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Aliens (Activision)
Aliens (Activision)
Aliens (Activision)
Developer:
Activision
Mr. Micro
Publisher:
Activision
Electric Dreams Software
Release date:
1986
Genre:
Run and gun
Game modes:
singleplayer
Rating:
U
Media:
Platform:
Commodore 64, ZX Spectrum, Apple IIe, Amstrad CPC
Media:
Disk
Game engine:




Contents

Release


Release date for the game Aliens (Activision);


NA 1986
JP 1986
EU 1986

Plot


Aliens was developed by Activision and Mr. Micro and published in North America by Activision and in Europe by Electric Dreams Software.
This is a different game from the Software Studios release of the same year and title


Gameplay


Aliens by Activision is a side scrolling 2D and forward scrolling interface game based around the film Aliens. You control your team that consist of Bishop, Ripley, Hicks, Hudson, Apone, Dietrich, Crowe, Drake, Wierzbowski, Vasquez, Frost, Newt, Gorman and Burk, sent to LV426 to rescue surviving colonist and kill xenomorphs. Forward scrolling gameplay includes an control interface showing gameplay and life sign, weapons carried and score.


Game modes


You can play in the following modes;
Easy
Normal
Hard.

Gameplay modes


Singleplayer


Characters


Bishop.
Ripley.
Hicks.
Hudson.
Apone.
Dietrich.
Crowe.
Drake.
Wierzbowski.
Vasquez.
Frost.
Newt.
Gorman.
Burk.

Maps



Weapons


Pulse Rifle
Flame Thrower
Pistol
Smart Gun

Equipment


Motion Tracker
Flares
Ammo

Vehicles


Enemies


Aliens

Publishers


Activision is an American video game publisher, majority owned by French conglomerate Vivendi SA. Its current CEO is Eric Hirshberg. It was founded on October 1, 1979 and was the world's first independent developer and distributor of video games for gaming consoles. Its first products were cartridges for the Atari 2600 video console system published from July 1980 for the US market and from August 1981 for the international market (UK). Activision is now one of the largest third party video game publishers in the world and was also the top publisher for 2007 in the United States. On January 18, 2008, Activision announced they were the top US publisher in 2007, according to the NPD Group.


Electric Dreams Software was a video game publisher established in 1985 by ex-managing director of Quicksilva, Rod Cousens and ex Software Manager of Quicksilva, Paul Cooper. The company published video games for the ZX Spectrum, Commodore 64 and Amstrad CPC between 1985 and 1989, becoming one of the top eight UK software houses of that decade.

Developers


Activision is an American video game publisher, majority owned by French conglomerate Vivendi SA. Its current CEO is Eric Hirshberg. It was founded on October 1, 1979 and was the world's first independent developer and distributor of video games for gaming consoles. Its first products were cartridges for the Atari 2600 video console system published from July 1980 for the US market and from August 1981 for the international market (UK). Activision is now one of the largest third party video game publishers in the world and was also the top publisher for 2007 in the United States. On January 18, 2008, Activision announced they were the top US publisher in 2007, according to the NPD Group.

Mr. Micro

Awards


Releases


Released for Commodore 64, ZX Spectrum, Apple IIe, Amstrad CPC.


Reception



References

Citations

Aliens (Activision)

Footnotes

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