0. With a name like that, how could we resist? It was published by Toho in 1992 for the Super Nintendo Entertainment System as part of the Aleste series. Full no-death/no miss run of Space Megaforce (aka Super Aleste, スーパーアレスタ ) on Wild mode (hardest/lunatic difficulty), my final score was 5,433,680 points. Europe’s, on the other hand... North America for me this week. ), known in North America as Space Megaforce, is a vertical-scrolling shooter video game, published by Toho and part of the Aleste series by Compile. 11 comments. There’s way too much text even if I only look at one language; it completely overwhelms the imagery. Japan's Mario Kart Arcades Are Being Updated To Add Infinite Green Shell Mode And Wario, For Only The Third Month In Two Years, Switch Wasn't The UK's Best-Selling Console, Dead Cells Unveils Second Major DLC Expansion ‘Fatal Falls’, DOOM Eternal Switch FAQ Addresses Gyro Controls, Multiplayer, DLC And More, Poll: Box Art Brawl #51 - Super Aleste / Space Megaforce. The rich yellow is back in the border this time. The story differs slightly depending on which version is played, though the opening premise is always the same. In a traditional fashion, the player pilots a spaceship through a variety of locales crawling with enemy squadrons to shoot down, though the story in the Japanese version is different from the American and European ones. They're all pretty awful, but the North American one looks the least bad. At the time of writing, though, there is a clear winner with only the slimmest of margins - the slimmest possible, in fact. gave it 5 out of 5 stars. Compile's Aleste series lands on the SNES with the appropriately named Super Aleste. Taking the role of a lone starfighter pilot, you are tasked with destroying an evil alien armada in standard 2D shooter fashion. I think you should go back to art critics school. One of my fave shooters ever! 0. Switching to another weapon is done by picking up a numbered item, with initials representing one of the eight weapons. Though I like the yellow box work on the European one also. More information is revealed upon beating the game on the harder, very hard, and then the hardest difficulty levels. save. When the ship is hit, the weapon loses four levels of power (but it cannot go below 0). There's a needlessly long tagline that explains the game quite precisely. Too bad you're not doing so well this week. The biggest change is the different title and logo for the NA release. The North American cover uses the same great art as the EU version but shifts it over to the left. The others are pretty cool as well, Europe pretty accurately described the game, and NA did the same. I also want to say that I love that last line under the North America description. He lives in Spain (the plain-y bit where the rain mainly falls) and his love for Banjo-Kazooie borders on the unhealthy. !!! It's a space shooter, yet the cover shows a wrecked ship and the pilot out of the cockpit. The original Aleste fighter ship's failure to stop the sphere's growth prompts the construction of a space fighter capable of wielding amazing weaponry, that fighter being the Super Aleste. This page was last edited on 30 May 2020, at 20:15. Super Aleste (also known as Space Megaforce in North America) is a Vertical Scrolling Shooter, part of the Aleste series and developed by Compile for the SNES in 1992.. Feels like it’s been a while since I could say that. There are two types of chips to find; Orange chips contribute to a level-up, but at higher levels, more chips are required to reach the next level. hide. @Axlroselm I think Japan always wins because of its vivid art style compared to Europe’s and NA’s basic styling. I like all of these! SNES - Super Aleste / Space Megaforce - The #1 source for video game sprites on the internet! While Japan trailed from the very beginning, it was an exceptionally close fight between North America and Europe. The Japanese art is just that, a nice piece of art. The player's health is tied to the level of their weapon. Last week observed three versions of ActRaiser 2 locked in combat. It is always this way: 1. This week we're sticking once again with the SNES (hey, it's a great console!) Again, very '80s, very cool. Besides, it's original release is in Japan, not North America. I would give it a 9/10 lol. We provide the latest gaming news, gaming reviews, and trailers for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch, PC. .2. No comparison whatsoever. Japanese one looks nice but doesn't make enough sense. ), known in North America as Space Megaforce, is a vertical-scrolling shooter video game, published by Toho and part of the Aleste series by Compile. Super Aleste (also known as Space Megaforce in North America) is a Vertical Scrolling Shooter, part of the Aleste series and developed by Compile for the SNES in 1992.. I like the color and contrast more than the European version, as it's easier to see the details. The