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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

Great game! Far better than the original board game. I couldn't stop playing it! I discovered a glitch, though. I've only seen this on the second level so don't know if it will happen on the others or not, but after the flame unit has run out of ammo it is still possible to flame the floor to hold off the aliens. The counter reads zero, but it can still be done. And then after that the ammo counter perpetually reads "01". Still a great game though.

Also, have you considered creating a 4th level like in the board game where a character can battle the alien queen with the loader? Might be difficult in a flash game. Maybe the loader would be limited to moving one square per turn, but players could still perform actions equal to their usual score (meaning 3 or 2 actions). They could move, defend with the loading claws, pummel with the loading claws, grab, or use the blowtorch, battering the queen until she's weak enough to be picked up and flung into the airlock. But the queen can attack with her bite, her hands, or spear with her tail. It would be a matter of who gets damaged enough first. The loader or the queen. Just a thought.

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Rated 5 / 5 stars

I just ran into a glitch on "Operations". I had just cut down the first door, and had four marines left.
Ripley and Newt had both been killed. I sealed the first door. But I was unable to cut down the second door. I had Hicks, Frost, Dietrich and Gorman left. For the next fifteen turns I waited for a chance to do anything. I was unable to do anything and the aliens broke through the door and overwhelmed my remaining forces. Is that a glitch or was that supposed to happen? Please fix it if it was a glitch, it was really inconvenient.


Rated 4.5 / 5 stars

i love this game but can you kill the alien queen???? I've tried but never succeeded


Rated 5 / 5 stars

Fantastic implementation of the board game. Beautiful, atmospheric, and totally true to the Leading Edge original - probably better than playing the original. Good work, sir!


Rated 5 / 5 stars

One of my favorites

This game... I'm at a loss for words. i watched Aliens the other day and was desperate for some kind of Aliens TBS, for free, online. I stumbled upon this and promptly lost the rest of my day to it (in a good way.) There are no praises I can give that haven't been given already. I found the difficulty to be incredibly frustrating, but at the same time it was also what made the game so enjoyable and satisfying. I don't know if you've hung up the animating tools for good, but if you haven't I'd love to see another game like this, or an expansion to this one. If you have moved on with your life, be proud of yourself, this was quite an achievement.

On a side note, does anybody know where I can find more games like this? They don't have to be Alien(s) related.