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Alien (Atari 2600)

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Description

In this game based, loosely, on the movie of the same name, you have to move through a maze (the halls of your ship in the manual), ala Pac-Man, collecting dots (destroying alien eggs).

If you collect the power dot (pulsar), you can kill any of the three aliens, for a short time. There are only three enemies in the maze at a time, there is a bonus item at times and only one power dot (pulsar) at a time. When you grab the pulsar, it will next appear in one of two other spots.

After you clear one level, you get a bonus game. You have to move up the screen to the prize at the top past several aliens, reminiscent of Freeway. You do not lose a man if you fail but you only have eight seconds to do it then you are off the the next, harder level.

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Alien Atari 2600 I need to cross the area to the prize
Alien Atari 2600 There is a bonus item I can get
Alien Atari 2600 Game start. The screen is full of dots but they flick on one side, then the other.
Alien Atari 2600 I was attacked by the alien

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It's a Pac-Man clone, with aliens *Katakis* (37823) 3.2 Stars3.2 Stars3.2 Stars3.2 Stars3.2 Stars

The Press Says

The Video Game Critic Jun 01, 2004 B+ 83
All Game Guide 1998 3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars 70
Game Freaks 365 Aug 01, 2010 6.3 out of 10 63

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LepricahnsGold (77732) added Alien (Atari 2600) on Jun 12, 2006