& Reviewed by Vinny Mainolfi
I remember having this game on back-order with
Wizard Games for what seemed an eternity. For some
reason, there was a delay in the distribution of this
game and eventually, Wizard Games offered me a refund,
or a copy of Lemmings on tape. I settled with the
latter, but it wasn't until 2 years later that I
actually got to play Alien 3 from a cracked version.
What an incredible game
this is, and to think it was released right near the
very end of the Commodore 64's commercial life - if not
at the end! Some serious platform action, fab graphics
and cool sonix really make this game a top notch title
that really did show the world what the Commodore 64 was
Ripley final saves
the world yet again.
BRILL! Where' the
Roll the credits!
He da man!
Ah go on. Go on, go
on, go on...
HOW WAS IT COMPLETED?:
I used a cracked version of the game to skip through the
levels and get to the end.
SO WHAT HAPPENS?:
Once you have completed stage 15 and knocked off the
Guardian, the ending kicks in with a congratulatory
message, along with some movie style credits and an
Okay - so an amazing game, but unfortunately, for
me, the ending is a little lacklustre. I was
expecting it to go out with a bang, but it's just
some rolling credits and a piece of Andrew Rodgers
music. Plus - I'm sure the ending is bugged as I
have checked a few versions and they all seem to
have flashing sprites moving up with the credits. Or
is that intentional?
There's definitely something odd going on with those
sprites - looks like someone forgot to change some
registers/settings as the scroll goes up.
This is an interesting game, like Vinny it wasn't
until I got hold of a cracked version that I got to
play it as it was so difficult to find commercially.
It's a pretty good conversion of the SNES game,
right down to the vents section and the status
panel. Whether it's a good tie-in to the film is
It's not a bad ending either (if we can ignore the
strange sprites appearing every now and then), a
twee piece of music doesn't really suit the text but
it's OK altogether. 4/10.
Not that bad, the end credits is a nice idea and
gives it a movie like feel. An ending pic would have
been nice ala Aliens US version.
I really enjoyed the much maligned film; just
because it wasn't the blast-fest that was Aliens,
doesn't mean it's not worthy of credit. For a bad
film in the series, refer to the abomination that
Does the game reflect the film. In no way
what-so-ever. Is this a good game? Not my cup of
tea, but I see some good stuff in there. Ending? PAH!!
As worthless as the fourth film...
Not bad at all!... It's a HUGE shame the game never
got the full attention it deserved and that it was
released so late. I remember it first mentioned back
in 1992/93 time. The disk version original is still
at large, and only tape versions have been found! I
think the game is by the same guy who did Altered
Beast on the C64.
One of the very last full price commercial c64
games, although it seems the distribution was very
small. Still, it's a nice playable blast-em up with
a decent ending to boot, as Robin Hogg would say.