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Alien Stars (Windows)

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Awem Studio press release (February 2006):

    New Vertical Shooter Serves Up Relish of Mindless Drilling and Clever Dodging

    Alien Stars is a chance for a gamer to make their way through the universe full of bad guys. A choice of invaders craving for destruction wants to stop you from fulfilling your mission. Solid visuals and sound aim at igniting your fighting spirit so you can sweep the Galaxy clean of malicious presence.

    Awem Studio today announces the release of a remake to the good old fun-giver of a vertical shooter. Gamers with taste for a fighting relish are sure to find in Alien Stars a nice choice of enemies to drill through. The ever changing strategies of the attackers, a range of weapons in your arsenal and power-ups to boost the blast power are all summoned to make your missions ever so diverse and entertaining. Alien Stars is a solid bit of fun you can add to the collection of chosen ones.

    According to the game's plot you are sent to protect two remote systems from the hordes of cruel Biodos, the embodiment of evil. Your starship is powered with a blast weapon and energy supply, though to handle the perils you will need to rearm and recharge power drivers along the way. Solid control of the ship moves provides for a speedy response to ever emerging attackers and rocks. But reliance on it alone can be misleading as your enemies flood in with diverse patterns and speed. The way to succeed in the job is to focus all your senses on the screen and prepare for action. A final fight with a sinister boss is the moment of truth that consummates each mission.

    In Alien Stars the traditional scenario of a vertical shooter got more diverse and distinguished with rich visuals and sound. Twelve fully-fledged missions lead you through star systems of both sides of the war. Only the hissing of missiles, shrieks of alien creatures, and alarm warnings resound through the deadly silence of space. To cheer brave pilots up, however, the game makers entwined an encouraging background tune. Alien Stars features four difficulty levels, ranging from "for kids" to the hard one. They help accommodate to the rules of the game and comfortably slip into it. Once you gain progress and the tributes of high score, the Worldwide Hall of Fame will readily display your achievements to others' awe and homage.

    The game was put to the test on the game evaluation sites. It received acclaims and the Silver Star award at Game tunnel (http://www.gametunnel.com/articles.php?id=427), praise for "impressive visuals", "spectacular sound effects", and the title of the top game of 2005 at The Adrenaline Vault (http://www.avault.com/articles/getarticle.asp?name=top2005&page=3).

    Alien Stars Features at a Glance
    - 12 original fully-fledged missions;
    - Pack of enemies with diverse attack patterns;
    - A choice of weapons and bonus power-ups;
    - Additional support for gamepad input;
    - Four difficulty levels (for kids, easy, normal, hard).

    Contributed by Patrick Bregger (108794) on May 10, 2011.

www.awem.com (Developer's website):
    Welcome to the fantastic world of Alien Stars - a fantastic Vertical Scrolling Space Shooter game! Leave your fears far behind. Set your mind free. Believe in the endless universe and it will blast in front of your eyes with millions of alien galaxies.

    "...Year 2741. Transgalaxy Department of Defense, being a representative of the law in all the populated sectors of the Galaxy, lost its control and was unable to function in unity any more. The Peace Treaty, which had been enforced for the last 500 years was infringed. Hordes of Biodos subdued the constellations of Chrono and Recart. The colonies of Earth were next to become conquered and enslaved. The most destructive war of the third millennium turned out to be inevitable..."

    Alien Stars combines all the best features of simple arcade and space shooter. Meet lots of different enemies, destroying armor and as much action as you can only imagine! When running your fantastic space ship you'll have a chance to enjoy beautiful space landscape and listen to the original soundtracks. Alien Stars can absolutely be called a blistering game with a blistering gameplay!

    Contributed by Patrick Bregger (108794) on May 10, 2011.