Number of Players
1 (Single Player)
Release Date

Super Nintendo

  • JP 11th Sep 1992
  • US 11th Sep 1992
  • EU 30th Sep 1993

Wii (Wii Shop)

  • US 12th Nov 2007, 800 points
  • JP 7th May 2008, 800 points

Wii U eShop

  • EU 15th Jan 2015, £5.49
  • US 19th Feb 2015, $7.99
Controller Support


  • Review Axelay (Wii U eShop / SNES)

    Restoring some Life Force to the 2D shooter

    When you run through the list of prolific Japanese software houses during the 8 and 16-bit eras, Konami's name is usually pretty close to the top. Like rivals Capcom and Namco, it benefited from the incredible global success of the Nintendo's NES and many of its classic franchises gained astonishing...

  • Review Axelay ( / Super Nintendo)

    Who said the SNES couldn't handle shmups?

    Regardless of the fact that it was released fairly early on in the life of Nintendo's 16-bit console, Axelay remains one of the best looking and most impressive shooters available for the format. Employing a similar format to Konami stable mate Lifeforce, Axelay switches between a vertical and horizontal...

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About The Game

Mysterious aliens have invaded the Earth-like planet of Corliss, slowly draining the planet's resources.

Take control of the prototype Axelay ship and use its wide range of advanced weaponry to battle enemy forces. Play through multiple stages of action - from other planets to space stations - all on your way to destroying the alien headquarters.

You are Corliss' last line of defense, so be careful not to be too distracted by the excellent graphics (including great scrolling effects) and rocking music. Pilot the Axelay using Konami's famously tight play control and experience what many consider to be a classic of the shooter genre.