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DescriptionBased on the science fiction movie Aliens from 1986. After the contact got broken to the base on LV-426, Ripley and a group of soldiers make their way to this planet. While the Electric Dreams version of Aliens is a simple action game, this version features six mini games which are related to the movie.
Two of those are action sequences in which the player has to find his way through the complex. He has control over four marines and can switch between them instantly. The other sequences are landing the ship, finding a way through a air duct maze, fending off alien hordes and fighting the alien queen.
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- "Aliens: The Computer Game - US Version" -- European Title
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- Alien(s) licensees
- Inspiration: Horror movies
- Inspiration: Movies
- Setting: Space station / Spaceship
|Much better than its Electric Dreams counterpart||Commodore 64||Katakis | カタキス (43216)|
|Your Sinclair||ZX Spectrum||Jan, 1988||9 out of 10||90|
|Commodore Format||Commodore 64||Feb, 1994||85 out of 100||85|
|Computer and Video Games (CVG)||Commodore 64||Apr, 1987||8 out of 10||80|
|Your Sinclair||ZX Spectrum||Apr, 1990||80 out of 100||80|
|ASM (Aktueller Software Markt)||Commodore 64||Feb, 1987||8.2 out of 12||68|
|Zzap!||Commodore 64||May, 1987||66 out of 100||66|
|Zzap!||Commodore 64||May, 1992||60 out of 100||60|
|Zzap!||Commodore 64||Nov, 1992||60 out of 100||60|
|Happy Computer||Commodore 64||Feb, 1987||42 out of 100||42|
|Commodore User||Commodore 64||May, 1987||4 out of 10||40|
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European ReleaseThe European release had an attached "US Version" to the title. This seemed necessary since Electric Dreams, the publisher of the Activision title in Europe, developed their own Aliens game at the same time.
InnovationsAliens was the first game to sport digitized cutscenes in a home game.
Trivia also contributed by Sciere