• Publisher: Activision
• Developer:
Release Date: 1986
Code: S. Cartwright,
..G. Anderson

GFX: As above
Music: Russell Lieblich

ZZAP64 Game Rating: 66%
Our Game Rating:


FILE: aliensend.zip


Completed & Reviewed by Vinny Mainolfi

I was never really a fan of the Alien films and I only really watched the first instalment to see John Hurt's stomach explode (",). My lack of fondness for Alien also mean that I avoided the games and never ventured into the darkest realms of Activision's attempt to bring the big screen onto our home computers.

I only really stumbled upon this game whilst I was whizzing through Gamebase 64 and my curiosity took hold of my senses and led me towards this game and ultimately, the ending ...

The final scene is set.

The doors open ...

... and reveal the alien's executioner.

"Run, you dirty rat!"

FLIPPIN EK! What's going on here?!

Ah ... an explanation ...

"Sleep tight" - The End.

HOW WAS IT COMPLETED?: As usual, I used a cracked version of the game, which opened up no-end of cheats for me (",).

SO WHAT HAPPENS?: The final level sees the bay doors opening and our heroin ready for the final battle. The alien appears, and in a total frenzy, fights its final battle. We are then treated to a scene that shows the team in pieces - literally! GORY OR WHAT?! For all you squeamish game freaks out there, I suggest you avert your eyes! A flick of the screen, and a storyline explanation as to what the ending is displayed (see above screen for FULL details). Finally, it's off to bed for the survivors ... erm ... I think! Or are they in some kind of futuristic coffins? This may be a good time for me to watch the film!

COMMENTS: I was quite surprised with this ending and was expecting something a little less visual. The hi-res screens really add to the ending's atmosphere and creates a good sense of completion. The only down side is the crappy music, which can be forgiven due to the time (1986) when the game was written and released (before anyone had a REAL sense of the C64's SID chip).

FINAL SAY: All in all, a good ending worth seeing.

G.E. RATING: 7 / 10

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