Alien Syndrome

Moby ID: 1030
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Alien Syndrome is a scrolling shooter.

Your job is to run around and rescue all the captives and make it to the escape hatch before the time bomb explodes. Then face the mother alien at the end of the level.

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  • エイリアンシンドローム - Japanese spelling

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  • DAI
  • YOK
  • MIN
  • OHT
  • HAG
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Average score: 74% (based on 23 ratings)

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Average score: 3.3 out of 5 (based on 56 ratings with 1 reviews)

Sweet cooperative alien-blasting action

The Good
Generally, unlicensed titles on the NES were nothing to write home about. But Alien Syndrome is a shining exception. I had a great time blasting serious alien butt with a friend in 2-player cooperative mode. Then there was the competition for the bizarre weapons. Sure, there was the standard flamethrower. Perhaps my favorite was the gun that shot rings-- I always called it the Froot Loops gun, in honor of the popular breakfast cereal.

I liked the innovation that came at each level in this game. Every level had a different design and distinctly different enemies. Though this does make you wonder how it is that all of these disparate alien species decided to gang up on mankind all at once.

The Bad
The aliens in level 4 seemed awfully familiar-- a lot like the aliens from the Alien movie franchise. Honestly, is it that hard to develop some new shapes that aliens can possibly take? The designers came up a some novel alien design in level 3, for example-- amorphous green blobs.

The Bottom Line
You get to play no-nonsense space toughies with an impressive arsenal, annihilating alien species for the sheer fun of it while trying to rescue your captured comrades.

NES · by Multimedia Mike (20664) · 2005

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Subject By Date
Published by is incorrect Christian Keichel Jul 7, 2021
Incorrect platform Rik Hideto (473475) May 5, 2019

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Sound effect

The opening screen of Alien Syndrome features a digitized sound effect through the PC Speaker. However, the 1-bit method used to reproduce the sound effect is so poor that you can't discern what the sound is supposed to be.

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Game added by Yakumo.

Commodore 64 added by Quapil. Atari ST added by Corn Popper. Arcade added by FatherJack. Amstrad CPC, ZX Spectrum added by Martin Smith. Sharp X68000 added by Terok Nor. NES added by Servo. MSX added by Игги Друге. Amiga added by Katakis | カタキス.

Additional contributors: Trixter, chirinea, Patrick Bregger.

Game added February 19, 2020. Last modified April 24, 2024.