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Alien Syndrome (DOS)

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100 point score based on reviews from various critics.
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Advertising Blurbs

Back of Cassette Cover - Commodore 64 (United Kingdom):
    Catastrophic accident in experimental genetic lab. . .stations overrun by hideous organic mutations – scientists captured! Activate station's self-destruct cycle! Send in Ricky and Mary, veteran Alien Exterminators, to rescue hostages! GO – Through the maze of corridors, blasting the slimy hordes, pick up new weapons on the way, rescue the prisoners and find the exit – HORROR – the doors are guarded by the biggest, most grotesque mutants imaginable! Can you get out before the time bomb goes off. . .?

    • Multi-load game with 8-way scrolling and two player option!
    • Pick up Flamethrowers, Lasers, Fireballs, etc. from weapon bays! Activate station plan at Radar Map Points!
    • The most imaginative aliens ever – unsurpassed in slimy hideousness and brilliantly depicted in grotesque graphical glory!
    • The biggest, ugliest, most bloodcurdling end-of-level monsters ever!
    • Probably the most visually impressive game ever to hit the arcades – now in your home!

    OFFICIAL COIN-OP CONVERSION!

    “If Ace can maintain this standard in their conversions then gamers are in for a treat. Ace game.” - C&VG

    “The arcade version of Alien Syndrome is simply brilliant and this conversion manages to capture all the original atmosphere and spirit.” - ZZAP – SIZZLER!

    Contributed by Patrick Bregger (115862) on May 12, 2011.

Back of Plastic Case - Atari ST (Germany):
    Ein katastrophaler Unfall im Gen-Labor . . . Weltraum-Stationen werden von gespenstischen organischen Züchtungen überrant... Wissenschaftler werden gefangen gehalten! Der Selbstzerstörungs-Mechanismus wurde ausgelöst! Ricky und Mary werden losgeschickt, um die Gefangenen zu retten! LOS geht’s – Durch ein Labyritnh von Gängen, putz' die schleimigen Aliens weg, hol' Dir neue Waffen, rette die Wissenschaftler und finde den Ausgang. HORROR: Die Türen werden von den größten, widerlichsten Mutanten bewacht, die man sich vorstellen kann. . .

    OFFIZIELLE AUTOMATEN-UMSETZUNG!

    • Multi-Load-Spiel. Scrolling in acht Richtungen. Zwei Spieler können gleichzeitig ran!
    • Schnapp' Dir Flammenwerfer, Laser, Feuerbälle und so weiter. Die schönsten Extras in der ganzen Galaxis!
    • Die gruseligsten Aliens aller Zeiten – in rauhen Mengen!
    • Gewaltigste Super-Monster lauern am Ende jedes Levels!
    • Die Umsetzung des aufregendsten SEGA-Automaten-Hits – jetzt bei Dir zuhause!

    „...nervenaufreibend und motivierend – Alien Syndrome dürfte Action-Fans eine anze Weile beschäftigen.“ - POWER PLAY

    „Der Alien Syndrome-Automat ist einfach brilliant und diese Version schafft es, die Original-Atmosphäre einzufangen.“ - ZZAP SIZZLER!

    Contributed by Patrick Bregger (115862) on May 11, 2011.

Back Cover - Sega Master System (NTSC):
    They've come from beyond the galaxy and taken your friends hostage. You're an Earth Command Trooper. You're going to get them back!

    Contributed by Xoleras (66206) on Mar 25, 2004.

Back Cover - NES (NTSC):

    THE BATTLE BETWEEN FLESH AND SLIME.



    The extra-terrestrials in this game are anything but friendly. They're slimy monsters that are holding space colonists captive aboard seven alien starships.
    For one or two players, this super action game challenges you to free the helpless hostages. Search each ship's deadly levels, using flamethrowers and laser cannons to vaporize alien scum. Look for maps to help you find your way.
    After you've saved all the captives from one ship, you must destroy its powerful leader before you can move on to the next ship.
    Remember, to the aliens, you're slime. And they want you good... and dead.

    Contributed by Xoleras (66206) on Mar 25, 2004.

Back Cover - DOS:

    The time bomb is set.



    It's the only sure way to get rid of these aliens. For good.
    They're vile. Vicious. And villainous.
    And they've infested our outcolony.
    They're holding hundreds of inhabitants hostage. Some of them your friends.
    So get in there. And get blasting.
    Inside, you'll find state-of-the-art weaponry. It's yours for the taking.
    There's sector after sector to purge. Each more intricate than the one before it.
    And there are Super Aliens to confront. Each more hideous than the one before it.
    Get the hostages out. And get as many aliens as you can. Before the blast gets all of you.

    Corridors, passages, and secret rooms. It's truly a maze. So don't get lost.

    It's the breeding source for hundreds of hideous mutants. Off it!

    Just when you thought it was dead, you're attacked by its head!

    These sneaky little parasites may look harmless - but they're pure poison.

    Contributed by Xoleras (66206) on Mar 25, 2004.

Unknown Source:
    The time bomb is set. Its the only sure way to get rid of these aliens. For good. They're vile. Vicious and Villainous. And they've infested our colony. They're holding hundreds of inhabitants hostage, some of them your friends. So get in there and get blasting.

    Inside you'll find state of the art weaponry. It's your for the taking. There is sector after sector to purge. Each more intricate than the last.

    And there is Super Aliens to confront. Each more hideous than the one before it.

    Contributed by Yakumo (419) on Mar 11, 2000.