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Platform Votes Score
Genesis 22 4.1
Wii 6 4.6
Combined User Score 28 4.2


Critic Reviews

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100
GenesisSega Does (May 25, 2017)
MUSHA isn’t a shoot-em-up for those who have only dabbled in the genre. MUSHA is for the jaded old veterans who think they’ve played it all before. The game’s unrelenting energy and passion doesn’t just upstage other shoot-em-ups for the system: it decimates them – and, dare I say, every other title released for the Genesis in 1990. MUSHA is a reminder that shoot-em-ups can thrill better than any other genre, and is a testament to the power lying in wait within Sega’s 16-bit console. An absolute masterpiece and one of the best games on the system.
100
GenesisThe Video Game Critic (Dec 22, 2003)
Unlike other shooters where you see the same enemies over and over again, MUSHA seems to have an inexhaustible supply of new targets. Many of the bosses are huge faces grafted into high-tech machinery, and they look wild. The scenery is also commendable. The first stage has traditional Japanese temples moving on a network of rails over the ocean below - very original. Another stage features a floor that drops out, revealing a gaping chasm below. Scaling is used to good effect in several parts of the game - very impressive for 1990. The music is highly regarded by some, but I thought it was about average. Overall, if you're a serious shooter fan, you owe it to yourself to track down a copy of this engrossing game.
100
GenesisSega-16.com (Jul 10, 2004)
MUSHA is a pretty old game now and is very rare and hard to find. Be sure to look everywhere for a copy, especially if you love shooters. It's a must own title and it is mandatory to include this in your library! Don't except any substitutes and don't let anyone bar your path to obtain this title. Buy as soon as you find it somewhere.
92
GenesisGamezone (Germany) (Apr 26, 2001)
Ohne Zweifel einer der besten Shooter die es für das Megadrive gibt! Der Soundtrack ist so packend, daß man ihn am liebsten auf CD haben würde. Die vielen unterschiedlichen Waffen bieten zig Möglichkeiten sich gegen die Gegener zur wehr zu setzen. Ein Meilenstein unter den Shootern!
90
WiiMag'64 (Jun 04, 2010)
Dieser Vertikal-Shooter aus dem Jahre 1990 macht im Grunde nichts falsch und bietet genau das, was ein ordentlicher 2D-Shooter vorweisen sollte: Ein überaus forderndes Gameplay mit haufenweise Gegnern, gespickt mit einem intelligenten Waffensystem und einem prächtigen Szenario. Und von der technischen Seite her betrachtet, ist er vermutlich einer der eindrucksvollsten Mega-Drive-Titel überhaupt. Shooter-Liebhaber dürfen hier blind zugreifen.
90
WiiNintendo Life (Jan 20, 2009)
Very few people have had the pleasure of experiencing this brilliant title and hopefully that will now be rectified. Granted, if shooters aren’t your bag then this is unlikely to change you mind in the same way that games like Radiant Silvergun might – but still, it remains one of the best shoot ‘em ups on the Mega Drive and is arguably one of the best of its era.
90
GenesisGamesCollection (Nov 14, 2007)
Dal punto di vista collezionistico, Musha Aleste è uno dei pezzi da avere assolutamente se si collezionano giochi Mega Drive o shumps in generale. Si fa apprezzare anche in versione statunitense, grazie a un package decisamente bello.
85
GenesisVideo Games (Mar, 1991)
Wer sich in dieses Effektefeuerwerk begibt, der vergißt die restliche Welt um sich herum. Zugegeben, Musba Aleste tendiert in manchen Situationen zur Hektik und Unübersichtlichkeit, doch kann man dieses Manko verkraften. Kein anderes Ballerspiel hat es geschafft, atemberaubende Optik und Akustik so geschickt mit purem Spielspaß zu verbinden.
85
WiiIGN (Jan 20, 2009)
It's easy to see why M.U.S.H.A. is still so highly regarded after almost two decades, as its visuals, gameplay and overall style must have felt well ahead of their time for players who got the chance to experience it first in 1990. Wii owners today, particularly shooter fans, would do well to give it a look here in 2009 for its 800 Wii Point asking price -- a price that's especially reasonable, as in addition to all the accolades listed above, M.U.S.H.A. is an incredibly rare and expensive game to try to track down and own in its original Genesis cartridge form. Virtual Console fans may continue to bemoan the lessened amount of new classic game releases each Monday on the download service, but if the all-by-themselves games selected continue to be as compelling as M.U.S.H.A., Nintendo can just keep them coming one at a time.
