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Alien Breed (DOS)

70
MobyRank
100 point score based on reviews from various critics.
3.2
MobyScore
5 point score based on user ratings.

Trivia

Hidden text

There are some truly bizarre and funny pieces of text in the program binary. Some of them are cheats which can be entered on the in-game "computer" screen. Most of these cheats simply respond with messages on the screen (like what the developers thought of each of the listed magazines, for example).
HELLO MUM!
THE ACE GAMES TESTER!!!
NIK DID SPIDER AND FIDDLYFODDLEBIRD
HE IS A VERY NICE MAN!
EEEEEKKKKKK!!!!!!!!!
KEEP UP THE GOOD WORK.
EXCELLENT, THE 1993 SPECIAL ISSUE
GETTING BETTER ALL THE TIME!
NICE TO SEE LOTS OF CD COVERAGE
LEAVING MR CHRISTMAS
CUT A DISK
KEY TO THE CITY
MR YALE OR WHAT
JUST CALL ME MOGGY
WHY NOT CALL ME MOGGY AS WELL
JESUS THIS JIM BEAMS IS GOOD STUFF
AHH BUT WILL SHE SWALLOW IT
STEVIE WONDER
KNACKERED JOYSTICK
HARD BASTARDS
ALIENS LIKE MICHAEL BOLTON
FUCK OFF
JANUARY SALE NOW ON
ALIENS ARE BENDERS
ST EMULATOR
KATRINA HAS FARTED AND ITS A BEAUTY
PC EMULATOR
I JUST LOVE TEAM17 SOFTWARE
I WANT FISH
SALMAN RUSHDIE PLAYS ALIEN BREED
THE IRAQIS MADE THE WEAPONS
ELVIS MODE
ST USERS
STUART HODGKINSON
MARTYN BROWN
SPIDER
PC REVIEW
PC FORMAT
PC ZONE
PC HOME

Reception

The game was a smash hit on the Amiga platform, followed on that system not only by Alien Breed: Tower Assault, but also a first-person shooter creatively titled Alien Breed 3D. This last one was considered the Doom killer for the Amiga by users frustrated that id's classic was never ported to their beloved computer.

Sound effects

Allister Brimble, responsible for sound on Alien Breed, tells in an interview at AGDB:

"The Alien death sound effects were actually sampled newly born kittens, mutated on my sampler with an explosion added!"


Information also contributed by Игги Друге, Johnny "ThunderPeel2001" Walker and Ummagumma.

Contributed by Trixter (8734) on Jul 16, 2001. [revised by : Cantillon (12923) and Patrick Bregger (112037)]. -- edit trivia