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Alien Storm

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Description

The aliens are invading Earth, and it's up to the "Alien Busters" to wipe them out and destroy their creator. The Busters consist of Karla, Gordon, and Scooter. Each one of them have their own weapons and special attacks.

When you start the game, you can select any one of these characters to play as. There are six missions to complete (eight in the Genesis version) with several stages, and each mission has you blasting aliens all the way to the end, from the streets to the mother ship where you'll meet the mother of all aliens. Unfortunately, blasting these aliens will not be an easy task, as they get tougher in every mission, and are capable of hiding into objects such as plants, postboxes, trashcans, drums, and several others. Each mission has an objective such as rescuing people destroying an UFO.

When you deal with a few aliens, flying heads will appear, which you can shoot to collect life or energy (by the way, life is important to you, since if yours get empty, you're dead). However, rather than using your ordinary weapons, you can use the special attacks that are enough to kill aliens you currently see. These types of attack vary depending on the character you choose at the start of the game. For instance, Gordon summons a U.S. Air Force Jet that drop bombs across the street, while Scooter is able to teleport out of his present location, and leave a series of bombs that will blow up aliens on sight, he will then re-appear. However, using your character's special attack uses up a lot of energy, and if you have little or no energy, you can't use it.

At the end of some missions is an alien boss, which you must destroy in order to complete the mission. Also, at the end of every one, you have to enter buildings where you participate in a shooting gallery. The object is to kill aliens popping up from several locations with the building.

You can play Alien Storm by yourself, or with another person.


Screenshots

Alien Storm ZX Spectrum Using your smart bomb kills near enough everything on screen but depletes your energy
Alien Storm Commodore 64 At the trainyards
Alien Storm Arcade Rail shooter sequence
Alien Storm Amstrad CPC Running level #1

Alternate Titles

  • "Alienstorm" -- Alternate spelling
  • "エイリアンストーム" -- Japanese spelling

User Reviews

Aliens Storm! Aliens that look like slugs and trash bins!? Genesis Reborn_Demon (124)

The Press Says

Consoles Plus Genesis Sep, 1991 90 out of 100 90
Computer and Video Games (CVG) SEGA Master System Feb, 1992 71 out of 100 71
Sega-16.com Genesis Jan 19, 2006 7 out of 10 70
IGN Wii Jan 22, 2008 6.5 out of 10 65
Nintendo Life Wii Dec 18, 2007 6 Stars6 Stars6 Stars6 Stars6 Stars6 Stars6 Stars6 Stars6 Stars6 Stars 60
Amiga Joker Amiga Nov, 1991 42 out of 100 42
Datormagazin Amiga Jan 30, 1992 28 out of 100 28
The Video Game Critic Genesis Jan 26, 2000 D 25
ASM (Aktueller Software Markt) SEGA Master System Jan, 1992 2 out of 12 17
ASM (Aktueller Software Markt) Commodore 64 Apr, 1992 1 out of 12 8

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