Alpha Mission

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Alpha Mission
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Basic Information
Type(s)
Video Game
SNK
SNK
Shoot 'em up
NES Cartridge
NES Controller
Arcade, NES and Family Computer
Retail Features
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United Nations International Release Date(s)
Arcade machines
1985
European Union European Release Date(s)
Nintendo Entertainment System
1987
CanadaUnited StatesMexico North American Release Date(s)
Nintendo Entertainment System
1987
Japan Japanese Release Date(s)
Family Computer
September 31986
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Alpha Mission (ASO: Armored Scrum Object in Japan) is a vertical scrolling shooter arcade game created by SNK in 1985. It was later ported to the NES/Famicom in 1987. The game spawned a more successful sequel in 1991, Alpha Mission II for the Neo-Geo arcade and console platform.

Gameplay[edit | edit source]

Alpha Mission is a one-player scrolling shooter game, similar to Xevious in its segregation of air-to-air and air-to-ground weapons. Missiles are used to destroy ground enemies, while laser-like weapons are used for aerial opponents. Throughout each of the levels, the player must fight off waves of enemies that threaten several space stations and a boss must be defeated at the end of each. Like most early games in this genre, when the player dies, all weapons are lost and the player is moved to a point slightly before the point of death. The player's craft can also be upgraded to have more powerful weapons by picking up various power-ups throughout the level.

-With a pair of LS-30 rotary joysticks, Ikari Warriors can be played on the same hardware.

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