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Alien Vs Predator (Jaguar)

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Description

The Jaguar version of Alien Vs Predator is completely different from the arcade and SNES games of the same name.

This version takes place entirely on a Colonial Marine Training base. A ship infested with aliens is found floating near the outer-space training facility. Of course, once the aliens get inside the base, they kill off nearly everyone. Meanwhile, the predators dock their ship on the training base as well. They see this as an opportunity to catch an alien queen, and bring honor to their clan.

So there are three scenarios in which to play: First, you can play as a marine. Your job is to find a way to self-destruct the base, and make your way to an escape pod before it blows. The second scenario allows you to play as an alien. Here, your job is to find and protect the queen from the marines and the predators. Finally, you can play as the predator. He must simply find and kill the alien queen.

The game is a first person shooter. The play field consists of the five levels of the training base, plus areas for the predator and alien ships. All the areas of the ship are inter-connected, giving the game a huge virtual environment. Depending on the scenario you choose, you will have to choose different strategies based on the capabilities of your character. For example, the marine will have to make use of his weapons and his ability to use the ship's computer terminals. The aliens, on the other hand, will have to make use of their great numbers and ability to cocoon their enemies. And finally the predator must fight with honor, and not over-use his invisibility capability.

Screenshots

Alien Vs Predator Jaguar The Alien has to cocoon enemies to survive.
Alien Vs Predator Jaguar Close-up with the Aliens
Alien Vs Predator Jaguar Playing as the Alien in the Alien ship.
Alien Vs Predator Jaguar One of the Predator's vision modes.

Alternate Titles

  • "AvP" -- Informal name

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User Reviews

One Of The Main Reasons To Own A Jaguar. Guy Chapman (1746) 4.75 Stars4.75 Stars4.75 Stars4.75 Stars4.75 Stars
In depth and probably one of the best alien game still to this date KELLY FIRNEKAS (5) 4.75 Stars4.75 Stars4.75 Stars4.75 Stars4.75 Stars
Incredible! bob maluga (2) 5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars
Heck freezes over, and a game for the Jaguar is worthy playing ETJB (385) 4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars

The Press Says

myatari Dec, 2000 5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars 100
Defunct Games Aug 07, 2004 98 out of 100 98
GameFan Magazine Nov, 1994 98 out of 100 98
The Atari Times Mar 01, 2001 95 out of 100 95
neXGam 2004 9.4 out of 10 94
All Game Guide 1998 4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars 90
Video Games & Computer Entertainment Dec, 1994 9 out of 10 90
GamePro (US) Dec, 1994 4.5 out of 5 90
Just Games Retro Mar 05, 2006 84 out of 100 84
Edge Nov, 1994 4 out of 10 40

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Trivia

Cancelled port

A Lynx port of AvP was actually planned, and came a far bit in development before ending up in Atari prototype heaven. The prototype has been dumped and released on the internet.

Development

Atari contemplated doing a straight port of the SNES game Alien vs. Predator for the Jaguar, but changed direction after designers realized they did not have the legal rights to the Dark Horse comic series on which the SNES game was based.

Prototype version

An earlier prototype version of Alien Vs Predator was dumped and is available for download to play through freeware Jaguar emulators. This version has a different UI layout, different alien sprites and incomplete texture maps at some of the walls.

Awards

  • FLUX
    • Issue #4 - #60 in the Top 100 Video Games of All-Time list
  • GameFan
    • Vol.3, Iss. 1 - Best Jaguar Action/Adventure Game of the Year 1994
  • Game Players
    • January 1995 - Best Jaguar Game in 1994
  • VideoGames
    • March 1995 - Best Jaguar Game in 1994

Information also contributed by Big John WV, Coltrane and PCGamer77.

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Servo (55897) added Alien Vs Predator (Jaguar) on Jun 16, 2002