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|Genre||Shoot em Up|
|Developer / Publisher||Compile|
|Media||1 x |
|A great vertical shoot em up released on 1988 for the MSX2 systems and later on the Sega Master System console.|
The story of Aleste deals about the human-made Supercomputer, DIA 51, which has been infected by a hybrid virus and is spreading like wildfire, making it decide to eliminate the human race. When Yuri, Ray's girlfriend, gets injured in DIA's assault, Raymond Waizen has all the reasons in the world to get rid of DIA 51 once and for all in his Aleste fighter. The difficulty was noticeably higher. Known outside of Japan as Power Strike, Aleste was released in America as a mail-only limited edition game.
When I first played this game on a MSX, I was absolutely amazed by the graphics (especially the backgrounds) and the fluid animation of the sprites! I forgive the loose controls and high difficulty because of its great graphics (and sound)! The sound features a great chip tune at the introduction, and a few catchy sfx and soundtracks during gameplay. It is still a very well made bottom-up scrolling shooter with some nice bolt-on weapons and varied level graphics, and it definitely has the MSX2 quality to it!
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|CPU: ZiLOG Z80A at 3,58MHz|
MEMORY: 64Kb to 128Kb RAM, 64KB ROM (32Kb for bios, 16Kb for Basic v3, 16Kb for DiskROM)
GRAPHICS: Yamaha V9938 with 128Kb VRAM (sometimes 64 or 192Kb) supporting 512x212 (16 colours out of 512) and 256x212 (256 colours)
SOUND: Yamaha YM2149 (PSG) 3 channels, 8 octaves. Also supports Yamaha YM2413 (OPLL) known as FM-PAC capable of 9 channels FM or 6 channels FM + 5 drums and 15 pre-set instruments!
|9-bit RGB 512-color palette (16 on-screen)|
|MSX2+: 15bit RGB 32,768-color palette (19,268 on screen)|
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