North American version is your typical shmup Excuse Plot: a Featureless Protagonist is sent to stop an alien threat and destroy its homeworld. In the year 2048, a large mechanical sphere falls from space and starts attacking major cities around the world. Congratulations and commiserations as appropriate. This means the weapon must be at level 5 or 6 for the ship to survive two hits. and taking a look at Compile's 1992 vertical scrolling shmup Super Aleste, or Space Megaforce as it's known in North America. Next, at the same point in the game, hold L + R + Start and press Selectto reset the game a total of eight more times. edit: and the ridiculous title also helps. The plot varies by region. SUPER ALESTE (SPACE MEGAFORCE) Share Pin Tweet Share. If the weapon is already at level 0 upon getting hit, the player dies. I don’t usually say this, but Europe is downright hideous this time round. It's quite a detailed piece of art, both the ship and the pilot's armor. Japan one....doesn't even imply it's a shooter and it's not that great. The Japanese version is a bit more complicated than that. (Dont know what's the top thing on the sun though). But for me, the art style just really pops. Nintendo Switch Cyber Monday 2020 Best Deals - Console Bu... Soapbox: If The Smash Community Wants To #SaveSmash, It N... DOOM Eternal Switch eShop File Size Revealed. The names of the levels and their bosses are different. We can like what we like, and others can feel differently about what they like - it's not a zero sum game. "EU only gets half the voice. Super Nintendo World Will Open February 2021, New Images ... Join 1,068,242 people following Nintendo Life: © 2020 Nlife Media, partner of Gamer Network. ADVERTISEMENT. What the hell is it? Which one do you like best? The Japanese one is great, with the jungle creepers giving off Predator vibes. We'll see you then. It resembles the original in shininess and impact but goes for a slightly more 'sci-fi' font. I just like that cool looking sliced up white ball thing on the Japanese cover. I don't like any of them. Ergo, Super Aleste is both the original name of the game and the name it's recognised by in most regions, so the title of this article really ought to reflect this. LOVE. "a cracking piece of art which blends '80s sci-fi with '80s fighter jet porn.". by ACTU24H. !Space Megaforce is probably one of my favorite games of all time, and I just discovered it about 2 years ago. But it's the first time I see a space ship stranded in a jungle. US version makes me want to see the game in action (and is the best "box art" therefore), but the Japanese version has the best art... Hotel Dusk (Korean, Japanese, and US / EU), Ghost Trick, Contact, Resident Evil DS, all on DS, have very interesting different box art. Full no-death/no miss run of Space Megaforce (aka Super Aleste, スーパーアレスタ ) on Wild mode (hardest/lunatic difficulty), my final score was 5,433,680 points. Being passionate about art is great, folks, but I don't think it's necessary to snipe one another. @Eel i agree! In 2020? Pick your favourite, give it a click, and click on the 'Vote' button: And that's all for this week. Gavin loves a bit of couch co-op, especially when he gets to delegate roles, bark instructions and give much-appreciated performance feedback at the end. GAME. Welcome to Box Art Brawl, our weekly contest that pits three box art variants from around the world against each other in a fight for your vote. Welcome to Box Art Brawl, our weekly contest that pits three box art variants from around the world against each other in a fight for your vote. Poll: Box Art Brawl: Duel #69 - The Legend Of Zelda: Breath Of The Wild, Feature: Best Super Nintendo (SNES) Games, News Japan's Mario Kart Arcades Are Being Updated To Add Infinite Green Shell Mode And Wario, News For Only The Third Month In Two Years, Switch Wasn't The UK's Best-Selling Console, News Dead Cells Unveils Second Major DLC Expansion ‘Fatal Falls’, News DOOM Eternal Switch FAQ Addresses Gyro Controls, Multiplayer, DLC And More. , A manga based on the game and written by Kubo Muneo, was published by 'Monthly ASCII Comic' and released on February 22, 1993 in Japan. While the coloring on the US version is much better... why the silly name change? Japan got some brilliant art. Yeesh. Europe. The soundtrack is amazing i would spend hours playing the music while floating in space in the demo mode. There are eight types of weapons to use, and each can be powered up by collecting chips (small egg-shaped items). Also called Super Aleste in Europe and Japan, Space Megaforce gives players groups of enemies to fight through, 8 different weapons that can be powered up, and a whole lot of explosions. SUPER ALESTE equiped 2 (LASER) Posted: Sun Jul 24, 2005 4:22 pm . The ending is twice as long and reveals the mystery behind the enemy invasion. This week we're sticking once again with the SNES (hey, it's a great console!) Joined: 25 Jan 2005 Posts: 457 Location: Ohio, USA: Well, I just got back from the flea market, rescued a copy of Space Megaforce from the withered clutches of an old man who has no business handling video games. 