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Aliens: The Computer Game

MobyRank MobyScore
Apple II
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4.2
Amstrad CPC
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ZX Spectrum
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Description

Based on the science fiction movie Aliens from 1986. After the contact got broken to the base on LV-426, Ripley and a group of soldiers make their way to this planet. While the Electric Dreams version of Aliens is a simple action game, this version features six mini games which are related to the movie.

Two of those are action sequences in which the player has to find his way through the complex. He has control over four marines and can switch between them instantly. The other sequences are landing the ship, finding a way through a air duct maze, fending off alien hordes and fighting the alien queen.

Screenshots

Aliens: The Computer Game Commodore 64 Title screen
Aliens: The Computer Game Amstrad CPC Dietrich is dead
Aliens: The Computer Game Amstrad CPC Title
Aliens: The Computer Game Amstrad CPC Uh-oh

Alternate Titles

  • "Aliens - US Version" -- European Title

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User Reviews

Much better than its Electric Dreams counterpart Commodore 64 *Katakis* (37494)

The Press Says

Your Sinclair ZX Spectrum Jan, 1988 9 out of 10 90
Computer and Video Games (CVG) Commodore 64 Apr, 1987 8 out of 10 80
Zzap! Commodore 64 May, 1987 66 out of 100 66
Happy Computer Commodore 64 Feb, 1987 42 out of 100 42

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Trivia

European Release

The European release had an attached "US Version" to the title. This seemed necessary since Electric Dreams, the publisher of the Activision title in Europe, developed their own Aliens game at the same time.

Innovations

Aliens was the first game to sport digitized cutscenes in a home game.

Trivia also contributed by Sciere
Contributed to by B.L. Stryker (20697), Der.Archivar (673), Terok Nor (17862) and *Katakis* (37494)