[[caption-width-right:213:ALLTYNEX: [[MemeticMutation All your military are belong to it!]]]]
''The Tale of ALLTYNEX'' is a trilogy of doujin BulletHell [[ShootEmUp Shoot 'em Ups]] developed by SITER SKAIN with its story centering around the [[AIIsACrapshoot malicious]] [[MasterComputer super-computer]], the ALLTYNEX OS. Each game in the series has its own gameplay mechanics and gimmicks. One thing that stays consistent in the series, however, is that despite the games being of the bullet hell genre, the ships are much [[MadeOfIron tougher]] and have much larger hit-boxes than the standard bullet hell game. Thankfully each game provides you with some form of protection against the sheer onslaught of bullets, averting the tradition of most shoot 'em ups with ships being a OneHitPointWonder.

The series was originally released in Japan only, but Nyu Media announced plans to localize and digitally release the entire series overseas in late 2012, and opened a [[http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/nyumedia/the-tale-of-alltynex-japans-epic-shooting-game-tri Kickstarter]] in April 2013 to crowdsource extra funds for the localization. The series was released overseas on June 6, 2013, and can be purchased digitally from [[https://secure.bmtmicro.com/servlets/Orders.ShoppingCart?CID=7484/7&CLR=0&PRODUCTID=74840023 Nyu Media]], [[http://www.gamersgate.com/DDB-TALLTYNEX/the-tale-of-alltynex-bundle GamersGate]], [[http://www.ricedigital.co.uk/store/the-tale-of-alltynex Rice Digital]], and UsefulNotes/{{DESURA}}. The series was [[http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=140267269 Greenlit]] on UsefulNotes/{{Steam}} on November 12, 2013 and released on December 11, 2014.
The soundtrack is up for listening and purchase on [[http://siterskain.bandcamp.com/ Siter Skain's Bandcamp profile]].


[[folder: The games in ''The Tale of ALLTYNEX'' trilogy are: ]]

* ''VideoGame/{{Kamui}}'' -- ''Tale of ALLTYNEX: Final Chapter''
* ''VideoGame/RefleX'' -- ''Tale of ALLTYNEX: Second Chapter''
* ''VideoGame/AlltynexSecond'' -- ''Tale of ALLTYNEX: First Chapter''

SITER SKAIN released a story and art compilation book at Comiket 80, which was released digitally, also by Nyu Media. A game called ''Armed Dragoon'' (Formerly ''Final Apocalypse'') is currently being developed and uses the same graphics engine as ''ALLTYNEX Second'' but it's unknown as of now if it has any relation this series.