80s fighter jet porn is the best kind of porn. That's right - we've had one whole year of box art battling! THIS. I'm not fond of the Japan art because it doesn't seem to have much to do with the game. I'm not sure why folks like the Japanese art so much. $ SUPER ALESTE SPACE MEGAFORCE Super Nintendo Snes PAL $$$$$ $ VERY RARE. Also the version I owned back in the day. @AirElephant I respect your opinion mate! The perspectives are wrong and the color blending and application is awful. All Abylight Studios Switch Games Are Now 50% Off For Bla... Guide: Pokémon Sword And Shield - All Ash’s Pikachu Codes. , Learn how and when to remove this template message, Intro, ending and music of the Japanese version, https://www.mangaupdates.com/series.html?id=96156, https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Space_Megaforce&oldid=959825084, Super Nintendo Entertainment System games, Super Nintendo Entertainment System-only games, Articles needing additional references from June 2016, All articles needing additional references, Articles using Infobox video game using locally defined parameters, Articles using Wikidata infoboxes with locally defined images, Articles containing Japanese-language text, Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License. Poll: Box Art Brawl #51 – Super Aleste / Space Megaforce. Japan's box is great; getting a fun Akira vibe through it. Poll: Box Art Brawl #51 – Super Aleste / Space Megaforce. The European one is my favorite: a combination of the artwork of the US one with the proper name. Wir müssen die Aliens aufhalten. Japan by a landslide for me. level 2. I shall therefore withhold my vote. ... Super Aleste is one of my all time favourite shmups. @sdelfin "If it was a Metroid-style game where you crash landed on an alien world and had to find a way off the planet, then the cover might work better in concept.". Feature: What's The Best Way To Play Super Mario Bros. Space Megaforce (aka Super Aleste) is a very unique vertical shooting experience for the master of unique vertical shooting experiences, Compile (RIP).
The player's health is tied to the level of their weapon. Super Aleste Super Aleste (Space Megaforce in North America) is a game that I wanted to write about on this site not because it does weird, over the top, exotic things. share. That's something, I suppose. Rein von den Fakten her ist Super Aleste ein stinknormaler Shooter (vertikal scrollend). In fact the lightning of the piece is amazing, the detail of the sun behind how it reflects on the surface of the ship is pretty well done as well as the textures and the brushstrokes on the jungle below. Well, the game is also known as Super Aleste in the PAL regions; It's only Space Megaforce in the NA NTSC region. Worse, the contrast between the baby’s-first-time-eating-carrots yellow and the black is horrifically jarring. Japan. It's extremely poor. After resetting the game exactly 13 times in all, at the title screen, hold Select with the cursor on Options and press Start. 3. Though I remember for how broken it was it one of the first emulators I used when I had a PC fast enough to run them with sound "Spaaaaaaace MegaFORRRRRRCE!". The rest of the world, it works, but it's nothing special. The music, speed, colour scheme and anouncer's voice makes it a must play. Post subject: Space Megaforce / Super Aleste. Japanese cover on account of being unique. The North American version is your typical shmup Excuse Plot: a Featureless Protagonist is sent to stop an alien threat and destroy its homeworld. Green chips make the weapon level up instantly. And Minish Cap, although I'm sure Japan will win that one with over 90% of the votes. At least the European and U.S. artists had a modicum of talent. Also, there are two types of extra lives; normally, if the player dies, they try the level again at the last checkpoint. I. It looks cool! Japan has a lot of detail going for it so I chose that one. To enable the game's debug mode, perform the following steps after turning the game on: 1. It's not a bad start, is it? I like both japanese and american. At least the artist was smart enough to hide the pilot's hands and feet, notoriously difficult to draw properly, because they probably couldn't. If it was a Metroid-style game where you crash landed on an alien world and had to find a way off the planet, then the cover might work better in concept. I wanted to write about it because it does all of the conventional things so very right. the EU never liked the thick black borders, @AirElephant I don't see anything wrong with the perspective or the color blending. Das Spiel erschien 1992 in allen 3 Regionen. Space Megaforce is another game in the massive vertical scrolling shoot 'em up genre. The actual name