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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 5 / 5 stars


Amazing... this is the best Aliens Flash Game ever!!

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Rated 5 / 5 stars


man this game is very good please make more


Rated 5 / 5 stars

Fantastic stuff, well done!

Well, I have just discovered this and have been playing it constantly for about a week now. I'm a MASSIVE Aliens fan since the eighties, and I still have both the original Leading Edge board game and its expansion. What you have made with this simply amazes me! Thank you so much.
Yes it's bloody hard, I have only Once managed to get all the marines out of the Reactor Room, alive and fully intact. Only to be wiped out to the last man in Operations - it was just Newt, in the end, scurrying down the tunnels... but she could not run fast enough!
I really hope you come back and make more with this game - we need the Ripley/Powerloader vs the Alien Queen scenario. I always found this one very difficult. Excellent work with the recent updates - I love the ammo restrictions (all too realistic!) and flame squares (really useful!) I would be thrilled if you added Facehuggers to the Rescue Newt scenario - and how about the good old Hunt The Queen? It's a must - especially if you've made it out of Ops with at least 3 or 4 people.
What could be improved? Not much really. I would ask that you increase the MUSIC play time - I just love James Horner's score and I'm very glad that you have included it - but please make the samples a bit longer. I find myself getting annoyed that the sound clips keep repeating after 20 or so seconds, and personally for me, making the music longer would be extremely satisfying.

I also think that the original colour-coding for the charatcers would be a good idea. It would stay faithful to the board game and make it a little easier to see who's who, especially when zoomed out. I'd like to see the game automatically scroll through through and hi-light the character whose turn it is, up the top of the screen. As it is currently, if you have say, more than 9 men alive, you have to left-click to scroll through the list in order to find the character (to check his status for example). It should just auto-scroll along from left to right, as the men take their turns. And could you make the manually driven left-right scroll happen automatically just by holding the mouse over the white arrow icons? For a speedy scroll though.
That should do for now. I'll post more thoughts/suggestions as they come. Brilliant work, though! Thanks again!


Rated 5 / 5 stars

Awesome boardgame reconstruction

I stumbled upon this site looking for the expansion pack for the original boardgame( after finding my original game in a box under the house). Just an awesome, close reproduction with easy to use interface. For the sake of old boardgame nerds like me an upgrade with all of the optional rules from the original (like the Frost and Deitrich rules,hand grenades, stairwell rule etc) and expansion pack would be nerdtastic. I agree with other comments that saves and a more comprehensive campaign score system would polish an incredibly solid bordgame. For the tweens who find it too hard, have a glass of cement, harden up and welcome to 80's gaming. To Homedrone, you're the man!

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Rated 5 / 5 stars

This game is just great and how it should be. Yes, it is hard and sometimes you even don't have a chance to get through. But if you hang on, find the best tactic and spend some time you
- definitely can kill the Queen and get the 500 bonus points for it
(If you manage to concentrate your firepower over three rounds on the Queen without letting her to near; 'should have two smartguns; granates are not as usefull but you can 'activate' her with a (nearby) hit to let her come; cover yourself with flamed ground)
- can get all of your Marines through the reactor which makes operations nearby easy
(Hold your folks tight together; in round 7 send Hicks to open the door without looking back; when Newt finds the door to the right, let the pistol guys go; the rest fights other aliens, with grenades if possible; then send the rest keeping Hicks and Apone; they fight for time and seal the door as late as possible; then everybody go for the landing bay)
- can get all of your Marines through operations no matter if you started with reactor or operations (second one is tough)
- can rescue Newt afterall without loosing one Marine (Thats also possible if you started with operations, but tougher; untill now I have not been able to do the perfect game: Kill the Queen, rescue Newt AND Burke, loose no marine; thats my goal now : )

Folks: Don't complain about the difficulty. It's all right. It shows you the difference between a movie and 'real life'. The game become allready a lot easier since you can flame ground.
Watch carefully, think hard and do the right thing!

And remember: Marines which you don't loose to the Aliens you don't have to rescue later! It's a fine thing to start Rescue Newt with 10 marines. Two of them come through anyway.

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