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Alien Hominid (Xbox)

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Description

You're a little yellow alien. The FBI has shot down your ship while flying over planet Earth. And it, quite literally, lands right on their doorstep. After a series of FBI Agents swipe your ship, what option do you have other than to blow up everything in your path to get it back?

Alien Hominid is a 2D side-scrolling shooter with heavy references to the Metal Slug series of games - from the hand-drawn graphics, huge explosions, right down to the ability to eviscerate FBI Agents when you get up close to them. The graphics are by featured artist Dan Paladin. Your goal, is quite simply, to get to the end of the stage, and die as little as possible. Which is made difficult due to the fact that any bullet is an instant kill.

To help you out, you can grab a range of power-ups, such as lasers, spread shots, shotguns and more, as well as hijacking vehicles and using them for protection. Grenades can be lobbed, and you can jump on enemy shoulders and choose to bite their heads off if you like, or pick them up and throw them at other enemies. You can also dive underground for a short period of time to avoid enemies - while underground, you can drag agents into the ground to kill them.

The GBA version of the game is identical in gameplay, however, with a few bosses removed (such as the robot bee and the FBI big-fisted tank robot). The PlayStation 2, Xbox and Xbox 360 versions of the game include a special "PDA Game" with very simple-looking graphics. Your goal in this game is to kill all the agents by hopping on their heads, and then reach the exit. Included with this game is a level editor, allowing you to make your own levels and then send them to friends if you have the Xbox or Xbox 360 version.

Screenshots

Alien Hominid Xbox Title screen
Alien Hominid Xbox A giant bee. Or is it a wasp? I can never tell.
Alien Hominid Xbox Like most people, this robot hates being shot in the eyeball.
Alien Hominid Xbox After a while, he'll jet off super-high.

Alternate Titles

  • "Alien Hominid HD" -- Xbox 360 title
  • "AH" -- Common abbreviation

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The Press Says

AceGamez 2005 9 out of 10 90
DarkZero 2005 8.2 out of 10 82
Jeuxvideo.com Jun 30, 2005 15 out of 20 75
PAL Gaming Network (PALGN) Oct 04, 2005 7 out of 10 70
Imperium Gier Sep 22, 2006 6.8 out of 10 68
Eurogamer.net (UK) Jun 14, 2005 6 out of 10 60
Computer and Video Games (CVG) May 15, 2005 6 out of 10 60

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Trivia

German version

When playing the game with the German language setting, all gore effects (e.g. biting off an enemy's head) are deactivated by default and can't be activated. Additionally all blood was replaced with flowers. This does not apply to the Game Boy Advance version.

PDA mini game

The European version has some additional features. Alongside the level editor, 25 of the best fan built levels from the US have been included for the PDA puzzle mini-game. A 2-4 player button basher called All You Can Eat featuring the Fat Kid is exclusive for Europe. Another new function allows you to rewind the level you've just completed and jump back in at any point.

With the Xbox version, you can download additional levels over Xbox Live for the PDA mini-game and check your ranking against other players on loads of different stats such as quickest time through the game, number of kills, buildings destroyed and number of head bites.

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Sciere (249753) added Alien Hominid (Xbox) on May 27, 2005
Other platforms contributed by Kabushi (121658), Ben K (23017) and Zack Green (1015)