Power Strike II (Game Gear)

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For the Sega Master System version of the game, see Power Strike II (Master System).

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GG Aleste II/Power Strike II
System(s): Sega Game Gear
Publisher: Sega
Developer:
Genre: Shooting[1][2][3]

















Number of players: 1
Release Date RRP Code
Sega Game Gear
JP
¥3,8003,800 G-3330
Sega Game Gear
EU
2443
Sega Game Gear
BR
075310
Sega Game Gear
KR

GG Aleste II (GGアレスタII), released as Power Strike II in Europe, is a shoot-'em-up for the Sega Game Gear in Compile's Aleste series and the sequel to GG Aleste.

Story

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Alice Waizen

Earth is protected by a set of armored defensive satellites. An unknown object has attached itself to the largest of these satellites, named Algo and similar in size to the Moon, and taken control of it. Pilot Alice Waizen, cousin of Ellinor Waizen, is testing the prototype GG Aleste Model II "Lance Bird" ship when she is alerted to this threat and flies off to stop it.

Gameplay

The game is a vertically scrolling shooter. The player controls Alice piloting the Lance Bird, which is moved in any direction with the D-pad. The Lance Bird has a standard weapon that is fired with 1, which can be held down for continuous fire. The standard weapon can be upgraded by collecting Power Chips. It can also be augmented by a special weapon by collecting special weapon power-ups. Special weapons are automatically fired simultaneously with the main weapon. The special weapons can be upgraded, up to four levels, by collecting their own special Power Chips. The Lance Bird also has a stock of smart bombs, called G Strikes, which can be deployed with 2 to attack everything on screen. Additional G Strikes can be acquired by collecting a certain number of Power Chips.

The Lance Bird has a Round Field Generator that shields it from one hit. It is activated by collecting enough Power Chips. The Lance Bird is destroyed if it takes damage from an enemy without the Round Field Generator active, costing the player a life. The ship respawns after a moment, and the player's weapons are downgraded a level after losing a life. The game ends if the player runs out of lives, but the player has unlimited continues. The player gains extra lives at certain point thresholds.

There are four selectable difficulty levels.

Weapons

The special weapon is chosen at the beginning of the game and can be changed by collecting item pick-ups.

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Neo Napalm Gun
Launches volleys of bombs that travel a short distance and then detonate. Upgrading it increases the number of bombs and the size of the explosions.

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Hammer Hawk
Shoots homing missiles. Upgrading it increases the number of missiles, up to eight.

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Delta Form
Surrounds the Lance Bird with a drone that orbit the ship and protect it from damage. Upgrading it increases the number of drones, up to three.

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Rising Masher
Fires laser beams that pierce through enemies. Upgrading it increases the number of beams, up to four.

Items

The Lance Bird is temporarily invincible after collecting an item.

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Power Chip Carrier
Attack to release Power Chips.
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Power Chip
Upgrades the attack speed and power of the standard weapon. Collecting Power Chips also activates the Round Field Generator and gives the player additional G Strikes.
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Special Weapon Power Chip
Upgrades the special weapon, up to four levels.
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Special Weapon Carrier
Attack to release a special weapon item.
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Neo Napalm Gun
Equips the special weapon Neo Napalm Gun.
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Hammer Hawk
Equips the special weapon Hammer Hawk.
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Delta Form
Equips the special weapon Delta Form.
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Rising Masher
Equips the special weapon Rising Masher.
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1-Up
Gives the player an extra life.

Rounds

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Space Plant

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Ground Base

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Bionic City

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Ancient Ruins

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Cyber Road

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Inter Algo

Bonus Stages

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Bonus stages

Bonus areas are played after Rounds 2 and 5. They are played from a first-person, 3D perspective. Enemies fly toward the player. Holding 1 while moving the targeting reticle over enemies highlights them, and releasing 1 fires at the highlighted targets. Each bonus stage has 20 enemies, and the player is given bonus points at the end of the stage for the amount of enemies successfully hit.

Versions

Localised names

Also known as
Language Localised Name English Translation
English Power Strike II Power Strike II
Japanese GGアレスタII GG Aleste II
Korean 알레스터2 Aleste 2

Production credits

  • Planning: Hiroki Kodama, Takin
  • Program: Takin
  • Graphic: Hiroki Kodama, Tan
  • Sound: Imami Pon, Ba. M
  • Manual: Rainbow Papa, Ayame Kizuki, Hiroki Kodama
  • Package: Ayame Kizuki, Hiroki Kodama, Hirotaka Nunoda
  • Supervisor: Jemini Hirono
  • Director: Taka
  • Producer: Moo Niitani
  • Special Thanks: Decomatz, Neconyan, Kengo Morita, Sonchoh Sawa, Riu, Great Takashima, .....and you
©1993 Sega/Compile
Source:
In-game credits
GG Aleste II GG credits.pdf
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Magazine articles

Main article: Power Strike II (Game Gear)/Magazine articles.

Promotional material

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KR print advert (with Jurassic Park)
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Print advert in Todo Sega (ES) #14: "Mayo 1994" (1994-0x-xx)
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Print advert in Beep! MegaDrive (JP) #1993-10: "October 1993" (1993-09-08)

Physical scans

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Sega Retro Average 
Publication Version Score
Aktueller Software Markt (DE) PAL
75
[5]
Beep! MegaDrive (JP) NTSC-J
65
[6]
Consoles + (FR)
65
[7]
Hippon Super (JP) NTSC-J
50
[8]
Hobby Consolas (ES)
86
[9]
Joypad (FR) PAL
84
[10]
Mega Force (FR)
79
[11]
Mega Fun (DE) PAL
82
[12]
Player One (FR)
69
[13]
Play Time (DE)
80
[14]
Sega Saturn Magazine (JP) NTSC-J
83
[15]
Todo Sega (ES)
83
[16]
Video Games (DE) PAL
81
[17]
Sega Game Gear
76
Based on
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Power Strike II (Game Gear)

Game Gear, JP
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Cover
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Cart
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Manual
Game Gear, EU
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Cover
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Cart
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Manual
Game Gear, BR
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Cover
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Cart
Game Gear, KR

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Cart

Technical information

ROM dump status

System Hash Size Build Date Source Comments
Sega Game Gear
 ?
CRC32 09de1528
MD5 d5836ec389ec2c81bd54728b96b87152
SHA-1 e4db2140761b43426024bd08c4372bb9b8979d3d
256kB Cartridge (JP/EU)

References


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Aleste/Power Strike games for Sega systems/published by Sega
Sega Master System
Power Strike (1988) | Power Strike II (1993)
Sega Mega Drive
M.U.S.H.A. (1990)
Sega Game Gear
GG Aleste (1991) | Power Strike II (1993) | GG Aleste 3 (2020)
Sega Mega-CD
Robo Aleste (1992)
Wii Virtual Console
M.U.S.H.A. (2008)
Sony PlayStation 4
Nintendo Switch
Aleste Collection (2020)
Aleste-related media
Music
Aleste Collection: Music Album (2022)