WHAT LIES AHEAD IS NOW IN YOUR HANDS....
THE STORY OF ROBOALESTE 3
CAST OF CHARACTERS.5
HOW TO USE YOUR CONTROLLER 8
THE OPTIONS MENU.9
THE GAME SCREEN.10
ROBO ALESTE STAGES.12
WHAT LIES AHEAD
IS NOW IN YOUR HANDS...
The next level in spectacular virtual warfare.. .The next level in ultra-high-
speed scrolling battle action.. .The next level in pure gaming excitement.
What lies ahead is here now, in Robo Aleste, the first non-stop combat
shooter on the SEGA CD.
Robo Aleste carries you, body and mind, into a world where the epic
clan wars of medieval Japan have been transformed by the death-dealing
technologies of future civilizations. The colorful characters, both ferocious
and all too humanly frail, will engage you in their lives. The furious pace
of the action will challenge your skill, and your stamina. The original
soundtrack, blending a hard-beat, techno-style score with traditional
Japanese music, will alternately quicken your pulse and soothe your
battle-ragged nerves. And the fast, vivid video transitions between
levels will dazzle you like nothing you’ve ever seen in a video game.
It's all here now, in your hands. Robo Aleste.
THE STORY OF ROGO ALESTE
f t is the later years of the 16th century, and Japan writhes in the
agony of civil wars.. .brutal, relentless wars that have gone on for
years, for decades, for generations. And now war itself has been
transformed, made more savage than ever before, with the arrival of
electro-mechanical machines of death known as the Dennin.
What are these terrifying engines of death, like men in form but unlike
anything but the creations of our most monstrous nightmares in their
destructive power? From whence did they come?
In the twelfth year of Tenbun, or 1543 A.D. by the calendars of Europe,
a single ship—flying the flag of no nation—had drifted ashore on the
Japanese island of Tae-ga-shima. Upon inspection, the ship was discovered
to be a type of flying gunboat, powered by a steam-based electrical
technology that amazed the Japanese. And deep in its hold were found
humanoid but mechanical warriors that were frightening to behold
These were engines of war never dreamt of by Japan's military engineers.
But, inspired to conduct their own research and development, the
Japanese experts soon came up with their own variations on the lethal
technologies hidden within the mysterious ship. They developed their own
flying gunboats. And on the model of the mechanical humanoid war
machines they created the Dennin, or Robo Warriors.
Some 25 feet tall, each Robo Warrior is controlled from an interior cockpit
by a single man. In appearance, the deadly machines appear to be gigantic
men, for they are clothed in the traditional warrior's attire. But on their
shoulders are mounted huge turbo-electric engines, the sources of the
Robo Warriors' power—and their stealth. For it is these great turbines
that not only energize the Robo Warriors’ firepower, but also enable them
to fly through the air at incredible speeds, and in utter silence.
I In short, these unique new fighting machines combine the most
fearsome qualities of traditional Japanese fighting men with
firepower and flight capability such as the rest of the world |
will not employ for another three and a half centuries.
Now it is the year 1556, and the clans that readily adopted the Robo
Warrior technology during the past decade have prospered. Those
unable to adjust to such revolutionary changes in the art of war have
been vanquished and absorbed by their rivals.
Only eight ruthless warlords remain.
In recent years, the Oda clan of the Owari province, led by Lord Nobunaga
Oda himself, has relentlessly expanded its sphere of influence through an
aggressive combination of warfare and diplomacy. In response, an anti-Oda
alliance of six clans has united under the leadership of Motonari Mouri of
the Chugoku district of western Japan.
Then, in April, Oda’s only remaining ally Dosan Saito, lord of Mino
province, was assassinated by his own son. the unscrupulous Yoshi Tatsu.
Seizing the moment of Oda's vulnerability, the alliance fielded its united
army, known as the Imagawa Force. This mighty force engaged Oda's
regiments, under the command of general Shibata Katsuie, near Mikawa.
The three-month-long battle that ensued ended in a crushing defeat
of Shibata's army.
Now, as more and more allied forces advance from the north and the
west, Oda and his clan find themselves on the brink of annihilation. Their
only remaining hope— your only remaining hope is the secret weapon you
command: Aleste, for you are Oda’s most trusted and valiant officer. Long
has it been hidden in the obscure little Hakuga village high in the mountains
of Sunpu. But now the time has come: time to deploy Oda's innovative
new Robo Warriors, the Dennin Ninja of Hakuga, led by you at the helm
of Robo Aleste.
The order has arrived by courier. Mobilize! Mobilize the Hakuga Ninja!
Harass—defeat—destroy the forces of the Imagawa and Mouri—in
CAST OF CHARACTERS
Nobunaga Oda: The dominant warlord of the era. Oda is confronted
with the gravest crisis of his life when his enemies form an alliance
Kage: A Ninja of the Hakuga clan and the hero of Robo Aleste.
A warrior who believes in loyalty and devotion.
Tetsu Kurogane: Cruel and destructive by nature. Kage's brother
and implacable enemy, Tetsu builds his own Dennin and repeatedly
Saeba: A young woman of the Iga Ninja Force. Tricked by Tetsu into
thinking that Kage is her enemy, she challenges Kage to a duel.
Garyosai: Head of the Hakuga clan, he was once a master Ninja spy.
He is killed by Tetsu.
Astaros: A mysterious woman who manipulates the anti-Oda alliance
from behind the scenes. Determined to get rid of Nobunaga Oda, Astaros
supplies the alliance with one new weapon after another.
Motonari Mouri: An aged feudal lord who controls the Chugoku region.
He is the only member of the alliance who communicates directly with
the mysterious Astaros.
Yoshimoto Imagawa: A feudal lord who rules the provice of Suruga.
He plans to eliminate Nobunaga with his giant mechanical warrior
Musha-0 ("Warrior King”).
THE GAME SCREEN
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The special weapons, listed according to their Japanese and English
names, their colors, and their deadly uses, are as follows:
Raisen-ha ( "Lightning Flash" or "Thunderbolt Ray”). Light blue. A las>
weapon that fires straight ahead, vaporizing enemies directly in front
of your Dennin.
Fuusha-shuriken (Windmill Throwing-Knife" or “Ninja Star”). Green.
This weapon attacks outward in a spreading pattern—from four t
eight different directions.
Hiei-meppu-jin ("Flying Shadow Formation"). Yellow. Combines e
and defense. Two armed weapon components, normally fixed to t
of your Dennin, revolve completely around your Robo Warrior, ac