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Aliens: The Computer Game (Commodore 64)

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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 Introduction
Aliens: The Computer Game Commodore 64 Intro to level 5
Aliens: The Computer Game Commodore 64 Ripley is about to face the alien queen
Aliens: The Computer Game Commodore 64 In this stage Ripley must try to fend off as many aliens as possible

Alternate Titles

  • "Aliens - US Version" -- European Title

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User Reviews

Much better than its Electric Dreams counterpart *Katakis* (37842) 3.6 Stars3.6 Stars3.6 Stars3.6 Stars3.6 Stars

The Press Says

Computer and Video Games (CVG) Apr, 1987 8 out of 10 80
ASM (Aktueller Software Markt) Feb, 1987 8.2 out of 12 68
Zzap! May, 1987 66 out of 100 66
Zzap! Nov, 1992 60 out of 100 60
Zzap! May, 1992 60 out of 100 60
Happy Computer 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
Der.Archivar (673) added Aliens: The Computer Game (Commodore 64) on Sep 25, 2003
Other platforms contributed by B.L. Stryker (20702), Terok Nor (19023) and *Katakis* (37842)