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Alien Storm is... overrated.


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#1 Lost Dragon

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Posted 14 April 2017 - 10:46 AM

It's no good, i've tried to see why this game has often been held in such high regard, worthy of a dedicated, but factually incorrect, feature in RetroGamer Magazine a few months ago (hello? the coin-op and Genesis versions differ greatly in numerous places), tried it again on Sega MD collection on PS3..it's just rubbish :)

 

 

Any fans of it on here?

 

 

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#2 Lost Dragon

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Posted 14 April 2017 - 11:30 AM

Few more scans...

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#3 Lost Dragon

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Posted 14 April 2017 - 03:27 PM

More UK coverage of Home Micro versions..and Mega Drive Version.

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#4 nosweargamer

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Posted 14 April 2017 - 07:49 PM

Never played the arcade version, but really enjoyed the Genesis version growing up. I really dug the Golden Axe meets sci-fi gameplay along with the shooting levels.


Edited by nosweargamer, 15 April 2017 - 09:15 AM.

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#5 CrossBow

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Posted 15 April 2017 - 10:26 AM

I have this game and like to play it from time to time. However, I find it overly difficult. I can at least usually get to Adder Jr. in golden axe, but never more than a few levels into Alien Storm.


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#6 Lost Dragon

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Posted 15 April 2017 - 11:45 AM

Last bit of UK Press coverage...

 

 

:) Looks like i'm alone in my dislike for this title  :rofl:



#7 Lost Dragon

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Posted 20 April 2017 - 05:17 PM

Making of C64 Version Info...

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#8 Lost Dragon

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Posted 21 April 2017 - 12:20 PM

More Home Micro Coverage:

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#9 Lost Dragon

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Posted 21 April 2017 - 01:30 PM

Last 1.

 

Now Atari I.O has THE in depth look at this game.

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#10 Starbuck66

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Posted 24 April 2017 - 09:43 AM

I never really played it when I was younger, but playing it now I usually end up picking it up for brief stints, then dropping it. I don't have the cart; I've really only played it on the Genesis collection on the Xbox 360. 


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#11 Lost Dragon

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Posted 02 May 2017 - 04:06 PM

Doh!

 

Forgot to mention, Alien Storm, according to the internal documents Scott S.kindly passed on, would of been 1 of the handful of titles Sega had approved Atari to put out on the Jaguar, in the settlement deal.

 

It would of been joined by likes of OutRunners, Phantasy Star 2 etc.

 

Atari also WANTED:Streets Of Rage 1/Shinning Force/Landstalker etc but Sega not giving in it seemed :)



#12 Lost Dragon

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Posted 13 May 2017 - 07:34 PM

UK Coverage of ZX Spectrum version.

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#13 Lost Dragon

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Posted 01 June 2017 - 05:18 PM

Scores only, no scans but Gamezone (UK Mag) scored Genesis version via mini-review:

 

4/5 saying Good fun, but a bit samey.

 

The Master system version pulled in a 2-page review, yet only scored a mere 18%

 

Verdict:Play Alien Storm? I'd rather spend the afternoon vomiting.

 

MS version put down for it's:hours of boredom, frustration and mind numbing crapness.



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Posted 10 June 2017 - 04:37 AM

More SEGA Press...

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