Alien³ (NES)

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Alien³ on the NES is similar to Probe Software's adaptations of the film on other systems. While using the same overall game concept as the Sega and Commodore versions, the NES title has unique levels.

The player controls Ripley through a number of platform levels. She must not only defend herself against hordes of aliens and find the exit, but also save a number of prisoners, all within a tight time limit of only minutes per level.

Weapons to use against the aliens include a pulse rifle, flame thrower, grenade launcher as well as hand grenades. Ammo for each is limited and must be collected in the levels. The rifle is prone to overheating, so should only be fired in short bursts.

Next to health packs, Ripley can also find a radar. The radar indicates both moving aliens as well as the locations of prisoners.

After every two levels, a guardian level follows, in which an especially tough alien must be defeated to continue.


Alien³ NES Title screen
Alien³ NES Crawling through a duct
Alien³ NES Opening a door
Alien³ NES Racing against the clock; the clock won

Alternate Titles

  • "Alien 3" -- Alternative spelling

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Total! (Germany) May, 1993 1.75 out of 6 85
NES Times Jan 16, 2010 7 out of 10 70
Video Games Dec, 1992 61 out of 100 61
Game Freaks 365 2005 3.7 out of 10 37


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Terok Nor (21043) added Alien³ (NES) on Jun 07, 2009