Reviews for Alien Soldier

78

Missing Gem

nico7 | Sept. 30, 2013 | See all nico7's reviews »

I stumbled upon this game when I purchased a bundle of Genesis games a couple years back. I didn't think anything of it until I clicked to play it. I was very impressed

Graphics - Very good for Genesis. Side scrolling was smooth, gun and explosion effects were nice, bosses were very detailed, everything about the graphics in this game was top notch. I'm not sure when it came out so based on the graphics alone I'd say it was near the end of the Genesis console.

Gameplay - Great once you master it. You have to constantly flip through different types of weapons to keep blowing through the onslaught of enemies. It takes a while for your fingers to learn what to press and when. The strategy of gunplay and maneuvering is fun once you get it down.

This is a great action side-scrolling game. I would definitely recommend it if you're into the Gensis classic mood.

85

Another treasure.

Numbi | Sept. 14, 2013 | See all Numbi's reviews »

Treasure made some of my favorite 16bit titles back in the day (I still have my copy of Lightcrusader) and Alien Soldier continued their tradition of doing things their way. When I first bought this game I was expecting something similar to Gunstar Heroes and while the two games share similarities, Alien Soldier delights in throwing big boss battles at you. Normal baddies hardly stand a chance against your firepower but the big bosses really take a beating. I recommend using a gamepad if you plan on playing this game on PC.

97

From the team that brought you Gunstar Heroes . . .

Sir_Selah | May 10, 2013 | See all Sir_Selah's reviews »

This game is fantastic! Okay, okay. I'll explain why.

Treasure has created a game that's 15 percent run and gun, 85 percent boss fights, and 150 percent amazing. That may not sound mathematically possible but bear with me here.

The stages themselves are incredibly short, and in many cases don't actually exist at all. There are over 20 levels but many of them consist entirely of a boss fight. The boss fights themselves have great versatility to them. From multi-form bosses to underwater battles, slow bosses to bosses that require you to constantly switch between running on the ceiling and the floor and even bosses that pay homage to Treasure's other work like Gunstar Hero, it's hard to be bored with what you get here.

The gameplay itself is pretty satisfying. You choose multiple weapons before you start, and you can switch between four chosen weapons as you play which can be swapped out via collection weapons as you play. You also choose between two firing modes ala Gunstar Heroes (Strafe while shooting in a single direction or stand still while changing your direction of fire.) except in this game you can do it on the fly. And there are hidden abilities, such as the ability to sacrifice some of your health to perform a strong dashing attack at the cost of some of your health when certain conditions are met. You can even customize how the game displays your health and the enemies health, including the choice to mask those displays altogether!

All in all this game is amazing. Go play it! I'm going to play it again myself right now.

70

Sega Classic!

Krepo | April 9, 2011 | See all Krepo's reviews »

Alien Soldier is one of my favourite Sega games, not just because when i play it i feel nostalgic, but i really like the gameplay aswell.

if you havent played this game yet you should!

One minus is the weapons change, i would describe it as slow. but other then that it is great.