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Alien Storm (Genesis)

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MobyRank
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3.5
MobyScore
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User Reviews

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Our Users Say

Category Description MobyScore
Gameplay How well the game mechanics work (player controls, game action, interface, etc.) 3.6
Graphics The quality of the art, or the quality/speed of the drawing routines 3.7
Personal Slant How much you personally like the game, regardless of other attributes 3.7
Sound / Music The quality of the sound effects and/or music composition 3.3
Story / Presentation The main creative ideas in the game and how well they're executed 3.4
Overall MobyScore (21 votes) 3.5


The Press Says

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90
Consoles Plus
Un très bon beat-them-up, beau, rapide, efficace. Son seul point noir : une difficulté un peu absente.
86
1UP!
Morale de l'histoire, s'il faut bien empêcher les envahisseurs de conquérir la Terre, leur laisser y poser les pieds peut valoir le coup.
78
Computer and Video Games (CVG)
Alien Storm on the Megadrive is a graphical spectacular, with wave upon wave of ugly alien baddies eager to have a go at your character. Great attention to detail, combined with smooth animation of all the sprites, makes Alien Storm a real eyecatcher. Just like the Golden Axe conversion, this cart actually goes one better than the original coin-op by introducing two brand new levels to attempt, adding value for money. At least it would do, were the game not so incredibly easy - I reached level seven on my first go, and I wouldn't exactly call myself the world's greatest shoot 'em up expert. Alien Storm is a fun blast, right enough, but if long-term shoot 'em up frolics are what you're looking for, I'm afraid you won't find 'em here.
76
VicioJuegos.com
Alien Storm no es un título excepcional ni una obra imperecedera, pero gustó al público y tuvo cierto éxito gracias a sus fases de pelea cuerpo a cuerpo, los de persecución y los de disparos en primera persona. No resulta un juego fácil porque sólo se puede jugar con tres vidas y no hay continuaciones, además de que no paran de aparecer enemigos en pantalla. Da igual elegir un personaje u otro, pero sin duda el robot es el más carismático por su apariencia, ataques y poder especial. En cuanto a las melodías ambientan bien el juego y los efectos son correctos, mientras que el diseño de los invasores es realmente perturbador, sin duda lo mejor de todo. Así pues, es un buen juego que puede alegrar una tarde, y si se ha hecho tantas versiones (la última de la consola virtual de Wii) es porque a los usuarios les sigue gustando.
73
Power Play
Sprotz, Wumm, Splitter, Knall: Gar deftig geht's zu beim munteren Alien-Zerhackstücken. Die mit gekonnter Gruselgrafik aufgemotzten Bildschirmkämpfe sind nicht gerade ein Fall für übersensible Naturen; an Action herrscht bei der gut spielbaren Automatenumsetzung aber wahrlich kein Mangel. Die Freude hällt nicht allzu lange vor, denn wer sich zum Schwierigkeitsgrad "Easy" verführen läßt, hat das Modul schnell durchgespielt. Schade ob dieses Schnitzers, denn bei Alien Storm geht vor allem zu zweit ganz schön die Post ab. Wer Spiele im Stil von Golden Axe schätzt und sich am Horrorambiente erfreuen kann, bekommt zünftigen Actionstoff geboten.
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Mean Machines
Alien Storm is a fantastic blast that's virtually arcade perfect! The graphics are spot-on with a whole host of brilliant aliens and decent backdrops. The action is mega-fast, very smooth and highly addictive. You'll be at this until you've completed it...which, erm, isn't very long i'm afraid. Yes, it's sad but oh-so-true; completing Alien Storm is about as difficult as putting on a pair of trousers! Virtually everyone in the office completed the game within half an hour of its arrival - it's that simple. It's a real shame that the extra difficulty levels don't really add that much of a challenge to the game. For £35.00, you should get a lot more value for money, and in this respect Alien Storm just doesn't deliver. Fans of the coin-op will doubtlessly enjoy this (although they'll probably complete it even quicker than Storm novices), but otherwise I find it hard to recommend this game.
70
Electronic Gaming Monthly (EGM)
It's good to see that Sega is beginning to make more two player games. This one is fun with two players but unfortunately it is too easy that way. It's about right playing alone. Good graphics and control. Animations are well done and humorous at times.
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Sega-16.com
Overall, Alien Storm was a strong game, allowing a player to play a variety of game types all in one sitting. It was a fun, alien-ridden session of blasting everything that moved that wasn't humanoid (and even that rule was stretched sometimes), making it a very worthwhile purchase for its versatility and how fun it was for a quick session. While it could have been improved with more bosses, slightly tuned up graphics, and more work on the additional playing modes; it is still very much worthy of your attention. Copies of it are all over the place and so you have little excuse not to purchase one. There is really no reason to not become an Alien Buster yourself.
67
Defunct Games
Alien Storm may look like a Golden Axe rip-off, but it manages to stand out on its own thanks the variety in gameplay and science fiction theme. The two-player support is also fun, giving players enough incentive to play through more than once. It may be short, but Alien Storm is one of Sega's best beat-em-ups.
60
Jeuxvideo.com
Alternant plutôt habilement phases de beat'em all et phases de shoot, Alien Storm est un jeu au gameplay varié, mais qui, à l'image de bon nombre de jeux sortis au début de la Megadrive, souffre d'une durée de vie rachitique et d'une partie technique tout juste correcte pour l'époque. Les fans et les nostalgiques de la version arcade peuvent toutefois se laisser tenter, car cette version console retranscrit assez bien les sensations de la borne, surtout à deux joueurs. Les autres peuvent essayer l'aventure, tout en sachant qu'en matière de jeux d'action, on trouve largement mieux dans la ludothèque de la 16 bits de Sega.
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HonestGamers
Unfortunately, the bonus rounds are constantly interrupted by the game. It is not worth enduring such agonizing tedium for a mere two minutes of gun-blazing mayhem. Alien Storm is a fresh opportunity, thoughtlessly cast into the wide Sargasso sea of generic Genesis games.
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ASM (Aktueller Software Markt)
ALIEN STORM ist von SEGA schon nach relativ kurzer Zeit aus den Spielhallen für das Mega Drive konvertiert worden. Die tolle Technik des Automaten und vor allem die faszinierende Grafik hat jedoch bei der Umsetzung ganz eindeutig an Qualität verloren. Die Animationssequenzen wirken abgehackt. die Hintergrundgrafiken bleiben ohne feine Nuancen, der Sound ist eine einzige Katastrophe. Wen wundert‘s, daß auch der Spielablauf zu einer stupiden Metzelei wurde, die keine großen Anforderungen an den Intellekt stellt, wohingegen der Automat Action total bot. Da hilft es auch nichts, daß SEGA einen Duell- und Battle-Modus (Rundenkampf gegen ausgesuchte Gegner) anbietet, Alien Storm bleibt ein überaus farbloses Shoot-em-up.
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The Video Game Critic
Alien Storm is a weak side-scrolling fighter. One or two players can choose between a man, woman, or robot fighter. The robot looks a little like Ultraman. You battle all sorts of weird alien creatures that have invaded Earth. Unfortunately, your weapons are all short range (besides the "special" attack, which clears the screen). There are some running and jumping moves, but these are purely evasive. Frying aliens gets old in a hurry. The only saving grace is the occasional bonus stages where you shoot aliens crawling around a convenience store. This stage gives you an excuse to blow up every item on every shelf. Alien Storm's graphics are nothing special and the sound is lousy. With its repetitive, mind-numbing action, this game can't be recommended.