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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 Killing a grenade launcher
Alien Soldier Genesis Weirdest boss
Alien Soldier Genesis Stage 17: What's that shoot? Is it anybody here?
Alien Soldier Genesis Stage 10 Final Boss (I hate water stages...)

Promo Images

Alien Soldier Screenshot
Alien Soldier Screenshot
Alien Soldier Screenshot
Alien Soldier Screenshot

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 (347)

Critic Reviews

Player One Genesis Apr, 1995 94 out of 100 94
Quebec Gamers Genesis 2010 9.4 out of 10 94
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
Sega-16.com Genesis Sep 09, 2004 9 out of 10 90
SEGA-Mag (Objectif-SEGA) Genesis Mar 18, 2007 9 out of 10 90
Consoles Plus Genesis Apr, 1995 88 out of 100 88
Video Games Genesis Apr, 1995 85 out of 100 85
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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