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Alien Soldier

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Released
Platforms
MobyRank MobyScore
Genesis
90
4.3
Wii
82
4.1
Windows
...
4.8
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Description

Alien Soldier is a side-scrolling action game in which the player takes the role of Epsilon-Eagle, the former leader of the Scarlet mutant group. The mutants are now lead by the evil Xi-Tiger who had turned them to terrorism, and one of their goals is to kill Epsilon-Eagle...

At the start of the game the player chooses four out of six weapons - each with special advantages or disadvantages against certain enemies. As mutant Epsilon-Eagle also has other special powers, e.g. teleporting across the screen or (with full health) morphing into a powerful phoenix destroying everything in his way.

The 25 levels consist of short side-scrolling sequences and a few boss fights. In fact the bosses take on the majority of the game and the side-scrolling sequences are mostly used to give the player opportunity to collect ammo boxes. Bosses have their own patterns and weaknesses.

Screenshots

Alien Soldier Genesis Let's Fight!!
Alien Soldier Genesis Setup your weapons
Alien Soldier Genesis Stage 9: Great... rain has stopped, i prefer a real fight more than get wet
Alien Soldier Genesis Second stage Boss

Alternate Titles

  • "エイリアンソルジャー" -- Japanese spelling

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User Reviews

"Alien Soldier" is a very unusual breed of game. Wii So Hai (338)

The Press Says

Good-Evil.net Genesis Jun 09, 2008 6 out of 6 100
Jeuxvideo.com Genesis Feb 01, 2013 19 out of 20 95
Sega-16.com Genesis Sep 09, 2004 9 out of 10 90
16bit Genesis 2004 90 out of 100 90
SEGA-Mag (Objectif-SEGA) Genesis Mar 18, 2007 9 out of 10 90
Thunderbolt Games Wii Jan 03, 2008 9 out of 10 90
Digital Press - Classic Video Games Genesis Dec 26, 2003 9 out of 10 90
Nintendo Life Wii Nov 03, 2007 8 Stars8 Stars8 Stars8 Stars8 Stars8 Stars8 Stars8 Stars8 Stars8 Stars 80
GameSpot Wii Nov 12, 2007 8 out of 10 80
Mega Fun Genesis Apr, 1995 74 out of 100 74

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Trivia

1001 Video Games

The Mega Drive version of Alien Soldier appears in the book 1001 Video Games You Must Play Before You Die by General Editor Tony Mott.

Related Web Sites

  • Alien Soldier Finally Sees US Cart Release (an article about a home made US genesis release of the game, on GameSetWatch (17th June 2009))
  • Steam (The game's Steam page, where the Windows version can be downloaded using the Steam client.)
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