" -- Japanese spelling

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User Reviews

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

The Press Says

N-Force Sep, 1992 93 out of 100 93
Digital Press - Classic Video Games Dec 04, 2004 9 out of 10 90
Quebec Gamers Apr 06, 2008 8.6 out of 10 86
Power Play Oct, 1992 86 out of 100 86
Mega Fun Mar, 1994 82 out of 100 82
Total!! UK Magazine Nov, 1992 81 out of 100 81
Pixel-Heroes.de Aug, 2010 8 out of 10 80
Video Game Den Nov 08, 2011 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80
Megablast 1993 80 out of 100 80
Total! (Germany) 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".
Satoshi Kunsai (1811) added Axelay (SNES) on Jun 07, 2002
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