Aleste on Sega Mark III

アレスタ Aleste on Sega Mark III is great SHMUP game from Compile. Aleste series remind of Zanac overall. This one also has some similarities with MUSHA on Sega Genesis.

It has similar powerup system with Zanac for special weapons. Tho in Zanac most of weapons are forever until you die. In Aleste they end over time. Upgrading the main weapon is like in MUSHA. Maybe MUSHA even based on this game?

Zanac and Aleste games has many familiar elements with The Guardian Legend. I love the final Round 6 that starts from 28:19 in the video below. It looks totally like Naju surface. Player also shoots out the panels and reveals the bio surface under them.

The game also goes under the name Power Strike on Sega Master System. And looks the same. They are probably identical. Tho who knows maybe there some differences(for example original is quite too hard would be a good idea to lower down the difficulty).

The MSX2 version came few months later after the Mark III. It has intro and a little bit more extra levels. However visually not as good. And MSX2 scrolling not that smooth. MSX2 version is also a bit easier. Which is good because the original from Mark III is quite difficult.

Here are some screenshots from the game:

So much like Naju surface!

The final boss 1st form is totally the Naju’s first boss. Defense system on landing the Naju:

The very first level background color is terribly bright. I think that was a bad decision to make this bright green ground:

Game has Zanac type of bosses:

Nice looking space station background with a rock surface:

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Steel Seraph is becoming better

We are watching the progress of this game. As it’s an indie game heavily inspired with The Guardian Legend. Author considers the feedback from people and improves the game. Steel Seraph is becoming better with time.

Take a look at the recent video showing some gameplay from the current game state.

Author is very responsive. So if you have a feedback for him then go contact. He will listen! There is definitely a lot of room for improvement. And feedback from players is the best help to find weak spots and improve.

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Gameplay video of Steel Seraph indie game:

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Zodiac Story indie game

Hi!

If you ever want to play a game like The Guardian Legend I have something for you. It is an indie game heavely inspired by Metroid and The Guardian Legend. It is mix of those two.

Zodiac: Story of The Guardian

The genre is so called Metroidvania and SHMUP. There are a lot of places to walk, jump and fight around. A lot. Just like Metroid. You will find special weapons and upgrades. Very much like in TGL. The flying stages have a lot from TGL. Author made many enemies and bosses almost directly from TGL. And the protagonist is also a transformer.

But I warn you! The walking and jumping here is a lot more than flying. So if you love Metroid this is good for you.

I should mention that the game is still in Beta. It’s a full game already but there should be some minor updates. So keep that in mind. The game also should have some different endings. Yes the game has plot. I am not sure how much endings it has now(there was at least one). Let me know.

The game can be found here:

http://www.purezc.net/index.php?page=projects&id=224

Thanks