Space Megaforce (SNES)

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Compile's Aleste series lands on the SNES with the appropriately named Super Aleste. Taking the role of a lone starfighter pilot, you are tasked with destroying an evil alien armada in standard 2D shooter fashion. And while you may be alone, you certainly won't be underpowered, with eight different types of weapons, each having six power-up levels for a grand total of 48 firing modes (not counting bomb power-ups) Super Aleste boasts one of the largest arsenals in 2D shooter history.

Gameplay is single-player only with 3 difficulty levels. Also included is a short campaign with different levels that plays mostly like a "survival" mode with the objective being to outlast the time limit and rack the most points.


Space Megaforce SNES Intro
Space Megaforce SNES Title screen (Japanese/European version).
Space Megaforce SNES Approaching a strange place...
Space Megaforce SNES Intricate level

Alternate Titles

  • "Super Aleste" -- Japanese/European Title
  • "スーパーアレスタ" -- Japanese spelling

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Critic Reviews

Video Game Den Jan 09, 2014 5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars 100
Total! (Germany) Aug, 1993 1.25 out of 6 95
GameFan Magazine Dec, 1992 90.5 out of 100 90
Megablast 1992 86 out of 100 86
Power Play Jun, 1992 86 out of 100 86
Video Games Jun, 1992 86 out of 100 86
Mega Fun Mar, 1994 85 out of 100 85
HonestGamers Jun 06, 2013 8 out of 10 80
The Video Game Critic Apr 03, 2002 B- 67
HonestGamers Dec 02, 2007 2 out of 10 20


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Zovni (9322) added Space Megaforce (SNES) on Jun 06, 2006