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Much better than its Electric Dreams counterpart Commodore 64 Katakis | カタキス (41874)

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Commodore 64 12 3.5
ZX Spectrum 6 2.9
Combined User Score 18 3.3


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90
ZX SpectrumYour Sinclair (Jan, 1988)
Aliens features a nice variety of game types, with left/right scrolling, plan view and point-of-view styles being used to gasping good effect. Splattering good fun.
85
Commodore 64Commodore Format (Feb, 1994)
Get hold of this game - it's good (I could do this all day you know).
80
ZX SpectrumYour Sinclair (Apr, 1990)
[Re-release] Aliens US is actually a compendium of six games, all of which are good fun, if not overwhelmingly amazing.
80
Commodore 64Computer and Video Games (CVG) (Apr, 1987)
Although no one of the six games in Aliens US is as involved or challenging as the single game in the European version, as a collection on one disk there is sufficient variation, challenge and gameplay to keep most gamers happy and frustrated for many a long night.
68
Commodore 64ASM (Aktueller Software Markt) (Feb, 1987)
ALIENS ist nicht viel besser, als die meisten vorherigen Anläufe zur Umsetzung eines Filmstoffes auf einen Homecomputer. Na gut, die Grafik und der Sound sind in Ordnung, aber die Spielideen und deren programmiertechnische Ausführung lassen stark zu wünschen übrig. Alles in allem; Wenn man HACKER und MASTER OF THE LAMPS nicht besitzt und an die Originalität eines Programmes keine zu hohen Anforderungen stellt, ist man auch mit ALIENS recht gut bedient, von Activision/Electric Dreams hätte ich aber mehr erwartet.
66
Commodore 64Zzap! (May, 1987)
The enormous potential of the film hasn't been utilised, but the package is good in its own right.
60
Commodore 64Zzap! (May, 1992)
Even though this game is graphically very good (especially the briefing screens), it's too darn tough. I defy anyone to complete the dropship scene in their first few goes. Frustration is a swift and deadly opponent. A pity 'coz this game could have been a winner.
60
Commodore 64Zzap! (Nov, 1992)
The English version was by far the better of the two; Aliens US tends to rely on its excellent presentation to cover up the low standard of the six sublevels. Take my advice and stay with the immensely superior original.
42
Commodore 64Happy Computer (Feb, 1987)
Die Spielmotivation ist anfangs echt hoch, denn man will ja alle Abschnitte kennenlernen. Wenn man erst einmal komplett durchgekommen ist, hat man aber wenig Verlangen, die gesammelten Werke nochmals durchzuspielen. Super Aliens hält leider nicht, was der pompöse Titel verspricht. Hinter der Masse der Spiel-Szenen verbirgt sich wenig Klasse. Mittelmaß statt Aliens-Spaß für Action-Fans - das mehr strategiebetonten englische Aliens-Programm hat uns besser gefallen.
40
Commodore 64Commodore User (May, 1987)
The UK version is far superior to this dross. Save your money and rent the video.


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