The [[Characters/TheTaleOfALLTYNEX character sheet]] is now open.
!!This series provides examples of:
* AIIsACrapshoot: The series [[PlayingWithATrope plays with this trope]] to no end.
** ''ALLTYNEX Second'': [[spoiler:Subverted in that ALLTYNEX's destruction was actually planned by the government. Double-subverted in that it ''does'' go berserk and actually cause a rampage beyond control.]]
** ''[=RefleX=]'': [[spoiler:The [=ZODIACs=] trashed the Raiwat homeworld. ZODIAC Ophiuchus, the awakened form of the Phoenix, fights to destroy the other twelve [=ZODIACs=], but with no regard for collateral damage.]]
** ''KAMUI'': The A.I. based on Xaffiquel tries to wreck havoc on the planet. Inverted with the A.I. based on Panaffil, who fights for the good of humanity.
* AllUpToYou: {{Averted|Trope}} in ''ALLTYNEX Second'' where the player ship is only one of a much larger force that can be seen in the first level of the game.
** Zigzagged in ''[=RefleX=]'' with you having help from your allies in Area 1 but left on your own from Area 2 to 5. Justified in Area 7 where your backup got killed.
** Played straight in ''Kamui'', where the player ship is literally the only one with the capability to fight back against ALLTYNEX.
* AntagonistTitle: ''ALLTYNEX Second''.
* BackToFront: The games were released in the opposite order their stories go; ''Kamui'' (1998) is last, ''[=RefleX=]'' (2008) is in the middle, and ''ALLTYNEX Second'' (2010) comes first). Amusingly, the latter two games in the series are remakes of existing games: ''Reflection '' (1998) and ''ALLTYNEX'' (1996), meaning that retroactively, the series was still released in straight chronological order.
* BigBad: ''[=RefleX=]'' and ''Kamui'' each have the Raiwat Zodiacs and Xaffiquel, respectively, but the ALLTYNEX [=OS=] is the central antagonist for the entire series.
* BulletHell: Although it is a lot less bullets than the typical bullet hell but still enough to qualify.
* CharacterTitle: ''Kamui''.
* CrapsackWorld: Really, the Earth just has it really bad. In ''ALLTYNEX Second'', 85% of the population is wiped out by ALLTYNEX OS. In ''[=RefleX=]'', not only is there a war between two different factions of the Earth, but [[spoiler:ZODIAC Ophiuchus causes a horrible amount of collateral damage when it destroys the other ZODIAC units]]. In ''KAMUI'', Xaffiquel wages war on humanity because of how psychics are kidnapped and made into BrainUploading subjects for the KAMUI units, especially his daughter.
* FighterLaunchingSequence: In all games with some variation or another.
* HitboxDissonance: Averted.
* HomingLasers: Done in some form in each game:
** Played straight in ''ALLTYNEX Second'' in your (normal) ship's Fighter form.
** The Phoenix MK-II in ''[=RefleX=]'' can reflect them with its shield.
** In ''Kamui''[='=]s case, your eponymous ship doesn't shoot homing lasers (though your enemies can), but it shoots [[ShockAndAwe homing lighting]].
* LonelyPianoPiece: In the series' sadder or more serious moments the piano is used instead of an organ.
* MacrossMissileMassacre: Of missiles, lasers, and in ''Kamui''[='=]s case, lightning variety.
* MadeOfIron: The player ship in all the games.
* MoreDakka: Par for the course.
* NintendoHard: Even though your ship in each game is [[MadeOfIron much tougher]] compared to [[OneHitPointWonder other ships]] like the VideoGame/{{Ikaruga}} and [[VideoGame/{{Ketsui}} Tiger Schwert]], these games don't falter in difficulty.
* OminousPipeOrgan: Many the themes in the series feature this.
* OneHitPointWonder: Generally averted. ''KAMUI'' grants the player ship a four-use shield (or two if it's the mass-produced version), ''[=RefleX=]'' offers six uses of protective hull to the Phoenix [[spoiler:which then plays this trope straight in the last stage and a half, ''while still only having one life'']], and the Armed Saboteur in ''ALLTYNEX Second'' has a single-use defensive layer.
* PowerGivesYouWings: Present in some form in all three games. It's usually a sign that the machine in question is powered by a ZODIAC Core, in which case, you're going to be in for a very tough fight.
* RecurringBoss: Scorpio has made appearances in all three games. It looks different in each game, but its signature laser sweep can't be mistaken.
** The ALLTYNEX [=OS=] throughout the series may also qualify.
** [[spoiler:ZODIAC Ophiuchus]] has appeared physically more times than ALLTYNEX itself. In each game it appears, you know the world isn't safe. [[spoiler:Just ask the survivors of the Raiwat Invasion.]]
* {{Roboteching}}: Arching missiles, arching lasers, arching ''lightning''. This series loves this trope as much as Taito's ''[[VideoGame/RaySeries RAY]] series''!
* RobotsEnslavingRobots: The ALLTYNEX [=OS=] in a nutshell.
* ScoringPoints: As shoot 'em ups, each game feature different scoring mechanics that incorporates each ships' capabilities.
** In ''Kamui'', the more energy you have in your Thunder/Lightning Meter, the higher your score multiplier will be for destroying enemies with your lightning storm weapon (up to a maximum of x16).
** In ''[=Reflex=]'', you start can a combo by destroying enemies with reflected projectiles. Quickly following up the destruction with your normal weapon will extend your combo chain. v1.01 and onward added a combo meter to show how much time you have to destroy the next enemy to keep the chain going.
** ''ALLTYNEX Second'' uses a combo-based scoring system where by destroying enemies using the vulcan shot and homing lasers will create a chain bonus starting from 200pts that doubles all the way to 25,600pts. Destroying enemies in this way also boosts your Combo Meter, in which by destroying enemies using the dual swords or Buster Rifle will multiply their value (like ''Kamui'', up to x16).
* SlidingScaleOfIdealismVersusCynicism: This series fall quite a way into the cynical side.
* SpreadShot: Each ship in the series uses one, but how they work differ from each game. In ''Kamui'', you start with a basic frontal attack but your shots can increase in width as you collect the green power-up items; in ''[=Reflex=]'' and ''ALLTYNEX Second'', the width and firepower of your shots are dependent on your ship's energy meter.
* StuffBlowingUp: And then some.
* VideoGameRemake: Two of the games in the series are remakes to one of the developers previous games.
** ''ALLTYNEX Second'' is a remake of the original FM TOWNS Marty's ''ALLTYNEX''.
** ''[=RefleX=]'' is one to the original [[FreewareGame freeware]] PC game ''Reflection'' by Ysuer, who later joined SITER SKAIN.
* WaveMotionGun: All three games feature this in some shape or form.
* WaveMotionTuningFork: The Kamui fighters as well as Sagittarius uses this.