Axelay - Best Power-Up

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Axelay - Best Power-Up

Post by Darran@Retro Gamer » Fri Jul 09, 2010 9:39 am

Which power-up is the best?
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Re: Axelay - Best Power-Up

Post by nakamura » Fri Jul 09, 2010 10:28 am

Well that is easy. The Vulcan Cannon that you can spin around your ship. It is available on level 1 and you need it throughout. The Wind Laser on level 6 is handy too.
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Re: Axelay - Best Power-Up

Post by Dam » Fri Jul 09, 2010 12:23 pm

Yep certainly the round vulcan, not only does it go round, but it's also petty powerful when used straight, more so than some of the regular lasers.

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Re: Axelay - Best Power-Up

Post by tssk » Fri Jul 09, 2010 1:13 pm

Axelay's doesn't really have powerups. It's more like weapon loadouts at the start of each level. And as the others have said, the swivle canon you get straight from the start is the best. Powerful, flexible, the only thing it doesn't do is shoot straight ahead. Then again the only thing directly in front of you tends to be bullets or missile so this is a plus!

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Re: Axelay - Best Power-Up

Post by HEAVYface » Fri Jul 09, 2010 5:29 pm

i'm a fan of the big missiles and needle cracker, but you only really need the 360 gun, even though it looks like you're firing tic tacs.

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Re: Axelay - Best Power-Up

Post by mainvein » Mon Jul 12, 2010 12:51 pm

its not really the kind of shoot em up that had great power ups as you choose your weapons at the start of each level, but the 360 cannon is a great idea and should have been adopted in more games. always a pain when you lose that one no matter what level you are on
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Re: Axelay - Best Power-Up

Post by Mayhem » Mon Jul 12, 2010 7:00 pm

Easily the Round Vulcan (I have the SFC version!) as it is so versatile and useful in most situations. After that the Wind Laser, but you don't get that until late on...
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Re: Axelay - Best Power-Up

Post by thl » Mon Jul 12, 2010 11:46 pm

It has to be the Round Vulcan that allows you to spread shots around, especially if you're surrounded by dozen of enemies.

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Post by Smurph » Fri Jul 16, 2010 12:32 pm

I'm in agreement with the majority - the Vulcan is easily the best. It's just so empowering, taking down a full wave of fighters that have completely surrounded you.
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Re: Axelay - Best Power-Up

Post by nokgod » Fri Jul 16, 2010 9:01 pm

I completely agree the Round Vulcan is the best and most versatile weapon i have used so far. The needle cracker is pretty useful too.
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Re: Axelay - Best Power-Up

Post by Paulie » Sun Jul 18, 2010 6:13 pm

The Needle Cracker closely followed by the Round Vulcan.
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Re: Axelay - Best Power-Up

Post by Denny Haynes » Sun Jul 18, 2010 7:58 pm

No contest, the vulcan laser, all round protection. Never seen this powerup in any other game, so an original element rarely seen in many new shmups these days.
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