85
GenesisIGN (Jan 20, 2009)
It's easy to see why M.U.S.H.A. is still so highly regarded after almost two decades, as its visuals, gameplay and overall style must have felt well ahead of their time for players who got the chance to experience it first in 1990. Wii owners today, particularly shooter fans, would do well to give it a look here in 2009 for its 800 Wii Point asking price -- a price that's especially reasonable, as in addition to all the accolades listed above, M.U.S.H.A. is an incredibly rare and expensive game to try to track down and own in its original Genesis cartridge form. Virtual Console fans may continue to bemoan the lessened amount of new classic game releases each Monday on the download service, but if the all-by-themselves games selected continue to be as compelling as M.U.S.H.A., Nintendo can just keep them coming one at a time.
84
GenesisGénération 4 (Feb, 1991)
Eh bien, ce jeu fait partie des plus jouables et des meilleurs ! Au premier abord, lorsque je l'ai essayé et regardé d'un œil distrait, je me suis dit un de plus. Mais en y jouant, je lui ai trouvé énormément de qualités.
84
GenesisPower Play (Apr, 1991)
Musha Aleste sprengt die Grenzen herkömmlicher Ballerspiele. Es ist die grafisch und akustisch spektakulärste Actionorgie, die ich je gespielt habe. Dank den unerreicht fetzigen Musikstücken und den voluminösen Soundeffekten entsteht eine Atmosphäre, die einen die Umgebung total vergessen läßt. Man versinkt förmlich in den Explosionsorkanen der zerberstenden Aliens (die Musik unbedingt über Stereoanlage anhören!). Zugegeben, Musha Aleste tendiert etwas zur Hektik und manchmal tut man sich bei dem Sprite-Chaos auf dem Bildschirm mit der Orientierung etwas schwer. Dies alles beeinträchtigt aber nicht das unbeschreibliche Gefühl, wenn man sich durch grafisch und technisch brillant in Szene gesetzte Alien-Horden ballert. Noch nie gelang eine so perfekte Symbiose aus Optik und Akustik einerseits und Spielspaß auf der anderen Seite.
80
Das soll nicht heißen, daß Aleste unfair wäre. Ganz im Gegenteil: Mit eisernen Reflexen, dem richtigen Wechseln der Extrawaffen und unbedingtem Überlebenswillen ist das Spiel zu schaffen.Und das kann ja ruhig etwas dauern, oder? Außerdem werdet Ihr bei Erreichen jedes neuen Levels mit absoluten Wahnsinnsgrafiken erschlagen, die Euch den Atem rauben. Da fliegt Ihr z.B. nichtsahnend und rumballernd über eine Plattform, deren Platten plötzlich (toll gezoomt!) nach unten fallen und den Blick auf eine tiefe Schlucht freigeben, an deren Grund Lava fließt. Außerdem gibt‘s plötzlich Mehrweg-Parallax-Scrolling, wobei die Feinde von unten auftauchen und erst in einer gewissen Höhe abgeschossen werden können. Das ist Hektik pur! Wer diese Effekte und den hammerharten, gekonnt designten Spielablauf zu schätzen weiß, wird sein Master-System in die Ecke schmeißen und sich schnellstens dieses tolle Ballerspiel nageln!
80
GenesisRaze (May, 1991)
The graphics are very oriental and the brilliant blasting effects add to the fun. Surprisingly, the tune that plays throughout isn't too annoying either. The whole game plays really fast and soon becomes extremely addictive fun. With seven tough levels, each with its own guardian, there's enough for months of play.
70
WiiEurogamer.net (UK) (Jul 26, 2009)
The graphics are muscular and distinctive, the controls are as precise as you'd hope and it's simply a very engaging shooter that anyone can enjoy.
70
MUSHA is yet another vertically scrolling shoot 'em up. Why are there so many of the flipping things out on the Megadrive? Oh well, whingeing apart, the plus side is that MUSHA sports very impressive graphics (with amazing Thunderblade-style parallax in the canyon level) which set a great atmosphere and the action is fast and furious. Unfortunately, it's let down in a number of other key areas. First of all, the game isn't very challenging at all. Anyone who's at least half decent at shoot 'em ups will be able to complete MUSHA in less than an hour, and there's little to persuade you to bump up the difficulty level yourself on the option screen. Also, although you have a nice amount of control over your extra weapons, even at full-power they aren't half as impressive as say, Truxton's. MUSHA is a smooth, playable blast, but it's a shame it's so unoriginal and unchallenging. Give it a miss.