Aleste - Full Metal Fighter Ellinor

a game by Seismic Software

Platform: Sega GenesisGenesis

Genres: Flying, Shooting Games

There's an awesome shooter in town, and it's being showcased on the Sega CD. Robo Aleste by Tengen is a hard- shootin', high-flyin' treat for your eyes and ears, although your ears definitely get the better show.

Straight Shooter

Robo Aleste is a one-player overhead-view shooter with a theme that mixes ancient Japanese warriors with futuristic killing machines. You play as Kage, the pilot of a flying suit of armor named Aleste. Your ultimate goal is to do battle against ancient feudal warlords who want to knock you, boots and all, into another dimension. To fulfill their evil designs, they've enlisted the help of various bosses, trying to put some dents in your armor.

ProTips:

  • Take down the first level boss with guided missiles. Stay on either side of him and use the missiles when he shoots below you.
  • The train in the third level can easily be defeated with the powered-up blue laser. (In general, you should stick with one weapon and power it up along the way with same color globes.) Aim for the train's body guns.

This multi-stage shooter will fly you into the cavernous depths of the world, along a wintery railroad track, through forests and seas, and eventually to a showdown with the evil Astaros. Along the way, you'll find yourself bombarded by Astaros's army, which includes flying warships, a machine gun train, flying tiles, and robot monsters.

Luckily, weapon power-ups lie everywhere for the Aleste to pick up. You can fire regular shots, Thunderbolt Rays, Flying Shadow Formations, Exploding Flowers, and even Ninja Stars.

Each color-coded weapon can be powered up three times by picking up corresponding-colored globes that picture the weapon. The weapons are selected automatically for you, which adds to the ease of the controls.

Watch the Level 5 Boss while it's getting ready to shoot If its lower-left or lower-right turrets light up, stay on either side of the screen. If both its sides light up, move toward the middle of the screen and either below or above the Boss.

Beauty and the Beats

Robo Aleste features great graphics and sound. The action is fast and well animated. There are no signs of slowdown or flicker, even though the screen is completely filled with enemies at times. Some of the bosses are standard bio-mechanical fare, but they're livin' large and do take up much of the screen. Just before you reach Astaros, you even get great cinematic animation and speech.

The music in this CD is a joy for the ears. There are pulse- poppin' rhythms and some fresh, boo-ya back beats. You probably won't hear music this good anywhere else but on the Sega CD.

Stay just to the right or to the left of these laser-spewing knights, then fire away.

You're Under Aleste

Robo Aleste is a straightforward shooting game with an awesome soundtrack and great graphics. Although you may be daunted at first by its formidable challenge, its unlimited continues should help you to victory.

If you like shooters, and you like Japanese-style animation, you'll flip for Robo Aleste. It's the coolest thing burning up the Sega CD right now.

Aleste - Full Metal Fighter Ellinor Downloads

Sega Genesis Aleste - Full Metal Fighter Ellinor download
  • Toho of Japan / Super Famicom / S-NES

Shooters have just reached a new level of excitement with Super Aleste (to be called Space Megaforce here in the U.S.)! Pilot the most advanced military weapon known to date on a race to push back an alien armada! Choose from eight potent power-ups that can be powered-up six times each! Blast through eight levels of action with the strange warping effects found throughout!

reggie posted a review

Go to the Option Mode from the Title Screen. In this mode, set the Sound to 3A, the Level to HARD, and the CD-DA number to the stage of your choice. Now, press the B button and the START button at the same time. You will now see a Continue option on the Title Screen. Choose this option to go to your selected stage.

reggie posted a review

If you are not sick and tired of cyber star wars, you have another great chance to do some shooting from the blaster to snub transformers. This is Aleste, a vertical scrolling Kill'em all action with nice graphics. At first glance, everything is usual; we are flying upwards destroying hoards of enemies. But after a 10 minute play you understand why Aleste is different from hundreds of similar games. It is crazy drive. The enemies don't simply fly at your space ship. They launch dozens of shells; all the bastards are full of power – ups let alone fascinating bosses. But an experienced gamer will end this game in three hours.

Well it’s a nice flying shooter, the decent representative of the genre, and one of the best games on Sega.

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