Alien Syndrome

Moby ID: 30216
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Alien Syndrome is a top down shooter inspired by SEGA's original Alien Syndrome action game. The games story takes place thousands of years in the future; by this point in time mankind has explored many parts of the galaxy and established numerous colonies. One such colony, Seti-Alpha 5 (SAT5), has ceased communications for some reason and it is your job to head to SAT5 and investigate what went wrong. Upon arrival, you encounter the alien syndrome, a force which can mutate man and machine into deadly aliens. These events take place roughly 100 years after those in the original Alien Syndrome.

When you begin the game you can select one of several characters as well as choose a character specialty (such as demolitions expert, firebug, seal, tank, and sharpshooter). The specialty you select will determine your initial character stats; as you play through the game you earn levels which provide you points to allocate towards improving your stats. The character stats help determine your characters accuracy in ranged or close attacks, speed, healing power, resistance to fire/radiation, armor strength, and so on.

Similar to the original game, the action is viewed top down. You'll need to explore the numerous corridors and rooms found on SAT5 and eliminate the numerous alien invaders found there. Mission objectives are often provided to you which need to be completed. Additional weapons, ammo, and other useful items can be found throughout the levels. Your character has a limited amount of energy, and if all energy is lost then you will need to begin again at the last checkpoint crossed.

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Average score: 49% (based on 47 ratings)

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Average score: 3.2 out of 5 (based on 16 ratings with 1 reviews)

How to ruin a great classic

The Good
Have you guys played the original version of this game? If you have, then you will probably realize that this is a disappointing reboot of that ambitious rare gem. Well, Alien Syndrome for the Wii has its redeeming qualities too. The multiplayer mode is a big plus, and the controls of the Wii really support this game, so you won't have much trouble with the control configuration system.

The Bad
However, there are many flaws which make this reboot a disappointing one, like many other remakes. The game's graphical presentation is pretty bland and it feels like you're playing a PSP game, as this game also has a PSP port which we didn't rate. There is quite a lot of repetition too: the game constantly throws alien enemies at you, and you generally shoot without walking.

The Bottom Line
While this game isn't all that bad, it feels more like a regressed version of the 80's alien shooter game than an improved classic.

Wii · by Kaan Cakanisik (5) · 2010

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Game added by Servo.

PSP added by samsam12.

Additional contributors: Jeanne, DreinIX.

Game added September 15, 2007. Last modified March 28, 2024.