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Alien World

• Publisher: Hi-Tec Software
• Developer:
Hi-Tec Software
Release Date: 1991
Code: David Long

GFX: Unknown
Music: Julian Potts

ZZAP64 Game Rating: 86%
Our Game Rating: 86%
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> ALIEN WORLD by Hi-Tec Software


• Completed & Reviewed by Vinny Mainolfi

Released on Hi-Tec's more expensive range, Alien World is a clean-cut shoot-em-up with bold and colourful graphics and some nice sonix to boot...

The game has you taking on the role of an alien that not only walks, but also flaps its wings to fly (there's a great wing flapping sound effect to go with this). There are the obvious nasties that float around as well as some cool bosses situated in specific, tactical areas throughout the game. Not only does the game scroll left to right, but it also scrolls downwards - which is a challenge in some instances. All in all a great game that was adequately rated by the gaming press at the time...


The final boss gets it!


Shit-ting! It's gone!


Hmmm... so who's this guy?


Ah! This must be his beloved...


Ah - bless.


Level 6 is finally complete!

HOW WAS IT COMPLETED?: I used trained version that allowed me to skip to the final level, which I then played through with infinite lives and energy. Simple ;-)

SO WHAT HAPPENS?: One you have defeated the final boss, the scene is set and our hero is reunited again with his loved one. This is followed by a large graphic saying "GAME COMPLETED" and final bonus and score.

COMMENTS:

  • Vinny: Hmmm... this is a bit of a strange one. Although the ending looks good, it feels as if something MASSIVE is missing. It may be that it doesn't have an ending tune, or maybe it needs a proper epilogue. I wanted to score this higher, but then felt that it only deserved 5/10.
  • Gaz Spence: Alien World is a bit like Blood Money with the multi-scrolling technique being employed and all in all its a really pleasing game. Given the quality of the game, it's a bit strange that it seems to be the only game by the coder, David Long. Maybe if he was called Dick Long I would have thought it a Pseudonym.
  • Andy Vaisey: Not a bad shooter, but overall, it feels a bit 'Division One' compared to other shumps 'Premier League' status. And that was a pretty average analogy, a bit like the ending to this game.
  • Brendan Phoenix: The review reminded me of my anger towards cheapo labels suddenly increasing their prices due to some 'premium' game.

    Grrrrr

FINAL SAY: Alien Ending :(

G.E. RATING: 5 / 10

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