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Alien Hominid (GameCube)

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5 point score based on user ratings.

Advertising Blurbs

www.xbox.com:
    Single Player, Xbox LIVE Multiplayer 2-4, HD (High Definition). Buy the full version of Alien Hominid HD, the award-winning classic from the Behemoth. Includes 16 full levels in beautiful high-definition, 7 mini-games, and 50 all new PDA levels. With completely hand-drawn graphics, this one-of-a-kind Xbox LIVE Arcade title will make your console happy again!

    Contributed by havoc of smeg (12851) on Jan 09, 2012.

Back of Keep Case - Xbox (United Kingdom):
    He's been shot at, shot down, stolen from and probed. It's time to get even...

    “...an essential title...” Edge

    “makes you want to play until you can't feel your hands anymore.” gamesTM

    YEAH, IT'S MULTI-PLAYER!

    POWER UP!

    SHIELDS ON!

    MINI-GAMES!

    FIGHT STUFF!

    Includes Level Editor

    Contributed by Patrick Bregger (108308) on May 08, 2011.

Back of Keep Case - PlayStation 2 (Germany):
    Er wurde beschossen, niedergeschossen, bestohlen und durchsucht. Zeit für die Revanche...

    ACTION TOTAL IM MULTIPLAYER-MODUS!

    SCHILDE HOCH!

    VOLLE ENERGIE!

    MINISPIELE!

    KÄMPFEN BIS ZUM UMFALLEN!

    Contributed by Patrick Bregger (108308) on May 08, 2011.

Back of Keep Case - GameCube (United States/Canada/Mexico):
    YEAH, IT'S MULTI-PLAYER!

    POWER UP!

    MINI GAMES!

    FIGHT STUFF!

    Your UFO has crash landed, and the FBI is out to get you! Time to take them out!

    “Alien Hominid...is rock solid and a blast to play”
    GameSpot

    “Everyone likes to root for the underdog and this time the underdog is packing one hell of a game”
    Game Informer

    Contributed by Patrick Bregger (108308) on May 08, 2011.

www.thebehemoth.com (Developer's website):
    Alien Hominid HD is a fast-paced 2D side scroller where players must run, jump and shoot their way across the globe in persuit of the alien's coveted UFO. The artwork is completely hand-drawn and hand-animated, with character design by Dan Paladin (also known as synj).

    The original prototype has been downloaded over ten million times on newgrounds.com (its birthplace and home), while also being showcased on hundreds of other websites. It was so good they stole it! Due to its popularity we began development of the full console title. Throughout the past 4 years we have released Alien Hominid on four different consoles.

    The original version of Alien Hominid released on Xbox, Nintendo Gameboy Advance, Nintendo GameCube, and Sony PlayStation2

    In 2004 we released Alien Hominid HD on the Xbox LIVE Arcade platform. It was our first title on LIVE Arcade, but it wouldn't be our last!

    Contributed by Patrick Bregger (108308) on May 08, 2011.

www.alienhominid.com (Official website):
    Alien Hominid HD, the award winning side-scroller classic from the Behemoth is now available for Xbox 360 LIVE Arcade.

    They've got your spaceship and you will blow up anything in your path to get it back. Completely hand-drawn high-definition graphics, coupled with old-school game play, results in ultimate mayhem and hours of fun!

    FEATURES:

    • 16 levels and over 20 Bosses
    • High Definition Resolution
    • 7 mini games
    • 2 Xbox Live Arcade Multiplayer games
    • All new PDA Game levels
    • Leaderboards with REAL trophies!
    • Only 800 Microsoft Points!

    Contributed by Patrick Bregger (108308) on May 08, 2011.

Zoo Digital Publishing press release:

    Alien Hominid Released Tomorrow

    The day that GBA gamers across the world, nay the Universe, have been waiting for is almost here. Alien Hominid is released tomorrow on the GBA .

    Our little yellow friend has already blasted his way to success on the PS2 and Xbox and is set to be a smash hit on Nintendo's handheld.

