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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"
-Hudson

TIPS:
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.

Reviews


HILINGSPREHILINGSPRE

Rated 5 / 5 stars

my preferited

is cool but yery hard to finish the good idea to this game e to save more marine to the first mision to can rezist to mision 2



CPTDBrownCPTDBrown

Rated 4 / 5 stars

Fun, but difficult. To the point where its unfair.

I really like this game, but it is SO difficult. Like I really hate how hard it is to kill the aliens, I mean c'mon, they're trained marines it shouldn't be too hard. The spawn points for the aliens are really obnoxious too, I absolutely hate starting Reactor and losing the only useful marines because the aliens spawn right next to them. I know it's accurate to the movie that it's so hard, but for something to be fun I should have a pretty good chance of winning. I really think a second difficulty would be nice, keep the same game but label that 'Normal' and then make an 'Easy' where the chance to kill with the weapons are higher than 70%, and the aliens have a much more fair spawn point. I think in Operations the kill rate with the pulse rifles should be 99%, because if theyre that close you shouldn't have a hard time missing. And the Grenades! dear god i dont even use those until halfway into operations when im going back to the door to medical, because the splash damage is GINORMOUS. yeah okay, i get it, grenades go BOOM but i dont like having 4/5 marines incapacitated from one goddamn grenade! make it have a smaller radius, idc if it kills less aliens but the movie didnt have everyone thrown against the walls when one grenade was shot(in fact it only killed ONE alien at a time) and my last thing to complain about, the vents. in the movie Newt knew the thing like the back of her hand. but in the game i had one instance where we sat at the third ? until everyone was dead because Newt couldnt figure it out! can we get a 90% chance for her, and maybe 30% for others? because 10% makes it impossible.

Fun as hell, but a tad unfair.


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ShokkingShokking

Rated 4.5 / 5 stars

Good game, but...

Very difficult, and I very much enjoyed the movie series too.
I might just be missing something, though, but as far as I can tell there's a little problem with Operations.
If any of your soldiers are incapacitated, and the rest killed or also incapacitated, then the game continues. I think this is because it picks up on the character that is not controlled by the player, and so thinks you have not lost all of your soldiers yet.
I wouldn't mind this, but as far as I can tell there is no way to quit to menu.
Please do tell me if I'm wrong, but if not, this seems to be quite a large issue for people who may not be magnificent at this game.
I would say this game has more pro's than con's, though.


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thothkinsthothkins

Rated 5 / 5 stars

Remember: short, controlled bursts.

This is my second spell playing this game, and it's even more fun this time round. It's difficult in a way that so many more recent games aren't. It's atmospheric and reflects the tension of the original game, and the movie, exceptionally well (great sound effects and soundtrack help here). There's every chance that a lot of the marines won't make it out alive.

Making it easier simply wouldn't be true to the source material or the leading edge games. The marines lost in the movie and there's really a sense of damage control, rather than an ideal of getting everyone out alive approach to the game.

It's very true to the rules and reasoning of the original board game. It's nice to see a good game not ruined by unnecessary tweaking and it also takes out so much of the time spent referring to the rules/cards of the original.

There are definite tactics to be used. From getting wiped out in the reactor, I can now get most, and once all, of the marines back in one piece. While these brave survivors were then wiped out in operations, I can now get a handful through to the final chapter.

I find the search for newt to be a bit easier, as I'm not after the queen, just newt, but then the board game gives an easier path through this section. Even then, there are no guarantees.

I find I constantly come back to this game, which considering the huge number of alternatives shows what an excellent job the author did of making it.


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gunner5970gunner5970

Rated 3.5 / 5 stars

Average. But it still has VERY fun gameplay!

The game is hard. VERY hard. OPERATIONS is my favorite. I mean, yes it is hard as freaking hell, and it kinda doesn't make sense. Like, for example, in the movie, when Carter Burke sealed off the door and trapped he marines, Ellen Ripley and Newt were already IN the hallway. But the overall gameplay, sharpshooting and shit, was pretty fun.
This game is very fun and all, but there are some flaws. Like, in THE REACTOR, the aliens jump on me directly like EVERY FREAKING TIME. I understand it is a very complex rule that can make the game more fun, but, in the movie (sorry, I just feel like comparisons need to be made), Al Apone was the ONLY marine to have an alien drop down on him on him. The ONLY one. Also, I don't think I remember the Aliens dropping into the vents in OPERATIONS. They just broke open the door a lot faster, and Newt knew every direction.
Y'know, Dwayne Hicks was also still alive in RESCUE NEWT: why wasn't he in there? I know he wasn't there in the movie, but still, why not change a few things?
I like this game A LOT,but it could still be improved. Why not just upgrade it a little, and we'll call it good, hm?
I give you 4 R.


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