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Alien (1984)
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Alien (1984)
Developer:
Concept Software
Publisher:
Argus Press Software
Mind Games
Release date:
1984
Genre:
Adventure
Game modes:
singleplayer
Rating:
n/a
Media:
Platform:
various
Media:
cartridge, disk
Game engine:




Contents

Release


Release date for the game Alien (1984);


1984

Plot


Alien was a 1984 video game published by Argus Press Software available for the Zx Spectrum and C64. The game was based on the 1979 film Alien.

This is a different game from the 1982 video game Alien published by Fox Video Games.

Gameplay


Inside the commercial spaceship Nostromo, you must guide the crew members to safely getting rid of the alien, either through the airlock or by escaping in the Narcissus shuttle. Control your crew by issuing them commands and tasks, use items you collect to complete your task.

Game modes


You can play in the following modes;
Normal

Gameplay modes


Singleplayer
Short game.
Long game.

Characters


Kane
Ripley
Dallas
Ash
Brett
Lambert
Parker

Features


Decks 1-3, corridors and airlocks of the Nostromo and Narcissus.
Orders/options:
Move
Use item
Get item
Special
Location

Maps


Upper, Middle and Lower decks on the Nostromo.

Weapons


Incinerator

Equipment


Tracker
Fire Extinguisher
Cat Box

Enemies


Alien
Chest Burster
Face Hugger

Vehicles


Nostromo
Narcissus

Publishers


Argus Press Software software division, was active in the 1980s, producing games for several home computer systems of the time. It acquired Quicksilva and Starcade in 1984, Bug Byte in 1985, and also published titles by the wargame company MC Lothlorien. In 1987 Argus Press Software was purchased by its managing director, Stephen Hall, and renamed GrandSlam Entertainment.

Mind Games were a publisher of video games like Alien (1984) in the 1980's.

Developers


Concept Software was a developer of video games like Alien (1984) in the 1980's.

Awards


Score.
Competence rating%.

Releases


Zx Spectrum and C64.

Reception


Lemon64 - 6/10.

References

Citations

Alien (1984)

Footnotes

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