AxelayGame Rating : 4.5/5 (1)
Publisher: Konami
Game Type : Side Scrolling Shooter
Release Date : 1992
Modes : Single Player

Axelay (SNES) Gameplay

Axelay is a 1992 scrolling shooter game for the Super Nintendo Entertainment System. The game was published and developed by Konami. The game was very well received by critics who praised the games story and selection of weapons.

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The gameplay of Axelay follows the traditional 2D scrolling shooters seen from many games however, instead of the power collecting power ups from defeating enemies, the player earns weapons as they progress through the game. Players are given three kinds of weapons at the start of each level (Special weapon, standard weapon and missile or bomb) and can switch them during game play. These weapons can be modified at the end of each level.

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The game takes place in a planetary system which is called Illis and this peaceful place was invaded by an alien empires. This alien empire is called the Armada of Annihilation and their goal is to take over the planets of the Illis system which include the Earth like Corliss. As the last option of defense against the alien forces, the D117B Axelay fighter is deployed to recover its lost weaponry and put an end to the alien invasion before it is too late.

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Axelay (SNES) Q and A

Question : What Are The Game Controls For Axelay?
Answer : Here They Are.
L : Weapon Selection
R : Weapon Selection
A : Fire air to ground missiles
B : Fire air to air missiles
X : Select Weapon / Item
Y : Nothing
Start : Pause game
Select : Nothing

If you plan to play this game it might help to learn the game controls first. If any of these controls for Axelay are incorrect please let us know by posting a comment below

Question : Is Axelay Any Good?
Answer : Below is how Axelay Super Nintendo game rated on popular gaming sites on the internet. This should give you a good idea if the game is worth playing or not.

  • Quebec Gamers = 8.6 / 10
  • Video Games = 80 / 100
  • Megablast = 80 / 100
  • = 8 / 10

Question : How Long Does It Take To Complete Axelay On The SNES?
Answer : If you plan to play this game you will be interested to know how long this game will take to complete and how hard people rate this game. The below stats were taken from

  • Axelay Main Story : 1.5 Hours
  • Main Story + Extras : 1.5 Hours
  • Retired : 7%

If you have played this game please post a comment below and let us know what you thought of the game, How long it took you to complete and how hard do you think the game was?

Question : Is It Illegal To Download and Play a ROM of Axelay ?
Answer : Yes it is illegal.  Nintendo have posted the following on there website “whether you have possession of a Nintendo ROM for a limited amount of time, i.e. 24 hours, it is illegal to download and play a Nintendo ROM from the Internet”  which makes it clear that downloading ROMS is completely illegal.  A lot of people say this is a grey area, Some say as long as you own Axelay on the SNES you can download and play the ROM as a backup to the physical media, this is not true.  Nintendo see ROMS as a threat to date to the intellectual property rights of video game developers.

Question : This Game Is Hard, Do You Have Any Cheats For This Game?
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Question : This Game Is Hard, Do You Have Any Cheats For This Game?
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Justin Mermack

Justin is a gaming enthusiast that relishes replaying and reminiscing with fellow gamers about the retro video games we all grew up loving. Using his spare time, he writes on all things Nintendo, but you'll be hard-pressed not to find a controller in his hand.

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