Senjin Aleste

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Senjin Aleste (戦刃アレスタ) logo.png
Senjin Aleste
Senjin Aleste title screen.png

Title screen

Developer: M2 ShotTriggers
Publisher: M2
Release date: 2021/07/15

Senjin Aleste (戦刃アレスタ "Battle Alester") is a vertical scrolling shooter developed by M2 ShotTriggers, released in fall of 2021 to arcades in Japan on the ALL.Net P-ras MULTI platform, a multi-game arcade platform developed and maintained by SEGA.

Unlike previous entries in the Aleste game series, which were all home-console releases, this game was released exclusively to arcades. This was initially met with negative reception. It was the first original title in the series since the release of GG Aleste II in 1993.

In terms of visual style, the game is largely similar to previous titles, with the exception of the pilot characters. The scoring system of the game is different from previous entries, likely to accommodate for the arcade platform.

Gameplay Overview

The game is played on a one-stick, 8-button arcade set-up. However, for the purpose of gameplay, only 4 buttons are used. Buttons can be re-mapped to any of the 8 buttons present on the cabinet, and this configuration is saved across machines if the player uses a compatible ID card.

Controls


  • B1: Secondary fire mode. The player ship slows down and the projectiles fired are concentrated for more accurate targeting.
  • B2: Toggles "power" mode. This mode slows down enemy projectiles and allows accumulation of bonus points while shooting down enemy targets. It depletes a power gauge on the top-left of the screen.
  • B3: Primary fire mode. While holding down the button, pressing B1 will override it.
  • B5: Blows away nearby enemy projectiles. Temporarily becomes unavailable after using.

Characters and leader system


The game has four playable characters, each with their own ship/abilities, and leadership bonus:

Portrait Name and ship Style of play Leadership bonus
SA Yuri.png Example Example Example
SA Ratna.png Example Example Example
SA Tanya.png Example Example Example
SA Huang.png Example Example Example

Weapons


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Items


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Rank


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Loops


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Scoring


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Strategy

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Gallery

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