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Alien Syndrome (Game Gear)

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Alien Syndrome for Game Gear is a sequel to the arcade game of the same name. Five years after the events of the original, alien hunters Ricky and Mary are called back into action when a distress call from the space transport Dagal is received. More alien creatures have invaded. They need to be destroyed and the crew rescued.

Gameplay is very similar to the original game: players select either Ricky or Mary (the difference is only visual) and must clear the levels (seen from an overhead perspective) by rescuing all crew members within a time limit while fighting off aliens. A map can be called up at any time to check where the crew members are. Panels in the walls reveal weapon power-ups, including lasers and flame throwers. Rescuing the last crew member opens up the exit. Upon leaving, a boss fight follows.

The game includes five different levels, four of which represent decks of the invaded ship. All are completely new designs not seen in the original game. Certain enemies are reused from the arcade, however, including most bosses. The final level consists solely of a boss fight against a new alien.


Alien Syndrome Game Gear Title Screen
Alien Syndrome Game Gear About to bash through steel door
Alien Syndrome Game Gear Selecting Character
Alien Syndrome Game Gear Heading down corridor

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Critic Reviews Nov 10, 2016 8 out of 10 80
Play Time Feb, 1993 77 out of 100 77
Play Time Jul, 1992 72 out of 100 72
Power Play Jun, 1992 69 out of 100 69
Video Games May, 1992 67 out of 100 67
Defunct Games May 07, 2006 57 out of 100 57


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Terok Nor (27284) added Alien Syndrome (Game Gear) on May 07, 2016