itself couldn't be more generic, yet there's something pleasing in its banal fusion of cool word + cool word + cool word = very cool words. Can we talk about how amazing this game is ! Next time on Box Art Brawl, it'll be round #52. The NA region takes it for me. Picking up chips causes the player's current weapon to level-up, to a maximum of six. It looks like it's a shooter. Thi's role in the game is to fly with Raz into the sphere, weaken its defenses and properly wrest the sphere's power source. Super Aleste: EU: Toho: SNSP-AT: 091521100065: 1992 : Description "Space Megaforce™". However, Super Aleste also offers a "Short Game", where only a set of small levels are played, with the emphasis on scoring as many points as possible. A beginning to end playthrough of Toho's 1992 Super Nintendo shooter, Space Megaforce. Also called Super Aleste in Europe and Japan, Space Megaforce gives players groups of enemies to fight through, 8 different weapons that can be powered up, and a whole lot of explosions. Super Aleste (aka Space Megaforce in den Staaten) ist ein vertikal skrollendes Shmup und lässt auf den ersten Blick nie die Raffinesse dieses Titels durchscheinen. In 12 abwechslungreichen Leveln kämpfen wir uns durch die Gegnermassen. 0. Super Aleste (スーパーアレスタ), known in North America as Space Megaforce, is a vertically scrolling shoot 'em up video game developed by Compile.It was published by Toho in 1992 for the Super Nintendo Entertainment System as part of the Aleste series. C $227.24; or Best Offer +C $27.90 shipping; From United States; Lascia un commento / Nintendo. @Franklin thank you for your sacrifice! report. The blending doesn’t work in some parts i agree. Doesn't really sell the game for what it is AT ALL ;-D. Japan is the best artwork, but Europe is the one I grew up with and love. SHARES. Your shots and the enemies' shots are fast. Going with the EU, because Super Aleste is the correct name. The European version retains the title and the exact same logo treatment along with a cracking piece of art which blends '80s sci-fi with '80s fighter jet porn. I'm starting to wonder if people automatically vote Japan because it looks different from what we're used to or something.... European one has the best colour so it edges out the NA one (though I don't like the squared off orange bit for the company name at the bottom). But I respect your opinion. With Japan's art, it's mysterious and evocative. I love the Japanese one, it’s really cool and pretty-looking. The other two seem more generic IMO. Space Megaforce, known in Japan and Europe as Super Aleste (スーパーアレスタ, Sūpāaresuta), is a vertically scrolling shoot 'em up video game developed by Compile.It was published by Toho in 1992 for the Super Nintendo Entertainment System as part of the Aleste series. . Japan is the coolest, but it looks like the ship's wrecked and you'll be exploring a jungle planet. 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The U.S. one is cool, though, and in close second. Blackgame is a gaming news site. If you're not familiar with the story, you'll have no idea what's going on... but it really doesn't matter. If the player has enough lives that a number is used to display them, then the icon becomes red if they have at least one Special Life left. Welcome to Box Art Brawl, our weekly contest that pits three box art variants from around the world against each other in a fight for your vote. There's plenty of art of space ships in space. The NA one is a mess. Last week observed three versions of ActRaiser 2 locked in combat. Tasked with flying into and destroying the sphere, the Super Aleste must also destroy any reinforcements the sphere calls for which come from the deepest depths of space. Hold on there, you need to login to post a comment... Sega Just Showed Off A Prototype Handheld For The First Time Ever, Video: 21 Nintendo 64 Games Everyone Should Play. But the NA version adds a cheesy memory-wasting voice to the copyright notice "SPACE! 15 July 2020. in Gaming. Space Megaforce, known in Japan and Europe as Super Aleste (スーパーアレスタ, Sūpāaresuta), is a vertically scrolling shoot 'em up video game developed by Compile. But I prefer the other two, with the transfixed eye in a a cyborg-style background bShame that the NA and EU covers will split the vote, because they’re so similar. Finally, the scrolling is fast. The presence of both characters, and thus the game's original ending, were cut from Space Megaforce and the European version of Super Aleste. Ein Thread zu diesem kleinen Klassiker ist in meinen Augen längst überfallig. In the original Japanese story, the Super Aleste is piloted by an ace named Raz and his co-pilot is a mysterious young alien woman named Thi, a prisoner aboard the sphere who harnesses strange powers freed by the constant attacks against the sphere. Poll: Box Art Brawl #51 – Super Aleste / Space Megaforce. There's an awful lot to like. Welcome to Box Art Brawl, our weekly