|Publisher(s)|| Compile (MSX2)|
Square Enix Mobile (JM)
|Platform(s)||MSX2, Mobile Game, Virtual Console, iOS|
|Release date(s)||February 1988|
|Genre(s)||Vertical Shooting Scrool|
Aleste (アレスタ) is a 1988 shoot 'em up video game developed by Compile for the MSX2. It is a direct successor to Compile's earlier Zanac, featuring many of the themes and gameplay mechanics of that work.
The story of Aleste concerns the manmade supercomputer DIA 51, which has been infected by a hybrid virus that is spreading like wildfire, eventually leading DIA 51 to eliminate the human race. When Yuri, Ray's girlfriend, gets injured in DIA's assault, Raymond Waizen has all the reason in the world to get rid of DIA 51 once and for all in his Aleste fighter.
An MSX2 version was released in July of that year, featuring two new stages, lowered difficulty, and a series of cutscenes.
A version of the game has been released on phones by Square Enix, presumably based on the MSX2 version. The MSX2 version has been rereleased on Nintendo's Wii Virtual Console service in Japan. It along with Aleste 2 had also been rereleased through the now-defunct WOOMB service.