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Axelay
Game Code: Genre: Shooter / Overhead and Side Scrolling
US Title: Axelay US Publisher: Konami
Japan Title: Axelay Japan Publisher: Konami
Title in Kanji: Title in Kana:
European Title: Axelay Europe Publisher: Konami
Developer: Konami Players: 1
Accessories: none Special Chips: none
Save: none

One of THE most graphically impressive games available for the Super Nintendo, and arguably the single best shooter for the system. This really is a gem. Even though released relatively early in the Nintendo's history, this game still holds up to criticism even today. You have two viewpoints in the game, which alternate between levels. This is similar to Konami's classic earlier shooters, but yet much more graphically impressive. The sound is also excellent, with a variety of music scores to match the breathtaking, fast-paced scenes. You have to do battle over a large number of levels with Konami's famed massive end-bosses awaiting you. You can collect a large, impressive arsenal of weapons including a laser cannon and a fireball launcher. Overall, this game is one that I think will suit almost anybody to to its instant playability. A great addition to any collecton. - MD Pontiac


Cartridge label information

Region Country Serial Code notes Scan
Asia Japan SHVC-AX regular release link
Americas United States SNS-AX-USA regular release link

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PCB Information

ROM Chip ID Region Known Man. Dates PCB Type CIC SRAM Decoder/ Logic Circuit Special Chips
SHVC-AX-0 (front) Japan 9234 SHVC-1A0N-02 D411A There is no decoder chipThere are no special chips
SNS-AX-0 (front) USA 9228 SHVC-1A0N-02 D411 There is no decoder chipThere are no special chips
SPAL-AX-0 (front) (back) Europe 9248 SHVC-1A0N-20 D413A There is no decoder chipThere are no special chips

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Box information

Region Country Serial Code Notes Front Scan Back Scan
Americas United States SNS-AX-USA regular release link link

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Published Review Scores

Nintendo Power Publication date:
October 1991
Issue: 41 Page: 105
Graphics and Sound: 4.1/5 Play Control: 3.9/5 Challenge: 3.5/5 Theme and Fun: 3.6/5
Nintendo Power Publication date:
November 1992
Issue: 42 Page: 107
Graphics and Sound: 4.1/5 Play Control: 3.8/5 Challenge: 3.4/5 Theme and Fun: 3.6/5

Bibliography

  • Nintendo Power, Pak Watch (Preview), Publication date: August 1992, Volume: 39, Pages: 111
  • Nintendo Power, George & Rob's Now Playing (review), Publication date: October 1992, Volume: 41, Pages: 104
  • Nintendo Power, Review, Publication date: October 1992, Volume: 41, Pages: 105
  • Nintendo Power, Featured article (game overview), Publication date: November 1992, Volume: 42, Pages: 88-91

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