Alien³ Reviews (NES)

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Gameplay How well the game mechanics work (player controls, game action, interface, etc.) 2.6
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85
Total! (Germany) (May, 1993)
Der Rest des Games ist klassisches Shoot & Run, wie man es bestens kennt, aber technisch gut gelungen. Der Soundtrack untermalt die Alien-Hatz sehr dramatisch, die gefährlichen Gänge des Gefängnisplaneten scrollen butterweich über die Mattscheibe. Der Heldin und ihren Gegenspielern hätte man vielleicht noch ein paar mehr Animationsphasen spendieren können, ober das stört nicht unbedingt. Etwas nerviger ist, daß es keine Paßwörter gibt, das Spiel also immer wieder von vorne begonnen werden muß. Wenn Ihr aber mal längere Zeit an einem Action-Spielchen knabbern wollt dann solltet Ihr unbedingt mal einen Blick riskieren.
70
NES Times (Jan 16, 2010)
So again Alien 3 is a decent movie-based title but had the potential to be much more. The game is pretty faithful to the original movie and it can be fun and addicting if you're willing to put up with the frustration. Has LJN fixed the controls and lessened the severe time limit (or even got rid of it altogether), then this would have been a great platformer instead of just merely above-average. But at least it's better than the movie itself, right?
61
Video Games (Dec, 1992)
Grafisch macht Alien 3 einen ordentlichen Eindruck, der Gruseleffekt der Vorlage kommt auch auf der 8-Bit-Maschine zur Geltung. Nur die Animationen der Helden und Bösewichte gerieten etwas dünn. Spielerisch nerven leider die Mankos der anderen Alien-3-Versionen: Das Zeitlimit macht die knifflige Suche in dem Labyrinth noch schwerer. Außerdem stören unfaire Spielsituationen die Action. Da das Scrolling mit der spurtenden Hauptfigur nicht mitkommt, rempelt Ihr oft in ein plötzlich auftauchendes Alien. Wer langsam an die Sache herangeht, wird wiederum vom Zeitlimit bestraft. Etwas Abwechslung bei der Level- und Feindgestaltung hätte diesem Spiel gutgetan. Außerdem fehlen Paßwort und Batterie. Wer eine Monstermetzelei in düsterer Umgebung sucht, übersieht diese Patzer und wird von einem soliden Actionspiel gefordert.
37
Alien3 is a disappointment overall. I guess I should expect as much since the movie was so tame. If you're an Alien fan, a fan of the NES or whatever, it's best to avoid this title. I probably should have started often this review a bit harsher, because the more I remembered about it the more I wanted to forget. That seems exactly like the experience playing it, strangely.
20
Unfortunately, a somewhat polished title with good ideas is ruined by an unreasonable and inflexible structure.
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Questicle.net (Jan, 2011)
Here’s the thing about an Alien game: no player wants to rescue prisoners. They want to sneak around, shoot aliens, and be enveloped in moody atmosphere. If prisoner-rescuing must be an element, then it should be a minor one. And for the love of everything, why the timer? I understand it adds the only difficulty to be found in the game (boss battles are a joke), but it could have been improved or simply excised. In the end, though, why bother complaining about an LJN-produced game? Every gamer knows the majority of their published games are terrible, so I’m preaching to the choir. This review is for the curious, then; the ones who think, Hmm, perhaps an Alien game on the NES might be fun. Disregard those thoughts and turn back, all ye who ponder.