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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 stars


i loved the films apart from Resurrection and this game was great but one the is anoying the secend and last levels and so hard i got everyone to escape on the first apart from crowe and i still lost on the second but still it is a great game you shud make more


Rated 4 / 5 stars

A probably well known bug is...

When someone with a machinnegun kills an alien, and he has the option to kill another alien near the first one the option to cancel is not visible. I'd say this is absurd and annoying. Because of that always some of the men dies killed by acid. Well, of course I should have moved the cursor over the character, and I would've seen I was able to cancel... but well, I am... lazy.

Still I liked it a lot and played it once a week for months, although I don't really like the chances to kill an enemy by shooting, it's so random.

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Rated 4 / 5 stars

Very nice game.

I certainly found it very enjoyable, but there is one problem I found.

There needs to be a rule to stop Aliens turning up right next to, or actually on top of, Marines. However faithful to the boardgame it might be, It's just aggravating when it happens, and very unfair because the chances are it will instantly grab and/or incapacitate the Marine.

I don't know how the game actually works, but hopefully this is possible.


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 3.5 / 5 stars

Its good.

But it needs a lot of work.

However, for a first time flash, and for an attempt at reviving a board game I think this is a great start. Keep improving it and it will go far.