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Axelay is a side- and vertically-scrolling shoot 'em up from Konami created specifically for the Super Nintendo to take advantage of its Mode 7 capabilities. Many of the stages employ this tech, displaying a wraparound affect in some stages as the player flies over the horizon of planets. The game was released in 1992 (1993 for Europe) and was later released on the Wii's Virtual Console in 2007.


Axelay takes place in the fictional Illis Solar System, which is under attack by alien invaders known as the Armada of Annihilation, which seeks to take over the planets of Illis. The game begins on the planet Corliss, which is similar to Earth. The player must take their ship, the D117B Axelay Fighter and free the planets of Illis, eventually making their way to the Fortress of the Armada of Annihilation and stop the invasion.


  • If the game is completed twice on the hardest difficulty, a message appears and promises a sequel to Axelay. However, an Axelay 2 was never released and no plans for a sequel have yet to materialize.

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