contest that pits three box art variants from around the world against each other in a … In terms of style and demeanor, it didn’t really follow the template of what an amazing shooter was supposed to be, and therefore, is not appreciated by the everybody. It's a cool-word word salad! Super Aleste (スーパーアレスタ? But sometimes, the simpler ones work better than the crowded ones. The tagline remains the same but the mustard-coloured border is switched out for the standard black. Space Megaforce is another game in the massive vertical scrolling shoot 'em up genre. The game was published by Toho in all territories. The game's thrilling speed is its most attractive feature. Each weapon has a function that can be manipulated with the Shot-Control button, changing around the weapon's abilities to suit different situations. The details on the ropes on the left and the shadows on all the piece are great. However, it is possible to convert lives into Special Lives with a certain power-up; these allow the player to come back at the exact place they were killed, losing no progress. The Super Famicom cover kicks things off in style with a rich yellow strip at the top acting as the background to a beautifully shiny and embossed logo that couldn't be more late-'80s/early-'90s if it tried. 92% Upvoted. Below that is an intriguing image of the titular craft hanging by green tendrils above the jungle. The player's ship cannot be directly harmed by on-screen objects, but will be crushed if caught between an edge of the screen and an object scrolling towards that edge. Congrats Europe on last week's awesome victory! When the opening music starts playing, press Reset. Super Aleste als Pal oder Japanische Version oder auch Space Megaforce als US Version. I do prefer the darker colors on the European box art compared to North America. This thread is archived. What more could you possibly want? Japanese one is nice and kinda moody but there's just something I've always loved about the NA one. Do this a total of five times. Three covers, one vote. Super Aleste ist eines der besonders guten Shmups auf dem Super Nintendo. MEGAFORCE! There's even a little bit of French on the box to give it an air of sophistication. The Japanese version is a bit more complicated … , In 1997 Electronic Gaming Monthly ranked it the 46th best console video game of all time, citing its ingenuous power-ups and usage of the Super NES's graphical features to present differing level styles. 1992: Super Aleste / Space Megaforce ; 1992: Robo Aleste / Dennin Aleste (Sega Mega-CD) 1993: Power Strike II / GG Aleste II (Game Gear) 1993: Power Strike II (Master System) Ein weiteres Spiel, das oft in Zusammenhang mit der Aleste-Reihe genannt wird, ist Blazing Lazers / Gunhed . Equipped with its own defense system, The Sphere destroys all attacks made on it by Earth's military. 2. For Space Megaforce on the Super Nintendo, GameFAQs has 2 cheat codes and secrets, 10 reviews, 3 critic reviews, and 31 user screenshots. C $106.00; or Best Offer; Free Shipping; From Spain; Super Aleste (Super Nintendo SNES) Genuine PAL Complete CIB, aka Space Megaforce. Always worst thing about this game the box art, game itself was quality, add was the soundtrack. After much destruction, the sphere hovers over the jungles of South America, drawing lines into the ground similar to the Nazca Line drawings as it expands itself and draws energy from the jungle foliage. Hosted by 44 Bytes. VIEWS. As we write this on a Friday evening, the results are as follows: Therefore, Europe wins by a whisper! Great game too, IIRC. It's ramshackle in its spacing and the text is partially obscured by the background. The enemy movements are fast. I've seen art students, let alone professionals, turn out better work. NA. The Japanese version has more content than the European and American versions: In episode 3 of season 1, British television show Bad Influence! When the European and NA box art are similar, EU often wins out with me because of the added splash of color that the background/border has as opposed to US's standard black. The Aleste series made its way to the SNES in a single outing, known as Space Megaforce in North America.Compile used this opportunity to show off the SNES scaling and rotation effects to recreate the animation of the SMS Power Strike intro, with the fighting spinning and flying towards the screen. Presented by Toho. Nostalgia. The EU and NA covers look like gaudy promotional pieces. Not sure how anyone could pick the EU one, far too busy and a wall of text on a cover is never a good look. This game was released as Super Aleste in Japan. That one really ropes you in and makes you wonder. And no this isn’t my favorite box art, but compared to the other dare I say “mediocre” ones it’s really good. I traded Super Soccer in for this, back when nobody really knew too much about too many games. The intro movie and attract mode for Super Aleste on the Super Nintendo.