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Combined User Score 11 2.2


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NESGame Freaks 365 (2005)
Alpha Mission is just another shooter when it comes down to it. There are plenty of better games for the NES, like the legendary Gradius or its sequel Life Force. For this time period you didn't have much going on, but you certainly had better than this. It's not a terrible game, but it doesn't stand out in any way and pretty much deserves the lukewarm reputation it has today.
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NESPower Play (Aug, 1989)
Eine Werbung für die technischen Fähigkeiten des Nintendo-Systems ist Alpha Mission nicht gerade. Die Grafik ist lieblos gezeichnet und langweilig; den Sound würde auch ein VC-20 mit etwas Mühe zusammenbekommen. Über das Spielprinzip könnte man schleunigst den Mantel des Vergessens legen, wenn da nicht die schicke Idee mit dem Raumschiff-Verwandeln wäre. Sie sorgt für eine taktische Note. Die Negativ-Extras sind schön fies: Wer blind alles aufsammelt, was ihm in den Weg kommt, hat‘s nicht leicht. Alpha Mission spiele ich immer wieder mal ganz gern für zehn Minuten, doch dann wird‘s schon langweilig. Abgrundtief schlecht ist das Modul nicht, aber für soviel Geld bietet es zu wenig Unterhaltung. Definitiv ein Spiel, auf das Nintendo-Besitzer nicht sparen brauchen.
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PlayStation 3Digitally Downloaded (Sep 12, 2011)
Despite my complaints, Alpha Mission might actually have a place in the collections of some truly devoted shooter fans. The problem is that these fans have so many vastly superior titles to choose from in the downloadable market when it comes to such a level of challenge. Even at $US2.99, it’s tough to recommend.
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PSPDigitally Downloaded (Sep 12, 2011)
Despite my complaints, Alpha Mission might actually have a place in the collections of some truly devoted shooter fans. The problem is that these fans have so many vastly superior titles to choose from in the downloadable market when it comes to such a level of challenge. Even at $US2.99, it’s tough to recommend.
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NESJoystick (French) (Feb, 1990)
Voilà un programme que tous les programmeurs devraient voir pour ne plus jamais programmer comme çà ! Des sprites tellement petits que j'ai cru avoir affaire à une tâche sur l'écran avant de m'apercevoir qu'il s'agissait d'un vaisseau spatial ! Des mouvements tellement brusques et longs à la fois que j'ai failli m'arracher le poignet à force de le tordre et, last but not least, une originalité du produit qui, s'il était sorti il y a dix ans, aurait déjà été dépassé !
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NESQuesticle.net (Jan, 2011)
You are Syd, the renegade ship with everything to prove and nothing to lose. When you’re not spouting off cliche’s at your commanding officer or girlfriend, you’re destroying foes on the front lines. Spinning circles, flying hairbrushes, homing missiles – your world is a dangerous place. You use the ‘A’ button to fire haphazardly into the night and the ‘B’ button to destroy the obstacles on the “ground”; Xevious anyone? By destroying obstacles, you gain power-ups, like speed, advanced weaponry, and other shmup-ly goodies. Sounds like any common gutter shmup, and indeed, Alpha Mission is slow, hard, and the enemies don’t have distinct patterns. Power-ups help, but the difficulty is borderline unbearable. After six treacherous levels, the game repeats itself, and the cycle begins anew. Old arcade conversions on the NES are typically a mixed bag, but Alpha Mission is just a flaming bag. Don’t put it out, if you know what’s good for you.