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Description

Brad Zoom takes on the Brain Eaters from the Purple Planet, in this homage to vintage action games, primarily Galaxians. There are 75 levels, accessed via passcodes.

You control a spaceship at the bottom of the screen facing upwards, firing at arrangements of aliens. You can move up and down as well as left and right as you shoot them. At set intervals an alien will emerge from the main pack and sweep down towards you.

Other levels feature Asteroids which split when shot, or a single ‘boss’ alien. Aliens with green eyeballs release power-ups, such as improved weapons, shields and bombs. You have a single life with which to survive the carnage. You get points for surviving as well as scoring, so slow but cautious play is more rewarding.

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Better Dead Than Alien! Commodore 64 Danger! Danger! Super-Alien approaching...
Better Dead Than Alien! Commodore 64 Options
Better Dead Than Alien! Commodore 64 The high scores are not quite as impressive as those in the Amiga/ST versions
Better Dead Than Alien! Commodore 64 When one of the aliens flash, it contains the power-up shown in the status area

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  • "Brad Zoom Starring in: Better Dead Than Alien!" -- Tag-lined title

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Martin Smith (62888) added Better Dead Than Alien! (Commodore 64) on Jan 01, 2007
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