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ALIENS the Board Game

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Nov 4, 2007 | 10:41 AM EST

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This is an adaptation of the ALIENS board game made by Leading Edge Games into Flash.

It is a hard game, but there are only 3 missions. Enjoy the difficulty.

Good luck.

"One express elevator to hell, going down"

Flamer kills don't have acid spray. Use them on aliens up close, but when the alien is on a marine, it's too late for flamers. Use melee (fist icon) to try to throw the alien off.

Pistols are almost useless. These marines should just move or help melee an alien off one of his buddies.

Grenades kill aliens 1 square away from the blast square, but injure marines up to 6 squares away. Plus, there is a chance the grenade will miss the target square by one, so plan carefully if you want to use grenades.

NOTE: It was designed for 1024x786, so I'm sorry if it's hard to make out some details in 800x600.

07/25 2008 - uploaded V1.2
Fixed many bugs.
Added ammo restrictions.
Added the ability to flame the ground.
Added the Apone rule into the Reactor mission.
Improved the Alien AI.
Added a score system (Thanks to DMC for the idea).
Added a brightness control.
Fit the preloader music in.

12/04 - uploaded V1.1
Fixed some bugs.
Added some features to help first time players.
Mission summary now tracks total and individual kills, just for fun.

11/06 - uploaded a new version.
Fixed a sound bug.
Juggled the sound to include music at the menu.
Added an indicator that an alien target has a marine.



Rated 4.5 / 5 stars

lots of fun

I played the game before the bugs were fixed and even liked it then, I also find its got lots of replay value, my only complaint is when aliens spawn directly on your men, even spawning beside them isn't that shitty but when they land on top its just to much of a shitfest.

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Rated 4 / 5 stars

excellent yet a tad too hard


As I said in my PM, this is an excellent and faithful reproduction. My only beef with the game is that it's a tad too hard. I mean, the reactor level - ok it's just outside of an alien hive, but to actually have aliens spwan onto the board right next to or literally on the marines makes it damn near impossible to make it halfwayt across the board. In front, behind, to the sides - no worries. However, right next to or on top of makes it pointless to attempt to spread your men out.

Overall despite the difficulty I give this an 8 - a great time killer and the movie-type music definetly adds to the mood of the game. Well done man.

*sigh* now if only I could find something like this for download.....

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Rated 5 / 5 stars

Awesome job!

I think you should add the battle aboard the Sulaco. Then the game would be complete.

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Rated 5 / 5 stars

Finally beat Operations

This was the first time I ever beat operations. I actually beat the third mission before completing the second one, which I believed impossible. Barely made it, too. Ripley and Newt were the only survivors. Hicks almost made it, but was too slow reloading.

The only way to beat that mission, as far as I can tell, is to grenade spam the beginning. Try to keep hudson/hicks or vasquez/hicks alive. Have vasquez or hudson unlock/seal the door, since their accuracy kind of sucks.

This is a really, really great game. I've played it a lot, and you should be applauded for reproducing it. I'm wondering if there's a rulebook out there I could purchase, or if someone could *ahem*, reproduce it for the public.

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Rated 5 / 5 stars

Great recreation of the game!

Love it, was my favorite board game growing up and my favorite franchise.

One bug you have, the 'flame ground' doesn't pay attention to empty ammo.

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homedrone responds:

Doh! Good find.