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Alien³ (Game Boy)

Alien³ Game Boy Title screen

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Description

The Game Boy version of Alien³ differs significantly from the console games based on the third Alien film. Unlike the more shooter-oriented action on the consoles, this title is played from a top-down perspective, with a greater emphasis on exploration, acquiring items to beat limited puzzles, and survival.

As Ripley, you must navigate the corridors of the Fury 161 prison, searching for items to aid your escape. Unlike the film it is based on, multiple Aliens are running loose and attacking the prisoners, plus an Alien Queen nesting in the furnace. The player must map out the labyrinthine halls and ventilation systems to easily move around the complex. They must also find weapons to defend Ripley from the Aliens, along with a flamethrower and fuel to torch their eggs. Only after destroying the Queen and her eggs, may Ripley activate the crashed escape pod and leave the planet.


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Alien³ Game Boy Yeah, I'm immortal
Alien³ Game Boy Title screen
Alien³ Game Boy I'm already scared
Alien³ Game Boy What? No weapon?

Alternate Titles

  • "Alien 3" -- alternative spelling
  • "エイリアン3" -- Japanese spelling

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User Reviews

Great game, despite the monochrome display *Katakis* (37842) 3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars

The Press Says

Nintendo Magazine System UK Jan, 1993 90 out of 100 90
Nintendo Acción 1993 90 out of 100 90
Joypad Oct, 1993 82 out of 100 82
Power Unlimited Jul, 1993 8 out of 10 80
Power Play Feb, 1993 55 out of 100 55
Total! (Germany) May, 1993 3.25 out of 6 55
Nintendo Magasinet (Denmark) 1993 3 out of 10 30

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quizzley7 (21205) added Alien³ (Game Boy) on Apr 08, 2004