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The aliens are invading Earth, and it's up to the "Alien Busters" to wipe them out and destroy their creator. The Busters consist of Karla, Gordon, and Scooter. Each one of them have their own weapons and special attacks.

When you start the game, you can select any one of these characters to play as. There are six missions to complete (eight in the Genesis version) with several stages, and each mission has you blasting aliens all the way to the end, from the streets to the mother ship where you'll meet the mother of all aliens. Unfortunately, blasting these aliens will not be an easy task, as they get tougher in every mission, and are capable of hiding into objects such as plants, postboxes, trashcans, drums, and several others. Each mission has an objective such as rescuing people destroying an UFO.

When you deal with a few aliens, flying heads will appear, which you can shoot to collect life or energy (by the way, life is important to you, since if yours get empty, you're dead). However, rather than using your ordinary weapons, you can use the special attacks that are enough to kill aliens you currently see. These types of attack vary depending on the character you choose at the start of the game. For instance, Gordon summons a U.S. Air Force Jet that drop bombs across the street, while Scooter is able to teleport out of his present location, and leave a series of bombs that will blow up aliens on sight, he will then re-appear. However, using your character's special attack uses up a lot of energy, and if you have little or no energy, you can't use it.

At the end of some missions is an alien boss, which you must destroy in order to complete the mission. Also, at the end of every one, you have to enter buildings where you participate in a shooting gallery. The object is to kill aliens popping up from several locations with the building.

You can play Alien Storm by yourself, or with another person.


Alien Storm Genesis "Hey! Get the #!$* off my face"
Alien Storm Genesis Shootout at the convenience store
Alien Storm Genesis Fighting an alien in a deserted town
Alien Storm Genesis There are three postboxes here, but aliens are hiding inside them

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Alternate Titles

  • "Alienstorm" -- Alternate spelling
  • "エイリアンストーム" -- Japanese spelling

User Reviews

Aliens Storm! Aliens that look like slugs and trash bins!? Reborn_Demon (136) 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars

Critic Reviews

Consoles Plus Sep, 1991 90 out of 100 90
Raze Oct, 1991 88 out of 100 88 Jul 18, 2010 76 out of 100 76
Power Play Oct, 1991 73 out of 100 73
Mean Machines Aug, 1991 71 out of 100 71 Jan 19, 2006 7 out of 10 70
Electronic Gaming Monthly (EGM) Aug, 1991 28 out of 40 70
ACE (Advanced Computer Entertainment) Sep, 1991 699 out of 1000 70 Dec 13, 2011 12 out of 20 60
ASM (Aktueller Software Markt) Oct, 1991 4 out of 12 33


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