Alien Hominid GameCube

Metascore
78

Generally favorable reviews - based on 28 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 22 out of 28
  2. Negative: 0 out of 28
  1. 70
    A complete and total rip off of "Metal Slug." But we mean that in a good way.
  2. 70
    Alien Hominids control scheme doesn't allow for players to fire diagonally. Also, the console version is intended for 2 players--single player games are frustratingly hard due to the cheap AI.
  3. With a great style taken directly from the pages of a deranged art student's sketchbook and fun if occasionally frustrating action to boot, this little alien proves that you don't need a big, fancy ship to invade a home console.
  4. Alien Hominid is just about an essential title for anyone who's caught themselves yearning for a forgotten past, or to any young blood wondering what people mean when they say they don't make them like they used to. [Jan 2005, p.97]
  5. 70
    A great package. A little quirky and rough around the edges, it survives on originality, genuinely funny content and an enormous challenge.
  6. A slate of 14 unlockable minigames gives you a break from the adrenaline-infused action. [Jan 2005, p.138]
User Score
8.5

Generally favorable reviews- based on 13 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 4 out of 4
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 4
  3. Negative: 0 out of 4
  1. TonyG.
    Jan 14, 2006
    9
    defines the word sleeper hit. true classic and a rare one. the longer you take to track it down, the more expensive it will be. in my opinion defines the word sleeper hit. true classic and a rare one. the longer you take to track it down, the more expensive it will be. in my opinion better than metal slug series... just see for yourself. Full Review »
  2. Eric
    Dec 19, 2004
    10
    This is what gaming is all about: play for 15 minutes, and you won't be able to do anything the rest of the weekend.
  3. RyanM.
    Dec 19, 2004
    7
    Alien hominid is one of those unique fresh experiences you can only get from games such as katamari damacy or cubivore. alien hominid isAlien hominid is one of those unique fresh experiences you can only get from games such as katamari damacy or cubivore. alien hominid is quick, fun, and REALLY hard. nostalgia gamers will appreciate the older more fashioned 2d approach and newer games will be frustrated with its extreme difficulty. but overall, however old you are you will see the quirkiness and fun and unique graphic style that alien hominid delivers. Full Review »