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Alien Soldier (Genesis)

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Description

Alien Soldier is a side-scrolling action game in which the player takes the role of Epsilon-Eagle, the former leader of the Scarlet mutant group. The mutants are now lead by the evil Xi-Tiger who had turned them to terrorism, and one of their goals is to kill Epsilon-Eagle...

At the start of the game the player chooses four out of six weapons - each with special advantages or disadvantages against certain enemies. As mutant Epsilon-Eagle also has other special powers, e.g. teleporting across the screen or (with full health) morphing into a powerful phoenix destroying everything in his way.

The 25 levels consist of short side-scrolling sequences and a few boss fights. In fact the bosses take on the majority of the game and the side-scrolling sequences are mostly used to give the player opportunity to collect ammo boxes. Bosses have their own patterns and weaknesses.

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Alien Soldier Genesis I have no idea about this creature
Alien Soldier Genesis My attacks are too weak for him! I should modify my strategy
Alien Soldier Genesis It's enormous... and this thunder makes him more majestic
Alien Soldier Genesis Stage 4 Final Boss, what's that ugly thing?

Alternate Titles

  • "エイリアンソルジャー" -- Japanese spelling

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The Press Says

Good-Evil.net Jun 09, 2008 6 out of 6 100
Jeuxvideo.com Feb 01, 2013 19 out of 20 95
Quebec Gamers 2010 9.4 out of 10 94
Shin Force Jul 22, 2004 9.2 out of 10 92
Defunct Games Jun 08, 2012 A- 91
HonestGamers Jan 20, 2006 9 out of 10 90
Retrogaming History Feb 25, 2010 9 out of 10 90
Sega-16.com Sep 09, 2004 9 out of 10 90
Digital Press - Classic Video Games Dec 26, 2003 9 out of 10 90
Consoles Plus Apr, 1995 88 out of 100 88

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Trivia

1001 Video Games

The Mega Drive version of Alien Soldier appears in the book 1001 Video Games You Must Play Before You Die by General Editor Tony Mott.

Related Web Sites

  • Alien Soldier Finally Sees US Cart Release (an article about a home made US genesis release of the game, on GameSetWatch (17th June 2009))
  • Steam (The game's Steam page, where the Windows version can be downloaded using the Steam client.)
Kohler 86 (7257) added Alien Soldier (Genesis) on Jul 19, 2004
Other platforms contributed by Madotsuki (736) and Sciere (257185)