Back when Konami was a really cool company, they developed Axelay, a 2d shoo’t em up for the Super Nintendo and released it in September 1992. It is one of the few shoot’em ups that used the Mode 7 effects on the system to create the illusion of 3d graphics in the game. Axelay had both vertical and horizontal scrolling stages and an excellent boss design.

A sequel was once planned as seen after the ending of the game, but it never happened. It was re-released as a virtcual console game for Wii and Wii U.


Official Axelay Artworks & Illustrations, Ads, Flyers, Renders Cover and Concept Art:


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Axelay Cover Art / Scans


Axelay in Game-Art-HQ Art Projects:




Selected and featured Axelay Fan Art:

Axelay Art by Mikaël Aguirre

Axelay: A Blast of the Past

by Orioto




Screenshot Gallery of Axelay:



Axelay Characters from  in the Game-Art-HQ Database:



Updates in the Axelay Gallery

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