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 SEGA Master System Err... which one?
Alien Storm Arcade 2 players attacking alien saucer (attract mode)
Alien Storm Windows Aliens try to be a people
Alien Storm Commodore 64 Skill Rating

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)

Critic Reviews

Consoles Plus Genesis Sep, 1991 90 out of 100 90
Commodore Format Commodore 64 Oct, 1991 86 out of 100 86
Your Sinclair ZX Spectrum Oct, 1991 75 out of 100 75
Mean Machines Genesis Aug, 1991 71 out of 100 71
ACE (Advanced Computer Entertainment) Genesis Sep, 1991 699 out of 1000 70
Jeuxvideo.com Genesis Dec 13, 2011 12 out of 20 60
Video Games SEGA Master System Dec, 1991 60 out of 100 60
64'er Commodore 64 May, 1992 5 out of 10 50
Power Play Amiga Dec, 1991 44 out of 100 44
ASM (Aktueller Software Markt) Commodore 64 Apr, 1992 1 out of 12 8

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