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Corridor 7: Alien Invasion (DOS)

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In the year 2012 it was finally possible to send a space ship to Mars. The scientists returned with a small object of unknown origin, which was supposed to be a proof for the existence of life on the planet. The object was taken to a special underground research facility and secured in its lowest labs, down "Corridor 7". Exposed to gamma radiation, the mysterious object caused a portal to appear, which connected two worlds. The Alien invasion began. It's time for you, a brave Special Forces agent, to descend to Corridor 7, where the fate of humanity must be decided.

Corridor 7 is a first-person shooter that uses an enhanced version of the Wolfenstein 3D engine. New features include transparent and animated textures, an auto map and distance shading.

Unlike Wolfenstein 3D, your goal is not to find the exit, but to kill all the aliens on the map.

There are two versions of Corridor 7, a disk version and a CD version. Both versions feature the 30 levels of the research base, but the CD version adds an additional 10 single player levels with additional weapon and alien types.

The CD version also comes with multiplayer in the form of 12 player Deathmatch and Team Deathmatch modes (believed to be the first FPS to allow that many players) and 8 additional maps made specially for it. In Deathmatch, the player can take control of one of 12 Corridor 7 characters (two recoloured humans and 10 aliens, 4 of which are Bandor variants) which all have slightly different starting stats (different speed and starting health) but all characters use the same weapons.

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Corridor 7: Alien Invasion DOS Main Menu
Corridor 7: Alien Invasion DOS An ammunition dispenser -- a must at any decent accommodations.
Corridor 7: Alien Invasion DOS Ingame - Against a pixel monster :)
Corridor 7: Alien Invasion DOS Ingame

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User Reviews

You're too late, Capstone *Katakis* (37801) 4.75 Stars4.75 Stars4.75 Stars4.75 Stars4.75 Stars
Stop trash-talking this game! Spartan_234 (422) 5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars
Ouch Ashley Pomeroy (233) unrated
Another cheesy game from Capstone... Ugh! Shadow Weaver (17) 5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars

The Press Says

WIZ Aug, 1994 4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars 90
MikroBitti Jun, 1994 79 out of 100 79
Joystick (French) Jun, 1994 68 out of 100 68
PC Gamer Jul, 1994 68 out of 100 68
ASM (Aktueller Software Markt) Jun, 1994 8 out of 12 67
GameCola.net Sep 19, 2012 6 out of 10 60
Power Play May, 1994 46 out of 100 46
PC Gamer UK Jun, 1994 43 out of 100 43
Shooterplanet Nov 06, 2006 35 out of 100 35
PC Review UK Jun, 1994 2 out of 10 20

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Trivia

Alien names

Several of the aliens' names are common names spelled backwards. A couple of these names are those of the developers. E.g. Ttocs is the reversed first name of Scott Nixon, one of the game's graphics artists.

Box art

The screenshots on the back of the box show very different weapon sprites than actually appeared in the game.

Cancelled sequel

A sequel called Corridor 8: Galactic Wars was planned using the Build engine; however it was never released due to Capstone and its parent company Intracorp going bankrupt in 1996. A very early prototype and early design document has since been released by one of Capstones former programmers.

CD audio

Corridor 7 came with a small but unique and potentially useful feature. You could change the volume on the Line-in in case you were playing CD Audio from an external drive.

Developer credits

At the start of the game, you can turn around and go through the starting door. There, you'll find a corridor containing the names of the games developers.

Visages

If the player stands still for about 10 seconds, a visage of the games final boss will appear on the screen. If the player waits through several of these, an alternate religious orientated visage will appear.

Information also contributed by Frenkel, Rekoil and Scott Monster

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Derrick 'Knight' Steele (2156) added Corridor 7: Alien Invasion (DOS) on Feb 22, 2000