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Author Topic: Alien Soldier - Sega Genesis  (Read 2313 times)

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Alien Soldier - Sega Genesis
« on: December 07, 2007, 06:50:08 am »
I came across this obscure side-shooter while reorganizing my Genesis roms
for portable play...  some good action and surprisingly good graphics here.
I kinda like the fact that the hero isn't so cookie-cutter (the alpha male)
and that the gameplay seems fast, fun, and good for a casual gamer.

Think Metal Slug minus the close-combat knife, the slug, some of the gore,...
wait, that's making it sound less fun than it really is  :)

The shooter allows you to select and setup different firing patterns
at the start of the game and rotate through them during the game.
The rotation reminded me of how you can select spells and such
in the arcade D&D Shadows of Mystara

« Last Edit: December 07, 2007, 09:29:49 am by vidmouse »


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Re: Alien Soldier - Sega Genesis
« Reply #1 on: December 31, 2007, 11:32:53 pm »

damn, that plays well! i really like the walking on the ceiling bits (",)

of course now youve shown me this, i want it for real. the only one i saw on ebay just now cost $75!

edit 16/01/08: well, i ended up picking one up on ebay for $51. i havent paid more than $20 for a megadrive game and all those were complete with case and instructions.  got a bit carried away this time  :-[ it was at $25, and i sniped at $51.50 to be sure but the only other bidder had a $50 bid. good thing about sniping i guess is that you have selected the absolute most you would pay. just that this time, i actually did pay!
« Last Edit: January 16, 2008, 05:06:18 am by danny_galaga »