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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


ShokkingShokking

Rated 4.5 / 5 stars September 7, 2011

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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Jenxstar1Jenxstar1

Rated 4.5 / 5 stars February 20, 2009

IT SHOULD BE DIFFICULT!! :)

Fantastic!!! Been searching the web for years to see if someone had done this.Loved the boardgame and expansion and you have stayed faithful to it.

Read a few of the review and found that some people were a bit miffed about aliens just appearing on their marines.I think this is mainly guys who havn't played the board game.Maybe to make things clearer you could add a toggle button to show the squares where the aliens can actually appear from.This would also be very useful tactically so you can try and avoid them.

Read somewhere that you are moving onto another project PLEASE DONT WE NEED MORE OF THIS!
HUNT THE QUEEN MISSION from the expansion would be a nice addition!
Custom scenarios?
Mission designer : )!
more more more!

Loved it mate nice one!

ps. Almost forgot, any chance of adding the rule from the boargame where the smart guns can take out 2 aliens with 1 shot when they are adjacent?


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homedrone responds:

The double kill with the smart guns is already in there. Just be sure to choose the alien that is hardest to kill of any adjacent two. After you hit the first alien, a new set of targets will appear on any possible second kills.

Also, by playing from the 1st mission, when you arrive at the 3rd mission, you are essentially playing the HUNT THE QUEEN scenario from the expansion.

Thanks for the support.


drakaindrakain

Rated 4.5 / 5 stars November 4, 2007

cool

it was good man real good a little dark on my screen but it was cool


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PalamedesPalamedes

Rated 4 / 5 stars February 11, 2011

Excellent

I know this is based off a board game, but kudos for an incredible game nonetheless. Like mentioned before, my only real problem is the inability to save after a successful mission. The amount of time I beat the reactor mission just to have enough firepower for the operations mission (just to lose them against acid blood or to an alien dropping right on top of them) was almost maddening.

Either way though, this is a fantastic piece of work, highly engaging, entertaining, and addicting. Oh, and hard. Good job.



LaggyteabagLaggyteabag

Rated 4 / 5 stars August 6, 2008

2nd mission

Ive played the 2nd mission 4 times i no wot 2 do but it wont let me do it...