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Alien Syndrome

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ZX Spectrum
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Alien Syndrome is a scrolling shooter arcade conversion.

Your job is to run around and rescue all the captives and make it to the escape hatch before the time bomb explodes. Then face the mother alien at the end of the level.

You can play as a single player or two people, taking turns (Player 2 starts the game after Player 1 dies and vice versa).


Alien Syndrome Game Gear Saving civilians
Alien Syndrome Atari ST Looking at the level map
Alien Syndrome Commodore 64 that flamethrower rocks :)
Alien Syndrome Game Gear Two Enemies

Alternate Titles

  • "エイリアンシンドローム" -- Japanese spelling

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User Reviews

Run around the spaceship, rescue your friends, and shoot the alien bastards SEGA Master System *Katakis* (37801)
Sweet cooperative alien-blasting action NES Multimedia Mike (17464)
A close rendition of the original SEGA Master System James Evans (42)
Good game, tough bosses. SEGA Master System Ash_1 (55)

The Press Says

Crash! ZX Spectrum Oct, 1988 90 out of 100 90
Computer and Video Games (CVG) Commodore 64 Nov, 1989 82 out of 100 82
Your Sinclair ZX Spectrum Nov, 1988 8 out of 10 80
Defunct Games SEGA Master System Sep 17, 2005 79 out of 100 79
Power Play SEGA Master System Feb, 1988 7 out of 10 70
ST Action Atari ST Sep, 1988 69 out of 100 69
NES Player NES 2001 3 out of 5 60
The Video Game Critic NES Apr 24, 2005 C- 42
Game Freaks 365 SEGA Master System Aug 30, 2005 3 out of 10 30
The Video Game Critic SEGA Master System Mar 13, 2005 D 25


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Sound effect

The opening screen of Alien Syndrome features a digitized sound effect through the PC Speaker. However, the 1-bit method used to reproduce the sound effect is so poor that you can't discern what the sound is supposed to be.
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