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Released in 1990 by TOAPLAN, on MEGADRIVE this ROM cartridge has not struck our minds enough but it's really History master-piece in the genre. Everyone remenber the THUNDER FORCE series on SEGA 16 Bit, and it's fair regarding the TECNOSOFT marvellous work, but less people kept in their memories this incredible vertical shooting game, the best in his domain on the machine, and I will not suffer contradiction on that point as the production level of this ALESTE is far beyond all other vertical scrolling shoot existing on MEGADRIVE. Scrollings, animation, graphics, scenery, boss, music, everything is perfect in this game (may be another upgraded difficulty level is lacking in option, but I so often palyed this game that I wish I could suffer a little bit more).

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Music, let's talk about it, brilliantly made in FM sound from MEGADRIVE, speedy, catchy, and so well composed, I would even say in a metal way hearing the sounds used, fast rythmics, and the carzy solos as in "NOH SPECTER", I would like to see on day a band playing this particular title (and if it's ALEXI LAIHO at guitar it would be perfect), would be a great result. If you want some of these themes re-composed in MIDI, please visit the MIDI section :

MIDI Section - M.U.S.H.A. ALESTE

The main programming great too, with many differential scrollings, the MEGADRIVE is pushed hard to move this profusion of sprites, sometimes enormous ones, I must stop the compliments or you will figure out that I appreciate this shooting game more than some actual games (but it's not my fault if COMPILE had programmed what I think to be the best vertical shooting games ever, so some may say I repeat myself in this site. I finished plenty of shooting game in my life, and, believe me, in their domain COMPILE deserve a world champion title, why do you think I'm doing this homepage?).

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Concerning the scenario, it seems that the artificial intelligence who bothered humans in the first ALESTE episode is coming back, DIA 51 (or DAIA 51) to name it. There's also a story about some sapce colony, one thing for sure is that ELLINOR WAIZEN (the daughter of RAY) is back too, commandind a small squadron. Mechanics have changed since the time of ALESTE 2, she exchanged her air fighter for a flying combat robot, the M.U.S.H.A. or Metallic Uniframe Super Hybrid Armor (note: MUSHA also means warrior in Japanese).

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Here it is for the fast presentation of the game, now some pictures of MUSHA ALESTE in the following galleries (sorry for some graphics bugs caused by emulator) :


spoiler to kill all suspense, plus the game Staff


Select stage : Make 10 resets, then, while pressing the down/left direction, enter the option mode, the sound menu has became round menu.

Power up : during the game, press start to pause, then push B, B, C, B, B, C, up, down and A.

Options up : during the game, press start to pause, then push up, up, up, down, down, down, left, left, left, right, right, right, C,C,B,A, and start.

Life up : during the game, press start to pause, then push right, down, right, down, left, up, left, up, B, C, A.