DescriptionLt. Ellen Ripley is sleeping in the cryogenic chamber aboard the spaceship Sulaco. A fire breaks out in the chamber, causing Ripley to be placed in an E.E.V. (Emergency Escape Vehicle) which is jettisoned into space. It crash lands on the planet Florina "Fury" 161, a planet that houses a maximum security prison. She finds out that the prison is overrun by aliens.
Alien³ for the Super Nintendo is very different from the Alien³ adaptions for other systems. The game consists of six stages, and in each, you are given a series of missions to complete that include rescuing prisoners; repairing pipes, fuses, and junction boxes; welding doors shut; and destroying alien eggs, as well as the mother alien. Once you have accomplished all missions in a stage, you move on to the next stage where you will receive new mission objectives. Missions are outlined via a terminal, and a series of blueprints help you navigate your way through the complex.
Making your job difficult are several types of aliens, which can be killed by using pulse rifles, grenade launchers, and flamethrowers (which comes in three flavors). Med-kits can be picked up that will increase your health.
- "Alien 3" -- Alternative Spelling
- "エイリアン³" -- Japanese spelling
- "エイリアン３" -- Alternative Japanese spelling
Part of the Following Groups
|More than just rescuing prisoners||*Katakis* (37850)|
|An "Aliens" Wolf In "Alien 3" Sheep's Clothing.||Guy Chapman (1744)|
|Bad Movie Conversion... Fun Game... Go Figure!||WildKard (12140)||unrated|
The Press Says
|GamePro (US)||Jul, 1993||5 out of 5||100|
|Nintendo Magazine System UK||Jun, 1993||94 out of 100||94|
|All Game Guide||2007||90|
|Play Time||Aug, 1993||87 out of 100||87|
|Total! (Germany)||May, 1993||1.75 out of 6||85|
|Svenska Hemdatornytt||Nov, 1993||80 out of 100||80|
|High Score||Jan, 1994||4 out of 5||80|
|Just Games Retro||Oct 27, 2011||80|
|Mega Fun||Jun, 1993||78 out of 100||78|
|The Video Game Critic||May 20, 2002||D+||33|
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WeaponsGuns were probably added to make the game more interesting. The actual film featured no weapons aside from pipes and other makeshift tools.