    Alien Hominid on the GBA has certainly been met with critical acclaim from the press:

    "Alien Hominid on GBA is absolutely amazing. It's more fun than two square inches of plastic has any right to be." Nintendo Official Magazine

    "Almost too much fun to be healthy for you." NEO Magazine

    "Like a desert needs rain, like a town needs a name, the GBA needs love and Alien Hominid can provide this in spades." CUBE Magazine

    Alien Hominid on GBA retains all the super-fast action and irreverent humour of the larger console versions but in a format that you'll really have trouble putting down. Prepare to freak-out all over again with this lovingly crafted slice of pure gaming joy.

    13 levels of eye-popping insanity including the famous power-ups and huge bosses.

    Faithful conversion of artist Dan Paladin's manic comic style to the GBA screen.

    A perfect, addictive hand-held experience, exactly what the Game Boy was built for.

    Now with an even bigger fan base! The original single-level Flash game has been downloaded over 11 million times.

    Contributed by Patrick Bregger (108308) on May 08, 2011.

www.xbox.com:
    They've got your spaceship, so blow up anything in your path to get it back. Completely hand-drawn high-definition graphics coupled with old-school game play results in ultimate mayhem. This addictive, side-scrolling shooter features cute, quirky humor and adjustable cartoon gore.

    Alien Hominid HD features jump-in-anytime multiplayer action, immersive environments, award-winning bosses, and over 30 fashionable hats. This 2-D console experience comes jam-packed with seven mini-games, including several four-player party games. All You Can Eat, Neutron Ball, and PDA Games will keep the party going for hours on end.

    • Full-blown console title: Alien Hominid is the first full-size console title on Xbox Live Arcade.
    • New and improved: All 16 levels and seven mini-games are included in this version, in addition to 720p HD support and 150+ brand new PDA mini-game levels.
    • Multiplayer support: Two players locally in the main game, and up to four players offline or on Xbox Live in mini-games.
    • Per-player difficulty: Difficulty settings can be adjusted on a per-controller basis.

    Contributed by havoc of smeg (12851) on Sep 01, 2010.

Back of Case - Xbox (Australia):

    He's been shot at, shot down, stolen from and probed. It's time to get even...

    "...an essential title..." Edge
    "...makes you want to play until you can't feel your hands anymore." gamesTM

    YEAH, IT'S MULTI- PLAYER!
    POWER UP!
    SHIELDS ON!
    MINI-GAMES!
    Includes Level Editor
    FIGHT STUFF!

    Contributed by Ben K (23017) on Feb 19, 2006.

www.nintendo.com:

    Alien anarchy



    Alien Hominid will zap its way into your heart.

    A highly addictive and inventive cartoon shooter, Alien Hominid shows there's plenty of room for 2D games in a 3D world.

    Features

    • Two-player coop gameplay
    • Several minigames
    • Robust animation
    • Sixteen levels


    You're just a little alien trying to piece your ship back together. Why are the men in black hassling you? They're not going to listen to reason, so they'll have to feel your alien weaponry firsthand. Blast your way through the FBI guys and piece together your ship so you can go home again.

    Based on the popular Flash game you might have run across on the Internet, Alien Hominid is a full-featured shooting adventure. All action takes place in a cartoon environment. All the backgrounds, vehicles and characters look hand-drawn in a comic book style. But just because the enemies look cartoonish don't expect them to take it easy on you. The frenzied gameplay forces you to get that trigger finger into shape.

    Alien Hominid features shooting, shooting and more shooting. However, our little yellow extra-terrestrial also hops in vehicles (occupied and unoccupied) and bulldozes buildings or rolls through enemies in a tank. The alien's little blaster really isn't a match for the FBI arsenal. However, Fat Boy, an alien sympathizer, tosses out weapon power-ups to help even the score.

    In addition to his blaster, the alien comes armed with grenades. The more destruction, the higher the score. Like the blaster, the grenades are upgradable to unleash even more damage. Blowing up a building often yields a power-up for your blaster.

    If you're feeling overwhelmed by your enemies, have a friend jump in and engage in some classic two-player arcade shooting. In addition to the main game, the minigames also let two play cooperatively or head-to-head. (One of the minigames lets up to four players play.) You'll never be at a loss of something to shoot.

    Bottom Line

    It's all destruction and all shooting all the time. And it's a load of fun

    Contributed by Xoleras (66242) on May 08, 2005.