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In this game based, loosely, on the movie of the same name, you have to move through a maze (the halls of your ship in the manual), ala Pac-Man, collecting dots (destroying alien eggs).

If you collect the power dot (pulsar), you can kill any of the three aliens, for a short time. There are only three enemies in the maze at a time, there is a bonus item at times and only one power dot (pulsar) at a time. When you grab the pulsar, it will next appear in one of two other spots.

After you clear one level, you get a bonus game. You have to move up the screen to the prize at the top past several aliens, reminiscent of Freeway. You do not lose a man if you fail but you only have eight seconds to do it then you are off the the next, harder level.


Alien Atari 2600 I grabbed a pulsar so I can kill aliens. Note that the pulsar is now on the bottom left.
Alien Atari 2600 Game start. The screen is full of dots but they flick on one side, then the other.
Alien Atari 2600 I need to cross the area to the prize
Alien Atari 2600 There is a bonus item I can get

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It's a Pac-Man clone, with aliens Katakis | カタキス (40066) 3.2 Stars3.2 Stars3.2 Stars3.2 Stars3.2 Stars

Critic Reviews

The Video Game Critic Jun 01, 2004 B+ 83
neXGam Jun 27, 2013 7.6 out of 10 76
Woodgrain Wonderland Sep 21, 2016 B 75
All Game Guide 1998 3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars 70
Game Freaks 365 Aug 01, 2010 6.3 out of 10 63
Atari HQ 2000 5 out of 10 50


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LepricahnsGold (128411) added Alien (Atari 2600) on Jun 12, 2006